It’s Not All About Me! Seven Key Strategies for Thriving in
the Corporate World
By Allyson Lewis
The world is an upside down place.
The 1980’s and 1990’s began to encourage the illusion that
self-growth and self-acknowledgement would bring people happiness and
allow corporate executives a free pass straight to the top of their
It is not what you do for yourself that
will make the greatest impact on your career future; rather it is how
you focus on helping those around you recognize their truest
potential. With this one small shift, you will unleash enormous hidden
potential for internal and lasting growth in both business and in
Need More Than a Vision – You Must Create a Strategy and a Story:
Two things separate you from your competition: a very specific
strategy for your business and a story that tells the community you
live in—or even the world—why you are different.
Your strategy needs to be specific, compelling and easily
manager, employee, and client should understand it. Whether you are a
financial advisor, an accountant, a plumber or a doctor, you need a
clear and powerful strategy and a compelling story to differentiate
you from your competition and attract new clients.
If you are a leader or a team member, it is up to you to help
create the strategy and the story to inspire others to follow your
leadership or implement your ideas.
the Person that Rekindles Dreams:
Dreams are amazing gifts. Dreaming helps you to conceptualize your
goals, in order to implement daily steps that draw you closer to
realizing them. With the same power, however, your negative illusions
can limit your life and throw obstacles in your path toward growth and
change. The pictures you
vividly place in front of your mind on a continuous basis often become
self-fulfilling action plans. Your dreams are one of the strongest
positive tools you have working in your favor—if you can dream it,
you can become it. By
taking just a short time to acknowledge the positive dreams you hold
for your future, you strengthen your ability to achieve those dreams.
Choose to be the person that rekindles dreams in those around you.
Yourself and Those Around You to Align Their Work with Their Purpose
Purpose is what we do for others.
Are you a leader, encourager, team member, listener, comforter,
team member, visionary? What
is your purpose? And how
can sharing your purpose with your company make an impact on your
need to know and understand the purpose of those around them.
A person’s purpose is their heartbeat.
Their purpose drives them and when you allow them to align
their purpose with their daily activities at work, their potential
grows exponentially. Their contributions to your success will grow
exponentially as well.
often wait for a supervisor to ask what their driving purpose in life
is. But this might never
happen. Instead, employees
need to take the iniative to hold this crucial conversation and allow
their boss the right to utilize the key gifts and talents that revolve
around their purpose. Purpose
is the driving force in everyone’s life.
Discover your purpose and then allow your goals and your time
to revolve around fulfilling that purpose.
Your purpose tells you what to do with your life and how to serve
others. Your goals closely link to your purpose in life because they
describe what you want to accomplish in the pursuit of that purpose.
When you have a clear vision of your goals in life, you are one step
closer to fully understanding and fulfilling your purpose.
Goals can be personal or professional, tiny or grand, achieved
tomorrow or aimed at achievements extending past your span on earth.
Encourage those around you to create positive written goals.
Encourage them to vividly describe where they want to be five
years from now.
Better Customer Service with Four Simple Ideas: When it comes to customer service, it
is definitely not about “me!”
It should never be about what will make it easier for you or
for your employees. Your customer service strategy should remain
focused solely on how to create loyal customers who will not only buy
your products and services, but who will become your advocates and
spokespeople in a crowded business world.
Exceeding your customers’
expectations can be a challenge. Your customers will not come to you
with a specific, written list of instructions on how to do it. You
have to provide them with services and benefits they might not even
realize they want or need. Most effective customer service ideas are
not extravagant, expensive, or complicated. There
are four important concepts that form the basis of any successful
total customer experience:
Put these four concepts to
work in forming your own total customer experience.
the Power of Your Mind:
What kinds of images, thoughts and ideas are you feeding your brain? These images reflect in everything you do: the way you
look, your attitudes, your beliefs and your accomplishments. Your mind
is busy creating your reality, so what kinds of tools and building
materials are you supplying it?
If you wake up every morning
saying “I can be more today than I was yesterday,” paying
attention to the good things in our lives, and expecting that today is
going to be better than yesterday, then the stage is set for those
expectations to come true. The
key is to draw out the very best in those around you.
Providing them with training that will allow them to be more
productive. Reward success
and create momentum. Buy
books and audio series as gifts to stimulate a fresh flow of ideas.
that Change Happens in an InstantTM: For years people have believed that moving ahead
in their career required them to focus on the ME portion of their
efforts. True leaders and
visionaries have learned that it has always been about focusing all of
their attention on helping those around them grow and become the
people they were meant to become.
When you give people the freedom and encouragement to share
their best ideas with you, you will unleash more potential, power and
performance in your organization than you even knew existed.
Real change happens in an instant.
It happens the moment you decide to change.
If you truly want to be different tomorrow than you are today,
then focus your attention on helping those around you grow and become
the people they were meant to become.
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