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Your Mission Statement

Do you have your own personal mission statement?defining-it-project-success[1]

I do! If you don’t , you need one. Why? For the same reason a business has one. A personal mission statement is your reminder of your ethics (standards or code), morals (personal character) and the reason behind your purpose. Creating your personal mission statement will give you clarity for your goals and define your mission.

As a business owner or leader, a personal mission statement will hold you accountable and keep you focused. It will give you insights to the challenges you face and open your mind to new possibilities. How? If you are honest with yourself, you can start to see yourself change and move your life in the direction of your focus and your goals. You will see your accomplishments differently, note your success and see a pattern start to form. Your confidence will boost and your demeanor will change.

If you don’t believe me, try it and see what happens.

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Temperament – Mix – Don’t Stir

Your temperament defines you. How? Dictionary.com defines Temperament as the combination of mental, physical and emotional traits of a person, natural predisposition.2014-07-19 14.49.56-39

Have you noticed that you get along well with certain people and you keep your distance from others because they rub you the wrong way? How many people in your work place do you avoid because they rub you the wrong way? Have you noticed a difference in the environment when certain people are not there? This can be good or bad. Certain temperaments can add to the energy of the team and others are like adding a lit match to a gasoline can. But if you know and understand your own temperament, you can gain insight as to how to best communicate with others and avoid any dismay within your work environment.

As a Manager or Leader of an organization, understanding your teams temperaments is vital to your success and the success of the business. Having just one person in a position where temperaments clash can be detrimental to your success.

You can learn how to work with the different temperaments of your teamIf you want to learn how to work with a team and best way to motivate them to work at full capacity,

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Basic Etiquette

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Today on “Image Talk Tuesday”, my blog talk radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ypiconsultants/2013/03/26/image-talk), we discussed Basic Etiquette.

Dictionary.com defines etiquette as:

1.conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
2.a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony,as at a court or in official or other formal observances.
3.the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of a profession in their dealings with each other: medical etiquette.

Too often we take basic etiquette for granted or think it is not required. How wrong is that way of thinking? . Very wrong. Basic etiquette shows that you respect yourself and have respect for others. That is a big statement to make without speaking a word and can separate you from your competition when looking for a job, a promotion or closing a sale. Basic etiquette is simply having respect and using the words “Please”, “Thank you:, “Your welcome”, “May I be excused:, “Excuse me” and alike, you get my point. Seems so simple yet not considered essential. Etiquette is essential in today’s business environment and can make or break a deal. Understanding Professionalism and using your etiquette skills properly makes a big difference. Your language, tone, body language, attire and etiquette shows others Your level of Professionalism.

Do not let your lack of etiquette or professionalism keep you from reaching your goals.

Uncomfortable or unsure of your etiquette skills or your level of professionalism, contact Joann, Founder and President of YPI Consultants at joann@ypiconsultants or call 631-320-0217.

Need etiquette or professional developing training for your team, call YPI Consultants, we have several programs to fit your needs. View our web site at http://www.ypiconsultants.com

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Professionalism….Is It Required?

As the Founder and President of YPI Consultants, LLC business owners and professionals have a level of expectation regarding my level of professionalism. Recently during several conversations with business owners and professionals it has been brought to my attention that our nation has been considered rude and unethical at (many) times. When I heard this I was immediately saddened, but I stopped to reflect where this impression may be derived. A flash of the many reality shows came to mind, the subtle  manners of the housewives of…, Survivor and the backstabbing methods of surviving the games and challenges, Jersey Shores and their cut throat hospitality along with their rude fun and antics and let’s not forget those looking for love and their mission to stir the pot of love with venomous cocktails on the beach.

If this is the impression we are sending across the globe, I think it is time to revisit the term Professionalism.

Professionalism…What is it?

This is the definition according to Merriam-Webster online dictionary(as a noun)

:1.  the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person(see 1professional).2. the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood.

This is the definition from bing:Vlado Photo 34167yz22srweyd

pro·fes·sion·al·ism

 [ prō féshən’l ìzzəm ] 1.professional standards: the skill, competence, or character expected of a member of a highly trained profession 2. use of professionals: the use of professionals instead of amateurs.

Definition of PROFESSIONAL (as an adjective)

a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession

b : engaged in one of the learned professions

c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace

We all, including myself, at some time have been less professional than expected, but we know the difference and therefore make better decision because of that knowledge and experience. Not to mention we are no longer the amateurs behaving in an unprofessional manner. I ask the next time you are about to loss your respect for another or act in an unprofessional manner, that you take a deep breath and ask yourself if you are the amateur or the professional.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
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Why Does Your Image Matter?

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We all have heard that you have 3 seconds (give to take 2 secs) to make a quality first impression. From the beginning of time people have always judged others by their looks before we actually get a chance to meet the person. We start to develop a mind set as to their personality, education, martial status and even their income before the introduction or handshake. We consider it Human Nature to prejudge.

In the current job market, Your Image is your business card to success. If you have the Image of Success you have a chance over the next person to get a second job interview or close the deal and get that contract signed. Do you have the Image of Success? Are you sure? Do you know how to develop an Image of Success?

Your Image of Success starts with how you see and feel about yourself. Self respect and self love is the first step to developing your Image of Success. Next identify your talent and strength, write them down on paper and keep them with you to review from time to time. The next step is to dress for your individual style, which includes the colors, fabric and design and how it works with your body frame and personality. It is not being a Fashionesta. Fashion changes from day to day, but Style makes a statement and last a lifetime. Your body language, soft skills and etiquette will add to the level of Your Image of Success.

To learn how to create your Image of Success to go www.ypiconsultants.com

Contact Joann at

631-320-0217 or joann@ypiconsultants.com

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