Daily habits for business success

Synonymous with the phrases 'See you at the Top', employment and training expert, Sarina Russo shares her ten daily habits for business success.

1) STAY INSPIRED

The key to your better future is you. Read books, listen to uplifting music, visit stimulating places and attend motivational seminars. Be inspired to become above average. Develop an above average-handshake, an above average smile and above average skills and passion. To have more, become more.

2) BE YOURSELF

Be open to help and advice from others about the person you want to be, not the person someone else wants you to be.

3) TALK TO YOURSELF

Eighty per cent of our day is self-talk. We can choose to talk negatively or praise ourselves. If most self-talk is positive, we will act in a positive ''it can be done'' way.

4) ASSOCIATE WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE

Positive people smile easily and always have a go at whatever task is presented to them. Do not let negative people suck you in to their world of darkness and doubt.

5) DON'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY

Never think ''why me?'' or accept someone else's negative opinion of you. It will drain your strength and fill your mind with self-doubt. It's not what happens to you but how you respond that will make the difference.

6) LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

In times of adversity you will always find a silver lining if you look hard enough. It is how you embrace rejection and uncertainty that determines future success.

7) BUILD YOUR NETWORK

Don't be shy - reach outside your comfort zone and contact people you've never met. Make an impression. Plan how you'll sell yourself. Always be professional.

8) LIFE LONG LEARNING

Grow through constant learning. Challenge yourself to do more. If you don't, you may be re-engineered out of your career. Surviving change requires mental preparation, disciplined learning and being curious.

9) BE HEALTHY

Health and fitness is key to achieving excellent results. A fit body means a fit mind.

10) CELEBRATE

Enjoy the journey of achieving your goals. Celebrate and set your next goal. If you're an optimist, celebrate in advance and visualise the achievement of your next goal.

Ms Russo said your business fortunes will exceed your own expectations when you combine these daily habits with the philosophy of constantly challenging the status quo, thinking differently, exceeding expectations and delivering with speed and urgency.