Successful Businessman

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Let me be clear about how I am using the term successful businessman.

I do not mean male entrepreneur nor am I referring to any particular kind of business.

As a matter of fact it would be more accurate to say I am speaking of any man or woman of business.

A professional that can be trusted to deliver what is promised to his customer and/or superiors.

What attitudes separate the people you want working at your side from everyone else?

 

A successful businessman stays true to himself!

If any business activity goes against your beliefs in any way you must have the integrity

to turn it down and walk away rather than being compromised by greed.

It must also be clear that a successful businessman is doing something that he loves doing.

Doing something for profit that you hate will never make you happy and seldom make you successful.

It is easy for a tedious task to be neglected or have less effort put into it than is necessary.

 

Successful BusinessmanOften we see businessmen taking part in unethical business practices that are not consistent

with the person he is outside of his work life, justified with the statement 'it's just business'.

The fact that you do this means you have two separate personalities and that you cannot be trusted.

If you are every given the choice between loosing income and loosing someone's trust,

you must choose to loose income because trust is harder to come by.

 
A successful businessman understands reality

There are things that can be changed and things that cannot be.

It is a defining characteristic that success comes to those who know the difference.

It is not necessary that you like the reality, only that you under stand it and work accordingly.

 

You cannot change the minds or habits of others, only your own.

It is important to give people the space to make their own mistakes,

it is the best way to learn and though you may know better,

their life is not yours to live...... and you may be wrong.

 

Successful BusinessmanIn contrast it is important to understand that it is impossible to please everyone.

There will always be someone that will not support what you are doing.

Facing opposing forces is essentially guaranteed in the working world.

When you realize it is completely impossible to take any action that pleases everyone,

you are move forward with purpose without second guessing yourself or your actions.

 

Things that seem too good to be true usually are.

We are constantly looking for the best deal in all of our endeavors but we need to

remember that the perfection we are looking for doesn't exist.

If at any time you think you have found it, slow down and analyze it carefully.

 

Due diligence is a must in business and can save money better than any discount.

Research and analysis may be a tedious process but will drastically raise your

chances of success in every business venture you undertake.

It is so easy to take the word of others but you must be sure to verify.

 

A successful businessman is future thinking

Short term comfort must often be forsaken to achieve a long term reward.

This is true not only in business but in life.

Everyone that has accomplished anything of significance can tell you that

instant gratification  was repeatedly forsaken on their journey.

 

In order to do that you must think of the future be engage is goal setting.

Every small action should be a part of a larger plan.

The big picture should determine all your actions toward achieving your larger goal.

All this must be done without forgetting that plans will not execute themselves,

you must be sure to eventually and consistently take action.

 

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I am willing to step out of my comfort zone to do it.
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Truth

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What is truth?

To be true, the subject must be is in exact accordance with fact or reality.

The truth is anything having the quality of being true.

The only reason I define such a common word is that it seems to be lost in our society.

We as a species have become more concerned with feelings than with reality.

If you have already jumped to the conclusion that I am speaking against human feelings,

you have just proved my point.

 

I am guessing that it had to begin gradually with the increase of social norms changing

peoples behavior ever so slightly to avoid offending your neighbors and causing unnecessary conflict.

Look at where we are now!

We have all been in situations where everyone in the room knows the truth but no one will come out and say it.

It is now a norm to avoid the truth because it would be too awkward to be the one to point out the truth!

Doesn't that sound ridiculous when you say it?

It is the truth though, so it is not said too often.

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"No I will not be using your service again it was horrible."

"Your effort was lacking and the result was substandard."

"I know you just lied because I know the truth of the matter."

"The position has been fill but continue and we will use the information for future reference."

"I do not like that person, their personality does not mesh with mine."

 

The first thing that comes to mind if you hear any of these is:

How could you say that?

My response to you is:

How can speaking the truth be so foreign to you?

For the sake of argument lets say that my English is entirely too harsh and there are nicer ways to say these things.

Then would you do it?..... or is part of the problem that it is so difficult to speak the truth in a nice way?

 

In this society we teach children to accept whatever they are told because it is the norm, not because it is true.

You do not say that, it will hurt their feelings!

Say this instead, it sounds better!

I know children lie on their own as i have shared before in "admit when you are wrong",

but at least in those cases they know the difference.

 

How hard is it to say "your fly is down"  or "you have a stain on your skirt" to a stranger.

You avoid this uncomfortable feeling while allowing them to continue in ignorance instead.

All this despite the fact that you know how grateful you are every time you are in the

same situation and someone brings it to your attention.

Explain to me how you justify this if not for your socialization brainwashing?

 

Those who do not adhere to these rules are automatically labelled weird.

Outright despised by the liars that prosper within this system and always standing out!

Every lie we tell in an attempt to avoid hurting someone's feeling or avoid our own,

still amounts to deceit and can have undesirable effects of its own.

They are also appreciated an trusted more than everyone else.

 

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Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Simple statement echoed in many ways and extremely difficult.

Whether you issue is with love or life, change still starts with the man (or woman) in the mirror.

Unfortunately that is exactly what makes it so difficult,

changing who you are is not easy or instant.

 

I recommend to everyone that they follow their own path, not what the media,

popular opinion of even your parents think your path should be.

In making your own mistakes you will not only discover who you are, but develop a better idea of who you want to be.

That is in fact the first step.

Identifying not only the positive traits and surroundings that you want to gain,

but also the negative influences and behaviors that you would like to leave behind is the planning stage of your life transformation.

 

After you have become crystal clear about your ideal people and situations,

you will begin to see the distance between your reality and your destination.

Unfortunately, you cannot please everyone.

There are going to be some people who will not support, and in fact hinder your progress toward your goal.

Not by any malice but merely because they do not have the same goal.

It is often very hard to understand that you need to leave some friends behind for your own betterment.

The reality is however it is 1000% more difficult to stop smoking while all your friends are smokers.

 

If you are truly on a path of change, do not keep it a secret.

Announce to your friends your intentions and make it clear to the new people you meet as well.

You attract like minds by advertising your interest not by keeping them hidden like a secret you are ashamed of.

Even if the people you talk to are not of like minds, if you state your purpose clearly it will be what they remember about you.

In time you may meet someone through them because of it.

 

Though you are clear on where you want to go, be sure that you are not too rigid concerning the path you take to get there.

It is quite possible that the most important step that we take on the path of change is one we didn't anticipate.

Do not dismiss an opportunity if it in line with your goals.

Only dismiss the things that would take you back to where you have come from.

 

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Procrastination

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Self control is the usual suspect when it comes to finding a reason for procrastination.

It is simple to generalize and dismiss the issue by claiming that you need to work on your self control.

Unfortunately it is never that simple.

Well..... not all the time.

Self control is a major factor in determining concentration and managing the many factors that are involved.

 

Since this is a purely mental issue, different personalities may have different issues and triggers.

Procrastination can be a form of shiny object syndrome.

Simply put, there are some people that will quickly get distracted from the task at hand when a distraction presents itself.

It may be a television show you like is about to start or the phone ringing,

either way it takes your attention away from what you know you should be doing.

Procrastination

All people run into this problem eventually however.

It is actually a natural thing to be distracted from the task at hand but some may be better at resisting the urge.

The moment we are not engaged in an activity our feeling and emotions will guide us to what feels good.

Tedious tasks will never be what feels good and are the main victims to procrastination.

The hardest part for many people is starting ...... or restarting after they have stopped.

 

Have you ever been daunted by the sheer scope of a task when you finally sit down to get it done?

It may not only be the size but the complexity also feeds your fear of failure.

You are intimidated by the project....... and then you find something else to do.

The fear of failure is easily disguised as the inability to finish the task.

PROCRASTINATION

At the end of your procrastination (when you have limited time left to complete the task at hand) it is natural feel that unpleasant inner turmoil.

Then, in this state you promise it will not happen again and make pledges to change and blah blah blah.

It never works.

The problem is NOT that you want to experience that anxiety again.

The things you choose to do during you procrastination all release dopamine into your system,

a feel good chemical that makes you repeat that behavior.

So whether it is candy crush or just candy, you know you shouldn't be doing it but it feels so good at the time.

 

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Maturity

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Maturity is NOT gained by growing older!

I guarantee you, there are fifty year old men living very immature lives.

So how do you judge maturity?

What traits do you think are the hallmark of growing up rather than growing old?

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Maturity - Patience

Very hard to come by at an early age and increasingly more difficult in the fast pace world we live in today.

Often we do not even want to wait sixty seconds while out computer starts up!

There are too many unavoidable situations when you WILL be kept waiting for you to allow waiting to be a tedious task.

In many situations we can use the time and energy wasted with impatience and complaints to do something productive and fill our time with more productive pursuits.......like reading a book!

Accepting this as a part of life will allow you to remain calm during that previously restless waiting period.

 

Maturity - Reduced Self Importance

A serious character trait of immaturity is self importance.

A toddler makes demands of their parents under the mindset they should get want they want immediately.

The concept of considering the needs of others never occurs to the child.

It is important to note that this doesn't make the child bad, only childish.

We can all agree however that it is particularly disgusting to meet an adult with a comparable mindset.

Growing up is supposed to teach you the you are NOT the center of the universe, you are NOT perfect and you CAN make mistakes!

This makes it much less of a blow to your ego when you must admit you were wrong.

If any of these things remain unrealized the person still has some growing up to do.

 

Maturity - Control is an illusion

A mature person has come to the understanding that life cannot be controlled.

Though you may have orchestrated you plans to leads you in a straight line, life will definitely make you deviate from you plotted course.

The willingness to accept unexpected outcomes and changes allows peace of mind in turbulent times.

Unfortunately a child fears change.

I myself remember crying ever year when I changed classes and had to meet a new teacher.

Adults also do this by staying in a job they hate because they fear change more that they dislike discomfort.

Let go of that fear and do something meaningful with your life!

 


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