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Those directly around us affect our beliefs about ourselves and motivate us to greatness or hold us back. Do your surrounding entities have qualities you strive for? If not, why are you choosing this group or organization?
Making your company better and your group better will only make you better in long run.
The truth is when your parents said, “You are who you hang around” they were giving you excellent advice.
It takes a strong self-esteem to handle self-honesty as well as honesty from others.
I recommend asking trusted allies to assess your strengths and weaknesses. If you have trouble taking in advice, I highly recommend reading some self-help books on self-esteem. My personal favorite is Pia Mellody’s Facing Codependence (the title is quite deceiving).
It takes vulnerability to be open to learn and grow. And as crazy as it may sound, vulnerability actually takes strength of character.
Ability to Handle Criticism
Take it in stride. Criticism can be a tool of growth. ”How?” you ask. By using FLACK method.
1.Forget who is doing criticizing 2.Listen to what is being said 3.Assess what is true and what is not (Sometimes it is more about person doing criticizing, but see if you find any truth about criticism in your heart) 4.Change negative behavior 5.Know that you will have to fight old negative behavior for a long time before new behavior is easy habit
Fight criticism with FLACK!
Perpetual Search for Growth
A perpetual search for growth is absolutely necessary to BEING THE BEST. When searching ask yourself, “What do I need to do to make myself better?” “What do I need to do to make my company better?” “What do I need to do to make world better?”
Use a journal to track your growth. Write in it at least once per week. Write about where you want to go – plot your course and you’ll get there. Then review your journal monthly to see how far you’ve come. I make this guarantee…you will be surprised!
Keep searching and growing.
“If you don't keep moving forward, world will. Stand still for a moment and world will continue to pass you by. For to truly move ahead of pack, your pace must be twice as fast.”
Let’s Make A Difference! Sincerely, Marcella McMahon, COO Positive Results The b2b Sales Experts www.PositiveResults.com
Marcella McMahon, COO of Positive Results, is a Clinical Therapist who has studied the Carl Jung method of therapy. McMahon designs curriculum, author articles, gives keynotes, and coaches individuals to succeed. She gives her time freely to youth inspiring and motivating teens on business and entrepreneurship. Register for SalesExecutiveNews at www.PositiveResults.com/monthly_newsletter/registration.htm Positive Results.com 1.800.926.5953