3 Business Tips that No One Tells You
Attitude > Aptitude
You’ve probably heard this all your life – positivity takes you further. It’s true! The same idea applies in the business world. This means that not only should you approach problems with a ‘can-do’ attitude, but also that you are to be determined and stay persevering in times of doubt or stress. Talent is not the only driving factor that will help you achieve your goal.
An excellent example is the participants you see in the Olympics. In figure skating, the person’s mental attitude plays a huge role in their performance. Many skaters fall or injure themselves not because they lack the talent or ability, but because they are missing a positive mental attitude. When a key moment arrives, there is so much pressure and stress that many cannot handle it. As a student in business, you will be facing lots challenges in the real world as a professional, and there will be moments where your mentality is weak. Whether or not you can overcome difficulties with the right attitude that can adapt and endure will be key factor that takes you over the edge of success. You won’t fall, if you believe that you won’t fall. Make the leap of faith.
Be aware of yourself
Once you understand a math equation, you are then able to use it in many types of questions and even apply it to realistic application questions. Once you understand yourself as a person, you can use the information to improve your performance and experience situations in a new light. Self-awareness helps you to realize strengths and weaknesses so you learn to improve upon weaknesses and capitalize on strengths. Self-improvement is surely a goal for many, but that can only be done if one is already self-aware. A simple way to be more self-aware has already been achieved by many. Studies show that most people are visual learners. Many who know they are a good visual learner tend to use more diagrams, pictures and other visual aids to help them study. Essentially, your understanding of how you think and operate as a person prompts you to see where you need to reinvent and reinsert yourself. Successful people claim that they always self-examine after each failure to reassess their methods of achieving goals and know where things went wrong during the process. So, listen to Socrates and “know thyself.”
Prepare to do the dirty work
Success is not a one-stop shop. Often, you will be faced with having to do something that you really don’t want to. We all ideally want to be doing meaningful work and feel as though every mouse click and pen mark takes us one step closer to that final destination. Whatever your dream may be, to be an entrepreneur that leaves behind a legacy, a CPA running his own business or the biggest stockbroker to hit Wall Street, know that the road to success is always under construction. You cannot be cruising down the highway not expecting a lane change or an exit to another road. Inserted in the text is a perfect photo representation of what success means. Many accomplished people have had a windy road as well. Honda was named after the engineer Soichiro Honda. When he first failed to find a job with Toyota, Soichiro made scooters in his garage. Little did he know he would’ve been the founder of one of the biggest automobile giants in the world. The point here is that do not be discouraged if you find yourself seemingly straying away from your destination. You are just constructing your road. Every experience you go through, no matter the size or form, are all part of the journey. Approach everything with the mindset that this benefits you in a way that you will ever only understand once you have achieved your dream.