By Michelle Wilson
What Is It To Be Resourceful?
One definition may be the ability to make the best use of what is available - to act decisively with a goal in mind, and make the best out of any situation.
Think of the people that you know – the ones that you would label ‘resourceful’ that you may also think of as capable, able to use their initiative to achieve a desired outcome – they seem to have a strategy or plan.
Often, you think of resourceful people as being clever – being resourceful is a positive term, a compliment, and resourceful people are often leaders, demonstrating skills that others would like to learn and emulate.
Note, there is no G in Resourceful – Google is a great tool, but being resourceful is the application of knowledge, not just the acquisition of it.
How Can You Be More Resourceful?
Read extensively – knowledge creates options, and options lead to alternative outcomes – resourceful people choose the best course from those available;
Examine the situation or question – deeper analysis will provide greater clarity;
Seek the opinions of those wiser than yourself – you will grow from the experience and increase your knowledge bank for the future;
Opportunity is available to all everyday – we just need to recognise when it is presented. Resourceful people have their eyes open to opportunities - the more you seek the more you shall find;
Understand that you have tangible and intangible resources available to you – your mind is your most powerful tool – trust in your intuition; Respect those around you – resourceful people enable others to achieve. They don't seek praise;
Create the outcome that you are looking for – decide what you want to achieve, and plan the steps required to make it happen;
Example – lead by example. Mentor others to help them to achieve their goals.
Fulfil your dreams/achieve your goals – being resourceful does not just apply to tight situations, it is seeing the outcome required and finding an efficient and effective path to achieve it;
Uncover your strengths and build on them. Strive to improve in areas where you are less strong – you become more resourceful as you test your abilities;
Learn from every experience, and experience as much as possible. Life is short – always strive for happiness for yourself and those around you.
My guest blogger is Michelle Wilson is an Accountant Extraordinaire who goes the extra mile to assure that you have all the resources you need for success in life and business.
Michelle has had the benefit of running a number of different types of small businesses – the skills obtained have allowed her to provide practical business advice in addition to the accounting and taxation expertise that comes with the territory.
Having studied extensively through the years, Michelle is able to advise on all manner of business matters, and is an accredited SMSF Specialist.
Michelle ‘walks the talk’ – having been through the rough and tumble of business life, and having lived vicariously through client successes and those not so successful events, Michelle provides no nonsense advice for others to follow to enjoy business success.
You can find out more about Michelle and her broad range of services at: http://chellecorp.com/about-us