Rise To The Summit – Part 2-sopor aeternus

Dave Stech Success Concept #2: The 3-Filter Rule The second key concept for business success, is a .mon sense approach on how to choose your business associates. Once you read them, it may seem obvious, but the key is to be aware of them and apply these filters as appropriate. Daves 3-filter rule helps you filter out or exclude certain types of people with whom you should or should not be building relationships. Here are the questions to ask of the individual in question: Filter 1: Does the person have an uncontrolled ego? Filter 2: Does the person have uncontrolled greed? Filter 3: Is the person trustworthy? To expand a bit on each of these, the first question is a check on a persons ability to see and admit their own flaws and limitations. If they believe they are always right and/or are overconfident to the point where they cant or wont learn from a given situation sooner or later this ultimately catches up with them, and can negatively impact you if youve partnered with them. Regarding uncontrolled greed, those who make it in business do so because they act ethically and because they strive to create win-win situations. Successful business people seek to add value to all parties involved in a transaction. If youve got someone whos only and always thinking about themselves and/or is not willing to think and give something for the other side, then chances are they are short-sighted and will not be in business for the long term. It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, youll do things differently. Warren Buffet The third point, trustworthiness, falls into the yeah thats obvious category, but make sure you check and watch for it. Its impossible to ask someone every possible situational question and how they would respond, so at the end of the day this point of trustworthiness is key. You want to know when the tough decision .es up, that the person will simply do the right thing. Thats it. It all boils down to that. Now, I recognize these 3 filters presents some challenges of practical application. You might ask, how do I determine if they have a huge uncontrolled ego, or are exceedingly greedy, or simply trustworthy? Here are a few ideas that can help: a) Spend some time getting to know the person. Listen to their stories and ask lots of questions. Find out when they had difficult choices to make, what did they decide and why? b) Find out who they spend their time with. Who a person chooses to spend their time with reflects a great deal about them. c) Ask for referrals. If people are as good as they say they are, and theyve been in the business for some time, they should have no problem, providing credible references. Be sure you are serious about pursuing a longer term relationship with them and not wasting their time. Perhaps I may be a bit naive, but I prefer to expect the best in people, until they prove themselves otherwise. At the same time, the investor/analytical part of me, is always cautious and questioning. I aim to be honest with myself in assessing the people I decide to partner with and/or promote. Of these 3 filters, Dave says: If you see 1 of these qualities you should walk away. If you see 2 you should run away. If you see 3, shame on you, for not running at 2! A fourth criteria, would be to spend time working only with those whose .pany you enjoy. Lifes about adding value AND having fun. Joy is supposed to be part of the process. Dave Stech Success Concept #3: The Power of 6 The third key concept for business success, is something he calls The Power of 6. This goes back to the 1st paragraph in this article, where many of us may have 20, 200, or 2000 contacts, but practically we can only have close business relationship with a select few. (Well exclude family relationships in this, as those should always be a priority for you.) This last concept hit home for me, as I was attending all these clubs, classes and seminars, getting contacts, making phone calls, and sending e-mails. The race I was quickly losing to, was one against time. The concept, the solution, is this: Find, build and maintain 6 relationships with people who are at or above your level of .petency, in the same or .plementary field as you. Wouldnt it be great, when youre asking for help to send an e-mail to just 6 people, and know they will do everything in their power to give you the best possible advice? Or to make a phone call and know they will pick up or that you will be at the top of their list to call back? You dont have to be best friends with everyone, just a select few. Youll find that when you apply this concept you will have more time AND will be able to achieve more. Are you starting to see the efficiency and the power in this? Now, heres where it gets interesting. If you share this concept of Power of 6 with your 6 people, and they do the same with theirs, you essentially have 36 people in your network. And if one of my 6 gives me a referral to one of theirs, I dont have to re-establish and re-build that relationship because Ive also already shared with them the 3-filter rule, and since I trust my 6, I trust their 6 by association. If we go one additional level, and say those 36 people, have their 6, you now have 216 high quality people in your network, and with that many people, you should be able to solve any problem you run across and achieve whatever it is that you aim to ac.plish. Because all successful people take action, to recap, here are 3 suggested actions you can choose to take: 1) Make it a conscious decision to help at least one person each day. It can be a small or large thing, but hold yourself to it. Youll feel better for it, and in return, youll see more results. 2) Apply the 3-filter rule to your existing business associates. If youre in doubt, ask some more questions to try and get to a point where your gut tells you yup, this persons trustworthy, otherwise move-on. Sometimes one of the best decisions you can make is to *not* spend time with someone that may be questionable. 3) List your ideal Power of 6 people and start taking steps to cultivate those relationships. If you dont personally yet know 6 people whom youd want on your team, describe their ideal characteristics & experiences, and then start asking around. Seek them out. Trust me, theyre out there; its up to you to find them. Once you have a solid team around you, youll be making large strides towards your goals. These 3 success concepts have made a profound impact on me and my results. I know they will have the same impact on you and your endeavors once you begin to apply them. 相关的主题文章:

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