The Misguided Gender Balance in Business

The business world nowadays and specifically the tech business world is something people view as a majorly male dominated part of society.

I was watching a keynote and a panel this morning on women in technology and it turned in the direction of women in business in general. Women are becoming more and more prevelent in business these days. In the white collar world it’s all about skills and less so about gender, race, sexual orientation. These things don’t make a great business person and help run a good business. At the end of the day a person’s personality and skills/knowledge make for a good business.

For lack of a better way to say this, does being a man or a woman, gay or straight, or whatever ethnicity someone is define whether or not that person is an asshole? No, this is based entirely on somebody’s personality and people skills. Having the right people will make for a better culture and a better business.

What does all of this have to do with a climb to success? At the end of the day, stop worrying about your gender. Stop worrying about your ethnicity. Stop worrying about your sexual orientation when you apply for a job. Instead focus your time on being someone who brings skills and knowledge to the table. Instead of worrying, read a book or take a class and take the right skills to the table.

Above all else. Don’t be an asshole.

AM

Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie

Be The Hero of Your Own Movie

This Joe Rogan video is one of my all time favorite motivational clips and one of the few I watch multiple times a week.

The basis of everything he says stands true in the lives of almost all of us. Imagine what the hero of your own movie would do. If your life was a movie what would you do to be the hero, or in other words your best self. Whatever the hero of your own movie would do, is what you should be doing. Once you’ve determined how to be your own hero, you can set goals to get there.

The first thing is to not worry about the past. Anybody who has never failed, has never truly learned. Failure teaches us valuable lessons in life, and each time something goes wrong we learn how to avoid that same instance next time. The key is to look at your failures whether in career, finance, or relationship as a learning experience and grow from it. You then move forward and use these lessons you’ve learned to be a better person in the future.

So do you want to be the hero of your own movie? Or would you rather play a supporting role in your own life?

Until Next Time,

AM

Know What You Don’t Know

Why are people too proud to admit when they don’t know something? This causes far more problems than it solves in our modern world of business and life. Information is always at the tips of your fingers in the smartphone age, there is truly no reason to be unable to admit when you don’t know something.

Humility is a characteristic that makes people more personable, and easier to get along with. The first step in humility is knowing what you don’t know. There is no shame in not knowing something. The true issue is being afraid to ask for help when you need it, whether you’re afraid to admit you don’t know something, or you’re afraid to ask for help. Trust me, asking for help will never make a leader or boss upset when you genuinely want to learn something, what will make them angry is when you can’t admit you don’t know and end up causing a much larger issue in the long run.

That’s enough of this rant for now, but there will be more posts to come soon.

AM

What Makes Success?

This is going to be a rather simple post, or rather a simple question.   I want to know what people want to read about, and what topics to cover sooner than later.

What means the most to you in terms of learning and advancing?

  1. Career Success (Growth at Work)
  2. Financial Success (Investing & Wealth)
  3. Personal Success (Family & Relationships/Health & Fitness)

I want to help as many people as possible with what I write, and I’d like to know what you feel would be the most beneficial, and most interesting for all of you to read.

Comment your answer below, and share with your friends so we can all benefit from the knowledge I can share.

For personalized help email alan@climbtosuccess.ca and I’d be more than happy to help you with your personal Success needs.

AM

Back to Reality

All good things come to an end right. After spending a week in what is basically a paradise it’s now time to return home to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

As much as a vacation is an amazing feeling, and you can really distance yourself mentally and get into a true state of relaxation, it’s nice to come home. By the end of every vacation, I always feel ready to come home. As strange as it is I end up missing work. I don’t feel like I’m getting bogged down, or worried about the amount of work piling up, I just eventually start to miss the day to day hustle and bustle I’m used to once I’ve spent a couple days relaxing.

If you truly love what you do like I do, I’d think that you too may end up missing the satisfaction you get from a job well done after a solid week of leaving your mind completely at ease. This week of not a worry on my mind, and never without a cold drink in my hand has left me fully relaxed, fully recharged, and ready to come back at full strength and not risk burning out anytime soon.

If you can’t step back and relax and enjoy some time to yourself, then you should. It’ll inevitably help you along your own Climb to Success.

Until next time,

AM