Do you know today how to become a better person tomorrow?

If you want to improve tomorrow, you will have to ask right questions to yourself today.

Self-introspection or self-reflection is the key to all personal development. People inclined to think that they will have to read right self-help books or attend seminars. But actually, personal development can happen anywhere, anytime and in any moment.

betterThere may be few things that might be holding back. To get to the root of the problem, you will have to ask right questions to yourself.

Many go for self-reflection at end of the year or month or week. To look back how things went, analyzing, what worked and what did not. Above all what one has to improve upon in next year or month or weeks, so on continue growing? That helps to become a better a person tomorrow.

Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself, at the end of a year or month or week.  It will prompt you to think about how you can continue to improve.

  1. What were you doing a year ago?

Though it may seem absurd question it helps to look at the thing in better perceptive. Your answer can be something like. A year ago, I was living in Delhi. Doing 9 to 5 job.  Unsure of the future. Today I am living in Mumbai. Working with fast-moving people. (And things like that).

  1. Do you enjoy how you have been spending your time?

Do you enjoy your day to day work? No amount of money or external rewards will make you feel more satisfied and fulfilled.

On looking back do you feel like a burden? Then you would like to offload your burden in coming year or month or week.

  1. With who would like to spend most of your time?

Your friends or people with whom you spend most of the time rub on you.

Are you spending time with people who enrich your life or are a drag on you? That is are people asking from you more and giving you less. Segregate these people and spend more time that enriches your work and life. This will help you to be a better person tomorrow.

  1. How is your money spending?

Money is the thing that motivates you. It helps you do those things that you want in life.

The old age saying “money saved is money earned” which is very true even today. Many people see only the earning part and neglect the saving part.

Go through your accounts to see how your spending habits are. If you can control those impulses of spending money, you can become a better person tomorrow.

  1. Five points that can balance your life 

a) Career: What you do to earn your living? Do you wish to change?

b) Fulfillment: Are you connected with yourself and ground realities?

c) Community: Are you surrounded with people, those who enhance and inspire your interest, learning, etc.

d) Personal health: What you eat, how you do exercise, fitness etc?

e) Relationships: Family, close friends, casual people.

These five points should be checked on regular basis. Maybe you are spending too much time with family and friends and neglecting work. Or you are so busy in work that you are neglecting family and friends. Do ponder how much time you are spending. You have to balance all the five points so about become a better person tomorrow.

How to Boost Trust in Business Relationships?

Business is about relationships. One does not do business with numbers or organizations or firms. People are involved in the business. Hence business comes down to relationship – individual relationship. A relationship involves customers, vendors, suppliers, employee, employer etc.

business relationship

For business relationships to grow and be productive, trust has to be developed first. It is the base of every connection. Trust is a positive emotion. And a firm belief in the reliability, truth and ability or strength of someone.

The movement a person is not trusted by a team, his chances of success within that group is diminished. One has to build and maintain trust in the business relationship. And is important for the owner and his organization’s success.

Trust is can be understood and influenced. Here are few situational factors that one can look into to increase trust level and that will have a positive outcome.

  • Similarities: If the other person believes that you are like him, then he is more likely to trust.
  • Mutual concern: Will they stand by you, and look for both’s interest.
  • Interest alignment: Are you and your business client in the same boat? If yes, he will trust you.
  • Capability: If you are competent to deliver what you have promised.
  • Predictability: Are you predictable and do what you say.
  • Communication: Constant, open and honest communication builds trust.

How to boost trust in vendors?

In a business cycle, there are ups and downs in cash flow. There are times when the company wishes to release vendor’s money. But since it faces cash crunch it is unable to pay its vendor.

To build trust in vendors it is better to call regular meetings and clear your cash flow. Let each vendor know how much and when will he be expecting payments. There are chances that few vendors will not agree. Let them know the mutual interests are in staying together.

How to boost trust in customer?

Building relations with the customer is to fulfill the promise made to him in due course of business. Better start with small contract. Deliver it on time. See that you work well. This develops mutual trust. Once you fulfill your promise you will be getting more contracts from him. Later on, you can take bigger and bigger contracts.

How to boost trust in employee?

Employees are the base of any business. Business culture should be such that it supports the employees. And looks after their interests. Management should set up reasonable expectation from the employee and this should be communicated to them.

This, in turn, makes the employees feel secure in their positions if they meet the given objectives. Management should make the employee feel secured.

By creating various opportunities for teamwork, group outing to reinforce the feeling of shared experience.

Trust in business is one of the components for a better relationship with the vendor, customer, and employee. It can be influenced by the leader. Hence a leader should understand the various component of trust building. And create a constructive environment.