I am planning to start my own business in a few years time. What are the top 3 things that I need to prepare myself?
1. Don’t just hear but learn to listen
Pay attention — Many love to rush to answer a question by framing it according to what they want but not paying attention to what you are trying to say.
2. Be fluent in the business languages
Don’t just listen but observe the body language, the tone, the use of words, the movement of the eyes, the lips, the sitting posture, the limbs. Most of the time, the intent is show non-verbally.
3. Thought Process
Be good in the mental activities of cogitation, contemplation, deliberation, judgment, meditation, reflection, rumination, thinking etc. Spend time to think before acting and over time increase the time spent to think and you will get yourself to be more accurate and decisive.