Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Success will definitely come and go but, integrity is forever.
Integrity goes along way to help you identify your strengths and character defects. It helps you make an honest assessment of who you are and what you are capable of. We need integrity to draw and keep the right people, both employees and customers. When people look to their leaders, they respect the person whose words match their actions. Integrity binds us together.
Things to consider to help you build up integrity are;
- Decide to change.
- Believe in yourself, and in change.
- Foster your self-esteem.
- Be conscious of the decisions you make.
- Place yourself in a facilitating environment.
- Avoid succumbing to peer pressure.
- Be polite.
Mentorship is so important, these is where you get to learn from those who are skilled and experienced in your field. To achieve success through positive mentorship or coaching, you must first be open to receiving coaching
When you allow yourself to be mentored by someone, you tap into a wealth of information, communication and conversation. Due to the nature of the relationship, a mentor can tell you the truth about yourself or your business as the right mentor already walked the path you are now on. Out of their experience, a mentor informs you of the pitfalls you might face and can teach you how to approach and conquer challenges.
To be mentored watch out for the following
- Find someone you want to be like. .
- Study the person.
- Make the “ask”
- Evaluate the fruit.
- Follow up after the meeting.
- Let the relationship evolve organically.
- Don’t check out when you feel challenged.
- Press into relationship.
willingness to learn and a desire to do so should not be underestimated. Building a startup is an experience unlike any other.
Are you willing to do whatever it takes, as long as the “it” is ethical? Will you work 12-hour-days for weeks, with no paycheck? Will you clean toilets, sweep floors and empty trash? Are you willing to forgo material pleasures while building your dream? Can you ask for help? Are you willing to listen to constructive criticism? Will you set aside your ego and accept opportunities for growth as they come? Will you commit the time to continually expand your knowledge base?
Growth requires education and dedication. You must be willing to go the extra mile and be able to see success before it materializes. You must work like no one else to succeed like no one else. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a basic skill set you need to start strong, maintain focus and achieve success.
9. Never stop optimizing.
As soon as you stop trying to improve, you’re no longer working toward success. At best, you will remain stagnant. Part of the “success process” is continuing to optimize and learning to make the best use of your resources over time.
The process of developing, constructing and reconstructing is part of a journey that never ends. It’s a skill to be able to constantly look for ways to improve. But just like anything else, the more you practice it, the better you’ll get.
Keep testing new strategies and collaborating on different methodologies. Pioneers are those who push the boundaries and carve their own path in life.
10. Construct a positive environment for yourself.
To be successful you have to build yourself a successful environment. Where you work and where you spend the majority of your time has a huge impact on what you accomplish and how you feel about it. The right environment will help you feel more engaged in and enthusiastic about your work. A negative environment will suck the joy and inspiration out of you.
There are elements of the environment you can easily influence and others that are much harder to change or it’s even impossible to do so. Here is a very general scale from the easiest to the hardest elements of your environment to be influenced :
- Your possessions
- Home decorations
- Office decorations, if there is no company policy that’s preventing you from doing it
- Market trends
- Your mentor
- Spouse – depending if you are married or not, and how long you’ve been in a relationship
- The company you work for, your coworkers and your boss
- Your primary family culture
- PESTLE factors – if you don’t decide to change the country
Based on the list about it’s time to express your power by changing your environment.
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Stephen Udochi John (Yudee) is a lover of ICT and also loves to inspire and be inspired by the power of uplifting words. To know more about him you can read the about section of inspiredwordcast