Category Archives: Business Character

The Focus Of Your Business

A list of priorities that focus on building and maintaining our businesses is key. The list contains ways we build our brand and customers. We want a few things in place so people are happy and comfortable with us and our business.

You are your brand if your business focus is on you. How you handle yourself with social media and when your out in public is key to your success. Be an open book, focus your energy on getting to know people and let the, know that you know your business inside and out.

When you are the expert it reflects on your confidence. As the owner of a business every decision made is a reflection of your business. Be as transparent as you can be, most people will focus on what type of person you are by how you handle yourself.

Taylor your skills on social media so that you can reach out and attract people. The rule of business is easy get you product in front of people. Supply a service or product they need. I find that getting to know people is easy if you are listening to them. I mean really focus on what they are telling you.

You can tell in just a few conversations if this is someone who is going to help your business. The focus is not on you, it is on your customer. Don’t think for one moment that just because they aren’t buy your product they can’t help you in some other way.

Each person you meet can lead you to someone that can help you in one way or another. Be honest and treat them with respect is always a good idea. People will know if you are genuine or not. Keep your focus on your part the rest will fall into place.

Focus

Artist, Visionary, Business Owner

Market Your Art Work

So, I started this website to sell my art work and found that just because you build it…doesn’t mean they will come. Well, that’s only in the movies.

There are only a few things left to do. One of them is to build both sides simultaneously. The other thing is to work on one site at a time. Okay, so I decided that it’s time to overhaul the marketing side by hearing it towards one specific thing and that is showing artists or anyone how to use marketing tools to promote their website.

The one thing that most of us want more than anything is to get our products out in front of people. One of the best tools has been social media. I’m not just talking about the social media on the computer. There is social life every time you leave your front door and you interact with the people around you.

I think it’s because we try so hard to make an impression so that people will remember us and share what we have with others. I am an artist and most artists that I know generally would rather be working in a studio. Not that we’re antisocial. It’s just our creative side is so strong and one we are in the flow It’s hard for us to do anything else.

One of the most important things an artist can do is learn how to market their product. We put our heart and soul into each piece of art work. We create and sharing it with the world is easier than ever. The world is an open marketplace with so many places where we can share our works of art.

We went to take our product and getting in front of as many people as we can. So naturally the computer is our friend. As we go through the steps of getting your work out there. Remember that each your work is your business. It’s what you make of it.

Start with the first step is start taking pictures of all your work. Every single piece of art work you have created take a picture of it. Take pictures of your art work as you doing it’s not as hard as you think everyone has a camera phone, and if they don’t take a picture with any camera you can find even if you have to use the one on your laptop.

The goal here is to show your art work or product to as many people as possible. Start by opening up accounts on any social media site that you find will honor you as a person and your work.

Start posting the pictures on the social sites that you have joined. With each picture you post make a comment of whatever is closest to your heart. You want people to know about your product, your art work. Now while you’re doing this it is to be distracted by the web. You’re going to have to look at this more as an opportunity and dedicate a specific amount of time to it.

There are so many ways that you can communicate and be creative on the Internet that is very important to remember why you’re here. The opportunity to express yourself as a person comes out in your artwork and as much time as you are willing to put in.

 Creating a place where people can see your work and buy your work can be done any where you want it to be.

Watching a Business Develop Around You Is a Gift

Are you wasting time getting your business off the ground? The time we spending on building a business is never wasted. Entrepreneurs are consistent in their business efforts.

So why does it take some of us longer to see the results? Is there something we’ve missed? No. It is not a race, you will see others there before you and that’s okay. Be happy for them, ask them how they did it. They are happy to share and you maybe surprised at what they tell you.

Everyone can start with the same opportunity, the way you approach it is different. Some of us have a wider learn curve then others. Training is your part of the equation. You have to take what you have learned and act on it. Learning is not a waste of time unless, you think it is. If you feel that it is,your letting your emotions over ride your thinking process. You have to stop giving your emotions power over your decisions. If you are having a negative emotional reaction, it is because your not getting what you want without doing the work that it takes to get there. If you are busy worrying about someone else you will never see what you have in front of you.

People that feel like they are wasting their time are busy complaining. They are not doing what they need to do to get the results they want. They are still hoping that someone will come in and do it for them. Building a business is work. When you feel discouraged, you are not feeling the rewards for your efforts. What are you thinking, you can’t complain and have a positive out look at the same time. Whining is a negative act fuel by emotions. If your personal business development is lacking momentum you are the only one who can change it.

Adding a new training task to your list that will benefit you and make it easier. You can start building up your tool box with positive acts. Volunteer or go out and do an act of random kindness if you want to feel good about something. Only you can move forward, I can’t push you or hold your hand to success. You are the secret to the success of your business or your career. Fitting in to the role as a success person developes as you act on the training and the informed decisions you make. Exercising positive thinking because if you are only putting your toe in to test the water, you may never get in. What I learn today I can use to help someone do what I do. It is part of my business model.

Be too busy to dwell on negativity. Everyone is different so their challenges are different, Waiting for your light bulb moment will keep you in limbo. Everyone that sticks to the training long enough is going to see results. When your moment happens you will be ready because you invested on it. People, you have to carry out the training or it will not work. Entrepreneurs do not get paid for time. They get paid for results. Entrepreneurs really are too busy to worry about your negativity, they focus on whats important.

Watching a business develop around you is a gift. You will see it if you stay positive through the experience, you are the secret to your success so don’t give up. When my business changed, it was when I realised that I am the business. I have to take this to the next level and treat this like a business not a hobby. I am responsible for the decision I made. Most entrepreneurs can tell you when things stared turning around for them. Now when an opportunity comes they are ready. The reason they can do this is because they are positive thinkers that are successful because the took advantage of the opportunity in front of them. They look at it with an open mind and then zoom in on the facts taking emotion out of the decision-making.

Training your mind to take action is the way an entrepreneur’s mind works. You can teach your mind to leave emotion out of your decision-making. You start by training it to take action on facts, so it doesn’t react to emotion. You want it, doesn’t mean you need it. Take some time, up to a day if you need it to make decisions. Give your brain time to wrap around it. Listen to your gut as the facts unfold and you will make the right decision. A business mind will zoom in and out putting their focus on what is the best decision for the business and the people the business supports. Leave the emotions at the door and look at all the ways you can make a positive impact versus a negative one. Celebrate small milestones as much as the big ones, because they keep your momentum growing. Be positive take one day at a time and keep the future where you can see it.

Motivational Seminars And You

Seminars are life changing event for the people who go with no expectations. Keeping an open mind is the key to unlocking the mysteries that keep you from moving forward. They help you unravel the patterns and break down walls you have put in place to avoid dealing with change.

These seminars designed to motivate you to think differently. They help you pin point how you fit in to your life story and show you that you have accountability for the choice and actions you take. Looking in from the outside they see that your circumstance. They show you that it is your perception of the role you play. They show you how to see things differently. What if the way you think has to do with the way you seen your situation and just by changing your thoughts you can see a different outcome? We carry baggage that we would like to forget and we tell ourselves that we have moved on but have we? They give you the tools to change your thinking, give up the baggage and rewrite the future.

If you talk to people who have been to these seminars that will tell you that it was great, life changing and they wish they would have gone sooner. They say the speaker seemed to talk directly to them, that’s because we are the same deep down. We have the same insecurities and we all have felt like a victim at one time in our lives. We walk around with defensive attitude to cover our vulnerability.

They help us to free ourselves from the pressure we put on ourselves by showing us who we really.They do this by bring out how truly capable we are and give us the confidence to make choices without fear or regret.They take the focus off how we feel and what we have to do to change it.

Why these seminars are not part of our childhood education is beyond me. If great motivators like Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy were to bring their talents to the class room we might see grow ups needing less therapy. There are seminars near you they may not have Tony Robbins or Brain Tracy, but they are helpful and designed with the same concepts and teachings that the masters use.

As you think about whether a motivational seminar is right for you, ask yourself this: Am I stuck in a rut unable to see the way out? Do I get tired of hearing my story played over and over in my head like a bad movie? Are my friends tired of hearing my whining? If you answered yes to any of these questions you may consider going to one of these seminars. It may just change who you think you are and open options that you did not know were possible.Think about how your business will benefit after you look and think with accountability in your role as a business owner.

Training Is Self Discipline

Sometimes I think people buy training material and set it on the shelf and hope it will jump into their brain. Well good luck with that. Give yourself permission to do what you have to. No one can change your situation, but you.

The person that is actively seeking to improve their life will do what needs done. Make up your mind to travel a path of self-control. Start today by picking a challenge. See what needs done, do it and stay consistent. By not dwelling on your problems your train your mind up to change yourself and the problems will take care of themselves.

I want you to feel good about yourself. So every day when you open your eyes, stretch, take in a deep breath and say to yourself. Good morning! I am grateful for everything in my life. As an adult, I have the choice to do what’s right.

You will start to see small changes in your life. Work on self-discipline by practice decision-making, no matter how small think before you act. One part of discipline is to developing a good habit in place of a bad habit with your focus on the good habit. I can say I will do something, but when I don’t I lose my credible to myself. I can buy it and put it on a shelf, but that is not going to make me accountable for the choice I made when I bought it. You are not going to get there without doing your home work.

After a while it will become part of your character. So here is a challenge find something that you want and get it. The only thing is before you get it you have to go through the hoops to get it. Every day you will have to do the same thing you did the day before to get it. You have choices not obstacles. Every time we use your gift to make a choice we are saying that we are important and a free thinking adult.

If there is some training you have put off, do it. That’s easier said than done, right. What you don’t understand is it is just that easy. It starts with you making a choice. You may think that you are a positive person, I did. Then when I started to work on my mind-set I found that I wasn’t as positive as I thought. Turns out now that I look back I am more of an optimist. I knew everything would work out if I just could get…. My reality is I have everything I need. I have to make the choice to do it. Buying more training is not going to get business or my weight under control if I don’t do anything about it.

It’s hard to think about doing twenty articles in twenty days if you dwell on it. Plan on working every day until you have the changes in your life. Make a choice to keeping focus on today and write something positive, that will help someone. Adding a creative outlet is something I strongly recommend. I listen to the training and share what I get out of it. Because, if I need it than someone else might need it too. Pass it on, just be yourself.

As you work on your creativity, you are all so working in a positive mind-set. You are making choices that will feed your soul and change your thinking. You are actively doing what you need and not what others tell you that you need. Your mind-set will only change if you put in the time. The key is you and if you hold yourself accountable for our choices. You are on a path to change yourself. No one is going to give you a sticker for buying it and putting it on the shelf. You will change if you do what you have to. Everything worth getting takes work. That is why you see the people you admire because they did the work to get there. Changing yourself begins as you see every small decision as a victory to yourself.

What Does Attraction Have to Do With It?

Entrepreneurs are open to and have an attraction to opportunities. They build businesses, relationships and teach others to do the same. Opening the door for others to do the same.

Most entrepreneurs are willing to take you under their wing and show you how they got where they are in their business. Self-confidence is earned by every entrepreneur and they wear it as a badge. Confidence is intoxicating to everyone around you and the attraction is undeniable. You are the authority on your business and what it took you to get there.

Self- confidence is a gift that you earn by small accomplishments that build ability. Responsibility is to take care of the opportunity that is in front of you. You are developing the mind-set of a confident person and you don’t have time for lazy behavior in your life. You have to have done the work, if you don’t do what you have to get done on your list, it becomes a blow to your self-esteem and your business.

Start your day with an affirmation, prayer or conversation with yourself. Get ready to carry out your list. As you go through the day, cross off each task as you do this your self-confidence has a small victory dance. At the end of each day you make a new list. There is power in writing it down, reading before you go to bed and crossing off each thing on your list as you finish it the next day. When you surrender to the process you will find it is not as hard as you think. I say surrender, because some people will fight with the Idea that this will work at all, no change comes over night. This is a journey.

Entrepreneurs do what it takes even when they may feel uncomfortable at first because they know that you can say that it works, but try it out for themselves, they are confident in the process. They to are on a path to improve their lives. They are not judgmental. Every positive action they take to develop as a person is putting a new tool in the tool box to success.

Every task you carry out will make the next one easier. The attraction for more skills is building because the skills are building the knowledge that you need as a business owner. With your self-confidence growing and your esteem level rising you will find that other do take notice around you. Small changes will all so bring changes in the way you inter-act with others.

Attraction is built on respect, without respect you will not have self-esteem and without self-esteem you are not attractive to yourself. You have to feel a sense of accomplishment to gain self-esteem. Attracting people to you because you go after what you want and are willing to put the work in that it takes to succeed at your business.

Confidence is the reward. Please do not mistake confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is not attractive even though it is very powerful. An arrogant person is attractive to more arrogant people. They have little time for anyone but themselves. Conceited people keep the focus on themselves leaving very little room for anyone else. What does attraction has to do with it? Everything, as an entrepreneur you will attract the people who are looking for the way to build their business. They find value in you as a person because you are doing what you say you are going to do.Now is the time to step in to the role as the teacher, not the student. Sharing our knowledge is natural when you have done your homework and are a living example for them to follow.

Now, arm yourself with the tools to mold yourself into the person that you admire. Walk the path celebrating the small victories and get ready for the great celebration at the end. We don’t sell ourselves short. We are entrepreneurs ready for the next step because we have confidence that we can and it shows is every part of our lives.

What Affect Do Your Words Have On Your Mind Set?

I started this day with a teaching on self-control, practicing disciple in your thoughts and words. I know how powerful words are especially in any relationship. As a business owner you may need this teaching as much as I did. As my business grows so does my accountability that’s because we are all teachers by example. My true self is my thoughts and my words. When a person tells them self that their thoughts and words are not important, they are telling their self that they are not important.

As children we knew only the world around our parent. Emotional we need acceptance by the people we know, depend on and respect. We think the way our parents think, it is what we know until we meet other people outside our family unit. They tell us day in and day out how to think. They transfer their thoughts on to us with their words. When you speak or are spoken to in a negative way you will continue to think that way. You are the only one that can change your mind. That will happen as you take control of our thoughts.

If you don’t think you have negative thoughts then don’t waste your time reading this article. You can talk until your blue in the face, but until you listen to yourself you will not hold yourself accountable for your words. Talking out loud to yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do. You may find that you are not listening to the words that come out of your mouth. How many times a day do you hear yourself saying something negative? Are the words coming from your thought or someone else’s? You are on a path that exercises self-control, so fill your words with positive messages and repeat them every day. Your mind will start to change as it absorbs these positive messages.

Now what does that have to do with business you may ask? Well when we think about the words we speak and the words that are spoken to us and around us we can see their power. Negative words and thoughts affect how we see ourselves and others. Part of having a positive character is self-respect and disciple. You will not change your life or your business if you listen to others spew negative words and thoughts day in and day out. Be the positive voice in your head.

Growing as person is a journey. Changes will take place as you practice self-control. It is life changing when you look back and see how words affect how you think. Positive thoughts replace negative ones. We don’t listen to others when they are gossiping or speaking negative word because we are busy working on not being like that person. We drop our attitude so that our minds can think freely about forming an opinion based on facts. As you become less absorbs in how things affect you, focus on your thoughts, how will my words affect people when they are around me. Warning! When you have freedom of thought you may start repelling negative people, because you will not feed in to their mind-set.

No one I do business with wants to be around a complaining business person. They don’t have time for your lack of respect for them or yourself. They want to hear what you are going to bring to the table as your relationship grows. A positive person will look for solutions and collaboration. A disciple person thinks before they speak knowing that their words have power.

The things you say to yourself, you will live. Are you a wonderful person with some bad habits? We all need to listen to the words that come out of our mouth.

  • Be too busy working on yourself to care about what others say.
  • I don’t care who is do what with whom, because I don’t have time for gossip.
  • I holding myself accountable for my thought.
  • I have enough to work on in my life. I am a work in progress.
  • I will not point my finger at someone and speak negative words.
  • I am too busy walking in my shoes to care who is walking in someone else’s shoes?
  • I refuse to deceive myself by thinking that I can pass on this teaching without working on it myself.
  • I can see my true self by listen to the words I speak.
  • I teach by living as an example that others.

I will tell myself everyday that I am free and able to listen to the words that come out of my mouth. Replacing bad habits for good ones is just another way that we prepare our self to step in to our role as a creditable person. People who are in business are there because they are different and they embrace it. They enjoy thinking outside of the box and like to give back. They enjoy problem solving and are constantly improving on themselves, only looking back to see how far they have come. A person is only truly free if he uses his mind and doesn’t let emotion control of the words that come out of his mouth. The things you tell yourself is what you live.

Taking Accountability Builds Self-Respect

The most important thing we can do is take accountability of what we do. At the end of the day is our character. When you practice self-respect and discipline it shows in everything you do. Do you know how to earn respect from others? Try confronting yourself honestly before you go any further.

How do you live your life? Can you look at what you do, when you do it and how you do it with pride? Is it all about you? Hopefully this article will help you think about what you do and how you do it. Do you get a positive outcome from others by the decisions that you make?

Taking accountable for your decisions keeps you on top of your life. You cannot live a life full of chaos, only doing the right thing every once and awhile. If you do don’t expecting to live a wonderful life. Everything that is good requires discipline and self-control. Doing the right thing is contagious and people will follow you when you have a positive and caring outlook on life. You do what you say that you are going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. It will be a part of who you are and others will notice.

Remember discipline is making some things subject to other things. Ask yourself this. If I do this is there a positive outcome for all? Don’t live your life waiting for someone else to hold you accountable. If you are not disciplined you will act first and think about it afterwards.

Everyday discipline affects your live in one way or another. Love yourself enough to take the higher road when it comes to making moral decisions. Remember we do what we do because it brings us joy while we are doing it. A person that practices the moral high ground will take responsibility for their actions and the words that come out of their mouth.

Are you a person that wants what others have, without doing the work? How do you think they got to where they are? Nothing is free everything has a cost. I don’t know anyone that has not paid with time and money to get where they are today. If you walk through your day jealous, if you complain about others and spread gossip around then you have no self-respect.

You will find out so much about yourself if you listen to the words that come out of your mouth. A person that takes the high road has a plan to deal with situations that come up. Deal with each decision by realizing the difference between a destructive out come and a positive outcome. They practice discipline by thinking about the decisions before they act. Taking the emotion out of your decision and going forward with confidence is hard work. It is even harder when you realize that it is not about you. It is about doing the right thing.

Admitting when you are wrong and accept the consequences for your decisions good or bad is part of a good character. A disciplined person goes through life knowing that if you want something you have to work for it. If you think hanging around with someone will get you want, you are wrong it doesn’t rub off on to you. Any success you have will not last and the only way to get what you want is to do the work. Take classes to develop skill you can use to work on your character and celebrate the steps along the way.

Treat people how you want them to treat you. Be mindful of everything you do. Helping others when it is right to do so.That doesn’t mean you do it for them. Making mistakes is humbling and serves a purpose in building character. We all stumble before we walk. Our past is not who we are at this time. When we strive to do better it shows in every part of our life and it is important for the relationships we have to grow. You want people to remember you for the good you do on purpose. Take the high road even though it may not have as many people on it as the low road it is more rewarding. The journey is not easy and there are bumps along the way. Anything worth getting is not easy or everyone would do it.

Do you go to sleep at night happy about the person you are? Do you feel that every decision you make today is getting you to the success you want? Are you honest with yourself or hiding behind a fear to act in good character. You don’t have to care what others think, because you live your life on the high road. The people there know you and have the same life style. As you carry out the skill it takes to live a disciplined life, you will earn respect from the person that matters the most, you. Others will see the respect you have for yourself, your life and your business and as you grow so will the respect you earn from others.