Have you ever wondered what others think about your performance? Consider the people who have an active interest in how well you perform. This includes clients, partners, and even the way your reputation is viewed by those who would work with you in the future.

Are you presenting yourself as someone who gets results or are you unconsciously showing that you don’t have the ability to get the job done?

With more people working remotely, it’s important to develop necessary self-management skills to achieve key goals. This piece provides seven self-management skills needed to elevate your performance. Follow these tips and you’ll not only improve performance, but you’ll get the attention of those who are watching.

[1] Develop the Ability and Willingness to Hold Yourself Accountable

If you want to excel in business and life, then it’s important to develop critical self-management skills. One important self-management skill to develop is the ability and willingness to hold yourself accountable. If you say you’re going to do something, then make sure it gets done. Take ownership of your goals and the work needed to achieve them. In this video, I’ll share a tip on how you can easily hold yourself accountable to personal commitments and achieving your goals.

[2] Learn to Set Better Goals

Successful people know the importance of setting the right goals. Think about the people in your life. How many frequently set New Year’s Resolutions only to let them to fall to the wayside by Valentines’ Day? That’s just one particular goal but more than likely those people set poor goals the remainder of the year too. Here is a quick tip for constructing better goals.

[3] Improve Time Management by Eliminating Distractions

Every day we are bombarded by distractions. We live in a world filled with noisy disruptions, shiny objects, and frequent interruptions. Everywhere we turn, there is someone or something trying to steal our attention. This episode provides a quick coaching tip to improve time management by eliminating daily distractions that keep us from focusing on priorities. Apply these tips into your daily life to develop better self-management skills and increase productivity in business and life.

[4] Ask These Questions to Increase Motivation

Some people are motivated by external drivers such as money, praise, or purchasing material items. Others are motivated by internal drivers such as feelings of satisfaction, fulfillment, or personal achievement. It is also possible to be motivated by both depending on the situation. Have you ever thought about your personal drivers and what motivates you to achieve your goals? This episode will provide important questions to ask yourself to increase motivation.

[5] Learn to Move Forward by Adapting to Change

In this episode, we discuss moving forward by learning how to adapt to change. As stated by Heraclitus, “The only constant in life is change.” We’ll talk about developing flexibility by reframing the situation. In other words, learning to view the situation from a different perspective. The proverbial phrase, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade” is a perfect example. The situation might not be ideal, but you can still make the most of it. Learn to be flexible and adjust course as needed, while continuing to drive forward towards your goal.

[6] Develop Coping Skills to Manage Stress

Playing at higher levels typically means having to deal with increased levels of stress. It naturally comes with the territory. Take a proactive approach to dealing with stress by utilizing coping skills and having healthy outlets to channel negative energy. Effective coping skills could include activities like listening to music, going for a walk, reading for pleasure, or exercising. In this episode, you’ll learn a simple coping skill to effectively manage stress and other unwanted negative emotions that can be used in all areas of life.

[7] Maximize You Growth with this Daily Habit

Learn how to maximize your growth by instituting a simple daily habit. If you want to sharpen your professional skills and grow as an individual, then it’s important to develop the habit of daily learning. Invest in your future by dedicating 30 minutes every day to learning something new. Advances in technology have afforded people the opportunity to learn from world class leaders and mentors any time of the day in a manner that is most convenient to them. Learning has never been easier.

Develop these seven self-management skills to get the results and recognition you deserve. Subscribe to the Daily Minute with Rich podcast and video series to receive tips delivered directly to your inbox.

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