Belief + Mastery + Desire = Success.

Don’t get beguiled by talent; effort makes all the difference in the world. Working at something diligently is essential to learning and growing, and I always tell my students that the hospitality business is all about mastering skills. The belief that you can master a new untested skill is essential and it defines and shapes your curiosity for learning additional new skills. 

Addition not Subtraction: Give Yourself Options for Making Change

Options are your friend. Options offer you various ways or methods to approach a tried and true situation and gives you the opportunity to change. When you give yourself options, you’re in the driver’s seat and not subject to the emotional states of yesterday. When you give yourself options you empower yourself to evolve your thinking. 

Use Aspiration as Your Inspiration

In my experience, entrepreneurs seldom have a clear leadership model to follow. And this makes leading others quite difficult. Why? Because a real example of how to lead is both practical as well as inspirational. And inspiration is a powerful thing.

You're #1

Do you put everyone on your team first? This might be because you are an ECT (empathetic, compassionate and thoughtful person). ECT’s are often so other-centered that they put themselves and the needs of the business after the needs of their employees. The skill that can be so valuable in customer service actually becomes a hindrance in leadership.