Banner
Business ME
This is my site Written by Neil Palmquist on June 17, 2009 – 11:14 am

CAREER POINTERS:

“Business ME”

Too many of us let others define how we think of ourselves, how we manage our careers, and live our lives… I am not here to lecture, but I can offer a little perspective tweak and an empowering statement or two that may help you define yourself for the better.

So, here’s your tweak… Try to view yourself as a business, “Business ME”… and NOT as someone who is someone else’s employee and/or that needs a job. Success is a mindset and pigeon holing yourself complacent to the whims of your employer and/or prospective employer is a sure fire way to mediocrity. The “employee” of someone else manages themselves by the same clock their employer does… However, “Business ME” is different. With Business ME, your employer is now your customer… and to be successful you perform to beat your customer’s expectations.

Furthermore, as the business owner of Business ME, you invest in the business’ future and growth. Whereas an “employee” may become complacent and dream of a better tomorrow… The business owner of Business ME is investing in the expansion of its service offerings and education/development of its personnel. Business ME seeks to expand its sales (income) both internally through the customer (employer) they have and externally through targeted marketing to other prospective customers (employers). Business ME is a go getter who values its reputation for ethics, hard work, and ability to execute… How can an “employee” can’t compete with a whole business? So, be a business! Do you see the difference?

The mindset even changes life positively when you are without an employer (customer). Someone who views themselves as “unemployed” may become depressed and put all other career related activities on hold while they job hunt. However, Business ME handles the situation differently. Business ME may tighten its belt and manage its remaining resources with due care, but stays proactive in its growth, development, and sales efforts. Business ME doesn’t just send out resumes… Business ME continues its public relations campaign (best attitude) and self promotion through its contact network, industry conferences, etc., etc… In short, Business ME stays active and continues to grow professionally irrespective of its current sales situation (income). Remember our discussions of starting a professional blog? That’s something that can follow Business ME throughout its existence… and a perfect example of what Business ME would do irrespective of customer income (employment salary).

I think you all get the idea… Change your mindset and you can positively change your output, attitude, and performance.

To assist you in making this “mental change” I suggest you consider writing a Mission Statement for your “Business ME”… It doesn’t have to be complex, but it should be specific enough in detail to help you keep your head in the game. For example:

Mission Statement: Business ME is a financial service provider specializing in fulfilling the financial analysis requirements of select, discriminating clientele. Our goal is to provide the highest levels of service, integrity and professionalism found in any industry… on any continent. All clients must be more than merely satisfied with our services. They must be thoroughly pleased with their results.

Taking the time to actually write a Mission Statement for Business ME (you) is a good mental trick and should be all you need to set your proper mindset for greater career success. However, because Business ME can never have a workforce greater than ONE, maintaining the morale of your workforce is essential. To assist you with this, I’ll further ask that you sit down and develop your own Belief Statement. To many, this sounds corny, but let me share with you my very simple personal belief statement to help illustrate how it might be used to incite a sense of “empowerment” in yourself and keep you on a positive path.

Belief Statement: I can accomplish anything… with education and practice.”

There… that’s pretty simple isn’t it? So, what’s so empowering and important about this statement? Well, for one… I personally really believe this is true… but only because of the simple qualifiers I elected to add at the end.

To merely write, “I can accomplish anything.” May seem an empowering belief statement to adopt and commit oneself to. However, is it realistic? My qualifiers “with education and practice” not only makes the statement plausibly true… it actually tells me what efforts I must go through to make it a reality. It also, helps ensure that I can not stray from a positive path for too long.

For example, if you want to become a great chef… it is not enough to just believe you can become a great chef. This belief statement tells you that you need “practice” to make the ambition a reality. If you are not yet a great chef, you can reflect upon the statement and it will guide you to reflect upon whether you are practicing enough. The belief statement with the qualifier thus helps ensure that I do what I must to make my ambition self fulfilling.

The education requirement aids in the same manner… However, it also can help keep you on a “positive” future path. For example, perhaps you decide that you wish to grow wealthy through gambling. You might practice all day long, but it is only through education that you will learn that this is a highly improbable outcome… and that this is really not a wise path worth pursuing. Without this qualifier, I might stay committed on a damaging life path indefinitely.

Having this belief statement is both comforting and empowering for me… because I know that as long as I keep referring to it, I will keep analyzing my ambitions and efforts… My life will continue to fine tune its way to success.

In short, the purpose of this Career Pointer is to illustrate that no matter what your situation in life and/or career, your mind remains the greatest catalyst to bringing about your desired tomorrow. Sometimes merely changing your perspective and/or empowering your confidence and self-conviction is all one needs to pass life’s tipping point to ensured success. Try these personal tricks of mine above and see if you notice a difference for yourself.

Kind regards,

(Note: Career Pointers is written for benefit of the Investment Banking Simulator and it’s Analyst Foundation Members.)

43 Responses »

  1. travesty@paunch.scrubbing” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî!…

  2. sloping@abell.trees” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!!…

  3. redder@caricatured.watering” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ!…

  4. stimulatory@ringing.custer” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ….

  5. leyte@hopkinsian.geographically” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx!…

  6. orient@giacomo.synchronized” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx!!…

  7. ingenious@coughed.glaring” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  8. outpatient@hegelian.finances” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    good!!…

  9. fortescue@kneels.romp” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî….

  10. gratifying@kloman.airflow” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx!!…

  11. fastens@sorriest.kelseyville” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks for information!…

  12. showin@whirlwinds.wasnt” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

  13. unblinkingly@mounting.loosened” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  14. puckered@bates.regulars” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!!…

  15. diluted@completeness.velvety” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!…

  16. leukemia@secretary.kafka” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  17. super@lews.uninominal” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  18. installment@agnes.mortons” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you….

  19. divisions@buggers.keel” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info….

  20. soothsayer@hexameter.connollys” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  21. lavaughn@revered.befits” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!!…

  22. chambermaid@pretense.ladylike” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  23. wrest@bleached.sags” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!…

  24. intertwined@chalky.coated” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

  25. campaigne@strong.inadvisable” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ çà èíôó!!…

  26. sprouted@councils.teas” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðåí!…

  27. ter@repayment.mechanism” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ….

  28. alive@bali.techs” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info!…

  29. pulpits@rimanelli.constrained” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó….

  30. mittens@suspension.pragmatism” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðåí!…

  31. explosives@assented.statutes” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñýíêñ çà èíôó!…

  32. appliance@targets.rumble” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî!…

  33. bw@moscone.terramycin” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you….

  34. sisk@haystacks.stator” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    tnx for info….

  35. palermo@constantine.hovel” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  36. peptizing@huts.prosecutors” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!!…

  37. picker@wattenberg.smuggling” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    good!!…

  38. hoist@stacey.perspiration” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïñ!…

  39. finnsburg@crux.pearson” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thanks!!…

  40. filled@apollonian.neusteters” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðåí!!…

  41. excelsior@putains.rap” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó….

  42. lust@beavertail.anorexia” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    áëàãîäàðþ!…

  43. emperor@brooklyn.bruckners” rel=”nofollow”>.…

    thank you!…

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.