ARE there Shiny, Happy, People among us – which you may recall was a song by R.E.M, released in 1991?
Well, perhaps we can leave the shiny part out but there are plenty of happy souls in our midst.
The thing is, if you want to be happy, you need to be happy. Don’t wait for happiness to come to you. Chase after it by taking action. Smile at people, be positive.
In business, know your strengths. It’s not just about working on your weaknesses. Focus on the things you are good at. Work on your strengths because the more you get to know what they are the better chance you have of utilising them when it matters.
Check out your particular strengths. What are you able to excel at? Public speaking, interviewing, teaching? Find the time to identify and improve your attributes by putting yourself in the situations where you can use them to your best advantage.
Have a go at recalling the best experiences you have had in your life and analyse just what it was that made them successful for you. Was there a common theme? Have you managed to repeat them in other fields? Were there any significant factors that helped you be successful?
Visualise what has made you happy, successful and what you are today – and create a picture in your mind of how you can recreate it as this could help you go on to bigger and better things. To shine, in fact.