It’s the little things that make up the big things. Here’s a list of ten traits of some of the movers and shakers in the world today (and from the past).
1. They Stay Healthy
Health is make-or-break. If you have it, your life will take on meaning like you couldn’t otherwise know; but if you don’t have it, you will only accomplish a comparatively small percentage of what you otherwise would be able to. Like a dedicated runner who sees the need to count calories, log miles, and track their monthly progress when it comes to hitting the pavement, a good leader has to stay on top of their health to unlock those higher abilities to make good business decisions and wise choices. It all starts with managing your health.
2. They Value Down Time
The greatest leaders have always known how to make time for themselves. They went home after work and enjoyed time with their families. They understood priorities being properly managed. They perfected the art of relaxation and were thus able to push forward much harder, despite their imperfections and vices. If you are constantly running out of steam, you won’t be able to build a solid, long-lasting business.
3. They Tend to Their Finances Each and Every Day
You may or may not be a whiz when it comes to money, or you may have someone who manages it for you (most wealthy people do), but if you don’t regularly watch your bank balance somehow, you can hardly be called prudent. Track your finances and monitor your cash flow every single day. Stay on top of your business and your business will put you on top!
4. They Stay in Control of Their Emotions
Good leaders know at all times how to manage their emotions. They know that anger never accomplishes anything when it is not directed forward properly.
5. They Say ‘Thank You!’ to Someone Each Day
The best managers know how important maintaining relationships are, and so even if its just a passing: ‘You did great! Thanks!’, they never go light on justified praise. Entrepreneurs far and wide understand the need for perfecting the art of daily encouragement. This motivates their employees and builds company morale. Without sufficient praise, no one will really want to work hard and strive to do better.