Who remembers the song “Shake Your Booty” that was a big Soul Train hit in the 1970s? Sometimes, people wield their power, stinky pessimism and harsh criticisms in our faces. They shake these “booties” in our faces and edge us on to crumble to our feet.
When this happens, we have two choices: we’re either going to kick or kiss ass. It is often said that you have to kiss ass before you can kick it. Wrong! These 5 tips can help you get what you need to make a lasting impact.
Tip #1: Invest in Yourself
The only way you’re going to become a force to be reckoned with is if you have the requisite knowledge to be deemed an expert in your field. People shut their mouths and listen when experts have something valuable to say. There are some learning websites that offer reasonably priced packages and provide you with certification after course completion. Some of these sites include Simplilearn, Khan Academy, and Udemy. Choose a course in something you’re passionate about or a skill that you need to work effectively in your business.
Investing in yourself also requires subscribing to the You Tube channels of experts in your field and reading as many books as possible. Some of you may be groaning at the thought of reading a self-help book. Those things are just not your speed. That’s fine. Do ensure, however, that you subscribe to a YouTube channel and follow experts on Facebook and Twitter. When you watch the videos, read the posts, and read the books act on what you’ve learnt.
Tip #2: Network
People underestimate the power of networking. I discuss its value in an article I recently posted that you can view here. Networking helps you put your name out there. Forget the naysayers and the people who want you to wipe their asses. Go to workshops, conventions, and trade shows where you can meet industry players who would be interested in doing business with you. You can find reasonably priced workshops and conventions in your area or in a location where you can overnight with a friend. Factor attending these events into your budget and make them count. Create and distribute business cards and ensure that you make a positive impression at these events.
Tip #3: Believe in Yourself
All other efforts are futile if you don’t believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself and your brand, who will? Don’t be pompous and incapable of accepting constructive criticism. Keep an open mind and listen to the constructive criticism people provide. At your core, however, you need to believe in who you are and what you have to offer. When you have that, no one can stop you.
Tip #4: Tap into Your Ingenious Mind
People gravitate towards novelty, ingenuity, and creativity. Look for creative ways to find solutions to your company’s problems. Be a trendsetter in your industry. You could be doing something that has been done before. The key is to do it in such a clever way that people really don’t even notice. It is often said that we should think outside of the box. I believe we should think outside of the universe and embrace the endless possibilities that exist.
Tip #5: Hustle Smartly
Money is always a major hindrance for those who really want to break the mold. However, the smart hustler is able to dabble in a little bit of everything and earn enough money to fuel his passion. You can do the same. Know your skills and what you can bring to the table. Leverage those skills into money-making ventures. Resist the temptation to squander the money and invest wisely. As your investments grow, feed your passion and watch it bloom.
Ready to Kick Some Ass?
There is no need for you to suck up to anyone to get where you need to be. Invest in yourself, network, believe in yourself, tap into your ingenious mind, and hustle smartly. You will make an impact on the right person and propel yourself towards success. Be patient and do your part by actively implementing these tips.
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