But is our business life any different?
Now on one hand, you're not going to make everyone happy - that's why it's so important to speak to one person when you're putting your business message out there. This one person is your most ideal customer, the perfect person for you to work with. But even the fact that you really can and will not serve everyone's tastes doesn't mean you need to ostracize others.
I feel like honestly it's a very tricky line.
I don't feel the need to outrightly or purposefully disdain or offend someone either. But this speaks more to my personal character than anything else and that is a core value of my business. I believe in authenticity, but I don't think you need to know every gory detail of my life or personal views to work with me.
Many big wigs are likely just reaching out to that one person, or trying to put out a message that is important to them. But where I feel they are coming up short is a matter of diplomacy.
As a member of the new business model I prize and support being positive in every aspect of my business that I can. You don't have to be falsely positive and pretend everything is peaches & daisies, but I don't feel the need to use fear or other low energy emotions in my business.
A good way to do this is the choose the words you use. When considering how to word something, focus on the positive benefit at all times. Think from the point of pain or concern, what someone wants to fix but don't hammer that part of the equation in.
The same goes, to me, for news you choose to share in your business or personal life. Announcing negative or non-encouraging messages constantly isn't going to help you. There might be a bit of pity or sympathy, but let's face it - is that really the feeling you want people to associate with your brand? If you had a major life event (death, divorce, etc) there's nothing wrong with sharing it but just be mindful how you focus the attention.
Finally consider who you work with in your business life. Do your colleagues support your vision? Are they in line with the kind of energy you want to attract?
Many times we get involved with people because we like or respect them. Because we're trying to be nice, or maybe just maybe it's a good partnership. Then something gets a bit rocky, or we have disagreements, and things just grow in their own natural way and we see things are less & less a good fit. Knowing from the get go the values, goals, and energetic stance of your partnerships is more than just a good idea.
In the comments below share with me...
- What are your personal values you want to share with the people you work and associate with?
- Have you ever been in a partnership you found wasn't a good fit, why? How did you deal with it?
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