Personal Development

Manage Your Energy and Remain “Cool”

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People usually burnout and experience exhaustion when they push themselves to the limit with a high level of intensity - in order to accomplish a specific task or goal.

 

The best way to manage your energy is to remain calm and control your emotions in any specific situation - remaining calm will release all strain and stress, ironically, victory comes when you stop struggling.  As the saying says: " remain cool ".

Cultivating calmness keeps you happy and helps you consistently achieve your goals without exhaustion.

 

Managing your energy means taking control of your impulses, performance, emotional behavior and thoughts in a way that it is done with calm and positive thoughts, the strategy is to " keep calm and carry on ".  Calmness helps you conserve your mental energy and allows you to exercise self-control without effort, stress and negative thoughts. 

In our western culture, it's a common belief, that happiness equates to high-intensity emotions such as being a perfectionist, elated, eager for more & high-intensity activities such as being on top of things, multi-tasking, available 24/7. In reality, happiness comes from low-intensity emotions and activities like focusing, being calm, serene, content and in peace. 

When at work, replenishing your energy might mean, going for a walk, taking a break, meditating for a few minutes - all low impact activities. When you are not at work, detach yourself from work, don't take work home, turn off all those technology devices.

 

In summary, cultivating calm provides you with more focus, more energy and as a result less stress, a clearer mind and a sharper focus to get your work done while at the same time you remain balanced and enjoy the process.

As a result, you are happier and more successful.

 

 

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Tap into Your Resilience and Thrive

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Resilience comes from knowing that you are the only one that has the power and responsibility to pick yourself up

Strategy 2 is related to your ability to tap into your resilience

We all want to live at our full potential in order to accomplish our goals, dreams, and aspirations. One of the things we have learned in life is that we need to have the drive - drive, ambition, motivation - to reach those goals and dreams.

We are constantly trying to do more and better in our profession, our finances, family life, personal life.

 

Having drive is a positive thing. The problem is that in today's world many are living in over-drive - studies have shown that 2 out of 3 people live their lives with high levels of stress. Stress can be positive only if it's short-term stress, high-stress levels are completely negative. 

Over-drive ironically backfires and prevents us from achieving the goals we aim for.

There is a better way: fostering resilience.

 

Instead of living in overdrive, train your nervous system to bounce back from setbacks. Resilience will allow you to control the moment, bounce back from stress -  empowering you to face difficulties and challenges with ease.

How quickly do you bounce back from frustrations, stress, disagreements? - five minutes, an hour, a day, a week?

 

Train yourself (your brain / your mind and your body) to bounce back by avoiding over-drive and taking the appropriate moments to relax and enjoy the moment.

 

 

 

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Live in the Moment

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The art of life is to live in the present moment

Emmet Fox

 

As we mentioned, strategy No. 1 for attaining happiness and fulfillment is to live in the moment.

We all know that we live in a world with a fast-paced environment where everything has to be done at once and right away, multi-tasking is the norm of the day.   People believe that in order to be successful and happy they have to chase the future on a constant basis, your mind has to be always on the next task, the next goal by constantly playing catch-up ... ahhh the rat-race!

 

This tendency to focus on getting things done is of course not categorically negative - accomplishments are good things! Yet constantly focusing on the next thing ironically ends up keeping you from the very success you are chasing.

The problem is, we keep delaying our happiness in favor of getting more things done so that we can be even happier later, or so we think. The delaying process usually goes on forever, damaging the very success and happiness we are seeking. 

 

Instead, live and enjoy the moment, the present. Focus on what's happening in front of you right now - focus on one thing at a time, be present instead of having your mind on the next thing.

 

These are some exercises that may help you live the present:

  • Practice consciously being present:  focus exclusively n the task at hand 

  • Meditate:  it cultivates a state of calm and quiet in your mind

  • Breathe focus: when you find your mind wandering in the past or future focus your attention on your breathing, it brings you back to the present.

  • Truly experience pleasure:  whether emotional (such as love) or sensual (taste, touch or sound) - savor the experience completely

  • Technology fasting:  understand the importance of unplugging, after business hours and weekends, let your mind rest from all the various technology gadgets (yes-including your cell phone) - let your mind rest and relax.

 

 

 

One of the core values we have as a company is to inspire and empower people in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, if you want to read about our Custom Software Solutions and Consulting Services, please visit www.isucorp.ca

Give, Give, Give.

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Selling is giving. Focus on what you give, not just what you get!

A sincere desire to help, aid, assist, and service is the true focus of selling. If you give enough in life, life will give back. Service is senior to selling, giving is senior to getting. Deliver beyond what they ask for… exceed the client’s expectations!

Best energy, attitude, and service will get you further than anything. By raising the credibility and reputation of the company, you will see increased profits, sales, customer satisfaction and shorter sales cycles.

 

Love the one you’re with and show them how important they are to you… commit 100% and don’t allow for interruptions. Turn off your phone, pager, etc. Be totally committed to that one opportunity, the customer. People feel neglected, if you give your full, undivided attention, it will leave an impression on the customer. People are more valuable than money.

What level of service are you going to give?

You can beat the pack with a high level of service. A better product? Not necessarily the solution... great service will always triumph. People will pay more for service than they will for the product. Go to the client rather than the client coming to you, service sells. Providing options is a way of serving people.

Follow up with people before and after the sale. Stay creative, go where other people won’t go. What do you get for a lower price? The difference between the $40 room and $400 room: service, clientele? What did the customer get?
Elevate your level of service.

 

Commitment to purpose, dedication to service. SERVICE and PURPOSE. High levels of service = increased sales. Most people don’t buy the first time you ask. The moment you quit asking, the deal is dead. You have to be willing to be persistent, “Hard sell status”.

Get comfortable so that what you say sounds genuine and natural. Closing is like a recipe. Practicing handling rejections, complaints, etc. There’s nothing wrong with you learning what you’re going to say. Use what works, so you can handle certain situations successfully. Drill, practice, rehearse to become a professional, hard sell closer. If you can’t close, you lose.

Know how to deliver, know how to close. Repair what doesn’t work. For you to be a professional, you have to prepare yourself. Video yourself. Watch your gestures, hand motions, tone level, and responses. Team up with another associate, and practice handling anything you weren’t comfortable with the day before.

You’re doing this, but when it costs money. Why wait until there are real things at stake in order to practice closing?

 

 

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How to Get the Healthy Body and Mind You Want 3

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Continuing with our series of strategies, we’ll talk today about water and water-rich foods.

As you know, water is the basic and major component of all living matter; and it is the largest single component of your body. For instance, your brain is 76% water (and I’m not saying it as an insult! J); the lungs are 90% water, blood is 84%, and plasma 98%.

There is no successful diet or exercise plan without the right amount of water in it. Main body functions such as digestion, circulation, and excretion cannot happen without it. It is used to carry and distribute nutrients to all vital body substances, plays a crucial role in keeping the necessary body temperature, and serves as a building material for growth and repair.

If you want to be and stay healthy, you need to drink above half your body weight in ounces a day… for example, if you weigh 120 pounds, you should be drinking 80 ounces of water daily.

Also, see that at least 70% of your diet consists of water-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables (and know that 1/5 of your daily intake of water comes from what you eat).

 

Here’s a list of ten fruits and vegetables for you to consider including in your diet:

Cucumber, 96% water

Tomatoes, 95% water

Spinach, 93% water

Mushrooms, 92% water

Melon, 91% water

Broccoli, 90% water

Brussel sprouts, 88% water

Oranges, 86% water

Apples, 85% water

Blueberries, 84% water

 

Next week we’ll cover the topic of essential oils and their importance to your diet and overall health.

Until then, stay strong!

 

One of the core values we have as a company is to inspire and empower people in all aspects of their lives. Additionally, if you want to read about our Custom Software Solutions and Consulting Services, please visit www.isucorp.ca