Sebastian Coe is a British athlete specializing in middle distance races that led him to win a gold medal in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics. He broke several world records but he is also a successful businessman. We are without a doubt in front of a winner and that is why their opinions are relevant. In this article, recommend you read way to success in your Business and life.
Sebastian Coe is interviewed by Telegraph.co.uk and gives us useful tips on way to success in life and be a winner in business. Here is a review of those tips:
Way to success in business and life
Some say that leaders are born. We believe that leaders can be done is a matter of training to be. You must have a vision in life on the way to success. Keep reading: Why Infographics Can Help Your Business Online.
Be a leader
Having a vision is to have no goals, vision is the way to success we want to inspire people in a particular way. Our vision has to be intensely personal, optimistic, and original. You can never inspire people if you do not understand them before. You must understand and understand those people you want to inspire.
How are we doing this…? And why are we doing this? These are two questions that must always be asked in that order for any project that you want to do.
Have realistic goals
Your goals should be realistic, short – term perhaps, but realistic and always are increasing.The most capable leaders have no intention of hiring people brighter than themselves. This is one of the most difficult things to find, many times people surround themselves with mediocre people so as not to be overshadowed.
Listen to what is said but also what is not said. Communication is one of the most important elements and must be in two-way back and forth and you must be aware when you stop listening to things.
Choose your battles
Do not fight for anything, you should know what you fight and what not, the leader knows when to fight. You must be clear that nobody, absolutely nobody is indispensable. That will not only make you better but also you will build a team that has a life of its own … a winning team.
Have few meetings
Do not waste time in meetings, the most important thing is to implement the agreements and in that implementation you should go most of the time.
Expect the Unexpected
You must always be prepared for the worst to happen (I recommend reading Risk Management in Businesses). It encourages risk taking. Also It allows people to take calculated risks, without taking risks you cannot grow in business or in life. Losing is not the same as failing. Sometimes we lose but that does not mean that we fail if it is that from those losses we take what we have learned to start over.
Never say never
Everything can be improved and everything can happen, if Sebastian Coe does not think so, he would never have beaten world records. Have your own game or plan to succeed. Develop your own strategy (long-term goals) and tactics (short-term ways to achieve that strategy) that will lead to your achievement. Be proactive and not reactive to what others do.
Respect your rivals
Relationships with your competitors are essential in business and in life. The relationships you make at the beginning of your life will last and grow in the future. Always listen to the market. In business, the market is your guide.
Have a balanced life
In sports as in business one must know how to have a balanced life taking care of their personal and family interests with their life in business.
Do not be afraid to disconnect and rest
It is important to rest and be relaxed, some of the most important discoveries or business projects were born in moments of relaxation.
Yes … you can do it
Way to success is only determined by yourself … by no one else. Being successful is being what you want to be, you only have to propose it and you will achieve it if you are focused on your goals.
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