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How to become your better self?

by Miriam Ernst

How to become your better self?

“Just be yourself!” How many times have you heard people saying this as a great tip before some important date, job interview, or another event that was coming up?

Has it ever helped you? My guess is it didn’t!

So what is it about this being yourself? I mean can I actually be anyone else than myself? So who are you? And how are you like you?

What happens, however, if you don’t like yourself in certain situations? Well, then be like someone you want to be!

That might sound like the second-worst tip you will ever hear from anyone, but if you start to think about it, it is not.

When you launch a new business or try to enter a new market, the first thing you do is a benchmark. You have a look at what is already there, how the others do it, and what works well and what doesn’t. This will mean you have to go in-depth either by doing customer surveys at different locations or exploring market research tools similar to Kano Model to see what products and services are out there and what that means for you and your business plans.

Statistics are your friend in that respect. So if you are planning on becoming e-commerce or mCommerce business, you may want to click here to check them out and see how that relates to what you are doing and how it can drive you forward.

However, if you are planning to go for a land-based store, then you might have to check out the relevant statistics that could let you know what to do in order to have a successful offline store. You may as well need to look at your competitors to find what makes them successful. For instance, if you notice that your competitors have signs that have managed to draw customers’ attention, you might also want to have one customised (by National Signs – a well-known houston sign company) so that you can compete.

Remember that when you check out the statistics and source important pieces of information from them, you would need to cautiously avoid the things that don’t work–focus on/ try to replicate what works, and spice it up with your own ideas.

Well, about yourself it is the same! You can not automatically be great in everything!

We all have to learn things and work hard for becoming who we are, or who we want to be!

For example, if you want to improve at something, the first thing you should do is learn the fundamentals. You cannot proceed to the advanced material without first mastering the basics. For example, if you want to pursue a career in human resource management, you may need to be familiar with basic terminology – here is one for you – before moving on to more advanced topics.

So overall my tip is, to do it exactly as it would be a business decision. Think about which of your friends is especially good in the situation that is waiting for you. Have a look at how they do it and if it works.
Then bring yourself to be your better self!

Learn, try, fail and try again! And if you don’t forget about the third step: “To spice it up”, then you won’t have to worry about “losing yourself”!
That at least is what has always worked best for me!
Have you been in situations where you didn’t know very well how to handle them? How did you react and how did you manage?

Tell me your story!

Best, Be-Sparkling!

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callista83 25 March, 2016 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the great advice. I could use this all posted up on my wall or something.

Miriam Ernst 30 March, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Hahaha – well you could always print it 😉
Thanks for your comment and I am glad I could help! I hope to see you around!


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