Respect yourself and others

As the value we place on the beauty of a long living oak, so do we place that huge amount of value on the respect of others as well as respect for ourselves.

What is respect?

Respect is honor. It is earned and appears as an element of who we are.

How do I develop respect for myself and others?

Respect is an expectation. By appreciating ourselves, we project that appreciation in our feelings and actions toward others. We treat others with respect and dignity. We are human beings with normal responses to giving and receiving kindness. Respect becomes our awareness and is demonstrated through our thoughts and behaviors. Notice others. Recognize their importance, be genuine, be courteous, offer a good deed, express appreciation, and be helpful and caring by your own nature. This brings joy to you as it is reflected to others.

How does this play a role in my life and business?

Respect is a personal role as well as a business role. Again, it is who you are and how you treat others. Getting along with family and friends, learning to like yourself and to be proud of yourself sets an example for others. All of these traits matter in the business world as well. Professionals excel because of their inner drive, training, and because of the leadership example of others.

Is it possible to avoid being disrespectful?

When you are mindful of others and aware of the impact of your presence and actions, being disrespectful would not be considered one of your responses or a part of your core value of respect.

What is the best way to build presence, grow, share, and incorporate the value of respect?

All of the examples above define building presence. It is a behavior pattern that you choose to work on daily with the intention of achievement and peace of mind. Serving others becomes an expectation of excellence with those you encounter in your circle of influence.

“Bring presence into whatever you do.”
-Eckhart Tolle

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Reflect and change your life

In our busy lives we are so focused on the tasks at hand that we rarely take the time to reflect. I mean really put aside a few moments to assess our day, or our week, or the completion of a big project.

Why take the time to reflect?

We define our intention, we set goals, and we make lists. Then we hastily work diligently to accomplish each and every one of them. To what purpose? For our growth and happiness of course!

Reflect on your long term goals

Sometimes we lose sight of our ultimate long term goals, lost in the minutia of our everyday lives. Taking time to reflect helps us to see the bigger picture and reminds us of why we are doing all of this in the first place.

Ask yourself questions

How do you reflect? You can start by asking yourself questions. Why was your day good? Or bad? How did it make you feel? Were there challenges? What uplifted you?

Change your life

I found this article helpful in defining the kind of questions you might want to ask yourself: These 7 Questions Will Change Your Life by Peter Economy, The Leadership Guy at Inc.com
It may help guide your reflection. You never know, it may change your life!


I hope the Shirlie Taylor, South Carolina business development and life coachinformation in this post is a helpful resource for you. If you are interested in taking your professional development a step further, I encourage you to learn more about our Mastermind Groups. These interactive, round table discussions for like-minded professionals are held once a month.  Or investigate our Seminar and Workshop topics.

Want to learn more about our services? I have posted many articles on topics critical for entrepreneurs and small business owners. You’re invited to read and share with others who may find insight from them.

Goal setting

Looking Ahead to 2016

What are your goals for the New Year? Are you feeling motivated? Are you challenging yourself? Which results are most important to your growth? Need help goal setting for 2016?

Focused Mindset

When setting goals, your mindset is critical to achieving results. This helps you define what you want and develop the steps to make the greatest impact. Maintaining a focused mindset is the key to accomplishing your goals.

Goal Setting Tips

  • Create a sense of urgency
  • Write down your goals
  • Know your ‘why’
  • Be committed
  • Prioritize
  • Schedule your time
  • Stay on track and monitor your progress
  • Evaluate your results

Are these goals taking you where you want to be? If not, modify to build your strength. Your ability and the belief in yourself are the power factors to “Looking Ahead to 2016 with Conviction!”


I hope the Shirlie Taylor, South Carolina business development and life coachinformation in this post is a helpful resource for you. If you are interested in taking your professional development a step further, I encourage you to learn more about our Mastermind Groups. These interactive, round table discussions for like-minded professionals are held once a month.  Or investigate our Seminar and Workshop topics.

Want to learn more about our services? I have posted many articles on topics critical for entrepreneurs and small business owners. You’re invited to read and share with others who may find insight from them.