There are a lot of employees who are longing to be their own boss, yet are fearsome of what the future may hold if they were business owners. I would like to advise that if you’re among those individuals, you’d do well to become a great employee first! I spent a lot of years as an employee and was constantly found to be a model employee. My entrepreneur bosses constantly gave me high evaluations. Looking back and evaluating the list of employee mentalities, I can frankly tell you that I did not have those mentalities. I was a great employee! If you have a want to be your own boss one day, going after your dreams as an entrepreneur, you should start now. Approach your occupation as if you owned the company where you work.
Bearing that ownership spirit in mind will reward you in two ways:
1. It will highlight any hidden talents you may have and highlight your positive attitude to your bosses.
2. But more importantly it will ready you for the day when you are able to pursue your own business and realise your dreams.
You are able to learn to be an entrepreneur while you are still working. Having this spirit will excite you to pursue your own dreams when you’re not on your employer’s time clock.
Positive Mindset and Productivity
You spend about a one-third of your life at work. If you’re spending this time with negative individuals, your spirit will be dragged down as well. It could even lead to a negative appraisal or affect your ability to do your job. By recognizing the impact negative thoughts can have on you as an individual and also on those around you and dealing with them as they happen you will be doing a lot of the work to remain positive in a negative situation and build your business skills.
11 ways to prevent negative thoughts from bogging you down.
1. Take breaks.
This might seem conflicting when you are swamped. All the same, “crunch time” is when it’s even more crucial to stay clear and focused. It’s easy to make errors when feeling deluged. Actually schedule breaks into your day if essential. Even a short walk around the building may clear your head and bring down stress.
Benefit to you: increased productivity.
2. Co-ordinate and prioritize.
If you’re consistently searching for items on your cluttered desk, allow time to organize files, tools and equipment. Keep paper and electronic files in marked folders. On your PC, produce a short cuts folder and favourites folder to help find items rapidly and easily.
3. Confine distractions and interruptions.
Schedule times to follow-up and respond to mail, e-mail and voice mail. If conceivable, switch off instant messenger programs and don’t answer personal calls while you work at other tasks.
4. Notice time wasters.
Standard culprits are instant messaging, net surfing, personal calls and gossip with colleagues. The minutes spent on these distractions may become hours of lost time and lost productivity. Determine limits on these actions and discover ways to politely end conversations.
5. Utilize a single portable calendar to track all meetings, dates and deadlines.
Produce a schedule to begin and finish a given task and stick to it. Start and finish tasks on time. A daily or weekly “To Do” list may likewise be a helpful tool to stay on track and remain productive. Be truthful with yourself about your strengths and weaknesses and then budget time and jobs accordingly. It may be helpful to do the things that you like the least first, as they might be more time consuming and you’re more likely to finish more interesting activities.
Benefit to you: More Organized.
6. Compose agendas for meetings and remain inside the allotted time.
Inefficient meetings that over run are a huge cause of productivity loss. Put down all key information like date, time, attendees, schedule items and action items when taking notes. This might save considerable guessing later. When in doubt, document everything. Learn to utilize new and better tools to accomplish your work and invest a little time in learning to utilize existing tools more efficiently. Discover a coach or mentor or take a class in time management, organizational strategies and productive business communication.
7. Possess a life outside your job.
Keep friends & acquaintances who have a good grasp of reality and with whom you are able to share life experiences which are totally unrelated to the job you do. Refuse to even discuss your work outside work hours, particularly if the environment is toxic except when it comes to the ideas for your own business.
8. Refuse to let your colleagues’ workaholic, ambitions and selfish conduct seep into your system.
It’s easy to let negative conduct creep in to your work environment by agreeing with perspectives or taking sides. Rather, choose to rise above it all by staying neutral.
9. Defend your thoughts; they sooner or later become your reality.
Make certain the negativism around you does not continue playing in your head. Play music at your desk at a reasonable volume if you think it helps balance you. Take breaks to collect your thoughts. Keep positive reminders and quotes around your desk. These could be pictures of your goals or people who inspire you. They should promote a positive attitude and help you towards achieving your goals.
Benefit to you: Positive Relaxed Outlook.
10. Recognize that most of what goes on at work and most of the negativism, even that directed at you, isn’t about you.
Think about the stress your colleagues are facing at work, at home and in their personal lives and comprehend that they’re projecting and displacing their frustration onto you and other people around them as well. Remember that dealing with people is crucial to being an entrepreneur
11. Truly think about your options for beginning your entrepreneur journey.
A few bosses may be emotionally abusive; if the company surroundings don’t look likely to change, evaluate whether this is truly the best place for you and whether you are in a position to be able to start your own business sooner rather than later. You spend eight plus hours a day at your desk juggling calls, e-mails and correspondences. However, the stack of paper on your cluttered up desk continues to grow taller, you find you eat more meals at the office than you do at home and you’re still hardly meeting your deadlines. Discover ways to keep away from time traps and to improve existing procedures to be not only more productive at work, but much less stressed and to develop skills that you can use in your own business.