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Learning How To Negotiate In Difficult Circumstances

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No matter how hard you try, sooner or later you will find yourself in a situation of having to iron out a difficult situation. This can be scary, but fortunately with the right tools in place, you can make your way through and come to a solution that will work for all concerned. At Fire Inc Atlanta, we develop a person’s negotiating skill to the point where every deal made is a win-win-win. It’s good for the customer, the client, and the rep.

The first thing you should remember when heading into negotiations is to look on the bright side. If you start out upbeat, you will be far more likely to come out with a satisfactory result. Remember that in negotiations, it is better to strive for all parties concerned to come to a mutual agreement.

It’s best to meet in person in neutral territory. Avoid meeting in the other person’s office or in your own. Instead, choose a place that has no associations for anyone. If you are not able to meet to negotiate, use an online option that will still allow you to see and hear each other. Do not try to negotiate by e-mail. This is a recipe for catastrophe.

Be sure you completely understand the issues at hand and are prepared to discuss them calmly and intelligently. Start out your meeting with a clear definition of the problem and the matters that need to be addressed. In this way, everyone will be on the same page. Be sure your negotiations are about the facts at hand, and do not let your emotions get the better of you.

Assess yourself honestly. Be willing to accept responsibility for ways in which you may have contributed to the problem. In your mind, establish some clear parameters in regards to the outcome of the negotiations. For example, there may be some areas that you simply must have satisfied and others where you could be more flexible. Be clear on this from the outset.

Keep a forward motion. Focus on finding solutions and creating alternatives rather than dwelling on mistakes and wrongs in the past. Completely sidestep laying blame. Simply start where you are and focus on improving the situation and solving the problem as it currently stands.

Avoid maneuvering and manipulating. Communicate transparently by simply and honestly presenting your concerns and goals. Recognize areas where your concerns and goals are the same as or similar to those of the other party. This recognition of commonality will help you work together for a successful resolution.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Success

 

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A Key to Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Success

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When it comes to getting to the pinnacle of your success, you have to develop yourself into a person who is worthy of it. One of the key points of focus is on inspiration and motivation. The leaders of the personal development movement have the false belief that people can and need to be externally motivated to create a better life for themselves. It has been the experience of the partners at Fire Inc Atlanta that such extrinsic motivation and inspiration are short lived.

There’s even a name that was coined for this momentary height in motivation, the seminar high. The seminar high is when a person attends a motivation seminar or inspiration seminar and they leave with a high that lasts for a few days and after these few days that person’s level of motivation drops back down to whatever it was before they attended the seminar.

You will find that this is true for religions events as well as business events. In college, I remember attended a Kiwanis retreat for college students. The retreat is designed to get you pumped up about service and running your campus clubs. The problem I had was that they pumped us up so high that by the end of the seminar I was worn out. What was intended to pump me up left me deflated.

What I will say next is a bit vanilla and plain so many won’t like it: They key to success at anything is discipline.

It was discipline that forced my partners and I to work way more than just 40 hours a week to start our marketing company, Fire Inc. It was our own internal inspiration and motivation image that gave us the drive to achieve these things.

Quickly, lets go back to motivation. In psychology, there are two forms of motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Intrinsic is the form of motivation that comes from within you, it is your internal flame that propels you into action. Extrinsic motivation comes from other people and it is temporary in nature.

For me, motivation is only useful at getting you started but it is self-discipline that we keep you going.

Discipline is not something that comes natural to me, and I thought it comes natural to most people. What I fined is that self-discipline had to be cultivated by the individual. You have to go to war with yourself and be determined to claim victory over yourself.

Lack of discipline is why fat people stay fat and why poor people stay poor. It is also why you haven’t achieved your goals.

Self-discipline is a skill that can make you successful in any area of life. The first step to cultivating self-discipline is to focus only on those things that will bring you closer to your goals. Stop wasting time on things that don’t matter, stop seek entertainment and distractions. This is the first step and most important step to cultivating self-discipline and success. Once this step is in motion, you will then have to continue to fight with yourself to stay on track and to pursue your goals.

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Fire Inc. Atlanta

 

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How To Reach Your Goals

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Everyone needs goals in life. Goals can help us improve our financial situation, our personality, our businesses, our way of life, and our relationships. Setting goals is easy enough, but the real challenge is reaching them. How can you reach your goals?

The first step in reaching your goals is to overcome fear of failure. If we start out thinking negatively, we likely won’t get very far in our efforts to reach our goals. In fact, we may not even set goals in the first place. Fear of failure can sometimes prevent us from doing this. Negative thoughts or past “failures” may overwhelm us. But if we keep thinking back to past “failures”, were these really failures after all? Did you learn something that you can now put into practice or avoid the next time?

The second stage is to identify what goal you want to set. You can start by brainstorming potential goals. Some possible goal ideas are: learn a foreign language, stop smoking, make more friends, climb a dormant volcano or mountain, travel out of the country, learn a traditional dance or to play a musical instrument, show gratitude every day, lose weight, eat healthier, or spend more time with your family. You are the one that knows what appeals to you and what doesn’t. Try to come up with 10 to 20 ideas for possible goals. You may find that some of these will be interrelated and can help you reach your bigger goals.

Next, analyze your list and ask yourself questions like: Which goal seems the most exciting? Which one is the most challenging? Which one will make me proudest of myself if I achieve it? The best goals for you are the ones that mean the most to you. You might select goals that touch all aspects of your life. After analyzing your list, now prioritize it. First, select a few short-term goals that you could reach in just a few days. Then choose some long-term goals that will take weeks or months to reach. Now number them in the order you would like to achieve them.

The third stage is the planning one. Without a plan, you may as well give up. It helps to write everything down on paper. Start by listing your goal. Then set a reasonable deadline by which time you hope to have accomplished your goal. Next, plan the steps involved in reaching the goal. Be sure to anticipate possible obstacles and how you will work to overcome them. Finally, make a commitment to yourself by signing and dating the paper.

After doing this, get busy! Try to think of something you can do each day that will bring you closer to your goal, no matter how small. Be sure to track your progress and celebrate each step accomplished along the way. If something goes wrong in your plan, adapt to the situation and reevaluate your goal if necessary. And finally, imagine yourself once you have finally accomplished your goal and the satisfaction you will feel.

At Fire Inc, we’ve been setting goals since day one and we’re so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our team in our ability to not only hit those goals, but to continue setting the next ones higher and higher. We believe that by hiring the right people and giving them training that is superior to any other career advancement strategies in Atlanta, we’ll continue to be the dominating force in the industry. For more information on Fire Inc Atlanta, visit our website.

 
 

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Creating Personal Relationships that Last

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Building healthy relationships with others is one of the most important things to focus on in business and everyday life. Sometimes it is hard because people go about it the wrong way and wind up breaking relationships instead of building them. A lot of times, something unintentional causes this breakdown, and irreparable damage is done. People are not going to get along with their family or friends all the time, but if the relationships have a good foundation, small rifts can always be mended.

Part of the training at Fire Inc has to do with creating personal relationships with customers and clients. In order to do this effectively, one must understand the basics of a good relationship in the first place. A relationship takes two people. It does not matter who those two people are: two business partners, a husband and a wife; a parent and a child; a boss and an employee. In any relationship, there are key elements that must exist in order to make this relationship strong.

One is mutual understanding of what is important to the other person. You may be working on something important at home, but what if your young child interrupts you and wants you to look at something great that he has built out of Legos? Do you tell him that you are busy and that you don’t have time to look at it now? Or do you take a few minutes and let him show you his masterpiece that he is so proud of? If you chose the latter, you are telling your child that what is important to him is important to you, too. That goes a very long way in building your relationship with your child.

Little things that you do for each other in a relationship is important. Small acts of courtesy and kindness add up to a big deal. It shows that you are paying attention to each other’s needs, no matter how small.

Always keep your commitments. This is a very important element in a relationship. Keeping your promises build up trust. Broken trust is one of the toughest things to heal, and sometimes it never does. Take your commitments seriously. A relationship built on trust is one of the strongest that you can achieve.

Communicate and be clear of your expectations from each other. So many relationships break down because of misunderstanding and a lack of communication. When expectations are not clear, they are usually not met, and this leads to disappointment. Disappointment lead to a loss of confidence in the other person. This is not good in a relationship.

When you make a mistake, be sure to apologize with sincerity. Do not try to justify why you did it. Pride is often the culprit behind the lack of apologies. Some people feel like apologizing will make them look weak. On the contrary, it takes great courage to apologize. It shows that you are not hiding behind any excuses.

Maintaining strong and healthy relationships will give you rewards many times over. Remember this advice. Build up the relationship with the people whom you care about, and your life will be rich beyond measure.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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From “I Can’t” To “I Have”

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How often do you hear people say “I can’t do this”? All too often, isn’t it? Now, time to be honest with yourself, how often have you said it. “I can’t” can be two of the most dangerous words in the English language. Those two words are a big factor in people being unable to accomplish anything. At Fire Inc Atlanta, we are constantly raising the bar on what a “small” company can do through willpower, determination, and proper training. You can do this too in your everyday life.

If you find yourself constantly saying, “I can’t” you need to change your thinking. In many cases, “I can’t” really means “I won’t”. Think about how often you say that you can’t do something. How many times is it just a minor obstacle standing in your way, something small that you will not try to overcome? Often, with just a little bit of effort, you can get around these small obstacles, and accomplish something. Take a look at what is standing in your way, think of ways around it, and “I can’t” can become “I can”.

Now that you are starting to think “I can”, you need to move on from there. Certainly, it is better to think that you can do something than thinking that you can’t. However, “I can” can also be dangerous. Now that you think you can do something, that’s a good thing. So, now you can, the question becomes, why aren’t you? I can is a good step, but at this point there is just the belief that you can accomplish something. But belief without action is nothing. At this point, you need to stop saying that you can do something, and do it.

The next step is to think “I will”. This is where you take a hard look at what you want to accomplish, and start thinking about how to do it. Write out your goals, and the steps needed to achieve the goals. Spend an adequate amount of time planning what you need to do to accomplish your goals. Do not spend too much time planning, though. It is easy to get caught up in the trap of over planning, and over thinking. At some point you need to simply start doing. You need to start taking action on your plans.

Now, you have reached the “I am” stage. You have overcome the fear and inaction of “I can’t”. You have moved beyond simply believing of “I can”. You have made your plans in the “I will” stage. Now you have to look at the list of steps to reach your goals, and start taking action. Just take it one step at a time and move closer and closer to your goals. Other obstacles may crop up on the way. If this happens, don’t let it stop you. Step back for a moment, and figure out a way around them. Keep moving forward and soon you’ll find yourself at “I have”.

“I have” is accomplishment. You’ve overcome your fear, believed that you can do it, planned it out, and taken action. Now you are seeing the results of your efforts. You’ve reached your goals. Think of some areas of your life where you can apply this. Apply these principles to your life, and keep moving from “I can’t” to “I have”.

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Success

 

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How to Build Wealth

A lot of people wish that they were rich. That’s okay, but they have no plan to get there. Granted, there are some people who were lucky or born into the right family, but for the average person with an above average work ethic and attitude, there is a light at the end of the tunnel as well. You have to develop yourself into a highly effective person through “personal development.” At Fire Inc (Atlanta, GA), management regularly goes over ways to develop oneself in order to achieve more. There are actually several ways to do this and you don’t have to be part of the staff at Fire Inc in order to do it.

Personal development comes in a wide variety of activities, but it has been my experience that you have to actively want to change yourself before anything can be done. From there, you are able to grow and learn from your experiences. This will aid in all aspects of your life, from the home to the work place.

 

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The ability to look in on oneself and see where you fall short is a hard thing for most people to do. It took me years to figure out that I needed to change and even longer to actually make the change a set reality. Often times, the need for change comes from a dark part of your life, but you may be lucky enough to have insight or others helping you to know where you need to improve.

The path to personal development can be long and hard, but that isn’t to say you won’t have fun in the process. If you enjoy reading, there are thousands of books that can help you for whatever aspect of development you want and need. You may not realize it, but the books that management at Fire Inc Atlanta speaks about to staff often have great truths within them, as long as you are willing to accept the advice.

Like in anything, people stagnate and think that everything is better even if things are worse. This happened to me as well, as I’m sure it has happened for many others. The key is to always reflect on yourself whenever things are both going well and badly. This combination of reflection gives you a solid look into what happens in your life, and more importantly, it shows how you react.

Take these reactions and build on them. If you are too angry, try to find a way to dissolve your anger before it blows up. Some cry too easily, and you can take this observation as a wake-up call to toughen yourself up. These skills will help with your spouse, coworkers, and your boss during the tough times.

If you’re having a hard time tapping into your emotions, and don’t have the insurance for a therapist, finding a nonjudgmental friend might be good for you. You two can speak about what problems you are having, and they might be willing to help. Just be careful not to overburden them, and strike a balance of give and take before pursuing this option.

With the right mindset, humans are able to move mountains. If your boss or a loved one sees a change in you for the better, you will want to continue to try and grow, and the cycle will continue. Don’t be discouraged, and allow yourself a better life. This is the path to wealth creation.

Author: Management at Fire Inc Atlanta, GA

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2016 in Success

 

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Fire Inc on Success: Confidence Is Key

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Let’s face it; if you want to succeed at anything, you need to have a certain level of confidence. This doesn’t mean that you need to boldly and fearlessly attack every aspect of life. There certainly may be areas where you lack confidence. You need to identify, however, the areas of life where you need to be confident in order to succeed.

The first thing you need to do is to identify where you need more confidence, and where you don’t. Let’s say, for example, that you are afraid of public speaking, and you need to get over that to succeed. In this case, you need to gain confidence in speaking in front of people. If you lack confidence in cooking a good meal, that certainly won’t matter to your speaking ability. You need to identify where you need to gain confidence, and where lack of confidence doesn’t matter. This doesn’t mean that you can’t gain confidence in other areas, though.

One of the dangers of a lack of confidence is that it can fuel failure. Failure then leads to decreased confidence, which leads to failure, which leads to… well you can see it’s a vicious circle. Lack of confidence and failure feed on each other, and they will drag you down. So, the first key to gaining confidence is to succeed rather than fail.

Your first successes do not need to be major successes. You just need to succeed at something to start lifting yourself up, and break out of the failure->lack of confidence cycle. Choose a small goal to achieve. This needs to be a goal that you cannot achieve at this time, but it also needs to be achievable with a little bit of work. Set your mind on achieving this goal. Set yourself a realistic time frame, and then determine what you need to in order to succeed.

Once you achieve this goal, you will start to see that you can succeed. Keep setting yourself goals, and work towards achieving them. Success will lead to confidence, which will lead to more success, and so on. Before long, you will be able to attack the critical areas where you lack confidence. If you fear public speaking, you can now start working on that lack of confidence. Find mentors to help you along. Find groups and organizations that will help you to build confidence.

Do not confuse confidence with arrogance. Being confident is a good thing, being arrogant is a bad thing. Confidence is the idea that you can achieve something that you can succeed. Arrogance is the idea that you are better than others.

Confidence is the key to succeeding in any aspect of life. Whether you want to succeed in business, creative endeavors, fitness, weight loss, or family, you need to have confidence. Start by setting yourself small goals, and find small successes. Build on those successes and you will find yourself gaining confidence in all areas of your life. Once you have confidence and success, then you can start helping those who lack confidence themselves.

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2016 in Success

 

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