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We are living in a day and age where few people are held responsible for their actions (or more often, lack of action). It seems to have become the norm for many of our business- and political leaders to apportion blame or provide eloquent reasons (aka excuses) as to why things went wrong, or why they did not deliver the desired results.
In recent weeks and months we have heard about the Education Department’s non-delivery of textbooks, striking mine-workers, service delivery protests, labour unrest in many sectors and the excessive consulting-spend by government departments, to name a few. In each of these instances, we could hardly see anyone owning up or taking responsibility – just a lot of investigation, discussion and blame-shifting. I’m not sure about you, but I find this EXTREMELY annoying and hence my reason for today’s topic about taking personal responsibility.
Have you ever critically evaluated how you show up for business? The first impression that you are making or the impact that your presence has on a given situation? Ever wondered if you could do something differently to have a more powerful presence and impactful intercation when you show up for business?
It is not only my opinion, but also my experience that HOW you show up for business or in the workplace will determine your results – and your success.
We have all experienced adversity or some set-back at some time or another. That nauseating, gut-wrenching feeling when something goes wrong (trust me, I have had this feeling MANY times in my life).
It might be something simple like a car break-down or getting stuck in a traffic jam. Or it might be something more significant like losing a key client, missing a tender submission deadline, the sobering realisation that your project will horribly run over budget, or even being the victim of crime.
Gratitude, or the emotion of appreciation and joy in response to receiving a gift, is one of the basic ingredients for experiencing a good life. Research in recent years has indicated that an attitude of gratitude has many benefits, including improving mental and physical health. But that’s not the only benefit. In business, gratitude enables us to maintain a mindset of positive expectation, attract opportunity and move into our higher professional purpose.
Studies over the last decade found that adults who regularly feel grateful have increased energy and optimism, more social connections and are happier than those who do not. They’re also less likely to be envious or greedy, PLUS they often earn more money!
Are you and your business on PEAK PERFORMANCE? Do you start your business day feeling energized, motivated and ready to take on the challenges at hand, or are you not quite as productive and focussed as you would like to be? What would happen to your business or your career if you are unable to work – would it survive?
Well, whatever your situation may be, it is essential to take stock of your personal health and wellbeing on a regular basis and how it is IMPACTING your professional life. As an executive, independent professional or business owner, your professional future DEPENDS on you being healthy (and not just in survival-mode)!
While you may be considering various strategies to maximize your business performance, growth and productivity, you need to ask yourself, what are you doing to maximize your personal health and wellbeing?
You need your health to build your wealth – Here are a number of things to consider if you want to take better care of your biggest asset – YOU: