A Key to Success!

Last Update: January 16, 2019

It's a glorious morning here in sunny New Zealand and I would rather be at the beach today but have lots of work to do. My last post was about connecting with people through our content, keeping it real and remembering our audience are real people.

I wanted to take this a little further and discuss PROFESSIONALISM, as I feel this is one of the important keys to our success.

The Merriam-Webster definition of professionalism states: "the conduct, aims or qualities that characterize or mark a professional person."

In any career, our conduct or interactions/behaviour determine our level of success with dealing with people.

How we conduct ourselves directly effects our personal and professional reputation.

It is always more difficult when presenting ourselves as strangers on an online platform because of the non-direct intetreactions.

Face to face we can present ourselves as professionals through the way we dress, speak and behave, but online we need to be able to deliver intent in a more creative manner.

Others need to view us as professionals, authorities in our field. Trustworthy, ethical and honest.

How do we do this?

Consistency.

Consistent sincerity, humility, common courtesy and integrity.

If this shows through in our blogs, our reviews and any daily interactions with those we are in contact with, it not only demonstrates our own professionalism but builds trust not only for ourselves but for those we represent.

We are putting ourselves out there on a global level. How do we want the world to view us?

Just because we are building our businesses from home on a laptop, does not mean that we have to bahave like we are not at work.

When I bagan this journey, I worked from the couch in my PJ's but now I organise my time, have a diary and get up and dressed as though I were attending a physical workplace. This changed the way I work and although no one can see me, I have a view of myself as a professional.

How do you view professionalism in the online world? Would love to hear your views.

Wishing you all the greatest success.

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lesabre Premium
I find it to be honesty and pride and passion in what I am doing
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Michael. Pride and passion are great motivators towards success😀 Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Cass
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jillxyz Premium
For me Integrity says it all. Great post. Cheers AJ
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Jill, yes and I think it is something we all fight to keep. Cheers Cass
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FKelso Premium
Food for thought, and a very good point. We really do need to come across in a professional way when we interact with our visitors.
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Cass51 Premium
Thanks Fran, yes I do believe that is a key factor in our potential to become successful. Cheers Cass
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12my1st01 Premium
That's hilarious and wonderful at the same time! I too get up and ready as if getting in the hustle and bustle of things from time to time. To imaginatively place myself in my work zone. But I catch myself and remember not to be so tough on Me! Maintain professionalism of course but relish in the freedom of life and the fact you don't have to do that (hustle and bustle) anymore!!!haha
Best to you!!
Nelson
P.s loved the post!!!!
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Cass51 Premium
Thanks yes the freedom is also wonderful and at least I don't have to beat the traffic to get to work. Cheers Cass😀
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12my1st01 Premium
Perfect!!!
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Marley2016 Premium
Cass,
I am still lacking in the fact that I have everything to set
up an office here at home - taking the time and energy
away from WA to do it seems to be a big downfall for me!
I keep telling myself tomorrow but when tomorrow comes
I end up right back at the computer working on training
and posts to build my sites out LOL.
Good thing I never get any company or people come to
the house they would think I am some kind of hoarder lady!
Even tho I am doing great keeping all the tasks and WA in
great order - the rest of my life is lacking.
Thanks for letting me know that eventually, I need to be a
more professional person with the personal part too!
Great post,
Susan
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Susan, hope you are having a good day. We all have our downfalls but don't worry. You are doing what is important for you right now and that is just as vital as anything else. Keep up the good work.
Cheers Cass
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12my1st01 Premium
All we can do is our best, feel down about that. Just be glad! We're all smiling and cheering you on in this journey. You'll find solace in giving gratitude for the abilities and tasks you've accomplished so far!!! You're doing excellent, balancing is just that...balancing.
Best wishes!!!
Nelson
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12my1st01 Premium
Don't feel down
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Marley2016 Premium
Nelson,
Thank you so much - I become overwhelmed with doing
stuff around the house so much of it I cannot do alone
and considering I live alone with the dogs this does present
a slight problem LOL!
Eventually, I will just have to make up my mind and find a
way to move things by myself and do what needs doing but
until that time comes I hide inside WA and work on my
sites and they are coming along great which they should
I spend 12 to 18 hours a day working in WA so I should be
able to get this much done right!
Thank you for the encouragement it is needed,
Susan
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12my1st01 Premium
1 thing at a time.
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