The Success Mindset

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I ran a workshop for Shell last week called Personal Development in a Changing World and I felt inspired to write about the three main themes that seem to me to be very relevant to anyone in business, large or small, at the moment.

2015 Alison Charles--176The world around us is constantly changing.  In business, the demands on staff are ever increasing and the requirement is to be ever more flexible, to be able to stay relevant for the role that you do.  Keeping up with technology is a given as so much discussion is done via social media these days.  Developing skill that allow lateral moves when roles evolve and change.  These are just a couple of examples that come to mind in the moment.

Through all this there are three key things that can help you stay ahead of the game:

1) Resilience is key.  Make sure you have coping strategies that allow you to move past the toughest of times because things will always get better

2) Have a learning attitude.  Be prepared to embrace new skills and constantly strive to learn.  Read around a topic and stretch you mind

3) Be on the cause side of the equation not the effect and take responsibility for your own life.  Choose results instead of excuses

I will explore these three themes in more detail over the next few days.  They are all focussed on looking internally and being self reliant, so for now just take a look in the mirror and see what you see.  As you do that what is your self talk?