This is a guest post by my good friend Anita Fiander.
I am thrilled to be featured as one of the hand-picked speakers for a fabulous FREE online women’s event that my friend Suzanne Duret with Showcasing Women is hosting.
I’m inviting you to join me for Climb The Mountain, Plant Your Flag and Prosper – Proven Strategies To Execute Success in Business, Courage and Heart. You really need to check out the amazing video on this page: http://bit.ly/L9mlEk
1. Turning Back From Reaching The Summit
During mountain climbing, tough decisions have to be made about whether to press on or turn back. The same holds true in business. Effective planning is essential, and yet there are always obstacles you must maneuver through. Remember that having to turn back means you gain valuable lessons and are wise enough to recognize you need to make adjustments. Pressing on when conditions aren’t right can create permanent damage that makes your recovery a mountainous challenge.
2. Negotiating Mountain Terrain
When negotiating your way up a mountain, you must respect the mountain’s terrain. The same applies to negotiating with men. They think and communicate differently than women. It is important to recognize this by being very concise and brief in your communications. Just give them the bullet points and then
offer them more detailed information if they want it. If you talk until their eyes glaze over with information overload, you’ve damaged your effectiveness and potentially your desired outcome.
3. Social Media – Shouting From The Peaks
When you make it to the top of a mountain, what do you do? You shout something out. And then what do you do? You listen… to your voice echo like a wave across the land. The key word here is LISTEN. When using social media as a business tool, it is crucial to spend 30-50% of your social time listening and being aware of the conversations pertaining to you, your business, or anything relevant in your regard. If all you do is shout out your message over and over again, without stopping to listen, how will you know if your message is being heard, or if you’re being effective, and if what you’re sharing is what people want to hear? Listen.
4. The Choice of Your Climb
If you aren’t enjoying a mountain climb in good conditions, you’ll certainly quit when bad conditions hit and you’ll never reach the summit. The analogy is a good one. If you are always unhappy with your current choice of career, business niche, or workplace, you will never achieve the goals and joy that you deserve. Carefully evaluate your choices; if you are not happy and can’t get happy with the choice, it is time to shift your journey. As frightening as it may be to choose another mountaintop, there can never be regret as you enjoy the view from a summit you wanted to reach, no matter what challenges stood in your way.
5. Success Actions That Get You To The Top
Just as with climbing a mountain, the same rules of success apply in business… model what the successful do and you too can reach the summit. Some key success actions are: a) focus on being productive, not busy; b) make logical informed decisions; c) focus on making small, continuous improvements; and, d) maintain a positive outlook and learn from mistakes.
Suzanne Duret is Founder of ShowcasingWomen.com and Host of a FREE online women’s summit: CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN, PLANT YOUR FLAG, AND PROSPER Proven Strategies to Execute Success in Business, Courage and Heart. Learn more about finding success in business and life by registering for this amazing free event: http://bit.ly/L9mlEk