To succeed in business and life often requires a keen understanding of your self, as well as your role in each situation. To succeed in your life and business, Josh Verne, CEO of Flocku.com and 20 year entrepreneur in starting, growing, and selling businesses, offers the following tips:
1. Seek Balance in Your Life
A successful life requires balance. For example, you can have all the money in the world, but if your health and home life are out of balance, you will suffer. Likewise, if you have a loving family and good health, but your finances are out of order, you will also suffer.
In this regard, balance is not about devoting the same measure of time on each aspect of your life, but rather making improvements in all aspects of your life.
Ensuring that you progress just a bit each time in your personal growth, health, relationships, and wealth will help ensure that you are living your best life, and those around you will benefit from it.
2. Find Out What You are Passionate About
To live a good life, find out what you are passionate about.
You need to find what gets you out of bed each morning with a fire deep down in your gut.
Something that wakes you up early and makes you work late. Something that makes you want to skip parties. Something you would do even if you weren’t getting paid.
Neglecting to do so, ultimately means living a life that brings you drudgery and the same uninspiring disorder day after day, sort of like groundhog day. So find your passion, and do what feels good in life.
3. Understand Your Role as Manager
There are two types of managers: bosses and leaders. Bosses often rely on their title to get things done. This type of manager may demand respect and typically does what is in his own best interest.
A leader, on the other hand, earns respect by putting his people first. In addition, he uses respect to accomplish the goals he and his team have set together.
To truly succeed in life, you need to be a leader and forego forcing your will onto others and demanding respect. In other words, if you serve the people, they will follow you, and your team can accomplish any goals you put your mind to.
4. Speak Less, Listen More
This goes without saying. The more you listen, the more in control you will appear, and the more people will be alert when you have something to share, which gives what you have to say more power.
5. Strive for Win-Win Situations
Always strive to achieve a win-win deal or plan of action. This means, a win for you, a win for your employees, a win for your clients, and ultimately, a win for society.
When you settle to situations that are not win-win, you will not be forced to find the very best solution for all parties involved. This will reflect on your business, your team, and your reputation in a non favorable way.
No matter how bad a situation may appear, there is always a way to create a win for everybody.