Think about a major goal you have.
It may be a monetary goal like achieving a six-figure income at the end of the next five years.
It may be to reach international trading status or become an industry expert.
Whatever it is, hold it in your mind, think about it and put all of your focus into it.
Can you truly see yourself in that position, whatever it may be? If you can’t, you need to analyze why that is.
Believe me when I say this: Anything is possible in business. When you hold that as a strong belief, then you’ll always have a base point to fall back to. You can always reassure yourself that you are heading in the right direction and that what you want is possible. Click Here to Read Article …
What’s the first recommendation you get when you ask for advice on creative thinking?
This technique has received so much attention over the years that we’ve forgotten all about its foundational principles.
Not all online guides and resources have it figured out.
Brainstorming is much more than launching an app and noting your thoughts away.
Alex Faickney Osborn defined precise tenets when he developed the brainstorming technique (Applied Imagination, 1953). Although the main principles were set decades ago, they are still very effective. There is no point in diverging too much. Click Here to Read Article …
Leaders are usually admired and envied by everyone around.
However, there are some people who find it relieving that they don’t have to take on big responsibilities.
But this attitude is not really getting them far — only those who take chances are likely to succeed.
What holds individuals back from speaking their mind?
All sorts of fears hold them back, most of them unconscious. Here are some helpful solutions and guidelines for overcoming these obstacles. Click Here to Read Article …
You hate your job, don’t you?
You’re tired of the same schedule and the lousy pay.
You’re tired of busting your ass only for your boss to get all of the credit.
You’re tired of begging for days off. You’re sick of working when you’re sick. You’re fed up with having more work piled on you when you’re busy enough as it is.
I’ll bet you weren’t offered a raise when they said you have to take on more responsibility, were you? Click Here to Read Article …
Put your hand up in the air if you’re a perfectionist!
At one point in my life, my hand would have been raised in the air – high in the air.
I was definitely a perfectionist until I realized how being a perfectionist was actually holding me back from being as successful as I could be in my work as an international business coach.
I wrote this article in hopes that you don’t let this happen to you.
Perfectionist behavior is a tough topic. So many of us are passionate about what we do. We want to be the best that we can be, make the best things that we can make and give the best part of us that we can give. Click Here to Read Article …
I had worked at the company since I was 20 years old as an intern.
I had a great relationship with my boss Nick, who was also one of my close friends.
Together we had grown the business from running out of his living room into a real company.
I had just told Nick I wanted to talk about my future, but as soon as we sat down at the Starbucks in Hollywood, I knew I was going to quit.
Before he arrived I quickly checked my notes to re-affirm the reasons I needed to run my own shop. I had been going back and forth before then about whether I really wanted all the responsibility of being the boss or not.
On my notes I had written out five questions about why I wanted to start my own company. The answers to those questions were all I needed to know I made the right decision. Click Here to Read Article …
With my corporate clients, I’m often involved in career transition programs.
This involves facilitating or coaching leaders as they prepare and build their personal brand for the next stage in their career.
Most of the dialogues start from the wise premise, “What got you here, won’t get you there.”
Behind this though are the tough conversations around what they actually want.
No matter where you are in your career, considering the next level of transition is too frequently skipped over or given only partial focus. The obvious choices of your boss’ job or a role carrying the higher title or pay-grade are planted front and center as the goal.
All career transition work thereafter is set to drive headlong in that direction. But ask yourself these questions: Click Here to Read Article …
From 2002 to 2012, I shared my life with the four-legged love of my life, a Czechoslovakian Shepherd named Kona.
He meant everything to me, and I wanted to give him the best of everything!
However, almost from the day of his birth, Kona had health challenges, all of which were serious but treatable.
When I say “treatable,” I mean, extremely expensive to treat.
In the first 18 months of his life alone, his vet bills cost over $10,000 – and every year, they skyrocketed.
Now, during those 10 years, I was very fortunate to have a job that paid me enough to cover my own needs and all of Kona’s vet bills. But the workplace environment and office politics were at times emotionally and spiritually draining. Yet, I chose to continue working at this job in order to give Kona the best possible care I could afford.
Along the way I had to find a way to make it easier — notice I said easier, not necessarily easy — to show up and do the work. Click Here to Read Article …
What is your first thought every morning from Monday to Friday?
If you seem to toss and turn, hitting the snooze button while mumbling about how you hate your job or your life, then you’re probably one of those people who think a job is a deadly chore.
You are a miserable soul, and your job or career is sucking the life out of you.
Is it time for a change? Not necessarily.
Maybe the job isn’t the problem, in which case a job switch wouldn’t help much. On the contrary, you might feel that your choice of career has everything to do with your misery.
Here are nine tell-tale signs that your career is to blame — and that it’s time for a change. Click Here to Read Article …
“Get your head out of the clouds,” or something similar, is something many of us have heard at least once in our lives.
From a certain age we’re told and taught not to think outside of the box, and we soon find ourselves telling others the same.
This is incredibly limiting and prevents us from going all-out on what we can offer the world.
In this post, I talk about how a renowned start-up can teach us three simple, exciting and, ultimately, liberating lessons. Click Here to Read Article …
They say the grass is not always greener on the other side, and in many cases, this may be true.
Similarly, we may think our current career as a bunch of baloney and another career (which we have long been daydreaming about) as something that is just what we need.
Let’s go back to the grass is greener phrase and look at some other meanings that people have attached to it:
If the grass is greener on the other side, would the other side think your grass is greener than their side?
The grass may be greener on the other side, but maybe yours will be greener if you water it.
If the grass is greener on the other side, there’s probably more manure there. Click Here to Read Article …
Ever wonder what your employees think the perfect leader is?
Do you wonder if you are a good leader for your people?
You could directly ask them.
Of course, they could be brutally honest or lie just so they don’t get in trouble.
Unless you have good communication with your people, you may not want to ask them directly. You could have a third-party survey company perform an employee satisfaction review — this could give you an idea of what your employees are unhappy with. Click Here to Read Article …