After sitting at Tae Kwon Do with the kids' yesterday afternoon, I thought about the 6 Tenets of Tae Kwon Do they repeat at the beginning and ending of every class. These basic, yet powerful words can inspire you in any profession. Enjoy!
COURTESY - Definition: A polite remark or gesture. Are you courteous in your actions, towards your clients or competitors even when they are being difficult? The old golden rule ‘treat others how you would like to be treated'.
INTEGRITY - Defnition: Firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. How we view and carry ourselves is very important in determining how others view us. Your clients want to work with someone that has a reputation of being professional and an expert in their field.
PERSEVERENCE - Definition: Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. This can be a tough one in today's market. The media gloom can bring your mental perception down like there's no hope in sight. We need to be strong and clear in our thoughts that the market will turn around and we will persevere through tough times.
SELF-CONTROL - Definition: control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc. It can be difficult at times to hold back comments with people who push your buttons, but in the end, being a professional and maintaining a higher level of courtesy and self control is the better choice.
INDOMITABLE SPIRIT - that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable: an indomitable warrior. Have courage no matter what the odds are. ‘When things get tough, the tough get going'...
VICTORY - Definition: a success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc. Conquer the things you set out to do no matter how big or small. This may be as simple as filling out your weekly calendar, or as big as creating your marketing plans for the next few months. The victory of completing and accomplishing your goals is extremely self rewarding!