I hope everyone’s morning is going well. Today’s dirty rock addition is about a new but old buzz word we hear a lot, proactivity, or being proactive. Let start with the definition from Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Definition of proactive
1: relating to, caused by, or being interference between previous learning and the recall or performance of later learning
· proactive inhibition of memory
2[reactive]: acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes
We normal equate proactivity to our business but not very often to your personal lives. I feel being proactive relates to all aspects of your life. In yourself, your business, your family, your friends, your health, the list goes on and on! To be proactive is to be on purpose and living in the moment.
Are you proactive? Are you proactively living your life in all aspects?
This word is very powerful for me. I am working on being a more proactive person daily. The easy areas for me to be proactive are: in my work, financial, and physical. I struggle to be proactive in my relationships, family and self-renewal (faith). These areas take a little more work for me. For me it is my emotions that get in the way. In these 3 areas, I have recognized that my emotions get in the way of me being 100% proactive. For example: When I’m communicating with someone, and they say something that I don’t understand or is not what I expected them to say. I have to stop and wait to respond. If I respond immediately, I will respond with emotion. But if I’m am being proactive, I will respond with some questions to understand their stance and or my miss-understanding. Bottom-line responding proactively is a much better approach for both parties.
I share this with you today, as I believe being proactive is the foundation to any and all success. Are you reaching your goals? If not, where can you be more proactive to meet your goals. Again, this relates to all areas of your life. If this is a new concept to you, I recommend you pick a few areas and start being proactive today. Give it a month and see what wonderful things will come your way.
I want to step back for a minute. Being proactive in our business can give us the power to choose how we live our lives and how we service our clients. Let’s think about this statement for a minute. If you are proactively looking for new relationship that you could foster and bloom. Then over time you will have so much business that you can decide how and when you work. But if you are not proactive about finding new relationships, then you will have to work with your clients on their schedule and time tables. Which one would you like?
I know we are finishing up the year. This is a great time to start your proactivity. Go out and see your relationships, give them something of value. Do this over and over again and again. Now is the time, they want to see you. Trust me, they all called and told me! Plus, it will make you feel so good to help and grow your relationship.
Please let me know if you have any questions and or would like to talk about his subject one on one. I’m will love to support you and help us grow together.
Have a great day.