Slightly irregular, not in line with the rest, not fitting the mold; these are statements which considered to be telling that a person is not quite right. In a world that seems to be in contradiction to what is "right" and what "fits in", it's kind of hard to know if what you are doing is what is expected and will bring rewards. There is one view that is looking for someone who is not like the rest. Someone who not only thinks outside the box, but works outside of it as well.
Yes we are 3 weeks into 2019 and YES that list of goals is still just as long as it was 4 weeks ago when you wrote it. That's OK. Reaching your goals is not going to happen in a couple of weeks, it will take some time. How much time? Well, that is up to you. What will determine how long it will take is the number of steps you have taken. You have to start moving. For each goal, write down 3 steps. Take the most important goal and put the 1st step into action. It's just that s
No one seems to want to say it out loud, so I'll say it YOU have to do THE WORK! Yes, there is no easy route to success. Your career is not going to move just because you took a lunch, made a connection or had a few chit-chat sessions with important people. No, YOU will need to do the work. You will need to be better than the rest, brighter then the average star, work harder and put in the hours. Yes, old school hard work and drive is what it will take to move forward in 201
Ever do something you think is an accomplishment over everyday life - find a good park, get an free cookie with your lunch order, find a $20 bill in your jacket pocket; it's winning at a personal level. You don't need any outside accolades are needed to feel the win. Work wins are the same except, you do receive outside recognition for what you have accomplished, whether you want it or not. Sadly, outside accolades are witnessed by people around you. For others to be OK with
" Come in, close the door", sounds pretty inviting. It gives the impression you are welcomed in and just you not those others. It makes you feel special. As if you are finally included in a special circle of people who know more than anyone else. Yay you! Well, here is the problem with the invitation, is this group a part of the focused path you created for yourself? It's great to be invited in, but are the people who are inviting you really in line with your plan for your ca
It's one thing to read through your resume and sell your accomplishments when there is money on the table; interviewing for a job, sitting in your performance review for the year, closing the client contract. Where you don't seem to do such a great job is when you are alone and self-talking to yourself. In those moments, for every skill and achievement you have double negatives to void them out. Well, that stops today! It all sounds very touchy feely, but it is the negative s
It's so exhausting when people start telling you what to do when situations present themselves in your life. They have step by step of what needs to be done to rectify your situation. Well, here's the true brainstorm moment..... They are NOT YOU! We all need information to create a plan of action. When it comes to decisions about work, our co-workers are normally the first stop for most of us. From there we go to friends and family, google situations on line of those people w
Choosing someone you admire within your field is what most goal minded career person would do, reading and studying their career path, following them on twitter, FB or possibly their newsletter. Doing all of this is in part keeping you focused and also helping you to chart a path for your own success. However, in using someone else's career as a blueprint it is easy to begin to replace some of your traits with theirs. That's not a horrible happen stance but you must be caref