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Day: July 9, 2016

The Importance Of Patience In A Business

Patience is a virtue that has long been preached in many circles. It is important in many aspects of life. This is especially true when it comes to success in a small business. Owning a small business is not for the impatient person. Success in a small business requires a commitment to be in it for the long run. This article will discuss two key reasons why patience is important in a small business and why it would do a business owner good to learn to wait things out.

#1: Small Business Results Are Often Seen Over The Long Term

It’s always important to be realistic in your expectations as far as results are concerned. Remember that your business will always have competitors and often times these competitors have an edge over you in terms of experience and maybe a superior product. This does not mean that you cannot see results, but it does mean you will to work harder to achieve results.

However, your patience will always pay off in the long term. It’s always important to step back and think about where you started and how you have made progress since then. For example, if you run an online business, your website may not get a lot of views or backlinks when you first launch it. You need to network and write articles in order for your website to see views. As you network and write articles each month, you will start to notice that your website is getting more views each month and that more people who are viewing your articles are actually clicking to see your website. But what you must understand is that this is a process that takes months or even years, not days or weeks.

#2: Patience Is Important In Other Aspects Of Business

Patience is important not only in achieving results, but also in dealing with other matters in business such as adverse situations. Often times, the best way to handle an adverse situation is to step back and evaluate your various options and decide which is the best course of action as opposed to panicking. For example, if a customer complains, instead of getting upset or making a snap decision, it’s best to have a detailed discussion with the customer about the problem and assess what solutions are available to the customer as well as how to properly compensate the customer for their troubles.…

The Psychology of Etiquette

On the role of collective unconscious in etiquette psychology and the social, cultural, historical and psychological dimensions of etiquette

Etiquette is closely related to culture as cultures provide the code of conduct and thus lay the foundation for the basic pattern of social interaction. Etiquette relates to what is socially appropriate and is very socially grounded whereas manners could be more generalized. The psychology of etiquette has to analyze social customs according to psychological principles and how etiquette or codes of behavior have developed from the collective consciousness.

Psychologically etiquette is dependent on

1. Culture and Customs of nations

2. Collective Consciousness of the people

Culture and customs define the social appropriateness of etiquette and the collective unconscious provides the foundation on which etiquette could be developed or explained. The collective consciousness is a repository of emotions or experiences of the past and especially experiences of the ancestors or people who have lived within a society and these experiences are carried over in some form to the present generation. Usually the collective consciousness is felt through a sense of shared time, shared past, shared emotions, shared history, and a sense of shared responsibility.

In psychoanalysis, collective unconscious has been referred to a part of the psyche of humanity and other life forms that seem to organize collective experiences. Carl Jung suggested that along with our personal individual consciousness, there is a collective unconscious in the psyche that is universal and impersonal in nature. In order to understand etiquette, we have to understand how the collective unconscious helps shape our taboos, traditions and perception of what is right and wrong. In fact etiquette directly relates to perception and judgment and though not morally derived could be based on deep rooted moral beliefs of a culture. These moral residues have been transmitted through generations and ingrained in the collective psyche of nations. Customs develop from these collective thoughts and perceptions and these customs tend to create the etiquette.

Etiquette relates to behaving appropriately or following certain norms or patterns of behaviour and it is psychological in its manifestation as etiquette is based on customs or traditions and perceptions dependent on the collective psyche and unconscious. Jungian psychology in fact could explain a lot of customs and patterns within cultural schemas or manifestations of cultural taboo and perceptions. Thus it could also form the basis of a cultural and etiquette psychology.

Etiquette Psychology could involve understanding of:

1. The Collective unconscious as it relates to the development of traditions and beliefs within a culture

2. The individual or personal unconscious as it relates to perception of beliefs and using these as the basis of behaviour

3. Individual behaviour as it relates to following certain perceived beliefs

4. Collective behaviour as an aggregate of individual perceptions and forming collective cultural norms and etiquette

The flow chart is given as:

collective unconscious – personal unconscious – individual behaviour – collective behaviour – culture and customs – etiquette

Etiquette is thus a product of culture and …