Integrity Integrity

My fathers actions in life taught me the difference integrity and rules in society. Sometimes one outweighs the other.

©Tracy Lee Thomas
Master Instructor

I knew It I knew it

So often do we hear this phrase of excitement as if being “right” places one on a pedestal or superior being. The humility of mankind serves more purpose then the ego…

©Tracy Lee Thomas
Master Instructor

bridge A Habit Can Be Habit Forming

Habits are behaviors which are completely or almost involuntary. These are actions or patterns of behavior that are repeated quite often that it becomes typical of a person, without him or her being aware of it. Positive habits help in making positive decisions and actions. On the other hand, if your habits are destructive and self-limiting, it will not help you move forward in life. Your professional and personal life will be affected because of this. The habits of an entrepreneur and customer can affect a business to a great extent. The success or failure of a business lies greatly in understanding and controlling various habits. Everyone has a bad habit, some are always present and some are drawn out in various circumstances.

Recognizing a bad habit

Your businesses can be affected deeply if you are in the clutches of a bad habit. If you really want to build a new habit, then you should start right from the scratch. Monitor your current habits and patterns and recognize those habits which are not productive for you. Acknowledge that you have a habit that is turning out to be a potentially harmful one and it is high time to get rid of it. Try to analyze and understand the root cause of the habit.

To avoid getting involved in new habits that are bad, you should be conscious of what you do, why you do that, and when you do it. You should also think about the possible outcomes that your actions can have. Write down the habits that you want to develop and those which you want to discard. Look around you, are others perceiving you as having a “bad habit” or an “annoying habit” that you did not see?

Developing good habits

After you recognize new habits that you want to develop, start practicing them one by one. Keep on practicing them regularly and after sometime you will be performing them automatically. Keep a diary to record your progress. The more progress you make in developing good habits, the more encouraged you will be.

Find creative ways to curb a bad habit. If you have the habit of procrastination, then try to build a daily calendar. List your activities of the day in the calendar religiously. Seeing that you do your activities on time will help serve as an encouragement to cut out procrastination.

You should be willing to get rid of old habits. There is no way to get rid of a bad habit, until you really want to. Have the determination to get rid of your bad habits. Follow a routine to change these bad habits into positive habits that will be helpful to you. You can also seek the help of your family members, friends, or even a professional counselor to provide you support in this regard.

Banking on customer habits

Just like your habits, understanding the habits of the customer is also essential for a business to thrive. Knowing customer habits are essential in product designing. By understanding how customer habits are formed, companies can develop a marketing strategy that is based on customer’s engagement and loyalty to the company. The company can sell products which the customers will use regularly. In this way your customers will get hooked to the company and in turn will lead to an increase in the company’s profits.

Article by Tracy Lee Thomas
Placing Your Business Puzzle Pieces Together 4U
 Rev Marketing 2 U, Inc.

Tracy Lee Thomas True To Yourself True to Yourself

Accept yourself for who you are, not what others want you to be.
Stand up and stand out, as you were meant too.
©Tracy Lee Thomas

motorcycle An Attitude of Success

In order to be successful in life, you need to have the correct attitude. An attitude which projects success is essential to accomplish your goals. A positive attitude is essential to attain long-term success. Having a successful attitude will be reflected in your business endeavors too.

Have positive thoughts

Your quality of life will affect the quality of your thoughts. All experiences in life are shaped by our thoughts. Always have empowering thoughts. This will help you to have control over your emotions and experiences. You should feel from inside that you are meant to be successful. Ignore the negative voice that is inside your head. These can be self-limiting.

Avoid negative company

Staying away from negative people is also important to achieve success. Negative people tend to spread the negativity, and they will also bring down the self-confidence of people who are with them. Keep your mind closed to discouraging influences and negative thoughts. “Out of sight and out of mind” should be the policy that is followed. Keep the weeds out of your minds garden and out of your circle of family and friends to improve your well being. Grow positive thoughts!

Learn from your mistakes

You might have made mistakes in the past. But do not let this discourage you. Focus on your future and learn from your experiences. Opportunities in the future are endless. Focus on those. Understand that life is what you make of it. Negative experiences are a part of life. Try to focus on the positivity in all situations, even the bad ones. Learning from your mistakes and moving on is important in life to achieve success. Remember, for every door that closes another one opens with positive rewards. Many times, those positive rewards in life are hard to see, especially if the door that closed involved emotions.

A positive body language

A successful attitude will be reflected in the body language of a person. A correct posture and a strong handshake exude confidence. Do not slouch, but stand up and sit up straight while you are in a conversation. Maintaining eye contact gives out the sign of a positive and confident attitude. Show confidence and self-esteem by the way you walk, talk and move with your clients. Do not get sucked into a negative conversation, stay positive!

Necessary for professional and personal growth

Developing a positive attitude will help you to get over the hurdles of your business. A positive attitude will make the challenges seem insignificant, and the goals easily attainable. This attitude will enable you to focus on the opportunities rather than on the limitations. A positive attitude will allow you to make use of all opportunities that come your way. On the other hand, having a negative attitude will only make you see everything as a limitation or a hurdle in your way.

Spread the positivity

Having a positive attitude not only helps you, but it will help the entire organization. Your positive and cheerful nature will definitely serve as an inspiration to those who work with you. A team leader who is optimistic will definitely inspire the members in the team to work hard and achieve success. This will increase employee efficiency and the overall productivity of the company.

Recognizing the opportunities and making use of them is what often differentiates people who are successful and those that live their normal lives. A positive attitude will allow us to dream big and will encourage us to work harder to achieve those dreams. You will be inspired to focus on taking the right decisions that will help you to succeed in life. So by having a positive attitude in life, you can accomplish success in everything you do.

Article by Tracy Lee Thomas
Placing Your Business Puzzle Pieces Together 4U
 Rev Marketing 2 U, Inc.