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Are You A Re or a Pro?


In business, there are two types of people - "Res" and "Pros"

The most obvious "res" and "pros" are:

Reactive - Dealing with circumstances, issues or opportunities as they come up, and therefore being unprepared when they do.

Proactive - Looking for opportunities to improve your business, help others and make a difference. Having a plan so when something comes up, you're ready.

BUT there are many more:

REs:

  • Rejecting - Looking at the world in a negative way.

  • Regressive - Falling back into bad habits when things don't go your way.

  • Reclusive - Staying in your comfort zone and not getting out to meet new people. (You can be reclusive and still have a big social media presence!)

  • Regretful - Wishing you had, or had not, done (or said) something

Try embracing the Pros in life:

  • Projecting - Setting goals, making things happen.

  • Promotional - Building others up (not promoting yourself) and supporting their dreams and goals.

  • Progressive - Trying new things, adapting to changes. Embracing the future.

  • Prolific - Writing, speaking, doing. (Nike has the right idea: just do it!)

So, the question is, are you a "Re" or a "Pro?"

It's a choice, one that needs to be made daily. Promote, progress, project. Be proactive. Every single day.

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Chuck Hester is the Chief Communications Officer for Big Think Innovation, a business architect consultancy that helps companies plan, grow and build their futures. He is also a LinkedIn trainer and speaker, helping businesses get the most out of LinkedIn, while teaching them how to communicate effectively. Contact him directly at