First impressions are critical to success, and your body language counts for a huge percentage of that first impression. In fact, first impressions are typically made within the first seven seconds of interacting with someone, and of that, body language counts for roughly 50%. Since we are hardwired as a survival mechanism, it’s not possible for you to stop people from instantly judging you. But, you should work towards understanding how the decisions others make of you can be used to work on your behalf. Obviously, this is important in the business community and when networking with new people!
As women entrepreneurs today, one of our most important assignments is to learn to be comfortable in becoming the lead marketer of the brand called “YOU”. Your personal brand is all about combining your unique gifts, skill sets, strengths and personality traits and packaging them into a solid brand.
You are unique and there isn’t any other person in business, be they in the same market you are in or a different market, that is exactly like you.
We are living in a new age of “Celebrity” marketing where individualism is being celebrated putting us in position to be our own news reporter. In 2006 TIME magazine named “You” as the person of the year and printed 6,965,000 copies of their magazine with a reflective mirror on the cover. Their idea was that when the reader picked up the magazine and looked at the cover they would see a reflection of themselves.
It only makes sense to have a brand built around “YOU”. After all, who else can market you better than you?
Do you know what it means to be confident? Being self-assured plays a part. If you’re looking for ways that will help change the way you live, here are ten action steps you can start doing today.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Confidence is created and self-esteem is injected. Throughout life, there will always be people who tell you things about yourself. It could be your parents telling you that you are intelligent and capable of doing whatever you set your mind to.
These type of words of encouragement work to build your self-esteem, which is how you think others see you. The ability to gain the respect of others is a huge factor in self-esteem.
It’s easy for all of us to become stuck in a rut from time to time. One advantage you have, especially now, is the ability to change your situations. You can give yourself a lifestyle makeover and change the way things are going in your life. In just a few easy steps you can simplify your life and get back to living your life on your terms.
What are the major signs that you need a lifestyle makeover? Stress, anxiety, and being overwhelmed usually top most people’s list for signs that things aren’t quite working out the way that they want. If you’re frustrated and feeling like your life is going nowhere, you are in need of a lifestyle makeover. Regardless of what your goals are, making your life simpler can be a great way to start fresh. Here are five easy and simple ways to makeover your life.
It’s a well known fact that the five people you spend the most time with will directly influence your life, from your happiness level, to your health and weight, to your actual income level? Studies have shown that your circle of influence has a penetrating effect on your success. With this in mind, it is critically important that you be mindful of who you allow to be around you on a daily basis. Who is in your circle of influence? The people you choose to be around just might make a huge difference in your ability to reach your goals.
Make the decision today to surround yourself with people who challenge you to bring out your best stuff. If you are not actively increasing your network of supportive people, you are not serious about increasing your Net Worth! GET SERIOUS…who will you add to your network of quality people this week that can help you take your life and income to the next level?
Being an entrepreneur can be an amazing adventure; similar to a roller coaster ride. You’ll have days where nothing seems to go your way and other days where everything from your client relationships to your bank account and your family relationships goes exceptionally well. I’m sure you can relate. It’s easy to stay motivated and on track when all things are in alignment and you feel a sense of fulfillment. But what about those days when you find it hard to be productive, creative and motivated to continue moving forward.
Far too often our health is taken for granted. When we were our teens and twenties, it was common for us to not even think about health issues or to neglect proper nutrition, exercise and sleep. As we get older, this neglect usually catches up to us, resulting in declining health.
Unfortunately by the time your health declines, it’s often too late to recover. Poor health will rob you of energy, quality of life, and eventually your business. As entrepreneurs, we can’t afford to neglect our health.
We always hear the word “Expert” which gets thrown around in conversations, presentations and branding seminars. It’s hard to understand what that word Expert means to you and even more complicated on the word “Position”. Let’s take a closer look at the definitions. According to Webster’s dictionary, the word Expert means: having, involving, or displaying special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience. The word Position means: relative place, situation, or standing <is now in a position to make decisions on his own> b: social or official rank or status.
As entrepreneurs in the creative flow, we often forget about taking care of our bodies, because our minds are exploding with color, sounds, words and images. But, if you allow unhealthy habits to rob your body of its strength and vitality, your creativity and productivity will be stolen as well.
What is more frustrating than having your creative flow interrupted by an annoying headache, back spasm or brain freeze (loss of creativity)?