Tuesday, 16 October 2012

The 7 Habits of Business Success

Every man wants to be successful. Whether it be with women, health or business. However, in order to be successful in the financial world, one must be mindful of the skill sets and habits that a man must posses in order to taste this success. Below are the 7 most important business habits that a man should posses - whether starting a new business or climbing the business ladder . Take these into account.

From About.com
by Darrell Zahorsky

The 7 Habits of Business Success

Habit 1. Cultivate Inner Networks: Entrepreneurs practicing the art of business success know the power of networks. They take the time to identify and build relationships with key peers, mentors, and advisors. This inner network provides support, direction, and an increased number of people to assist. Having an inner network of five people who have a network of five more, grows the network exponentially.

Habit 2. Customer Centric: Business success requires an unwavering commitment to the customer. This commitment encompasses a mindset of understanding the customers' world. Understanding the customers wants and needs provides the business with a greater opportunity to earn a loyal customer base. Focus away from business and profits, and toward what you can do to improve the life of your customers.

Habit 3. Humble Honesty: Business success requires the ability to know your strengths and weaknesses. Being open and honest about yourself and your business creates growth as an individual and as a company. Don't spend time developing weaknesses. Find help for weak areas, enabling you to focus on strengths. In the book, "Now, Discover Your Strengths", Gallup Organization reveals that building our strengths instead of fixing our weakness is the path to mastery and success. Take the time to know yourself and business.

Habit 4. Adaptability: Business success requires the ability to adapt to changing situations. Nothing ever goes as planned. The world of business is full of surprises and unforeseen events. Using the habit of adaptability allows business owners to respond to circumstances with the ability to change course and act without complete information. Being flexible allows us to respond to changes without being paralyzed with fear and uncertainty.

Habit 5. Opportunity Focused: Problems are a regular part of business life. Staff issues, customer misunderstandings, cash crunches- the list is endless. To achieve business success, look at both sides of the coin. Every problem has an opportunity. Being opportunity focused makes the game of business fun and energizing.

Habit 6. Finding A Better Way: Productivity is the cornerstone of business success. Formulate the habit of finding a better way to make your business more productive. This will create more time to focus on the critical issues that drive sales and profit. Productivity can be enhanced by technology, automation, outsourcing, and improving business processes.

Habit 7. Balanced Lifestyle Management: A business can consume an owner's time and energy. It's easy to allow the business to take control of your life. Business success requires the habit of balancing all aspects of your life. Separating time for daily business tasks, profit driven tasks, and free time is a habit that will make your business and life more enjoyable. Take the time to plan each week.

Follow these habitual guidelines for a better business and corporate understanding.

Success is just around the corner.

Donovan James.

Six Pack Shortcuts

Have you always wanted the body that women crave?

Well I recently discovered a Youtube channel created by Mike Chang titled 'Six Pack Shortcuts'.
Mike (a former fatty) transformed his life with a bit of can-do attitude and simple exercise and diet techniques. On his channel he reveals workouts aimed at destroying body fat and building muscle - all from the comfort of your home! Simple and easy. Get the body you always wanted.

Check it out here :

Donovan James

Monday, 15 October 2012


Following my post on confidence and looking and feeling good. Here are 30 grooming tips. Courtesy of Men's Health. Enjoy.


Donovan James

Confidence is Key

Many men are concerned with their own looks.So you have a huge nose, buck teeth and a slouched body. You may be under the impression that this instantly ruins your chances with that beautiful woman across the bar. Let me tell you the truth, my friend. Contrary to popular belief, women do not base their attraction to you solely on your looks. So what is it women look for in a guy, you ask?

Get ready for it...

Yes. Confidence.
Women like to know that they are with a guy who can increase their value to other people. By displaying confidence, you portray Alpha Male characteristics - which is what any normal, socially hungry woman is drawn to. You too can be an Alpha Male. Follow these simple steps, ingrain them into your mind, act as such and you will quickly see results.

  • Have a good posture - standing upright will display a distinct air of confidence. You are a proud man and not afraid to show it.
  • Chin up - look ahead when you stand or walk. Never look at your feet. This shows submissiveness, which is weakness.
  • Make eye contact - this will show people that you are not afraid to interact with others.
  • Slow your movement - slow it up a bit. Being quick and jittery will make you appear unconfident. Have a cool, calm and calculated air about you.
  • Speak with confidence - breathe well, stand up straight and speak loudly and slowly. This will show people that you do not need to rush to get your word in - people will listen to you.
  • Groom well - shape your beard. Style your hair. Wash. Moisturise. Do what it takes to look good. Look good. Feel good. Get good results.
  • Dress well - Now I'm not asking you too buy a $2,000 suit. Find clothes that will make you look good ie. make sure they fit well and make ure they express who you are. Discover your style, utilise it. Own it. Be confident in your own skin.

Follow the above steps and I promise you that you will begin to see instant results. Remember : it's not what you look like but how you portray yourself to others that counts in the dating game.

Confidence is key.

Donovan James.

Be the man you want to be, today!

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