Friday, February 27, 2015

Quick Tip - Encouraging Others in 5 Sincere Steps

When people are off, not up to speed, or even not performing as they can, instead of criticism, consider encouragement. Encouraging others in these three steps can be effective, if it is done sincerely and consistently:

1 - Let the person know how much has been accomplished - focus on what is already done correctly
2 - Share your honest belief in him or her with examples of other things done well
3 - Set the expectation that you anticipate a new result
4 - Ask if there is anything you can do to assist
5 - Thank him or her for being open to the ideas shared and move on 

While you may feel as though saying nothing or directing will be better, this 5-step process allows for building confidence, results, and your relationship! 

Friday, February 13, 2015

LOVE Your Success

"Where there is love there is life." 
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the preeminent leader of Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.
(1869 - 1948)    
 For the love of February, we are focused on hearts and flowers, and even romance, right? Well, how about we focus on success...your success?

For now, and in the future, it's about the LOVE of success. Yes, there is an L, an O, a V, and an E that guides us to embrace, and even love, our success. Please think of this in terms of:
L - Look 
O - Offer 
V - Verify 
E - Enjoy
More so, please practice the following:
L - Look for success. Define it for you, and only you. Compare yourself to your goals, and not to others. 
O - Offer people feedback by sharing what is going well and what she or he may want to consider doing to improve. Offering means you can also ask for feedback. Simply receive it with a "thank you". 
V - Verify expectations. Instead of thinking everything is urgent, and creating a "busy" life, ensure you know what is being expected, and when it is anticipated in order to move from assuming things are needed now, and moving through communication to the expectation. 
E - Enjoy life fully. Be present. Be engaged. Be willing to see things and people for the moment, for what is happening then, and let that be enough. Let enough be your success!

When you embrace the LOVE of your success, you allow for it, welcome it, encourage it in yourself and others, and ultimately, create it!