Monday June 1, 2015
Have you ever thought about this question?
- As a business person, how does the world see you?
Now that you’ve answered that question, here’s a few more questions for you:
- Do you like what you do?
- Are you happy about the type of business or industry you’re in?
- When you wake up each morning do you say to yourself: I can’t wait to go to work today!?
- Do you like dealing with and interacting with people?
An even bigger question to ask yourself:
- Do you know if people like you?
Let’s take it a step further:
- Do people respect you at work and in general, in business?
I was thinking about this just the other day when I was calling into a company. As you may know, I talk with business people throughout the United States all day long. It’s not unusual for the receptionist or front desk person to not know who I am. Sometimes when they answer the phone it’s almost like: Who are you? Why are you bothering me?
Then I started to think about how people may see this company and the individuals that work there when the receptionist is so disengaged; so unpleasant to speak with even for a brief moment. From the moment someone picks up the phone or begins an online chat as a company representative, an opinion of the entire company is instantly formed because of that one individual. Such power! Yet I wonder if they see themselves as being so powerful merely by answering a phone or initiating the next in line online chat?
So think about this:
- How do you see yourself in business?
If I say “John Wayne” – What do you think of?
If I say “Bruce Willis” – What do you think of?
If I say “Princess Diana” – What do you think of?
If I say “Taylor Swift” – What do you think of?
Many times business people don’t take the time to develop their business skills, self-confidence or how to adjust to a work day’s varying stress levels so that they absolutely like and enjoy being around other business people no matter what happens.
Once someone feels like they have been rejected enough; once they perceive they’re hitting brick walls rather than success at any level, they often lose sight of the fact that the next person could lead to a wonderful, positive encounter or business opportunity.
Don’t permit this to happen to you!
Take some time over the next few days to give a lot of thought as to how the world sees you as a business person. Ask yourself the questions listed throughout this blog post. Ask others you respect and trust to give you feedback – good or not so good. Be open to what others say. Then decide on how you can improve for more business success.
Be the business person you want the world to see!