This is the time of the year for sharing what you're thankful for and my blog readers are high on my list.
I was recently interviewed and featured by Brilliant Read - a magazine with a broad audience consisting mostly of business leaders, and influencers in the business and startup ecosystem. We talked about many things. We talked about my latest startup - InfoIvy. And, we also discussed - How to be successful at work? Here is an excerpt from that interview.
In your opinion what are the keys to success?
I believe the following keys can work for anyone. They worked for me and can work for you as well.
~ Build high self-esteem Believe in yourself, have confidence, like and feel good about yourself, take pride in what you do. Most of the time the harder thing to do is the right thing to do. So, do not fall to the temptation of taking the easy way out or as they say – the path of least resistance.
~ Focus with a positive attitude. Always expect the best possible outcome for what you do. Your thoughts drive your actions. Positive thoughts lead to positive actions. And positive actions result in positive results.
~ Set powerful goals Give your brain a place to aim. Set goals so that you can reach them. When you do, reach a little higher. Do not let others dictate what you can and cannot do. Only you decide that. Having detractors is a good thing. They remind you of why you need to focus on your goals.
~ Persevere Never quit. Never give up. Keep going and keep trying. Based on various factors, adjust your speed accordingly but keep moving forward and sometimes that might be more like inching your way forward but that’s OK too.
~ Maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit Take care of yourself through a healthy diet, exercise, and say no to drugs. Taking some time off is a good thing. Your mind or your body is not a machine. They both deserve to rest.
To read the whole interview click here.