PRACTICAL LEADERSHIP TIP OF THE WEEK

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This one is for my business owners, CEOs, founders, and bosses.

How much time are you putting into your employees? How much time are you spending meeting with them one-on-one?

You need to go all in on your people. In the early days, I was really “sticky” with individual people — DM-ing them, having meetings, etc. And even now, I still do it as much as I possibly can. If you’re upset about the “revolving door” at your company and having your employees leave is really affecting you, you need to figure out how to get stickier.

It all comes down to figuring out what makes your employees tick. Is it money? Responsibility? Acknowledgement? Title? The trick is knowing that the answer is gonna be different for different individuals. Think about your own life…there have been times in your career where you valued money more. There have been times where it was about respect, reputation, work-life balance…it’s not only figuring out what those few things are, it’s about what those few things are for each employee today. It never ends.

Keeping an employee might just be about paying them a little more…or it might be about you investing in your relationship with them and taking them out to coffee. At the end of the day, it’s about knowing your people.

Being a boss or an owner or a leader is about reverse-engineering your employees, not them conforming to you.

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HOW TO STOP STRUGGLING AND GAIN YOUR BALANCE BACK IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE.

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions using the #askzarir so I decided to bring the hash tag ask zarir show back on LinkedIn and you’ll find these posts there once a week, I’m also on iTunes or anywhere you consume podcasts, Spotify is cool too and of course the noisiest of all platforms youtube and Tiktok.

If we’re just meeting welcome, my name is zarir and I’m a master trainer for the worlds largest home improvement retailer in the world where I’m responsible for training our front line sales and leadership associates.

Here’s a question I got from Angelo recently in one of my selling skills classes

Angelo asks, how do you keep from struggling with balance in your life? I just moved my family to a new city, I’ve got a little one and one on the way and just started a new job and I’m really stressed out, any advice ZARIR?

Angelo

I teach that the most important areas in our lives are what keep us in balance. In my initial teaching on balance, I cover four areas:

Emotional Stability
Physical Fitness
Financial Independence
Spiritual Fulfillment

Please note that I weigh them equally and the order listed above does not reflect their order of importance.

Let’s compare this concept to a four-legged stool. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of sitting on one that was out of balance–with one or even two legs shorter than the others. It was uncomfortable, wasn’t it?

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It’s the same thing when we’re out of balance. It’s uncomfortable to say the least. The challenge is that we can get used to being out of balance and forget that it’s bad for us. We can linger on that teetering stool too long and it hurts us.

Let’s go over the four areas in a little more depth:

Emotional Stability

This has to do with your ability to cope with life crises, and to be generally happy most of the time. Under this concept are the topics of self-image and self-esteem. When we feel stable or good about ourselves, we will have the courage to face what life hands us.

Physical Fitness

This is a matter of taking care of our bodies so that we don’t become rich and sick. Don’t let work take over your life so much that you stop exercising, that you eat unhealthy foods, or drink too much of anything (coffee, soda, alcohol). If the machine that is your body fails you, you will be able to do little else but work to its limitations. Yes I love coffee and I drink a lot of it, my boys call me a POT HEAD 😂

Drink better ☕️ #MugLife

Financial Independence

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Creating enough wealth to life well without the help of others is important.

Spiritual Fulfillment

This means to believe in something. This is a very personal matter, but an important one to recognize. You see, if what you believe in doesn’t make a difference, it doesn’t make a difference what you believe in.

Learn to recognize your weaknesses in any of these areas. Then set goals for getting back in balance. Ideally, you will achieve success in all four areas and live an enjoyable life!

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