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The 7 Habits Of Highly Respected People

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We all have role models– people we admire and strive to emulate.

Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins…What sets them apart? After all, they’re just human like everyone else right?

They’ve cultivated the right habits. And we can do exactly the same.

Respect is earned, not demanded.

Here are 7 habits of highly respected people:

 

1. Acknowledge

Highly respected people enter a room and acknowledge each person in close proximity, not just those in their ‘click.’ They don’t shake hands with one or two and give a head nod to the rest. They take time smile and look at every person in the eye.

Try that next time you attend an event. Acknowledge, look them in the eye, and give a warm smile.

 

2. Live In The Background

Highly respected people don’t chase after the spotlight. They do the work because they believe in it. They add value to others and contribute to the world even if their efforts go unnoticed. Intrinsic value is found in doing the work. They can smile and be at peace when they lay their heads down at night.

Do what you do because you believe in it, not for fifteen minutes of fame.

 

3. Appreciation

Taking time out to send a thank you email or writing a short note. Highly respected people extend gratitude and appreciate the efforts of others. While their work may go unnoticed, they make sure the efforts of others do not. They know that a simple thank you can brighten up someone’s day.

It doesn’t take much time to pass a little thank you note to someone. And There’s never a shortage of people that we can be thankful for.

 

4. The Shirt Off Their Back

Sharing is not only caring, but respected. Highly respected people have a mindset of giving and generosity. They recognise that their life has been enriched through the generosity of others and are constantly “paying it forward.” They understand that you reap what you sow, that the good life is a two-way street.

Simon Sinek’s book, Leader’s Eat Last was inspired by his time observing the Marines. In the Marines, the officers eat last. Indeed the camaraderie and bond within the Marines is unmatched for this very reason. The powerful culture is built off the virtue of selflessness.

You can create that very culture by practicing a simple act of generosity today. Try it. Pay for someone’s lunch or dinner.

 

5. The Bottom Up

Getting in the trenches with everyone else. The highly respected person doesn’t see themselves above everyone else. If they see trash, they simply pick it up rather than call the janitor.

Guy Kawasaki in his Ted Talk points out that Steve Jobs did demos on Apple’s products. He was not only the mind behind the innovations but also the hands that operated them. He knew the business from the bottom up. He didn’t live in an ivory tower.

Whatever context you are involved with, don’t be afraid of getting your hands dirty.

 

6. Bigger Than Themselves

Highly respected people have goals and a mission in life that extends beyond themselves. They seek corporate profit, not merely individual profit. They want victory, but shared victory; Striving to change their life, so they can change others.

Set goals that bring about more than self-gratification. Think in terms of legacy and impact. Be blessed so that you can be a blessing. Work for abundance so that you may give abundantly.

 

7. Let Actions Do The Talking

They don’t make empty promises, but deliver every time. Highly respected people turn up and get the job done, and then talk about it later, if ever. They’re never late. They’re more walk and less talk. They’d rather show than tell. They understand that eloquent speech and fancy pitches are pointless without actions.

Do you have an action plan to go with your great idea?

Begin to cultivate these habits and earn the respect of the people around you today. With respect comes trust. That combination allows you to make a tremendous impact on somebody’s life.

 

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A refugee from Vietnam, raised in Australia, with a BA from Texas, Thai writes for many publications including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, and Addicted2Success. A professional chef, international kickboxer, and spiritual teacher, Thai is passionate about helping people become the best version of themselves. Signup for his free weekly Infographics at TheUtopianLife.com | Connect @ThaiWins | On Facebook 

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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