Saturday, October 26, 2019

Competition with agile working and learning methods


agile learning

The concept of agile learning is gaining in importance. The trigger is our current working world, often known as Industry 4.0, which is changing dramatically and with the increasing speed of digital transformations. These include, in particular, the megatrends in the new work culture. However, no technological revolution has changed the world of work and learning as radically as digitisation and networking.

Disruptive innovations are more common; These innovations mercilessly displace and destroy previous technologies, delivery mechanism, assembly line, sales models and new markets. The result is an agile working world that fundamentally requires new ways of behaving and the values ​​of all employees and therefore, digital skills. The competition of the future will, therefore, be a competence competition with agile working and learning methods.

A similar case in the corporate world, corporate and business strategies change with increasing speed. The current focus is on small, autonomous teams, which are cross-functionally staffed, will operate in short-cycle cycles and permanent coordination with customers or suppliers. The working methods are becoming increasingly agile. This will impact on significant consequences for employee development and skill development.

Organisations, whether small or big, need team members who can competently and creatively solve current and future challenges. In the  fast growing digitised, agile work processes within the framework of self-organised, autonomously acting teams. In doing so, they have the freedom to practice and experiment within self-defined rules and to develop their experience in networks further.

Agile work sets a high degree of discipline, adherence to agreements and a framework that provides all the necessary tools and systems. This corresponds precisely to the approach of competence development in social blended learning arrangements, in which we commit learning partnerships, jour fixes or project diaries the basis of self-organised learning processes in projects or the workplace.

The agile learning model was developed for on-the-job learning and is methodically oriented towards agile project management such as SCRUM. It is characterised by the following mainly four principles: Learning from tasks from your practice, Procedure in stages with a direct application
Learning in self-organisation and the team and  Regular feedback and acceptance of the results by the client

In the era of the digital transformation, it is not only essential to work agile, but also to learn agile that foster  a culture of continuous learning.

Skills development at the start of one's successful career



Skills development

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”― Herbert Spencer

You applied for a  fresher job, the conversation went well, and now the salary negotiation is on - and your jaw drops down. Some fresher jobs offer you will skill training and development as per the industry standards. That's what you're supposed to work for ?!

In the fresher position,  as a trainee, you are usually below the salary of a job starter, and the smaller the company, the lower the paycheck is. But the fact is irrespective of small or big, and it is the place where you can acquire a relevant skill that helps you to build a good career matter, rather than is much more than just the zeros on the bank statement.

The development of skills consists of acquiring the techniques, know-how that is useful for professional work. It is about learning, updating and perfecting the hands-on the knowledge necessary for an excellent performance for one's current profession or future profession.

The development of skills can be imparted through different means, such as professional one to one training, conferences, coaching, professional discussion forums, trade shows, remote or online programs, even with 3D visualisations and Virtual Realities.

Skills development is a significant factor for all working professionals as well as first-time job-seekers. The goal of skill development is to attain professional competence to a particular task or a series of tasks. It enables an independent approach related to planning, implementation and control of your work and its completion.  It covers in the work context. It is trained by the core competencies required to complete a task with performance.

Skill development and self-competence


This is also referred to as personal competence, is thus the willingness and ability to reflect on one's development opportunities. Requirements and limitations of family and work are personally thought out and estimated. From this, values ​​and norms develop, goals are planned accordingly. Self-competence includes features such as critical ability, flexibility, independence, self-confidence, reliability, sense of duty and responsibility.

Skill development to change and grow


Having expertise means showing someone the ability and willingness to use their knowledge and skills. This technical and general knowledge is evident in the daily accomplishment of tasks, but especially when challenging situations come to a business problem. Problems are to tackled independently and in a targeted manner, and the circumstances to be assessed adequately. This means the one need to have the competence to acquire expertise and to deal with changing problems. The most important skill one need is the ability to learn how to change and grow.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Social Intelligence at work, a skill for a good leadership

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Knowing how to work with others, to motivate them and to understand how to manage conflicts are the key skills of a good leader. These skills go far beyond one's college education.

Social Intelligence is the capacity to build personal or business relationships and navigate social environments. While our education system often an emphasis on developing our IQ and making us smart in reality, our relationships play a crucial role in defining our success both personally and professionally.

Social intelligence, as a topic, is not popularised in the majority of the regular schools and business schools. However, as soon as you prepare to interact with someone, your social intelligence is solicited well before opening your mouth, a socially intelligent person will have asked questions to influence the course of interaction. Researchers are saying "Have your complete presence, clarity, authenticity and empathy that are the key pillars of social intelligence". Refer: http://www.socialigence.net/blog/social-intelligence-in-research/

We all know people who are successful with others. They are appreciated by their colleagues, respected, always reaching them,  they may be an excellent leader and many to support their needs. It could be social intelligence capability that works for them. Its the way, to get along with others, gain their empathy and influence them. All these skills are essential to every man who lives in society.

Relationships:

Therefore working on building strong social relationships is worth paying an effort:

  • Strong relationships improve our working relationships with Colleagues & Customers
     
  • Weak relationships consistently leading to conflicts are one of the significant sources of anxiety, stress and psychological issues.
     
  • Our relationships affect every area of our lives– from spouses to friends, friends to kids and colleagues to customers

Understanding:

But not only, because to get along with others, but you must also first understand them.

Understanding others demands observation, listening, and a deep understanding of human behaviour.

If you can get information from someone without asking them, then you are showing social intelligence. And it is not so difficult.

For example, it is essential to determine what the person feels and why they feel it.

Without social intelligence, you can have a beautiful bus, and you can go in the direction of your goals, you can exactly know how to drive, but what if the bus is empty.

Monday, October 21, 2019

3D visualisations and Virtual Reality for Training programs

VR and AR for Industries


Over the last decade,  3D visualisations have matured drastically and gone are the days it was applicable only for video games and movies.  Today, even in training programs, trainers are choosing 3 D visualisations and virtual reality to overcome challenges such as training time, costs, impact and motivation.  Training with VR enabled training content is the perfect introduction of a new subject to the trainees.

Already many companies are adopting virtual reality training.

Several multinationals have implemented this type of tool internally to train their employees, in particular by simulating complex situations to reproduce in reality. There are many case studies such as Walmart and Amazon, who has deployed trained training devices in virtual reality. This facilities has deeply convinced employees and train them for superior customer service, individually such as during holidays seasons and peak days.

The benefits of virtual reality enabled training


The first advantage of virtual reality is to be able to simulate or capture at 360 ° of any environment and script it for training. For example, by recreating situations that are rarely repeatable or impossible to reproduce in real conditions, we make sure that the employee does the right thing at the right time. The script of the various scenarios are fully customizable and allow a multitude of possibilities. Then on the real condition, the trained person knows the procedures to adopt.

Cost another significant benefit in adopting 3D visualizations and virtual reality training. The price of classical training is high, does not always cover all areas due to high costs. Many time the content remains too often theoretical, primarily the field works. Once the digital material, even for fieldwork, is made in virtual reality training, this can be used, tweaked, repeated as many times as you want.

Another advantage, in the manufacturing and industrial training, the interactivity of some solutions in virtual reality makes it possible to gauge capacities of adaptation, physical or mental of the machine operator. Indeed, technical gestures are sometimes necessary and can be exhausting or impossible for some people. VR can then quickly detect a person's inability to work in a field.

Finally, motivation is a real advantage in adopting 3D visualizations and virtual reality training. The fun and immersive aspect make this solution very popular with users who adopt it quickly.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Freelancers world - The new era for Gig economy

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With the rise of freelancers, are we heading towards reducing full-time jobs at some places? "It's too early to say!. But the future is a mix of full-time employment, self-employment and robotics!. The question asked by futuristic thinkers is that 'Will the future employee wish to stay in one place for a more extended period?" The gig economy is progressing in the western world. The gig economy is full of skilled people available online. There are a quite lot of freelance skills available in online portals. If you look at the freelance world, its all about focused skills and expertise.

Freelance Skills: Fundamental questions

  • What skill one must have to excel?
  • What are the relevant skills to focus on?
  • What are the plans to improve your efficiency and service delivery?

Once you are on the job, finding customers, managing day to day accounting, and find reliable team members if any larger projects is a tough game. The daily life of a freelancer puts you in front of many challenges. And to overcome them, being an average player in your field is not enough. We must become active in the top, good reviews and master the subject.

Moreover, if you perfectly master some of them, then your chances of success will be increased tenfold!

Freelance skills. How to scale up?


Freelancers have to answer the following questions before scaling up.
  • What is my skill? (A brief description of the work you do, what it encompasses, It mainly covers the length and breadth of your service)
  •  What are the deliverables point? (Confirmed outputs of your freelance activity)
  • How to upgrade my skills continually? ( Sources of continuous upgradations, to be in the top searched skills)
  • Finally, How to showcase my skills in online search and portals?

Whether big companies or SMBs SMEs, small business owners, even start-ups, all now need qualified experts for the completion of their projects. Whether the project is related to website creation, application development, translation, or sound recording services, these are all areas that require specialized expertise to complete an activity. If you do not have an inhouse team or resource, the one solution is outsourcing. Applying for a freelance to perform these specific tasks can be very interesting.

Once you deliver the promise, freelancers are often called back and award the same type of work by the companies. In the long run, they turn out to be great working partners. Whether it is to give them fast assignments or large projects over a certain period, the professional services will be appreciated. Freelancers in the gig economy, who take each project as their missions to heart and always offer their customers specific expertise will have recognition. No doubt you find your happiness with all the possibilities to provide your services to many customers.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Women entrepreneurship and new initiatives - funding, team- building and problem-solving


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Far fewer women than men to take up, women have a smaller capital base to start their business, and are much less likely to benefit from private equity or venture capital.

The next stage of funding is equally challenging, if not more. Her main requirement now is to find funding. Many women entrepreneurial businesses are not getting enough venture capital funding. Women face difficulty in getting formal and collateral-free financing for start-ups. One can get advice from a different of sources, including co-founders, accountants, lawyers and peer, advisory groups, she secures funding for her business.

In some cases women might lack exposure to practical aspects of running a business. There is a fear of failure as she ventures into an uncertain world. It is essential to rectify these gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes through training and capacity building programmes before she takes the plunge.

She then takes the first steps of real business. She faces expectations as well as judgement. Women, in many cases, lack access to modern technologies that could aid them in improving efficiency, increasing productivity and help them in ascending the value chain. They face obstacles like insufficient connectivity to customers and markets.

Creating a wide and sustainable network of women business owners, employees and consumers are essential for her to market the business and create profitable opportunities. Social media and blogs will help her to begin building a brand and networking. A personal connection with her employees and consumers will aid her in open and candid collaboration with the members of her business ecosystem.

Women business leaders have the distinction of being more inclusive and better at team- building and problem-solving. This helps her build a rapport with those working for her which in turn strengthens the foundation of her business. Her genuine understanding and empathy towards different perspectives as well as the ability to assess situations effectively helps her in her journey to the top.

She is much more capable of maintaining relationships in her network. She is excellent in multitasking. At this stage, she should be adept at prioritising, delegating tasks, communicating effectively and staying organised as her business begins to see profits. e-Commerce and virtual workplaces give her the flexibility she needs to achieve the business objectives.

Her path is rough, her battles tough. Yet, she walks ahead, with determination, as her pursuit of accomplishment continues. Her creativity and spirit define her journey. Her confidence and attitude strengthen it. Her insight and intuitiveness blossom it. Emerging from the cocoon as a vibrant butterfly, she spreads her wings and soars into the skies of success, spreading cheer and happiness all around her.

There, at the end of the storm, is her rainbow.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Women entrepreneurship and new initiatives - Ideas and Motivation

Female entrepreneurs
                                                                                                            Photo credit to Wikipedia

"An entrepreneurial woman creates wealth both in her family, nationally and indirectly at the global level".

Women, entrepreneurial practices cover very different realities. Beyond the variety of status, size, and scope of the ventures created, there is a significant difference between male and female entrepreneurship.

Apparent differences in achievement are also identifiable by gender: women have smaller businesses that generate lower turnover and slower growth than their male counterparts.

Battling demands and challenges, an idea paves the way for independence, as a woman undertakes the daring, arduous and adventurous journey to the world of entrepreneurism. Her quest, unlike her male counterparts, throw up tests unique to her gender. She works inside the deterrents and constraints of family and society. Yet, from those shackles are born innovative and ingenious concepts that only a woman can bring forth. The essence of which brings prosperity, not just for herself, but for her family, society and country too.

Her motivation to start a business are varied. For some, it is a necessity and for others an opportunity. While unemployment and education are the compelling circumstances for many women, financial independence and flexibility of being one's own boss can be driving factors for others.

The idea of successful entrepreneurship too varies from person to person. A global operation with hundreds of employees and millions in revenues or a mom & pop shop that helps bring out her talents, both are worthy achievements . Therein lies the first step she has to take. To consider and decide the ideal vision for her business and her personal life.

As her ideas take wings, the challenges in front of her increases. The tentacles of social and cultural barriers try to strangle her vision. A patriarchal mindset, role conflicts, gender bias, start rearing its ugly head. Personal deficiencies like lack of education or experience, work-home conflict, family conflicts, affect her adversely.

Compared to male business owners, women in business lack access to various information, including finance and technology. They also do not have opportunities to connect with other women entrepreneurs and experts in the field. She has to work hard to defy these challenges. She has to be given essential mentorship and support of family and friends by which her quest can be taken forward.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Human diversity - it’s healthy and beneficial to learn from one another.


human diversity

We can begin to appreciate diversity by merely respecting and accepting differences and willing to talk, listen, and learn

Human diversity is a boon. Appreciating others and celebrating all special events this can help us all lead happier and more productive lives.

A few simple tips

1. A smile

A smile conveys warmth, sympathy - and that is also a sign of appreciation. As a rule, we hardly give a smile to the people we can not deal with. A smile conveys warmth, sympathy, appreciation is needed from our end.

2. Hand reach

Giving a hand is also a signal of appreciation for me because with a handshake, we reduce / bridge the distance to the other person.

3. Simple Hug

A warm hug breaks through every distance. It shows the other person: "I like you very much." Because people we embrace give us a very close relationship.

4. Alternating greetings in correspondence

E-mails are sent every day - both in the private sphere and in the business area. Now with this fast medium, the recipient can also be given appreciation: by using different greetings instead of the usual standard greeting formula "Yours sincerely". This warmth gives the recipient that we have taken the time to write a different, more personal greeting.

5.. Little surprises

Small positive surprises can also show appreciation. We humans like to be surprised. Be it a small gift, a phone call or whatever - it shows the other person that we thought of them. So it is with the transmission of congratulations

6.. Congratulations

Whether a birthday or another day of celebration. A phone call, a greeting card such a gesture shows the recipient that we want to congratulate him

Acceptance and practice of diversity in work places makes us all more open minded, reduce conflicts and increase team effectiveness.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

Constructive criticism strengthens the team spirit and progressive results


constructive criticism


Experience has not taught me very much; still it has taught me that it is not wise to criticise a piece of literature, except to an enemy of the person who wrote it; then, if you praise it, that enemy admires you for your honest manliness, & if you dispraise it he admires you for your sound judgment.
 - form letter used by Clemens, 1877
  I like criticism, but it must be my way.

Source - http://www.twainquotes.com/Criticism.html 

As per Twain, if a constructive criticism needs to penetrate and make a difference, the recipient must perceive criticism as pleasant. Otherwise, he reacts with rejection and defensive posture. How exactly can this goal be achieved? The good news: The handling of constructive criticism can be learned - both as a critic, as well as the criticized.

What is constructive criticism, how to deal better with criticism and when is the best time has come to express the criticism

Accordingly, constructive criticism begins with these three main elements:

    Precise

The subject must be precise. There should not be presented vaguely or emotionally, but objectively, clearly and precisely. He or she always remains open to counter-arguments.

    Analytically

Information is first collected and thoroughly analyzed before it is critically noted. The background check must have been done and not to rush,   but with balanced and practical suggestions.

    Alternative

Criticism is not finding a mistake. The constructive critic thinks in association and with alternatives. His goal is to find solutions and not just problems and mistakes. Alternative solution or suggestion, with possible consequences and implications, will be ideal.


How does it work?


In an organisation, adequately applied criticisms can be of help each other. It will bring about progress and improve results to support synergy. This kind of office environment is what both employees and employers wish for!. It finally lifts the general mood and working atmosphere, strengthens the team spirit and promotes the results.

But how can you give valuable feedback and constructively criticize it?  First of all, you should want to meet your counterpart with goodness or kindness. People make mistakes, and it happens to everyone. As long as the roof is not burning, there is no reason to crush another person verbally.

A few tips:

These simple tips and examples will help you;

  • Never criticize immediately or instantly, especially in public forums. If you are still annoyed by mistake committed by a colleague or colleague, do not directly run into the person's office and question them. It only causes the feelings on both sides to boil up. 
  • Look for the conversation only if you can speak objectively and confidently about the matter.
    Avoid negative body languages such as raised eyebrows, twisted eyes and annoying sounds or sighs to be avoided during delivery criticism. 

For effective constructive criticism, one should be aware that your inner mood can be quickly reflected in facial expressions and body language.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Diversity at work places - Diversity awareness in offices


diversity



Diversity is a value in itself. In the context of a talent shortage in many sectors, people from diverse culture can become a survival condition as well as a strategic advantage for a company. So What are actions do you take to welcome diversity within an organisation?

Diversity in business, not only includes cultural dimension. It has women, young people, the disabled; any person who does not correspond to the model of the larger or a majority group.

Here are five gestures to open to diversity.

Remove Blockages

First of all, leaders must identify the blockages of diversity and build a conscience to explain the lack of diversity in the company.
Understand and deconstruct the blockages and if prejudices. First and foremost, the leadership team and HR needs to understand the benefits of diversity to communicate it to the rest of the company better.

Diversify the direction or at the top

Start with diversifying the composition of the leadership management, that will set the course. Smart working or performers will be more motivated to apply for jobs in the image of the company. This identity gives a clear signal that they will be well received and that they will have chances of acceptance and promotions.

Evaluate the management of diversity

Include diversity in organisational control. Have a close look at the work allocations, tasks allocation and the performance assessment. The manager spends 1 or 2 hours a week integrating employees and then evaluating their results.


Allocate mentors

If the company has a duty of openness, the person born of diversity must also make his way, by becoming familiar with the cultural codes of his new workplace. A gesture in this regard is to assign a mentor to him. The new employee has a resource person to ask questions and make sure he understands the employer's expectations.

Remove Silos:

Even in a diverse environment, there is always the risk of silos remaining. Remove that silos and start that from informal places such as cafeteria or recreation spots. Initiate team building activities as a routine.

Unity in diversity is a strategic advantage for organisations as well as our societies.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Importance of a mentor for your career growth



mentor

A mentor is someone who is ahead of the road I want to follow. If I want to become a wrestling superstar, I will be talking to Dolph Ziggler or Big Show. If I wanted to become a Tennis Player, Roger Federer or Nadal would be my first choice. If I wanted to become a footballer, Maradona or Rafael Silva would seem appropriate sports mentor for me. A mentor is someone who has already realized what you want to be and who can convey.

No doubt Maradona passes on his knowledge and experience to a few people. But in his case, as in that of any mentor, it is necessary who wants to transmit. You do not become a mentor in some way.

The mentor is there to enlighten you, show you the next step you must take to move forward. He makes you benefit from his experience. Sometimes from his network so that you move faster than if you had been alone. He brings you his know-how and his know-how.

The mentor is not necessarily an older man who seeks to transmit a legacy in a burst of worry about what will remain of his stay here. It is, on the contrary, someone active in the same field as you. The mentor is, however, often in the process of transmission as much as in the process of assistance.

I think a good mentor is someone who wants to reveal your potential and see what he can do for you.

Purpose of a mentor


To have a guide, a model. When we are children, our parents are often our role models. Later, it is up to us to choose ours. This principle has existed since the beginning of time!

Imagine walking in the dark, and all you can see are your feet. The mentor will be your lamp, and he will light a few meters in front of you. It will not allow you to make the same mistakes as him. It will make you aware of a more significant number of possibilities, and it will help you to overcome it.


Are the mentor and coach are same?


We may also tend not to distinguish between coach and mentor. If the approach is similar, several points fundamentally differentiate these two categories.

The coach

First of all, the coach is asked to solve a particular problem. For example, "I wish to win back my case in the court, I want to get into the top 10, I want to lose 15 kilos ..."

Often, the coach is a paid service. It is not a figure who wishes to transmit for the pleasure of doing so but of a person whose professional activity it is.

The mentor

The mentor tends to provide support over time. Often over several years and always for free or in exchange for the right relationship. What motivates you is to see how far you can go and if you will get past it.

Where the coach is going to tackle a particular problem in a short period, the mentor will focus on supporting you over time. From a certain point of view, the two are complementary. A mentor is someone who has lived through all the situations you will face when it is not necessarily the case for a coach. For example, I know a team of entrepreneurs in the software industry who receive the advice of a reputable tutor in the sector but who also call on a coach when it comes to developing a new contractual aspect and that there are challenges.

In their relationship, coaches and mentors may also have differences. The coach is preferably positioned on the fact to make you find your solutions, whereas the mentor is often more directional. The mentor-mentee relationship is more with personal aspirations from both the ends. It is common for a mentor to abandon a person who does not implement what is advised while the coach will be more persevering. Whether sports mentor or business coach, this difference is only a generality that will, of course, depend on the personality of the coach or mentor.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Managing stress at work



stress

Work, whatever it is, is associated with a certain level of stress, and it is normal. However, excessive work stress can interfere with your productivity and negatively impact your physical and emotional health. Your ability to handle this stress can make a difference.

You can not control everything at your workplace. This does not mean that you can not do anything, even if you are in a difficult situation. Finding ways to manage stress at work does not mean that you will have to change your life or rethink your ambitions radically. It's about focusing on what you're always under control: you. Manage work stress in a world full of uncertainties is a unique capability. Some people in their professions do this managing stress without many challenges.

Your emotions are contagious, and stress has a significant impact on your interactions with your employees. Proper management of your stress will positively affect the people around you, who in turn will stress you less.

The signs and symptoms of excessive stress at work are:


  •     Feeling anxious, irritable or depressed
  •     productivity loss
  •     apathy, loss of interest in the work
  •     sleep problems
  •     disorders of concentration
  •     muscle tension, headaches
  •     digestion problems
  •     social withdrawal

We can learn how to manage stress at work.

We can put in place different strategies than to reduce your stress in a general way and more particularly that resulting from your work.

Some are listed below:

  • Take control of improving your physical and emotional health
  • Avoid the pitfalls of bad habits and negative attitudes that add to the stress of your work
  • Learn communication skills to facilitate and improve your relationships with your management and colleagues
  • Exercise, try to smile and laugh and get social support if needed.

Recognize and use body language effectively. In many situations, what is communicated is less or more important than the way it is said.  The nonverbal signals that you send, such as tone of voice, eye contact, gestures, facial expression, posture, clothing, and interpersonal space. Your non-verbal messages can induce interest, trust, desire for connection or can also create confusion, mistrust, stress. Have control on non-verbal signals too.

Resolve conflicts positively. If the situation can not be resolved, end the discussion positively, even if you still disagree. Develop the ability to face challenges with humour. There is no better cure for stress than warm, honest laughter, and there is nothing more effective in reducing meeting stress than laughing with your colleagues. But if laughter is at someone else's expense, you will end up with more tension in the long run. Keep smiling!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Building Self Confidence. Being a responsible person makes you feel good.



self confidence

What is self-confidence? That's the belief or assurance in oneself. The confidence that you can handle the challenges that life throws you in the way. The belief that by thinking, diligent work and staying tuned, you can achieve everything you have planned for. It is like you have confidence in your strength. It is your ability to achieve your self-imposed goals. That's self-confidence.

For example, self-confidence plays a key role or it acts very well if you think of reorienting or yourself professionally. Or if you dare to change from a job to a business man (from a job seeker to a job provider) and you may think it is painful path.  Or if you trust yourself to take a responsible job. Or maybe try out to turn your hobby into your profession

Fear:

The lack of self-confidence can also be related to fear. Because you do not believe in yourself, you feel afraid or have a fear of not being able to achieve what you planned to do and do not even attempt.

This kind of fear can be experienced when you want to change your habits, routine and our comfort zones.  When you want to cross a rope bridge any jungle bridge, anyone can have fear in the beginning. But the majority may pass the bridge quickly. That same fear will occur of persons with no self-confidence; it can be changed. You are determined to cross the bridge or a new change in your life, but for some reason, you will have a strong feel that you cannot reach the other end. Then, you decide to stay on that safe and comfort zone, which you have already familiar.

Everybody in earth would have felt at least once on insecurity and lack of self-confidence. However, they would face it with bold mind, removing fear and surpassed those challenges. Lack of confidence or lack of trust within you will form a barrier between who you are and what you want to be.

Lack of trust within you can limit all the potential you have and, it becomes an obstacle to achieving what you want. But, the good news is that stop feeling fear and gain more confidence is a skill that is learned and trained

Is it possible to strengthen self-esteem? 


Yes, one can do this by themselves or can seek a coach.

Simple steps for "care for you'

Self-esteem and self-esteem also have to do with how well you care for yourself. You're responsible for making you feel good, nobody else! Take responsibility for your life and take care of your needs.

First Know your limits and make sure they are respected. Take care of everything you need: rest, proper nutrition, adequate exercise, exciting new experiences, enough sleep, and so on.

Plan and do your activities with responsibility and being a responsible person makes you feel good.

Read about others who have achieved in sports, science or any branch of work.

Give yourself comfort if something does not work out well, and pat yourself on the shoulder when you succeed.

Be nice to you!

Coaches: 

There are specialized coaches can mentor and change the status of people. Think about sportsmen and women, who starts from nothing and gain world reputations, think about administrators, doctors, man professionals. Majority of them were coached or mentored by their teachers or coaches.  A coach can target to strengthen the self-esteem of a person. This is the one reason, each time the sports person raise their achievement bar/ metrics in his or her performance.

To summarise,

Self-confidence is the conviction of his abilities, of his or her value as a person confidently expressing himself. It is about anyone who recognizes his personality through specific thinking processes. Self-confidence, Self-esteem,  self-assurance are other related terms that are used by many occasions. All of them are in the same sense. This can be built by self or through a coach. Follow a routine to build self confidence. Whoever has confidence in his/her abilities, it is a fact that they are conscious of their skills and considers it as valuable.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Entrepreneurship has no age limit


skills for business


Our youth or any age has tremendous opportunities for being an entrepreneur. Age is not a challenge for an entrepreneur. Think about Mc Donald's owner, who started his business at 52. We should think about how Ray Kroc has created a restaurant empire that was started at the age of 52?

However, they often ask what can be studied to be an entrepreneur? How to be an entrepreneur? What should you learn to become an entrepreneur? To answer these questions, we must address the issue from a broad perspective. Deciding to become an entrepreneur is the one that influences different dimensions of a person's life, not just the professional aspect, as some think.


What should I study to become an entrepreneur?


It is a fact that there are careers and courses closely related to the business and entrepreneur; the truth is that you will never learn how to be an entrepreneur. That is, they can teach you how to create a company and how to manage it, but being an entrepreneur implies the development of skills and attitudes that can only be acquired through experience.

There are many courses one can take about entrepreneurship. There are many books available online that can be read. 

Eventually, you can acquire knowledge, skills and competencies that you need to succeed in business. However, entrepreneurship requires a complete extra effort on attitude, behaviour and decision making perspective. If all the courses are encouraged or practised to put your own ideas into practice and Projects, that is the best entrepreneurship course you can take.


What are the knowledge and skills that every entrepreneur needs?


These may vary depending on the stage of your business project. It also depends on the type of company you are creating and the industry in which you are undertaking. However, we can categorise such knowledge and skills into 3 points:

    Technical Skills: These are the knowledge and skills to perform activities that include methods, processes and procedures. Therefore, they represent working with specific tools, models and techniques, eventually building trick of the trade for your business. 

    Human Skills: Those are the skills that refer to the ability to interact effectively with collaborators, customers and suppliers, among others. That is, connect with human quality and social values. Be empathetic, motivating, guides and coach of people and work teams to develop their talent, skills, abilities, knowledge fully and thus achieve the established goals: leadership, emotional intelligence, stress management, conflict management and effective communication.

 Conceptual Skills: Those related to the generation of ideas, understand abstract relationships, out of box thinking, develop new concepts, solve problems creatively, process analysis, innovation, design thinking and creativity and planning

Within these three categories are framed all those skills and knowledge that we usually associate with business success: such as leadership, knowing how to sell, efficiently managing financial resources, teamwork, decision making, resilience, emotional intelligence, knowing how to identify business opportunities and innovating new products and services.