Month: September 2017

Sebastian Greenwood – A Path To Personal And Business Success

Tough life of entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs lead a stressful life. Entrepreneurs take a lot of risk to start their business and take extra initiative to establish it successfully.  The life that startup owners lead is fraught with challenges and hurdles. But it also has its own fulfillment and satisfaction—the freedom of being one’s own boss. But always the idea of controlling one’s own destiny is not liberating. It can take a heavy toll on one’s work life balance and also on one’s family. Often entrepreneurs feel that they are not achieving enough although their business is doing quite well. But one should not stop. No wonder Sebastian Greenwood quoted Thomas A. Edison, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”.

There are many entrepreneurs who achieve a lot of professional success, but this success comes at a cost. It comes at the cost of their family, their own health and most importantly their ability and time to feel relaxed. Unfortunately many entrepreneurs are unable to enjoy the fruits of their own labor. The challenge is to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction at the same time. For this one has to bring some changes in one’s life. No wonder Sebastian Greenwood quoted Carol Burnett, “Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me”.

Path to success

To achieve wholesome success by bringing about some crucial changes, one has to follow some principles that can set your path to success:

Defining the purpose and personal goals: the first thing that you should do is set your personal goals and then let these personal goals drive your professional goals. This will give you more satisfaction when you do your work.

Focus on one’s strength: think your business to be one of your strengths to be a good entrepreneur. Don’t waste too much time in fixing your weaknesses as this will only make your business suffer.

Have some short term goals: all entrepreneurs have a big dream. But on your path to that big dream, set short term goals and achieve them. Celebrating these little milestones will act as a great motivation.

Honesty is the best policy: many successful businessmen give a very good speech to their team mates about how to strike a balance between one’s life and one’s work. But unfortunately they forget to follow what they preach. Always be honest with yourself and maintain your integrity.

Believing, learning and growing: the world is always in a flux. So if you are not constantly learning and growing, you will lag behind and never be a good entrepreneur.

Team success and its satisfaction: starting a business requires a team. So when the business runs successfully always take pride in your team as much as you take pride in yourself. This principle can be applied both at work and at home.

Learn more about Sebastian Greenwood:

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/sebastiantruth

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Sebastian Greenwood – Becoming a People Person: The Secret to Effective Leadership

Regardless of how intelligent and smart you are, you cannot really succeed as a leader unless you begin to relate to the people around you. Ask the highly successful entrepreneur, Sebastian Greenwood, and he would tell you that one of the most important qualities of a good leader is being a people person who is both affable and approachable for those around him/her. Here are a few tips that will help you keep your negative emotions under constraint and become someone everybody loves to interact with.

Be a good listener

This world is an abrasive conundrum where everybody is striving to scream louder than the other. And the one thing most people cherish is being listened to. If you can provide someone the luxury of speaking their mind without being judged or cut off in mid sentence, you are essentially a people person who acknowledges and respects the opinions of others. Humans love to talk about themselves and someone who is ready to actually listen to what others have to say instantly becomes more relatable.

Practice circumspection

A manager that cringes or grimaces every time his/her teammates do something he/she disapproves of does not have much of a chance of climbing the ladder of hierarchy in his/her organization. You need to be more in control of your emotions and learn to exercise prudence when dealing with the people around you. Instead of making snap judgments or reacting with knee jerk comments, you need to learn to tackle situations in a cool headed manner and accept constructive criticism as an opportunity to enhance your skills and personality.

Refrain from robotic responses

Instead of incorporating coached responses in your everyday conversations, try to add a more personal touch to your interactions. For instance, ‘Good, how are you?’ might be the obvious answer to ‘How are you?’. However, it does not really sound like a real answer and may even come across as robotic. You can switch the age old mechanical response to such greetings by saying ‘ I have had better days’ and see how easily the follow-up conversation will flow without you having to make zero effort.

Make someone smile

This does not imply that you need to keep cracking jokes all day. A simple act of kindness or a smart positive remark is enough to bring a smile to someone’s face. You need to be more easygoing and fun to be with. A manager who treats his/her subordinates as actual human beings with emotions definitely has a chance at becoming a successful boss. After all, making someone smile in today’s highly stressful world is a priceless act of humanity that hardly goes unnoticed.

Make others feel important

Quoting Woodrow Wilson, Sebastian Greenwood once said,

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

With the modern lifestyle being full of insecurities that breed nothing but negativity, people are desperate for acknowledgment and validation. You must learn to make others feel important and valuable. Understand that each one of us is created differently, and it is this individuality that makes us unique. Appreciate the efforts of your subordinates and make sure to give a pat on the back for every deadline that is successfully taken care of. After all, it is not about you all the time, is it?