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The 17 Top Leadership Qualities

To be successful you need to be a Leader therefore identifying these qualities and developing any areas where you feel you are weak. In the last post I identified the first eight of these qualities. Below are 17 qualities Leverage is simply the term for being able to get income from work done by others. This article is sponsored by Best GED Classes and it explains the qualities needed.

Leadership in work from home careers

In 1985 Wess Roberts Ph.D. wrote a management classic Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun, which became a New York Times Best Seller.

He uses the documented life of Attila The Hun as an allegory for the secret to Leadership. In a work from home company the idea of ‘leverage’ is key. Leverage is what makes a business a business as opposed to being self-employed. Leverage is an income stream that is based on the work of others and which would continue even if you personally stopped work. To do this you need to have systems and leadership.

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Small improvements are the path to success

In work from home careers such as home internet businesses that involve a network or team, you will be the Leader for the people you attract into the business opportunity.

Looking at the Leadership principles contained in, How to Win Friends and Influence People it is emphasized we need to positively acknowledge this Leadership role. Why does he Dale Carnegie devote a whole section to Leadership? The answer is simple, people are attracted to Leaders. The book is about how to win over people hence the more you behave like a Leader the more people will be attracted to your opportunity.

One of the things I have seen unsuccessful Leaders do is the, ‘leave alone zap’ way of Leading. This method involves ignoring people if they are doing things right day in and day out, but boy do they ‘zap’ you if you get it wrong once. This is a bad way to earn extra money because your team begins to distrust you. I believe it’s the prevalence of poor Leadership in that past that has lead to so many people leaving home business opportunities in the past.

There is another much more productive, and I mean in terms of earning more money, way. If you agree with someone there is an area where they can improve it is crucial that you follow up on that. Be very specific about what the problem is and then when they improve tell them. They will do anything for you if you do this in a consistent manner. Continue reading “Small improvements are the path to success” »

To be effective the leader you need to take advice

Wess Roberts in Leadership Secrets of Attila The Hun has the following general principles about Leadership and advice:

  • A Leader who has a team that always agrees with them will only ever be given mediocre advice
  • A wise Leader never ignores the person who gives bad news but rather ignores the person who fails to give them bad news
  • A sensible Leader never asks questions where they will ignore the answer
  • A Leader who asks the wrong the questions will always hear the wrong answers

The power of reflection

In my continuing discussion of success in work from home careers today I want to cover the power of reflection. The Slight Edgephilosophy focuses on ‘the now’, about realizing there is only ever really now. The choices we make in each moment are what lead to the path of success.

How to reflect on your  business

Reflection  is about using the results you have been getting, taking time out to look at them on a daily basis, and then seeing if your home Internet business is heading towards success. The key is to remember to avoid dwelling on the past. If you use reflection that fact you did something wrong several times means you can learn. In fact you have learned, you have learned several things to change. You then have the power to choose to change the actions you take and reflect again. This is a continuous improvement process, ‘plan, do. review’. Continue reading “The power of reflection” »

How to bust time wasting and get the career you deserved

Time is your most precious asset,this article gives you tips on how to avoid wasting it.

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In my last post I explained that procrastination or wasting time is the reason so many people today are unable to achieve their goals and gain financial freedom. Many people dream about a better job, working from home or just having a financial freedom yet they don’t know how to manage their time.  I think I have mentioned that I’m involved in helping people to pass the GED exam. This exam is for people who didn’t finish their high school but now are looking for new job possibilities and would like to continue their education. First step in this process is to get prepared for the GED exam by taking preparation classes and GED pre-tests. There is a really good website that offers GED practice tests and online classes free of charge so people only need to have a desire to learn and self-discipline. Sadly many people waste their time and never get their GED certificate so here is how to bust time wasting.

The first step to dealing with this problem is awareness. Awareness will allow people to begin to think about self control. Self control and personal development are the secret to success in achieving your goals such as a GED diploma.

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Why I believe in Robert Kiyosaki

I’m a big fan of The Conspiracy of The Rich The 8 New Rules of Money. I believe in what Robert is doing and I have been a fan of his ever since Rich Dad Poor Dad.

What’s unique about this work is that a) he is writing each chapter in pseudo draft and publishing it on the internet and then asking readers to comment, he then amends it inline with the feedback and b) this is one of the richest men in the world saying the rich have conspired deliberately to keep us from earning our full potential.

This post is a review of the Introduction which when I first read it I thought was truly shocking. All the more so because it was written by a self made man and not a particularly left wing person with no experience of being rich or being an entrepreneur. So when Robert Kiyosaki calls something a conspiracy you better listen for your financial health.

He starts the book off with the following sentence, “Is the love of money the root of all evil? Or is the ignorance of money the root of all evil?”  His argument, and I agree which is why I am a Financial and Wealth Education Consultant, is that it is irresponsible of all governments to leave financial education out of the school curriculum. He actually uses the words, “cruel and unconscionable”, strong stuff. Continue reading “Why I believe in Robert Kiyosaki” »

How to get into good habits

Habits are very good things or are very bad things. For home Internet businesses they should be good things if you are going to be a success. The thing about habits whether they good or bad it’s very difficult to overcome them. Why is this?

How habits drive us

Habits are driven by your subconscious, which is basically your outlook on life and is emotion based. Your outlook creates your attitude, actions and your results and in the end is your life. So it follows if you are going to be a success you have to have good habits. And each bad habit adds to the negativity you are carrying round. The ability to be successful basically boils down to simple choices in order to earn extra money. Your choices are yours to control, we all know what the correct choice is in most situations.

The issue is why do we make the wrong ones? It’s because often it’s easier to go with our bad habit than to stop, think and make the right choice. The good news is when we keep making the right choice it becomes a good habit.

Changing bad habits

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How you manage your own finances when you study for a GED

The first lesson relates to how you manage your own finances. This lesson is the basis of all the other actions. Bringing in extra money alone is no cure for financial difficulties. It is really just a sticking plaster. You have to deal with the root cause. For example for Joan the root course is lack of proper education, she left a high school when she was 16, she is 23 now and still doesn’t have a high school diploma. It limits her earning potential tremendously.  Luckily for Joan there are opportunities do correct this mistake, she can take a GED test and then she will receive a GED certificate. This certificate is the equivalent of  high school diploma. This is a first step she needs to fix it in order to have a better future, with the GED she will make at least $9 000 more per year

Getting GED is not a lengthy process, it might take Joan 2-4 months to get ready if she will follow intensive online classes for the GED. But what do you do in between. Play on the lottery?

There is a reason why you never see wealthy people as lottery winners. Quite simply they never play the lottery. Their mindset would be to take that £1 you put on the lottery and put it in the bank. Assume you pay the lottery twice a week that would be $2 a week or $104 a year. Now how many people who play the lottery receive a guaranteed $104 plus interest a year? Add to that the fact that 95% of all lottery winners are back at the level of income they had before winning, this shows more money alone is not the long term solution. It’s what you do with your extra money that counts.

So the first of the cures to your poor finances is to improve your bank balance. Then you can then find ways to make extra money. The easiest way to do this is the 10% solution. Aim to spend just £1 ($1) less for every 10 you spend in a day. What this means is when you think about buying something ask two questions:

  1. Do I really NEED this?
  2. Can I buy the same thing 1 brand lower?

In one month of following this approach I saved $150 and my wife and I noticed no difference in lifestyle. All wealthy people have followed this path. To gain long term extra income you must first be able to invest. That means paying yourself first.

The last part of the process requires discipline, take the amount you save and put it into a cash based savings account. When you get used to this lower level of expenditure set up a regular payment to your savings account from your bank.

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Secrets to improving your confidence

I have been doing a series on the secrets to improving your confidence. This fourth article reveals the secret of speaking up.

As someone is considering working from home as one of the ways to earn extra money confidence is key. The level of your success is directly tied to your level of confidence. People naturally want to follow confident people.

In a legitimate home Internet business you will receive training on many aspects of marketing in theory. However there will come a time when you will have to speak to someone who wishes to join you in your business.

Most people have a level of discomfort when talking to someone interested in joining their business opportunity. This is perfectly natural. The situation is similar to attending a meeting in a ‘job’ or say a conference. The Chairperson or Speaker finishes and asks if there are any questions? In a lot of cases there are none. Continue reading “Secrets to improving your confidence” »

Distress versus Eustress

Focus on your strengths instead of improving your weaknesses – Quite often people are told to ‘do something about their weaknesses’ in order to ‘get on’. Actually this seemingly logical advise is very illogical and is counter intuitive.

Everyone is good at a maybe five to six things and they are average at a lot more. It is easier and smarter to leverage your strengths than increase your weaknesses slowly. This is known as ‘multiplication’ over ‘incremental’ changes. It’s what is meant when a business focuses on its core business to strengthen their position.

Too much of a good thing becomes the opposite – This may seem odd however its often the case if someone spends too much time on what they perceive as a good thing they become the opposite. In the case of wanting more time the idea of having lazy days seems ideal. However the end result we are aiming for is freeing up time to do something we really want to do instead of days of doing nothing. Continue reading “Distress versus Eustress” »