Success is all about being noticed. People notice you when you show your goods.
By take on the following 11 habits, you’ll announce your qualities to the world in a very discrete way. Just watch how people react to you.
I cannot emphasize the word discreetly enough.
If you brag on about just you, you , you and you. Everyone will lose respect for you. You want to be able to slip things into conversation casually. State your accomplishments without straight in to yourself , slip them into stories.
Example : “I went to New York last month. I had some extra money from the bonus I got for increasing our sales one year.” All your facts and achievement into a relatable story.
But don’t make it all about you. Giving credit where credit is due is a great way to recognise success in your peers. It’s inviting praise for yourself from them in the future.
Be A Good Communicator
Ever wonder why companies spend so much money on PR?
The reason is because effective communication has never been so important as today. Having the right words to communicate the right meaning. Remove any room for misinterpretation by people that enjoy pointing out flaws.
Therefore choose your words carefully. Being specific and paying attention to the context. Like many mums say, “If you don’t have anything nice to say about people, don’t bother saying anything at all.”
Attempt listening to others. Really try. Don’t just nod while you wait for them to finish talking. You never know what valuable information could be couched in simple banter. Listen everywhere, even to conversations around the office. Sometimes, there’s gold to be found in gossip.
Sometimes, you just need to cut a conversation short or leave important concerns for later.
You could just stand there listening politely, but you have better things to do. A successful person knows how to steer conversation with class, and can end one just as gracefully. Don’t make excuses for your departure, because you don’t have to.
Besides, excuses sound dishonest. Instead, thank the other party for their time and bid them farewell. That’s it. It’s all about taking command of situations with style.
Know About Life’s Finer Things
You may be able to every football scores in the league. So what?
So can a lot of pub goers on the Saturday afternoon.
The successful man is a connoisseur, a bon vivant. Your knowledge of the finer things shows class and culture. It shows that you can be a peer among statesmen and business leaders. So get some books, hit some museums and smooth and classy.
I recommend that you familiarize yourself with food, wine, cigars, art, and literature. You can’t go wrong with this approach, as they comprise the standard set of fine-living goods. Oh and let yourself actually enjoy them, too.
Have Good Manners
Your school days are over
Good graces play a big role and go further then a long way. I’m referring to old-school manners, such as treating women like ladies and shaking the hands of strangers that you meet.
People do notice these little things and will give you the credit you deserve. These are some basic manners to follow:
- Open doors for women
- Let others pass first
- Say “please” and “thank you”
- Look people in the eye when you talk to them
- Have proper table etiquette
- Don’t interrupt others
- Don’t swear
Make Public Speeches
Matter being that you have to lost that fear of public speaking.
Very few great men have gotten away with being an outsider. Practice speaking in front of friends. When you can comfortably address a crowd, you gain a new audience to showcase your knowledge to. En-route to being a master of speeches. A good speaker is rare, therefore always admired for his confidence and ease.
Travelling is about broadening your horizons by going someplace different. When you travel, it shows that you’re curious about the world and that you want to soak in other cultures.
A well-travelled person also has interesting stories to tell. Charming people with tales of foreign lands. Having experienced sounds, flavours and sights that many haven’t, and is happy to share them. Shows open the mind and less likely to clutch onto extreme ideals.
Have A Positive Attitude
Ever spent an afternoon of pure element of glumness and looked back on it as the best time you ever had?
Of course not. No one likes glumness. You want to be radiating positive energy that people can bask in. You want to be the well of inspiration and show that you’re confident and in control of your destiny.
Don’t be the guy who always worries. Worrying gets nothing done. But smiling, being a source of pleasure and making the most of the present does.
Your physical appearance is the first thing people see. The first thing that they judge you on.
This should be a no-brainer, but the persistence some men put into looking bad is the stuff of marathon athletes.
Here are the basics: Dress sharply in contemporary styles. Groom yourself well and have a clean shave. Smell nice, but not too strong. You can look for more tips on the AskMen website in the Fashion Tips section.
The successful man makes the effort to know what’s happening in the world around him.
He has informed opinions about current events and can engage intelligent people in friendly discussions. On a globalized planet, no man is an island. So get smart; it’s not that hard. Pick up a newspaper and let it take you around the world.
Practise these habits for few weeks and they will replace any old relating bad habits very quickly. You have two ears and one mouth. Listen around loads and when you open your mouth, wear your skills and success like a watch. Quick look and look away. Others will notice you having a look at your watch.