Growing up and working in different industries, from sales to hospitality to website design, and even starting your own business. There are common traits which will help you in any industry or role.
1) Have A Great Attitude
Your attitude is more important than your skills, this has always been evident, if you have a winning mentality then it is very likely that you will win.
You can exercise your attitude and willpower like you can with a muscle, the more you train and improve this then the better you will become.
Having a great attitude not only makes you want to do better, but it will also make you feel better, it will energise you and enhance your will to win.
2) Be On Time:
‘If you’re not early, then you are late’
Being late isn’t acceptable. It doesn’t matter whether it is for lunch, a conference call, or a meeting. Your lack of punctuality says a lot about you.
People may think you are not dependable, disrespectful, inconsiderate or disorganised, these are not traits that you want associated with you or your business, you want to make a good impression.
3) Be Prepared:
Before you attend any meeting, complete any work or make any phone call, you should have planned your actions and goals for the job.
‘Fail to plan, plan to fail’
You should always know what equipment that you need, ready for any questions, prepared with a plan on how to really succeed with your goal.
4) 100% Effort:
Anything worth doing is worth doing right, you should always look to push yourself that little bit further to maximise your potential.
Be scared to lose.
5) Work Your Territory / network:
There is an opportunity in everything, you should be looking to work smart as well as hard, get the most from every opportunity, speak to as many people as you can.
Its the law of averages, the more people you speak to then the more business and sales you will close.
6) Safeguard Your Attitude:
There are going to be hard times, times when you are challenged or feel like quitting, but this is when you really need to protect your attitude. Make sure your future goal much bigger than the negative you receive.
If you can maintain your attitude then you have the best chance of succeeding as if you lose your attitude and are in a mood, looking miserable and speak to somebody who could possibly be a client then you are likely to waste the opportunity.
7) Know Why Your Here:
You should have set goals, that you can refer back to at any moment to help you to keep going, work hard and have a good attitude. These goals should be S.M.A.R.T. and you should be able to check them daily to keep you focused and committed.
Visualise your success, If needed print out a picture / have it as your phone background, anything to keep you focussed, committed and excited.
8) Take Control:
It is your life and business so make sure you take control of it and take your opportunity, you are representing yourself and its all in your own hands.