Skills for Success in the Marketplace


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Robert Lyon Podcast


Skills for success in the market place  1. Spiritual Some people believe we’re just an extension and an advanced form of  the animal species, but I believe humans are unique. I believe our  spiritual qualities make us different from all other creations. Now I  consider myself an amateur in this area, but regardless of your  background, I think you should evaluate what growth and change you want  to make in this vital area. Spiritual and ethical values will help build  a strong foundation underneath your quest for wealth and happiness. I would recommend you be a student of the spiritual side of your  nature. Make sure you study, practice and teach. Don’t be careless about  this because it’s what makes us who we are, different from dogs, cats,  birds and mice. Whatever you have to read and assimilate to develop in  this area, I would strongly suggest you do. 2. Physical The body and mind work together. And for your mind to have the  stamina to strive, your body should be in as good shape as possible. You’ve heard the phrase, “Treat your body like a temple.” A  temple—not a bad word. Something you would take extremely good care of.  Treat your body like a temple, not a woodshed, right? A temple. Take  good care of it. The only house we have to live in is the physical body, and that’s  part of success in the marketplace. That’s physical well-being. It’s  feeling good about yourself physically so that you stride into the  marketplace with a sense of self-worth and self-confidence, and it  covers several parts. Do you have a regular exercise program? If not, find one you can  follow and get started. In addition, make sure you pay attention to the  food you eat. Read all the books about nutrition to make up your own  mind and decide for yourself a good health plan for you. Then there’s physical appearance. Be skillful enough to take care of  your appearance in the marketplace. It has a lot to do with your  acceptance. A big share of it is how you appear to other people—on the  job, in the community. There’s a saying that goes, “God looks on the  inside, and people look on the outside.” That’s not a bad suggestion,  meaning: Take care of the inside for God, and take care of the outside  for people. Maybe you think people shouldn’t judge you by your  appearance. Well, let me tell you, they do! Don’t base your life on should and shouldn’t.  Only base your life on realities. Sure, when people get to know you,  they’ll judge you by more than what they see, but at first, they’re  going to take a look. Now, I’ve got another good phrase for you. It says, “Be conscious of  self, but not self-conscious.” There’s a certain point that we need to  be conscious of ourselves, take care of it, then let it go. Some people  worry about their appearance all day, and it detracts rather than adds.  So take care of it and then let it go. Do the best you can and let that  get the job done. Be conscious of ourselves, but not to the point of  being self-conscious. 3. Mental The third part to personal development is the mind—stretching your  mind, developing good thinking habits, good study habits, pursuing  ideas, and trying to find ways to apply them to human behavior and the  marketplace. All of that takes exercising the mind, which is what I call  mind-stretch. --- Support this podcast: