5 Keys to Success.

Keys to Success #1 – Be on time.

The first of the keys to success is being on time. It is also an easy way to cut back stress in your daily working life. In fact, being early for meetings and appointments can allow you to settle down and become unflustered from your travels. Creating time milestones throughout the day will allow you to also schedule your work and tell you when to stop working and begin your travel. Allowing extra time for delays in travel is also important.

Consider: The fastest way to destroy people’s trust in you is to waste their time.

Key to Success #2: Communicate with others

In many ways, communication is key to successful relationships in your personal and working life. You should show interest in others and listen carefully and completely when people are talking to you. When on phone calls, devote all your attention to what the other person is saying (instead of time sharing with other tasks, such as checking emails or playing computer games). Also only answer your phone and returning phone calls when you can devote full attention to what the other person is saying. Your relationships are what brings value to your life and communication is one of the vital keys to success.

Consider: Ignoring people is rude and unprofessional.

 

Key #3: Plan Meetings

Before planning meetings, prepare and agenda and contact key participants before the meeting to hear their views, solicit suggestions for agenda items, and coach them on how to prepare for the meeting. You should do all this far enough ahead before the meeting, so people have time to prepare.

Consider: Bad meetings demonstrate an inability to provide leadership.

 

Key #4: Be Courteous

Avoid listening or starting gossip. Never ridicule, insult, or make fun of other people. You should fine the good in everyone and always use positive words, compliment others, and always speak about what you want and how you want things to be. Avoid suggesting other people’s actions and views.

Consider: Discourtesy damages all relationships.

 

Key #5: Help Others

You should be a mentor for newcomers by teaching people skills and sharing ideas to help them excel. Let others speak first even on issues where you are an expert. You should give this help without expecting to return the favours.

Consider: Selfish people end up working harder.

 

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