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Professional Tips I wish I knew then

…but I’m glad I know now

Good news is, though I wish I knew lots of stuff way back when, I’m so glad I know and can use these tips in my endeavors now. Just as important, I can share these points regarding professionalism and business with you. Take a read and let me know what you think and how you would use these tips yourself.

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• Write down your vision and clearly write your plan: Been told that before? Did you know it’s even in the bible? Habakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said, Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it
• Move! Instead of simply talking about what you want to be or do, start moving purposefully in that direction: Proverbs 28:19 – He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough
• Currently my favorite tip: Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 – Our work is meaningless unless it is to do good
• Be open to and execute (appropriately) on growth lessons: Proverbs 12:1 – He who loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid
• Recognize when the opportunity has moved: Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, MD – (1) “If you do not change, you can become extinct” and (2) “Smell the Cheese often so you know when it is getting old.”
• Actually do something about client feedback: Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles – “Learn that silence is a message and usually it’s not a good one.”
• It’s important to actively influence how people think of you: Expect to Win: 10 proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace by Carla A. Harris – “You cannot assume that if you work hard people will notice you and think of you in a positive way.”
• Whatever we need, God’s got it: 2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work
• Aim to Do great work and expect to be acknowledged by authority: Proverbs 22:29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.
I can’t wait to hear how you’ve used these tips and insights!
Hope LeNoir, Author, Speaker and Owner
Rise and Fly ©, LLC

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