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5 steps to gain recognition for your true value

5 Steps to Get Recognition for Your True Value

5 steps to gain recognition for your true value

Do you feel valued at work? If not, you’re not alone.

Over 1/3rd of employees say they don’t feel valued by their boss.
– Achievers’ 2021 Engagement and Retention Report

Maybe that explains the Great Resignation!

Yes, bosses, managers and business owners have work to do to make their employees feel like they are valued. But there’s work for you to do too, which we’ll discuss today.

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How can you get recognition for your true value? Value yourself. Let’s go to The Professor’s Whiteboard for five steps to gain recognition by valuing yourself more…

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What Is the True Meaning of Success?

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What does success mean? Different things to different people. That’s true. But if we’re to truly understand a subject, we have to clarify its meaning. What is the true meaning of success?

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Let’s start with the dictionary’s definition of success. In general, success is achieving something attempted.

Seems like an adequate description…at first glance. But how about when you stop and think about it?

There’s a piece missing. And it’s such a glaring oversight. It’s so BIGG, we felt the need to differentiate “BIGG success” from the “success” described in the dictionary.

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Why Social Entrepreneurship is a Waste of Time

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Today we want to tackle a very controversial subject. More specifically, we want to take a position which may be controversial.

BIGG success is life on your own terms. So we pay a great deal of attention to terms.

The term we want to talk about today is “social entrepreneurship”.

It’s a popular term, a buzz word even. People say with pride, “I’m a social entrepreneur” or “I want to be a social entrepreneur.”

Wikipedia defines a “social entrepreneur” as “someone who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to make social change.”

Let’s deconstruct just one part of that definition – the term “social” as an adjective.

Among other definitions, Merriam-Webster defines “social” as “tending to form cooperative and interdependent relationships with others.”

The problem with social entrepreneurship

So here’s the problem – here’s why we say social entrepreneurship is a waste of time: It’s redundant.

  • ALL entrepreneurs are social entrepreneurs.
  • ALL entrepreneurs exist to serve society.
  • ALL entrepreneurs must recognize a social problem – a problem affecting the welfare of a group of human
    beings.
  • ALL entrepreneurs must use entrepreneurial principles to solve that problem.
  • ALL Entrepreneurs add value in the lives of others to create value for themselves.

All entrepreneurs need money

Now, some entrepreneurs have a profit motive while others don’t. But they all have to find funding somehow.

Some entrepreneurs raise capital to get a venture going and then repay it from profits. Other entrepreneurs rely on donations of time and/or money to get a venture going. But they must find a steady flow of cash from somewhere.

But to describe one activity as social and the other as not is a mislabeling.

ALL entrepreneurs are social because ALL entrepreneurs try to help a group of people.

Profit is not a dirty word

Entrepreneurs who forget this basic tenet of entrepreneurship are the ones who fail. Novices often go into ventures only thinking about how they will make money. You have to think about the people and their problem.

Of course, you have to think about the money too – whether you’re starting up a for-profit venture or not. And don’t ever forget:

Profit is not a dirty word. Every entrepreneur – for profit or non-profit – has to find a money trail to sustain their operation.

But focus on the problem first. Then figure out your funding and your cash flows.

Once you know how to create value for yourself by adding value for others, you’re ready for BIGG success!

Do you think “social entrepreneurship” is redundant?

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3 Differences Between Passion and Purpose

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Are purpose and passion the same? Is it just a semantic distinction?

We think not.

Your purpose may flow from your passion or your passion may flow from your purpose. In some cases, the person finds their cause. In other cases, the cause finds the person.

So they are similar, but there are important differences between the two terms.

Passion can be selfish. Purpose can’t.

You can pursue a passion for your own pleasure. It can be purely self indulgent.

[George] I love to sing. But nobody loves to hear it!

Purpose is not selfish. It involves serving others, but it’s not servitude.

It’s feeling joyful about creating joy. It’s about adding value in the lives of others while creating value in your life. It’s win – win.

Passion can be unbridled. Purpose is focused.

Passion is boundless. You can have many passions. You can spend countless hours on them.

Purpose is singular. To fulfill a purpose requires focus. It requires you to choose. But the decision is an easy one when your purpose is compelling.

Passion is what. Purpose is why.

Passion focuses on nouns. What do you love? It’s about the objects of your desires.

Purpose is your motivation, your why. It brings in action so it focuses on verbs. Purpose completes you.

Together, passion and purpose lead to BIGG success!

Do you see any differences between passion and purpose?

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Successful Entrepreneurs Win with Kindness

random acts of kindnessOne of our Facebook friends, Alex Blackwell, is the person behind The Bridgemaker blog. He launched an interesting project today: 31 days of kindness.

It’s a great post. He talks the BIGG difference that kindness has made in his life. So he’s encouraging all of us to make kindness a daily habit.

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Since we think we could use a little more kindness in the world, we thought we’d chime in.

Kindness is contagious

Researchers have found that kindness is contagious. It makes us feel good to see someone helping another person. It makes us want to do the same thing.

Kindness accumulates happiness

Another study shows that there is a link between kindness and happiness. Happier people tend to be more kind. Kindness leads to more happiness. So happy people become even happier by being kind. Kindness accumulates happiness!

Successful entrepreneurs win with kindness

Many potential entrepreneurs make a critical mistake: they think about their own gain. It kills the business.

Successful entrepreneurs think about helping a group of people (i.e. their customers) solve a problem. Then they kill them with kindness to keep them coming back again and again. Repeat business leads to BIGG success!

So, at its essence, entrepreneurship is about kindness – creating value for yourself by adding value in the lives of other people. If kindness is contagious, maybe entrepreneurship is as well!

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