Building Habits for Personal Success By Jana Beals, October 17, 2020 Last post focused on the importance of creating and building a solid foundation on which you can build personal and professional success. This post, let’s touch on habits that increase your personal and professional capital. Habits tend to take at least twenty-one days to build, sometimes more, so don’t worry if you miss a day or don’t do so well on something. Stick with it for at least twenty-one days. You’ll be surprised at how much your self-esteem has risen, and that’s just the start! Let’s explore! Cultivate good manners What?! Ever seen presentations where the speaker addresses the audience as “you guys” and then forgets to thank the audience for their time. Ever seen people chew with their mouths open at a business lunch? Not good! Ever been interrupted while trying to make a point. Rude! When communicating, there are a few basics: know your au
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A Solid Foundation for Business by Jana Beals, October 10, 2020 At some point everyone falls into the “IF” trap — IF there were more time, IF there were more money, IF this would happen...on and on. All of the IFs are not going to solve the quest for success unless there’s a solid foundation to build upon. Just think, a lighthouse could not successfully warn sailors if it were built on a less than solid foundation — the unforgiving seas would wash it away in the blink of an eye. To make it more personal, let’s explore three concepts that help explain the process of building a solid business foundation for you. No materials or tools required for this…just your presence! Plan to succeed, but embrace failure It’s natural to plan for success but not for failure. Failures happen though, and that’s ok. BUT don’t dwell in the setbacks; instead, remember that embracing failures is how we know to make course corrections, and why we try again. Strive for excellence, not p
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FIVE ACTIONS in Effective Leadership by Jana Beals, October 3, 2020 Last week’s blog discussed traits of a good leader, which included communication skills, decision-making, and honesty along with another five traits. This week, let’s explore five actions that make leaders effective. Without a doubt, there are thousands of companies that are still feeling the negative impact from COVID-19. Some companies have responded positively to their customers and to the public by way of support. When the pandemic has subsided or been eradicated, companies with good leadership will have customers who remember what that company did for them during the hard times. That company’s leadership created immense customer loyalty, so let’s take a look at how they did it. Using a problem-solving model, the steps they took are: 1. ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHALLENGE: companies have acknowledged the challenge, and the impact it’s having on everyone. Good leaders — è Communicate .