With the rise of social media these days, creating a good-looking imagery of yourself and your brand is a simple task. Yet a true, amiable personality can never be substituted with any kind of trickery.
On 1989, Stephen R. Covey has written a brilliant business and self-help book called “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. In this book, Covey introduced seven approach to become a more effective individual. The book has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages worldwide. In business, being a amiable person is as important as being effective. Nobody wants to make a deal with a grumpy businessman. In today’s post, we will share 14 unique personal traits of amiable entrepreneurs that you should possess. The first trait is:
1. Develop an emphatic mental attitude and let it be felt by people
We should agree that it’s easier to fall into cynicism. However, if you choose to be a positive person, you will set yourself up for success and have better reputations.
2. Speak in a careful, disciplined, friendly tone.
Shouting to people is a bad habit and you should avoid that. The best communicators speak deliberately and confidently, which gives their voice a pleasing sound.
3. Listen and pay attention to someone speaking to you
Using a conversation as an opportunity to lecture someone may feed the ego, but it never attracts people or makes friends. Instead, try to listen and try to grasp the important points of the conversation.
4. Be Calm
An overreaction to something either positive or negative can give a poor impression. Remember that silence may be much more effective than your swear words.
5. Be patient
Remember that proper timing of your words and acts may give you a big advantage over impatient people.
6. Keep open mind
Those who close themselves off from certain ideas and associate only with like-minded people are missing out on not only personal growth but opportunities for advancing their careers. Associate yourself with numerous ideas and opinions, so you can broaden your knowledge and build tolerance over people’s opinion.
7. Smile when speaking with others.
Did you know that president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s greatest asset was his “million-dollar smile,” which allowed people to lower their guards during conversation?
8. Not all of your thoughts need to be expressed
The most amiable person know that it’s not worth offending people by expressing all of their thoughts, even if they happen to be true.
9. Never procrastinate
Procrastination communicates to people that you’re afraid of taking action. This is one of the biggest reason behind ineffective person.
10. Do at least one good deed a day.
The best networkers help other people out without expecting anything in return.
11. Find a lesson in failure rather than brood over it.
People admire those who grow from failure rather than wallow in it. Express your gratitude for having gained a measure of wisdom, which would not have come without defeat.
12. Act as if the person they are speaking to is the most important person in the world.
The most amiable individual use conversations as a chance to learn about another person and give them a chance to talk.
13. Praise others in a genuine way without being excessive.
Praise the good traits of others, but don’t rub it on where it is not deserved or spread it too thickly.
14. Have someone you can trust to point out your flaws.
Successful people don’t pretend to be amiable; they are because they care about their conduct and reputation. Having someone who can be completely honest with you allows yourself to continue growing.