Track Training Tips No. 33

20 Top Tips for Personal Survival

In difficult economic times it is often too easy to ignore personal development and all of those things that you are really very good at. Its important for your personal performance to remind yourself of some key areas to remain focussed on.

I would like to share my top 20 tips for personal survival and hope that you will find them useful in maintaining a focus.


  1. Know your business inside out
  2. Be prepared to over deliver on your outputs
  3. Focus on the essentials of your role
  4. Separate achievement of objectives from mere activity
  5. Anticipate customer needs and be proactive
  6. Display positive body language at all times
  7.  Be good to be around – display empathy/rapport/friendship
  8. Innovate – what you do and how you do it
  9. Remember the 80:20 rule
  10. Focus on the important few
  11. Think outside the box (laterally!)
  12. Focus on what you do well
  13. Be agile and adaptable
  14. Don’t neglect your personal skills base and keep it up to date
  15. Invest in your own training
  16. Use your networks to the full – personal and professional
  17. Find out where you can add value
  18. Set yourself SMART objectives
  19. Manage Change – don’t let it manage you
  20. Think positively about yourself

Positive Thoughts = Positive Actions = Positive Outcomes.

 Links to workshops:

 Personal Development Workshop

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