I have been coming into the co-working space I work out of regularly and I have observed many things during this pandemic worth note. The first is how few of the business owners are showing up consistently and confidently to share how they serve. The second is that it is sad to think about how many businesses may not survive this current crises. The third is that there are some plants that are dying while others are thriving. The ones being watered will survive.
Do you feel like you are currently focused on flourishing?
Every week, I choose a focus book of the week in support of your business growth and professional development. I always have 4-5 on the go and say I read like Google is going to crash. This week it is Mindset.
According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two types of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not required.
Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can become smarter, they realize that their effort has an effect on their success, so they put in extra time, leading to higher achievement.
The research shows that a growth mindset can foster grit, determination, and work ethic within students, athletes, and people of all ages.
GETTING BETTER IS NOT PRETTY
Focus on learning opportunities, taking on challenges, stretching and putting in effort not looking good.
What are you currently focused on learning?
Taking your professional development to the next level requires you to be uncomfortable. I create the space in a judgement free zone to assist your efforts, have a confident to brainstorm with and support positive change.
Here are 6 tips to help your professional development flourish;
- Be intentional and plan your development
One of the best ways to develop yourself and your career is to ensure you keep learning. Work out a training plan for each year and aim to complete at least one piece of significant training each quarter.
If your employer only pays for training that gives them a return on their investment, you may need to pay for it yourself.
2. Set a clear goal about what you want to achieve
Once you have a clear goal, you’ll find it easier to manage your personal and professional development. You’ll be able to choose the coach, training or mentor that stretches you personally and gives you the experience you need to grow professionally.
3. Gain access to an Extended DiSC assessment
The tailored and pragmatic assessments are specifically designed to help you and your team to modify their behaviours to become more successful. Our focus is on improving the success of individuals, teams and organizations through increased self awareness. How you react under pressure, what motivates you and how others see you can all be leveraged to improve rapport, communication, leadership and sales ability.
4. Look for possibilities
Training is just an event, coaching helps you put the learning into action. You also need to find opportunities to use your new knowledge and skills. But not all opportunities will be right for you and may not fit your professional development plan, so choose carefully.
5. Set a 12-Week plan and measure your progress
The best way to manage your development is to ensure you go through a regular process of planning, taking action and reviewing your progress. You’ll be clear about how you could improve your performance while seeing beyond day-to-day frustration. Having a 12-week year plan allows you to keep a sense of urgency and focus. Reach out if you would like help creating yours and partnering together to reach your milestones.
6. Discuss your development with a trusted confidant
When it comes to personal and professional development, it helps to have someone you trust on board with your plan.. I find many professionals like having someone outside of their company supporting them without bias or judgement. We can begin with a Java with Jen to create your plan for improved productivity & profitability. If you are ready to increase your influence, impact and income, let’s get started.
Is it time you paid attention to watering your own plant?
You may have a calendar brimming with activities focused on others and in order for them to thrive, you need to flourish. The only way you’ll be able to handle your fears, take on more responsibility, and succeed with greater challenges is to continue adding to your toolkit and developing your strengths.
Book in now to have Java with Jen. This is an opportunity to create awareness and develop yourself. I am a Certified Professional Coach, Extended DiSC trainer and Certified Change Management Specialist, I can help you brainstorm, gain clarity and focus on what you need most to improve your productivity and profitability. For a limited time, I am offering a complimentary Extended DiSC assessment and report valued at $125 to those I partner with during this worldwide pandemic.
Thank you so much for reading and sharing. There is no need to struggle alone when you can have a trusted confidant by your side.
Jennifer Jimbere is the President of Jimbere Coaching and Consulting, Founder of Jimbere Business Academy (private level access). Jennifer is an entrepreneur, International best-selling co-author in the Dream Boldly I Dare You Series. World Class Coach and Business Consultant.
As well, she is a recognized authority on the psychology of performance, negotiations and organizational turnaround. She has served as an advisor to thousands of individuals and organizations around the world for more than 20 years. Nominated for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Nominee of 2020. Jennifer has also been named Influence Magazine 100 Authority. Recommended and inducted into the Who’s Who of America for 2019.
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