- Vision Boarding
I developed the habit of visualizing my goals, framing them and putting them up on the wall where I can see them and refer to them every day. I have realized that the law of attraction does work and your subconscious draws you to the things you ultimately want for yourself and your business. It’s not too hard to do; print out or cut out images of your goals from magazines and stick them all together on cardboard. Otherwise, you can use canva.com to create yours.
- Have a Growth Mindset
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments ( Dweck, 2015) - this is a mindset that has defined the way I approach work, opportunities and even challenges. I studied Human Resource Management at University; I committed to learning Design, Photography, Web Design, and my other creative skills. This has helped me excel in my business.
- Pursue Mastery
In today’s world, a lot of knowledge and skills are readily available to be learned online. However, mastery is what sets you apart and makes you sought after. Some believe it takes 6-10 years to achieve mastery. I believe the pursuit of mastery in itself is good enough to keep you constantly growing and seeking learning opportunities to dominate your field.
- Surrender to a Higher Power
It took me a long time to realize that the point of living was not just to work, but to serve a purpose higher than yourself and seek happiness. It may seem a little counter-intuitive as a business person to work through your career using a religious/spiritual compass. However, it was only when I submitted to this dogma where I accepted that my work was to serve a greater being and a greater purpose, I started to strive for more than money or organizational success. Interestingly enough, the other perks followed suit and came anyway.
- Invest Dearly in Your people
The people around you will make or break you. That is a given, and you need to work tirelessly to choose wisely. When you choose, you need to grow them with tact, consistency and with an immense level of detail. If you crack this right, you will thrive in a way that you cannot imagine.
By Sydney Sam, Founder & CEO Workspace