Building Business Relationships By Listening

Who would you like to meet to help you reach your goals? Here are a few secrets to building meaningful business relationships.

Building Business Relationships

One powerful way to meet someone new is to network through mutual friends. A person may casually mention knowing someone who may become your most important connection. Find a way to have this person facilitate an introduction.

Having another person introduce you to someone shows that you have cherished and nurtured your previous relationships and are ready to make new connections.

Make an inventory of your most important connections. Think about how you have added value to these connections to make them last.

Building Effective Business Relationships

Building Business RelationshipsThink about the connections that you want to make. How will you add value to those new connections? Value can be as simple as showing gratitude and taking a genuine interest in what they are doing.

Adding value to the life of the person that you are looking to connect with is the key to strengthening the connection and making it last.

In order for you to achieve your dreams, you must help others achieve theirs.

The people that you meet and books that you read will dictate how different your life will become.

Building Business Relationships With Empathetic Communication

“You’ve spent years learning how to read and write, to speak. But what about listening? What training or education have you had that enables you to listen so that you really, deeply understand another human being from that individuals own frame of reference?” -Stephen R Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

You should be actively trying to meet the people that will help you to reach your goals. Do not let the possible outcome keep you from taking action. No matter the result, learn the lesson.

People may not remember your name but they will remember how you made them feel. Do things for people without the need of accolades. Develop the ability to see things from another’s perspective before you speak. Have a purpose in everything that you do and say. Empathetic listening means you are listening with the intent to understand. People have a need to have their thoughts, concerns, and feelings validated. This human need is the basis for the success of social media. Understanding this principle is the key to developing tact and building business relationships.

“Speak first to understand, then be understood.” -Stephen R Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Visualizing Goals to Witness Your Success

Are you having trouble visualizing goals? Many entrepreneurs will tell you that you need to know exactly what your vision is.The problem is few will give you the steps to get there.

The Power of Visualization Techniques

The truth is you will attract the exact thing that you think about daily. It’s equally true that if you don’t know where you’re going you will most likely never get there.

“Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.” -William James

The key to visualizing your goals is knowing exactly what you want and the creating a plan to get it. Make sure that in your plan you illustrate how much value you are willing to give to reach your goals.

How to Visualize Effectively?

Utilize the following Daily Ponder Affirmations: Visualize Goals

  • Why is it I am feeling so blessed and powerful today?
  • Why do I no longer fear to be truly happy and wonderfully rich?

The scientific formula for success is to think of every failure as feedback to improve. Focus on what you want. Do not make the mistake of focusing on what you don’t want. Always think of obstacles as steps closer to your goal and vision. Imagine your battle-tested business becoming stronger than ever.

When visualizing goals, failure informs the vigilant of where they need to improve.

Visualizing Goals Story

As a teacher, my openness to feedback was always a catalyst to improving classroom management and academic achievement. With the help of my instructional leader, I was able to find action steps in every obstacle. Everyday was an opportunity to grow. Optimism strengthens vision until it transforms into reality.

Visualize goals

It is natural to become disheartened or less enthusiastic when we meet adversity. Overcoming that adversity will equip you with a skill that no one can take away.

Once you begin to think of your failures as feedback, you will start to do what most top earners do. They know how to test, test, and test some more to optimize profits and sales.

Visualize Your Goals Quotes

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” -Winston Churchill

“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success.” -Dale Carnegie

Visualizing Goals

Achieving Your Goals

The key is to not allow fear to keep you from taking the imperfect action that will lead an invaluable experience.

Here is the key:

  • Take imperfect consistent action
  • Implement as much as you can from what you are learning
  • Get feedback quickly and adapt/adjust
  • Invest, Learn and Teach.

If you are blogging here are four steps you can take:

  • Invest time or money into books, courses, and events
  • Learn and take notes
  • Implement what you have learned
  • Teach others and listen to their feedback

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The Secret Trick to Mental Transmutation Revealed

Are you interested in transforming your mind at will? The art of mental transmutation may be able to help.

How Can Mental Transmutation Help Me?

Do you want more energy? Do you want success regardless of circumstance?

Today’s schools focus on physical science and rarely mention emotional intelligence. Can we change from one mental state to another as easily as we can boil water?

The Art of Mental Transmutation

“Mind may be transmuted from state to state; degree to degree; condition to condition; pole to pole; vibration to vibration. Transmutation is a mental art.” -Kemetic Principle

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Mental Transmutation Principle of Vibration

Water has the same elemental makeup whether it is liquid, solid, or gas. The only thing that changes is the energy level.

Let’s apply this same concept to failure and success.

How can we change our struggle into success? We can view our struggle as an obstacle or an opportunity. One is like turning up the heat, whilst the other is like jumping into a freezer.

If we focus on the obstacle we will meet more obstacles. If we focus on the opportunity we will meet more opportunity. Hence, a struggle is a degree of success.

The weightlifter understands that increased resistance means increased results. The struggle is a degree of success. The mindset to perceive opportunity makes it so.

On the last rep, you can imagine the coach saying “You got it, almost there.” “Almost there” is said to project opportunity. Imagine if the coach repeated, “it’s too heavy… it’s too heavy”. If we allow our mind to perceive this obstacle, the weight would seem heavier.

Our ability to change our state of mind and existence relies on our ability to focus on what we want versus what we do not want.

Mental Transmutation Quotes

“Thoughts become things.” – The Secret

“To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, concentrate on the opposite vibration to the one to be suppressed.” -Kemetic

“The human mind responds to stimuli through which it may be ‘keyed up’  to high rates of vibration, known as enthusiasm, creative imagination, intense desire, etc.” -Napoleon Hill

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Exercises for Mental Transmutation

Below is a six-step exercise that you can do to transform your mind into a positive and peaceful state:

Step One: Attention

What area in your life is causing you problems or emotional pain? Think about something that you want to cut immediately. This may be your fears or limiting beliefs in your abilities. It may be a toxic relationship, your job, living situation or health.

Step Two: Know Your Feeling

Become aware of exactly how that problem makes you feel. Discover and find the exact feeling and put a name to it. Be specific. For example, fear should be distinguished from worry or hesitation.

Step Three: Feel Your Feeling

Bring that feeling to the front of your mind. Live in that feeling as if it is currently happening to you. Feel the feeling until you cannot take the thought any longer. If you need to, imagine this problematic feeling staying with you every day for the next ten years.

Step Four: Separate Your Feeling From You

In this step, you will realize that your feeling is not really you. You will then begin to approach the point where you can let go of this negative feeling.

Step Five: Let Go

Simply release the negative feeling. Let yourself know that you are willing to let go. When this is done you will immediately begin to relax. You may even begin to have very positive and peaceful thoughts at this point.

Step Six: Repeat

If you feel that there is more that you need to release then simply repeat this process.

After some practice using this technique it will begin to work on autopilot. When this happens, simply becoming aware of the feeling will trigger an automatic release.

 

 

 Mental Transmutation BooksThe Kybalion

We recommend two books on this subject.

The Kybalion outlines ancient principles on the subject of transforming your state of mind.

The Secret reveals how you can begin changing your current thought patterns to reach the life of your dreams.

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Secret Start for Effective Educators and Entrepreneurs

I know that effective educators make the best entrepreneurs because the best entrepreneurs talk about having to become a teacher!

Why be the Edupreneur?

If you are a teacher and you are reading this here is what I know about you. You are not a part of the masses who work simply to pay the bills. You are greater than that, you seek to leave a legacy for years to come. Imagine what that feels like to not only impact your student’s life but everyone that you come into contact with.  Your talent is great and you already possess the qualities and skills that many want.

Top 5 Actions Effective Educators and Successful Entrepreneurs

  1. Make Contact

Effective Educators

Effective Educators

Establish contacts before school begins. Ask administrators secretaries, and custodians for help when you have questions. Remember people crave a feeling of importance.

Successful Entrepreneurs

People do business with their friends. When you make contact with someone establish a way to keep in contact with that person and show them how much you appreciate them. Positive relationships drive positive activity. Remember people do business with their friends.

  1. Your Calendar and Schedule

Effective Educators

Get a school calendar that will inform you of the official school days, days set for professional development, parent-teacher conferences and holidays. Visualize you schedule and create a daily mode of operation.

Successful Entrepreneurs

Your calendar is one of your most important aspects to your business. Your daily mode of operation will indicate your level of consistency. Once your habits become routine your business will go into autopilot. A schedule will keep you productive and prevent you from feeling like not enough is getting done.

  1. Acknowledge the Part That Everyone Plays in Your Success!

Effective Educators

Introduce yourself to the custodian. Ask custodian about the heating/cooling of your room The Temperature of you room can have an impact on student learning

Successful Entrepreneurs

Ensure you are always working in a comfortable space. and Acknowledge everyone in your circle who contributes in any way to your success. Even a simple like on you Facebook page is worth paying attention to. There is no deep too small it is all a part of your success.

  1. Getting Information

Effective Educators

Make a list of questions that you have and schedule a time to meet with a principal or office manager. It is important to understand the vision of your organization.

Successful Entrepreneurs

Get to know your organization at all levels. The more people you know the more information that will be at your disposal.

  1. Find a Mentor

Effective Educators

Effective Educators

Ask about any mentoring programs at your school. Some programs pair veteran teachers with first-year teachers. A good mentor can lend support and guidance.

Successful Entrepreneurs

The quality and quantity of your relationships will dictate your success. Find the successful people and duplicate. Remember even Michael Jackson studied James Brown.

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How to Start Making Connections that Last!

Are You Making Contact or Connections?

Ask yourself the following questions:

Who can you count on? Can they count on you? Did you need something the last time you called them? Or were you genuinely concerned about how they were doing?

Networking is not about your opportunity or what you can get someone to do. Networking is about making connections that last. Your list is more than just a database. It’s about the lives that you can change and the hope that you can give others!

Making Connections

I want people to look at my blog and say, “If he can do it I can.” 

Making Connections Test That Really Works!

Do the following exercise:

  1. Write down the name of someone who has had a positive impact on you.
  2. Write down what they have done to help you.
  3. Now, write what you have done to help them.

If the last one is tough, then remember the words of Napoleon Hill “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” Take action today. People want to do business with their friends!

Networking Quotes

“It’s not who you know, it’s who knows YOU!” -Jefferey Gitomer

“Many people try to do everything on their own. Either they feel uncomfortable using their connections, or they don’t know them well enough to ask for the favor. Big Mistake!” -Jefferey Gitomer

“Your mother taught you everything you need to know about connecting before you were 10 years old: Make friends, play nice, tell the truth, take a bath, do your homework.” -Jeffery Gitomer

Making Connections Book

If you feel a bit overwhelmed, have no idea where to start, and the daunting task of making connections scares the hell out of you, that’s normal! I want you to sit up straight, take a deep breath, and relax. You don’t need a college in networking or to understand business to have success here. In fact, if you have even one person you can call a friend you already have the skills. Networking can be SIMPLE if you know what you’re doing!

For further reading we recommend:
Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 Assets for Networking Your Way to Rich Relationships

 

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Piece of Mind or Have Peace of Mind?

Is it a choice whether we give someone a piece of our mind or have peace of mind? Does it depend on the situation? What are we doing when we give a piece of our mind?

A Piece of Mind or Peace of Mind

I remember growing up always thinking I had to be the “tough guy”. Constantly thinking,  “I wish someone would try me”.  When someone did  try me and I reacted I never felt like a better more well-adjusted person. In fact, regardless of the outcome of the altercation I always got in trouble when I went home. I was not a “bad kid” but I was always quick to give a piece of my mind. Don’t get me wrong self-defense is important given the correct circumstance. But how can we defend a mind that we give away freely?

The Secret is that I brought many of those situations to myself because that is where I was giving my attention. As a teacher, I see these same situations happening with my students. At times, students may say to me, “I will just have to fight” and then look for me to respond knowing what they said was wrong. Do I encourage them to fight? Emphatically NO! I simply ask them, “Is this person going to be there when you get to college?” or “Is this person going to help you to raise your family?” The advice seems practical from the perspective of a teacher. However, this advice may not be as easy for the student.

Simple Trick to Find Peace of Mind

There is a yogic saying that “true happiness is peace of mind.”

Peace_of_mind

Let’s ask ourselves some questions.

Is this world all about getting what you want? Is it about the pursuit of happiness in a world of objects, places, and situations?  Have we become slaves to our senses? Are we happy when there is no traffic? Are we unhappy when there is traffic?

We experience peace when our mind is calm. So, how can we stay calm and at peace?

Try this one thing.

Next time you are happy before you give credit to the situation, circumstance, or person, give credit to yourself. Your happiness was found within you! Not the circumstance or situation!

Peace of Mind Quotes

 “If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.” –Les Brown

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Free Information to Earn Additional Income

I took action after noticing that many established businesses in my neighborhood were closing down. To help, I started a series on my blog to help small-business owners promote themselves.  I went to local owners and asked them if they wanted free promotion.

Free Information is the New Money

One out of five owners asked me if I made websites after seeing my blog. At the time, I did not make websites. However, I said to the first person that asked me “sure I make websites.” I was not sure how I was going to get it done. Nevertheless, I knew I could scour the internet for free information. I told myself, “I am going to make the best site.”

Free Information

Additional Income

I went home and bought the domain name. Then, I began watching every video on YouTube about making quality websites. I was amazed at all the free information online. After four days, working many hours on the website, remaking the site about 25 times, I texted the owner and said, “check it out.” He wasn’t impressed. I worked two more days, ensuring that I would not get the same response. I went back to the shop and retook every picture of all the menu items. However, this time, equipped with the knowledge of how to make the pictures look professional. I sent another message, “check it out.” He loved the website! I was in business! Finally, I became a student again and realized knowledge is power and the new money!

Why are people willing to give away so much free information? Because they understand that the more value you give the more you will receive. Our new economy runs on The Secret law of attraction.

Knowledge Quotes

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

How Changing My Perspective Shrinks Stress

My Perspective Has Changed

Changing my perspective on a given situation is one of the best ways to diminish stress and bring balance to life. If I consider adverse situations to be painful or upsetting, my perspective will cause stress. If I perceive the same situation as an opportunity to improve, adversity becomes a catalyst for growth.

My Perspective

This is analogous to a math test with all four operations. Imagine you can easily add, subtract and multiply but struggle with the division. You fail the test because you get all the division problems wrong. How would we perceive this situation? We may begin to hate math or we may decide to study and improve on that aspect. We perceive failure or opportunity.

Let’s think of it like this. Imagine you are sleeping in bed. In the dream, you experience adversities and stress while the “real you” is lying peacefully in bed. When you wake up you will say “wow it was just a dream” and go ahead with your day.

Changing our perspective about adverse situations allows us to “wake up” and advance into our better selves. In life’s classroom, there is much more to learn from a hard test than an easy one. The hard test can be seen either as an opportunity to get better or an impossible task.

My perspective is a choice. A seed is put in the dirt to grow not to stress about the dirt or darkness. My perspective changes adversity into opportunity.

Perspective Quotes

“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty.
I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.”
― George Carlin
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Top 5 Ways To Overcome Workplace Stress

Workplace stress management is of extreme importance. No matter what we are doing we must take our stress levels seriously if we wish to live a vibrant and fulfilling life.

Workplace Stress Statistics

The American institute of stress has countless statistics on the shocking truth about workplace stress. If this is something that you may be experiencing you are definitely not alone. Below is the exact secret formula that I used to overcome workplace stress.

 Top 5 ways to overcome workplace stress:

  1. Set Goals

If you are feeling overwhelmed it’s time to set goals to improve your current situation. Allow time to work towards something that you want to do outside of the task list given to you on the job.

workplace stress

  1. Meditate

Meditate on why you want to reach the goal daily. Building the want to reach your goal is like putting fuel in your car. The car is your subconscious the driver is your conscience.

  1. Self-Help

Find self-help books to motivate yourself and stay positive. Some people are miserable and want the same for you. Do not let anyone’s opinion of you dictate how you feel about yourself.

  1. Stimulate your Mind

Turn off the television and stimulate your mind by learning something new. This could be learning how to cook a new meal on YouTube. This could be challenging yourself to use a new word each day. Simply stimulate your mind.

  1. Exercise

Exercise daily to keep the mind and body in tune. When your body is healthy it makes all mental activity that much easier.

Also, see Preventing Teacher Burnout

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The Secret Trick to Master Your Intuition

Intuition is instinctive knowledge or immediate knowledge.

Developing Intuition

Jellyfish who have no eyes or ears are able to find their way to food and mating grounds by sensing their external environment. If a jellyfish is able to analyze its unseen environment does not the human being have that same ability?

Intuition

Humans express the unseen environment through emotions. Has a situation ever changed the tone of your voice? Emotion or energy in motion is unseen but observable. Humans are given intuition to sense unseen energy within themselves and others. Intuitive knowledge used constructively yields peace. We can act on our intuition to help others. For example, we can sense if something is not right about a decision we are going to make. We have a choice, obey our intuition or disobey. If we disobey enough it the time it begins to diminish our ability to perceive a situation as it actually is.

Intuitive knowledge is like a muscle strengthened when we excise it through self-discipline. When we deviate from doing what we know is intuitively correct we enter into the world of negativity.

In physics, there is a law governing falling bodies. All falling bodies no matter the size shape or color, fall at the same speed 32ft/sec. Similarly, for humans, universal law renders us equal and brings balance to our lives. Intuition is our inner conversation with our higher moral selves. It’s the unseen force that can guide us if respected as law.

Would you throw this computer or tablet out of the window? The respect for the law of gravity dictates that you won’t.

So why not respect our own inner law in the same way? Our moral compass shapes the degree of clarity of our thoughts.

Self-discipline lifts us out of negativity because it is the key to loving and caring about yourself.

Intuition Quotes

“Strive to see with the inner eye, the heart. It sees the reality not subjected to emotional or personal error; it sees the essence. Intuition then is the most important quality to develop.” Ancient Egyptian Proverb
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