This photo above is a Rolls Royce car. People misspell my name all the time, so I’m embracing the “c” in Royse for this article.
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The eyes are the windows to the soul.
That is what the old saying says about your eyes.
Your eyes are more powerful than you may realize. Direct eye contact is a powerful way to make a real connection.
Unless caused by a medical condition or cultural norms, something is disturbing about the lack of eye contact.
Eye contact is easy to do, and it is one of the most commanding ways to make a person feel recognized, validated, and accepted. Whether or not we realize it, we use our eyes as an effective form of communication.
Our actions can…
Are you worried that your emails are ending up in your prospects’ and customers’ spam folders?
Are you thinking that your emails are being filtered into spam?
Are people telling you your emails are going to spam instead of the inbox?
Here are seven things you may be doing and what you can do to prevent your emails from going into the spam folder.
Don’t play dirty. Many marketers will do anything they can to increase their email open rates and get someone to open their email and click on a link. What they don’t realize is that it is…
Are you living your best life? Are you happy every day? Are you enjoying every moment of life?
There are some personal rules to live by you should develop to achieve more success, happiness, and freedom in your life.
When you take time to develop these core set of rules, your life will become more manageable, and you’ll overcome some frustrations you have been dealing with. These operating principles will help you make better decisions and seize opportunities in your life. These rules will help you live a better life.
Digital marketing is becoming more competitive every day, so you need to bring your “A” game to stand out and rise to the top.
Your digital marketing journey may feel overwhelming, frustrating, and challenging at times, so it’s essential to start small, keep focused, and place your bets in the right areas.
It’s a great time to be a digital marketer because digital marketing can quickly and effectively turn your discerning and skeptical prospects into loyal and delighted customers.
Digital marketing encompasses various activities ranging from content and email marketing to search engine optimization (SEO) and digital advertising. This means…
How can you tell if you or someone else has high emotional intelligence? What are the skills that someone needs to master to have it? What are the main areas of emotional intelligence?
Emotional quotient matters more than work intelligent quotient when it comes to leadership.
While definitions of emotional intelligence can differ depending on the individual and situation, there is a way to recognize and influence the emotions of others. You also have the power to manage your own feelings.
Not everyone is born with emotional intelligence, but everyone can learn it. …
Being hard on yourself is a hard pattern to break.
Self-criticism is ineffective. When you use it, you are less motivated, you have less self-control, and you procrastinate more. It shifts your brain into a state of inaction where you don’t want to act on reaching your goals.
If you believe you are a failure, then you become a failure
When you are overly self-critical, you distort your self-image.
Mental exhaustion sucks.
It’s like physical tiredness for your mind instead of your body.
It shows up when you try to focus on a mentally challenging task for a while, and you can’t complete it. It may also feel like a brain drain where you are always on high alert, or you feel stressed out constantly.
When you are mentally exhausted, you may want to try to power through it. In the long run, prolonged stress could put you at risk for depression, anxiety, or burnout.
When you know the signs of mental exhaustion, you can recognize when you need…
Passive-aggressive work behavior is frustrating.
It can be a subtle way to convey you are not pleased, but you want to be somewhat respectful.
It doesn’t help the parties that are involved.
Passive-aggressive phrases at work make you nonproductive. It erodes the trust you have built with colleagues.
Sometimes colleagues may not even realize you are frustrated if they don’t pay close enough attention. Either way, passive-aggressive behavior should be avoided in the workplace, so you avoid miscommunication, hiding anger, not complying with requests, blaming others, playing the victim card, and making excuses.
Leadership is not easy.
You need to create a clear vision. Build a strong culture. Emphasize teamwork.
If you understand the power of paradoxes, you’ll become a better leader.
For example, you need to be confident yet humble. Urgent yet patient. Compassionate yet demanding.
To succeed in a leadership role at your company, the key is to anticipate, understand, and guide your team to better and more successful outcomes.
Here are seven questions to ask yourself to see if you have what it takes to be a leader who knows leadership nuances.
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