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Are my skills hired or my character?
I have been working as a customer service consultant for six years. So far, I have realized that most industry is willing to train/upskill its employees; however, if an employee lacks character, they terminate them from their organization.
It’s not an all-inclusive treatment because some organizations such as medical facilities, tech industries, and a few oil and gas industries require differentiation of the intending individual’s skill-set they’re hiring. For example, an employer in a medical care unit looking to employ a nurse will not hire someone off the road. Certification of some sort is required, or the NCLEX-RN examination needs to be completed.
Moreover, a company would not keep a nursing candidate who does not possess character, showing up on time, respecting policies, and treating patients with respect. You might ask where I’m headed with this write-up?
As a positivity enthusiast, I realize that to climb the ladder, one needs to build ones’ character. Companies are hiring soft skills, and if they recognize that yours is exceptional in their firm, you’re a hot catch and guess what, it won’t be long before you get promoted… However, this is where authenticity comes into play, be yourself, don’t pretend that you possess skills you don’t have in a bid to secure a promotion.
You must endeavor to work on your character and upskill yourself; looking back, I have come to realize that although most cooperations are profit-driven when they’re laying off workers, they keep the ones’ that have caused positive growth and revenue to their organization.
Before I drop my pen, start looking for resources to build your character; for my Christian friends who go to church, that alone is not enough. You need to add specific skills to the ones you currently have, and you never know how far you can go. Always aim for the moon; the sky’s the limit.
A quote by Thomas Jefferson, ” He who knows best knows how little he knows.”
– and fly.
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your one thing
Extraordinary results are directly determined by how narrow you
can make your focus- Gary Keller.
Hmm, I seldom question what successful people do. Well, I am currently reading a book that centers around the title of my episode.
You see, I realized that most successful people focus on one skill, otherwise called one thing, they do exceptionally well.
They gain the required skills, persist, persevere, and finally thrill the world.
What is that one thing you’re good at?
What can you do to master it?
How do you go about it?
Write out those questions, and find an answer to them… They will lead you to your unique purpose.
Before 2020 comes to a close, endeavor to find that one thing that you do extraordinary well, do all it takes!
“Let the rest do whatever while you do whatever it takes. – Grant Cardone
2021 is in 10 days, and you’ve still got time!
See you on the other side.
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Keep your mind! Guard your heart!
Time is ticking
Summarized tips from today topic
Break free from distractions!
The distraction level has quadrupled over the last decades, from the popups in your laptop to the notification dings on your phone from social media messages. Ever wondered why you sense the need to check your phone every minute or so, even when there’re no messages?
Well, I believe we’re humans, and it’s so natural to want something/craves something, and yeah, you always want to satisfy that craving, but here’s where discipline comes in place and why you must kill distraction before it kills you.
My top three picks on minimizing distraction are number one: turn off your cell phone. Ahh, but I can put it on silence, you say? No friend, turn it off. Otherwise, your subconscious mind will trick you into grabbing it, and before you know it, it’s already 1-hour scrolling; turn it off or, better still, leave it in a different room.
It worked for James Clear as such; I believe it will work for me.
Ever since I realized that putting my phone on silent no longer works, due to unnecessary notifications from ads on Google, Facebook, and youtube, I turn off my phone entirely or lock it up in a different room.
Number two on my list is prioritizing!
The last way I deal with distraction is timing my tasks, aka priority; I prioritize tasks, so Task A must be completed in an hour time if after an hour it isn’t finished, I reflect to know what went on and why I did not meet the task.
A quote by James Clear,
“Your actions reveal how badly you want something. If you keep saying something is a priority but never act on it, you don’t want it. It’s time to have an honest conversation with yourself. Your actions reveal your true motivations.”
You can also use the 80/20 rule by John C Maxwell. It states.” Putting eighty percent of your time, energy, and focus on your top twenty percent task.”
This helps me to stay on track.
Initially, when I started this whole prioritizing process, it was all a mess because I used to be disorganized, but after trying these three. I have become more productive with my time, and it’s so unique; it’s a great feeling! I feel fantastic, and so can you:)
The third tip here to breaking free from distraction in this millennial age is taking short breaks.
Now, I mentioned that you should turn off your phone, but common, we’re humans, and we predominantly want to get some attention on social media or keep up with what is going on with a friend or a stranger online. So, when you take your break, you may now pull up your phone and scroll. Please endeavor to time yourself on such a break, as your time is your greatest commodity. Do not mismanage it, okay.
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Are you goal -Oriented or growth-oriented?
Where do you belong?
Let me start up with a story, you see
Many businesses focus on their goals, which is due to the businesses’ annual revenue.
Thus far, I have seen that most employees do not grow themselves after a day’s job; they show up to work, get the job done, hit their house, and turn on the TV; some binge watch Netflix and repeat the same cycle. I know, we’ve all done that; it’s human. However, this cycle of living, as mentioned above, is mundane.
To begin, setting goals is phenomenal, and I know you’ve probably read great books about goal setting, but being growth-focused will scale you up to a height you’ve never imagined.
Here’s a quote by John C Maxwell, “Growth is the greatest separator between those who succeed and those who do not. when I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to Personal Growth.”
So, here’s my four suggestions/subjective opinions for an individual or a business to consider in their growth-driven journey/plan.
Reading cannot be over-emphasized. Suppose every employer makes their employees read a book or two not just narrowed to the job description, but also how they can become better individuals. Believe me when I say the world will become a better place of highly skilled individuals with great character, relatable persona, and admirable qualities.
Training is the subcategory for upskilling; you technically train the employee and thus upskill them.
I believe every organization has quarterly goals on how they groom/train their employees. My organization trains only new hires; this isn’t great. I am tech Savvy, and I sense a need to up-skill myself to learn new technical features in our global economy instead of waiting for my employer. I up-skilled myself through online courses, masterclasses, and masterminds, and the above training mentioned is what got me started, that is to begin writing blog posts.
The point I am trying to pass across: focusing on Growth creates an opportunity to upskill.
When an organization trains its employees on personal development, they grow exponentially; on a side note, organizations should not limit training towards companies’ specific systems or processes. It would be kind also to include materials that would grom employees personal development.
You may ask which corporation wants to waste its money on training employees. I know the John Maxwell coaching program does this. Well, let’s come to reality, we should all be responsible for our development process, and this brings me to another quote by Earl Shoaf “If you don’t have much, perhaps you haven’t become much.”
You want to climb up the ladder for managerial roles, not just in your corporation but in other endeavors, then become more, become more!!!
Wow, there’s a lot of money in coaching, and the online space is flooded by it. However, I am not talking about business coaching. Keep reading!
Coaching for me is having frequent conversations with an employee; this should not be overlooked.
The reason is that having a frequent conversation with the employee helps keep track of the competencies on the side of the organization, as the employees are the ones who speak directly to the customers, Below are my subjective advantage in coaching employees.
- Recognizing what time works for brainstorming ideas with fellow employees is a great way to coach them, thereby improving personal growth/business growth.
- Identifying what problems employees face and how issues can be lessened on a day to day basis helps recognize one’s weakness, overall helps in Personal Growth.
- It bridges the leadership gap as CEOs don’t relate to employees directly; this is exemplified by having a manager connect with the organization’s employees.
- To reiterate, the manager fills that gap by informing employees on better ways to talk to address a customer or sell a product, depending on your organization structure( trying not to generalize, not all businesses sell)
This way, the corporation performs excellently as a whole.
Are you accountable to yourself if you answered, yes? Then you won’t grow. Ask me why? You can’t know it all.
I don’t know it all as well; if you’ve read my previous blog posts, you may have noticed, I always reference other authors; the reason for this is, I am still in my growth journey, and I don’t’ have all the answers.
You must endeavor to get an accountability buddy; this helps you track your Growth.
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I hope you learned the following: Be Growth focused: Reading, Upskilling, Be coachable, and having an accountability buddy.
Until next time, grow 🙂
Author, upcoming gospel artist, wife and Positivity enthusiast.
There is still a lot of time to make the remaining twenty-four days of two thousand and twenty worthwhile.
So, I randomly stumbled upon my coach’s writeup in a Facebook community group I currently follow. I watched an online summit. One of the speakers spoke about Parkinson’s law, and I was blown away.
Here’s the law; let me save you some time from googling its meaning.
“work expands to fill the time available for its completion,” this definition is according to the encyclopedia.
My take on this is when adversity knocks on your door, you quickly come up with ideas or solutions to resolve the issue. Ever wondered how great inventors such as Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers came up with mind-blowing solutions? They were able to do this by embracing adversity; they also took responsibility. They bounced back in a painful, unrelenting, and refined manner, and if these great men can do it, then you can do it as well.
The point I am driving at is that no one ever becomes successful without going through obstacles, in my term “Adversity.”
To add further, I just wanted to mention that I spoke on the top nine things I have seen and read about successful people. Similarly, my opinions are subjective; you could also conduct your research on other qualities successful people undergo.
Before calling it a day, I just thought to add a quote from Grant Cardone,” “The clarity of your purpose determines your persistence on any given endeavor.” While you accept adversity, make sure to persist, I also have a blog post on persistence; you may read it at your earliest convenience.
Additionally, please feel free to message me on topics related solely to personal development. I would love to reference other people’s opinions on my episode and not just those of John Maxwell, Grant Cardone, and so forth.
Always remember that you will not be young forever and make the most of today.
Please subscribe, like, share, and comment. 2021 was a great year.
The video following this post is the last bit on the standing out series; I will be moving on to something else after this; stay connected, don’t go anywhere. Take a deep breath; you’re right?
A quote from H. Stanley Judd “Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on the next challenge. It’s okay to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing”.
I am sure you may be wondering, no John Maxwell’s quote, chill, I got a challenge from my coach to try other quotes aside from the reputable John Maxwell, and why? You may ask. I am too attached to his quotes; I always love getting out of my comfort zone. Enough of this challenge talk; let’s get on board.
First, at some point in life, one will encounter adversity; you must learn to embrace it because adversity births greatness.
I will mention my top three legends who went through adversity and chose never to back down. Number one on my list is:–“Elvis Presley.”
number two: “Thomas Edison.”
Number three: “Albert Einstein.”
Some of their quotes, “When things go wrong don’t go with them” -Elvis Presley.
Albert Einstein “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
Moving on with today’s writeup. For some reason, the media makes success look all glamorous, rosy, and never painful; the loud cheers, yay, the excellent cinematography, paparazzi and all that, these terms are usually seen around celebrities who have probably failed at some point in their life. Still, we forget that failure and adversity are the preliminary things we meet before we finally hit success.
I like how Grant Cardone puts it;” you must conquer your fears to rise to greatness” If you don’t know Grant Cardone, you better do your research; he talks about 10X ing your life.
To reiterate, if you must stand out, always embrace failure and adversity; they are part of life. You cannot become a winner without ever failing. The people you see today doing big things have mastered their craft; they have failed countless times, after which they became experts.
In a nutshell, if you’re determined to stand out in 2021, you’re willing to drop your excuses and run with all the strengths you’ve got, please watch my next episode, don’t miss it for anything. Okay, see you on the other side.
Here’s a question for you?
What must I fail very well to become successful?
Write it down?