Successful Women: How Much Are You Worth
This article in the Harvard Business Review, by Tony Schwartz caught my attention because of a book I am reading called “SWAY”. I feel a blog brewing, so watch for my post on the book and its concepts.
Within this article, Tony points out the critical need for people to feel valued. People rarely become unhappy at work if they feel that their thoughts and ideas are heard and valued. Great leaders listen, and hold the person they are talking to in high esteem regardless of who they are.
I think that self-worth is the hardest feeling to hold on to when building a business within a social networking scenario. So many people will breeze through articles, websites and blogs and never give feedback. Unless an early stage entrepreneur has a solid sense of self-worth, they could very well get discouraged and shut down the business. I have no studies to report, but have a strong intuition that this is a major reason why businesses fail within the first 2 to 3 years.
One of the many keys to success is remembering to value each person we make a connection with, as well as ourselves. Even the tiniest act of kindness adds a sense of value to the person you are interacting with.
Georgia Feiste, owner of Collaborative Transitions Coaching, Inc., located in Lincoln, NE, is a personal growth and leadership transition coach, writer, and workshop facilitator. She is also a Usui Reiki Master. Georgia specializes in career, business and personal life transitions for people seeking change in their life. Her passion is success grounded in purpose and passion, standards of integrity and priorities in life. You can also find her on her website http://www.georgiafeiste.com. Georgia can be reached at (402) 304-1902 or you can schedule a 30 minute consultation via Automated Appointment.