Through the course of our lives, we’ve all come across a situation where we are conversing with an individual who may seem somewhat boastful. And maybe at times we’ve been the person coming off as overly confident to someone else. It happens. However, with that being said, we all should strive to humble thy self, especially when conducting yourself in business. Here are a few tips to remind us of how we might improve ourselves personally and professionally.
1. Modesty is Respected-
Unless you’re extremely lucky, you’ve came across a boss at one point in your career who knows how much power they hold over you, and they use it accordingly. Just remember how that makes you feel and what it does to your confidence as an individual. Don’t play the power card ultimately it can be very damaging to the company. Remember to humble thy self.
2. People Respond to Authenticity-
If you are selling a product and don’t truly believe in it, how would you expect your buyers to believe in it too? If you preach relaxation to your employees, but enforce strict rules, how are they supposed to relax? This all comes down to saying what you mean and meaning what you say.
People can tell when someone is being authentic with them and when they aren’t; don’t get caught pretending because you will most likely lose their trust and possibly, hurt your business.
3. Trust People’s Abilities-
Successful teams cooperate and trust each other. If you are constantly looking over your teammates work, suffocating them with advice or revisions, when will you have time to do your own work? Not to mention that your teammate won’t feel comfortable working in that type of environment. Allow people to showcase their talents.
If you’re a manager, you can easily combat for this by making the right hires. Hire the rock stars that you can trust. Don’t assume you can mold every working component of an employee, hire people who do satisfying work from the get-go.
4. Always have an open mind to learn-
If you truly want to better yourself in every situation, go into a conversation believing that the other person has something to teach you. Just because you are older, more experienced, and higher up than a co-worker/employee doesn’t mean that you can’t learn something from experiences or current situations from individuals on other levels. Everyone has something to learn, as soon as you think you know it all, that’s when people start turning their back to you.
Although these tips may seem simple, it’s crazy how easily we all forget to practice them. If you believe you do a good job with all of these already, take a step back and put yourself in someone else’s shoes. What would you think of yourself in their spot? Wearable Imaging strives everyday to keep these important things in mind when helping your business with promotional products!