I would like to share something with you today that I saved a while back. It’s titled 10 Things That Require Zero Talent. I found it very impressive.
Number one was Being on Time. Something as simple as that, but how many people just can’t master the strategy of being on time? I had a client tell me, “Mike, I’m always on time. And what’s amazing is my customers are actually amazed and says, ‘Oh, my God. You’re here on time. I can’t tell you how many times this doesn’t happen with other people.'” He feels he stands out against his competition just because he’s on time. Something so simple.
Number two, Work Ethic. Put in the work ethic. A lot of people work an eight-hour day but are they really working during that eight-hour day? When we’re really in the zone, we can get a lot more done in eight hours if we’re putting in the work.
This third thing is Effort. Olympians don’t get the gold medal because they were just born with talent. They get the gold medal because they put in the effort. Day in and day out they do the work to become their best.
Number four, Body Language. Walk erect, proud, strong, and firm. People will see your body language. If you’re slumped over, you’re going to be talking slower and unenergetic. People pick up on that body language. They can see it. It makes all the difference in proper connection with others.
Number five, Energy, and that goes right along with body language. If you’re strong and erect, your energy is high. People pick up on your energy, both positive energy, and negative energy. Get your energy to work for you instead of against you. People want to deal with winners, and that’s the energy they could pick up immediately.
And how do you become a winner? Number six, Attitude. A is not the first letter of the alphabet by accident, and attitude doesn’t begin with A by accident. Think of attitude as that little rock you throw in the water and those little ripples get wider and wider and wider. A positive attitude is infectious. To have a great attitude just be grateful for what you have in your life.
Number seven, Passion. You’ll always have a great attitude if you have passion. Be passionate about what you do. Be passionate about waking up every morning, being passionate about taking advantage of God’s gifts on a daily basis. I love what I do. I love coaching people to excel and become their best, both personally and professionally. What’s better than that?
Number eight, speaking of which, Being Coachable. We have to take our guard down, open up, and be coachable. We all have blind spots. If our guard is up and we’re thinking we know everything, we’re not going to be able to go to the next level. We need people to help us get there.
Number nine, Doing a Little Bit Extra. A great little book, 212 Degrees, 211-degree water is very, very, very hot water. 212-degree water creates boiling water, which creates steam, steam that can power a locomotive engine. One degree difference, huge difference in the impact.
And number ten, Be Prepared. I remember when I was a kid, I was a Boy Scout and our motto were, “Be prepared.” If you have a presentation, or a conversation coming up, or any type of event, prepare. Don’t go and wing it and expect to get the results you’re looking for. Do your homework, put in the time.
Remember, 10 things. Number one, Be on Time. Number two, Put in the Work Ethic. Number three, Effort. Number four, Body Language. Number five, Energy. Six, Attitude. Seven, Passion. Eight, Be Coachable. Nine, Do a Little Bit Extra. Ten, Be Prepared. I hope this has been valuable.
Master these 10 habits and you’ll be on your way to success!
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, professional speaker, and trainer. He is the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com