Give it Some Thought: What to Expect

Give it Some Thought: What to Expect

In every action you take, your expectations have an influence. In every result you obtain, your expectations play a role. Your expectations will not, by themselves, cause anything to happen. And yet they can have a major impact on what you cause to happen.

When you truly and fully expect to succeed, every aspect of your life becomes aligned in the direction of that success. When you’ve convinced yourself that you can get it done, you are well on the way to making it happen.

Though many people may speak to you today, no one will talk to you as much as you talk to yourself. And that presents you with an enormous opportunity. Throughout the day, over and over again, you have the chance to tell yourself what to expect. So,as each moment goes by, keep telling yourself to expect the best, most positive outcome you can imagine.

As your expectations grow stronger and more firmly entrenched, you’ll discover more and more ways to make them real Choose to expect the best of yourself, so that every fibre of your being is focused toward the achievement you desire. And then, by your efforts,those expectations will surely come to life.

Give it Some Thought is a weekly inspirational message created by Ronald M. Turner, CME, former Vice President of Sales & Marketing Executives International. For more information about improving your sales and marketing performance please visit SMEI.

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SMEI Launches New Business Book Club for Members

SMEI Launches New Business Book Club for Members

SMEI announced today that a new business book club has been launched for SMEI Executive level members. Members are invited to read the monthly business book club selection and join in an online live webcam event to discuss the book.

One of the key attributes of successful leaders is their habit of reading business books. This forum is designed to bring the reading to life within the network of Executive members. Each member will have the opportunity to rate the monthly book selection on the following qualities on a scale of 1 – 5 stars and justify their ratings:

  • Mind teasing
  • Applicable
  • Recommendable
  • After taste

The first monthly book club will take place live online on March 26, 2018. The monthly featured book will be Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive by Dorie Clark.

“We’re really excited about this new member benefit for our Executive level members,” said Willis Turner, CEO of SMEI. “Our first live event will be moderated by Ben Mastboom, CSE. Ben has a great skill in leading forums and we are pleased that he is able to join us for this program.”

For more information on registering for this event as an Executive Member, please visit the SMEI website.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join for this benefit and more, please visit SMEI’s membership options here.

 

Give it Some Thought: Choose to Listen

Give it Some Thought: Choose to Listen

It is easy to get angry with those who criticize you. But it is better to listen and to consider what they have to say. If the criticism is completely misdirected and unfounded, then you can simply let it go. Yet often it can be valuable and productive to objectively consider what your critics are thinking.

The worst response to criticism is to become angry, insulted and defensive. For by doing so, you actually give more power and credibility to that criticism.

Instead, listen carefully and appreciatively to what your critics have to say. Even if the criticism is decidedly negative, somewhere there are positive insights that you can gain from it.

Don’t let your ego prevent you from learning something valuable. Being receptive to criticism strengthens your confidence and can improve your competence. Choose to know and understand what others think of you. Instead of getting angry and defensive over the words of others, choose to listen, consider and grow stronger because of them.

Give it Some Thought is a weekly inspirational message created by Ronald M. Turner, CME, former Vice President of Sales & Marketing Executives International. For more information about improving your sales and marketing performance please visit SMEI.

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