The Courage To Be A Confident Business Success Hero – How to get from where you are to where you want to be and Why!
Renowned copywriter Bill Bonner of AWAI explains, “Stories are the way we understand the world around us. In marketing material, they are a very powerful way to draw your reader in.”
He further explains that a good story begins in the middle. It has a hero. The hero has a conflict. The conflict is resolved emotionally.
What’s your marketing story?
As I let that statement sift through my brain, I was reminded that our lives unfold based on the stories that we tell ourselves. We like to attach ourselves to the conflicts because we forget how they started. Hence we stay in the middle and don’t always know how to resolve them. We forget this one important fact: we are the heroes of our own destinies!
Those moments that infiltrate our experiences good, bad and ugly, are those that we give judgment energy into and believe 100% of the time. Those moments are the key to our shifting out of the conflict and bringing alignment from where we are to what we want.
In business, it’s no different.
If your Business goals are scattered, limp, hypnotic (dreamy, without substance) or non-existent, you’ve been telling yourself a conflicted story. If your Business goals are authentic (what you truly want because you believe in yourself) you’ve been telling yourself a success story.
See what I mean? I think it’s about time you told yourself HERO stories about how to build your business successes – another way of stating the obvious: self-confidence!
Here are 8 confident boosting business HERO steps you can implement immediately and build up your business success blueprint.
Confident Business Hero Step 1. Today is your only concern. Think about it. How much control do you have over tomorrow or yesterday? NONE! Said differently, focus on the present moment. To do this you may need to set up time management plans. Include your daily activities, work, and entertainment, relax time, family time and what’s important for you to do moment by moment. When you set time plans, you are your own HERO and building confidence to spend your time wisely.
Confident Business Hero Step 2. Write out your plans. As you write your plans, consider how you will deal with the world around you. Write those plans out in a story of what you want to see yourself accomplishing. Does your story of what you want represent what you are doing, being and living? Respect your dreams, then you respect yourself and others – it’s that contagious. You be the HERO right now.
Confident Business Hero Step 3. Add one new confidence building strategy each day. For example, if your daily routine consists of drinking only one glass of water, top it up. Drink two! This way, you start telling yourself you respect your body and your health. If you don’t know the value of increased water, let me share just this one point. The added water flushes out toxins, crude, and anything your body doesn’t need! You’ll just feel better for it
Confident Business Hero Step 4. Move more! Yes, it could be called exercise, however, I just call it move more! Plan today to walk fifteen minutes. That’s it! – take the stairs on your break, go up, come down, and get on with your day. The more effort you put into building a positive you, the more you will gain confidence that you are indeed, your own best HERO.
Confident Business Hero Step 5. Manage the time you do have. If you are working long hours, learn to manage your time – better yet, learn to work easier and with less effort. Sound impossible? Look at it this way. Overworking yourself is leading you nowhere but to poor health. You need to take time out for you. So one of the first HERO tips you can apply is to handle only your most complex problems. That’s it. Complex for you is probably different than complex for me. Complex could be boring, or difficult, or stressful. Complex could be relationship oriented or lone-wolf oriented. Which feels the most challenging for you? Do that and only that. Leave the simple alone – for now. The magic behind this task management is that you will feel relief, feel good about yourself, and feel great about having slayed the monster! Remember, you’re the HERO!
Confident Business Hero Step 6. Set a time that is best for you. For instance, if you do your best job in the early morning, take that complex task and get it done. The rest of the day is for you to relax through.
Confident Business Hero Step 7. Relax: Here’s a trip that adds relaxation in moments: Stretch in the morning when you arise, stretch in the afternoon, and stretch at night to relax your muscles. Find more ways that relax you and add one per day. Once you learn how to relax, you can move to find ways to reduce time wasted. For example, in the evening you could lay out your clothes for the next day. This way, you’re not stressed about what to wear in the morning especially for you’re running late. Your time is your link to productivity. Use it wisely. You’re the HERO.
Confident Business Hero Step 8. How to Stop Procrastination. Do you procrastinate? Do you want to stop? Why? First let’s define it. Procrastination is wasting time and building stress because you decided – told yourself the story that you can leave this yet another hour, day, week, year, maybe never get it done. So let me ask you thin. Is the procrastinated item stressing you more or those around you? Is the procrastinated item of value to you? Or is it something that really isn’t that important to be completed? Will it affect your life? If it affects you in a negative way, write down when you will complete it. Do it as if it is the most important item in your day. Otherwise, delegate it, destroy it, and forget it, permanently. Those pesky hangers on just cloud your success. They are stories – lies – you tell yourself. So go ahead, HERO, keep telling your story, or change it. It’s up to you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this article. I’m adding one more step. Learn to say NO. You know who you are. Saying no is a great way to improve your business success. Saying no is a positive attitude that builds confidence. If you say yes to each person that consumes your time, you will waste valuable time that guides you nowhere. No is your friend. You will discern what to say no and what to say yes to with practice – start today.
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