Optimism is a valuable tool

Do you ever feel optimistic when you see a beautiful site? What is that experience like for you? What does optimism mean to you? It can make you smile, feel appreciative, and become hopeful. The above scene is located at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. This photo was taken by a dear friend and business leader.

A valuable quality in today’s world, Optimism

  • Encourages leaders to be positive, take action and move forward
  • Builds strong leaders who can meet challenges and bring about positive results
  • Influences team members to model optimistic behavior as they grow

Advantages of being an optimist are that you:

  • See the opportunity
  • Focus on solutions
  • Not afraid of failure
  • Are a great communicator
  • Future oriented thinker
  • Use words of motivation and insight
  • Display a contagious happy attitude
  • Work effectively through collaboration
  • Maintain a positive success mindset

How to develop optimism

  • Create positive affirmations and apply positive thoughts
  • Avoid negative self talk
  • Take care of your health
  • Become a continuous learner
  • Help others
  • Position yourself with like-minded professionals
  • Take bolder action

As you demonstrate genuine optimism with others, you become more optimistic.

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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

To learn more about how respect impacts your leadership potential, please contact me for valuable tips on how to develop greater respect for yourself and others.

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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.

Courage

Encouragement plays a major role in developing belief in yourself and brings about greater effort to accomplish goals. Companies who strive for high performance apply encouragement.

What is encouragement?

Encouragement literally means to create courage in someone. Offering words of encouragement is a powerful tool. Great leaders encourage others to believe in themselves, to become confident, to grow and make positive changes in their lives.

How do you apply encouragement?

Become an encourager by inspiring others through kindness, true praise, fairness, and appreciation. Acknowledge potential in another person in an area in which they were unaware. Then challenge them and support them with a plan to succeed. Be specific and sincere with the goal.

Why it matters?

Authentic encouragement helps people overcome fear and build morale. It sets the example to build each other up. The confidence to face challenges comes into place. The gift of encouragement can transform people and circumstances while creating the desire to take positive, forward thinking action.

Encouragement establishes hope. When you encourage others, you encourage yourself. You become stronger and influence others to believe in themselves and to do the right thing.

Believe in you. Make a meaningful difference in someone’s life today.

To learn more about how encouragement impacts your leadership potential, please contact me for valuable tips on how to develop and become an encourager.

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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.