Change occurs constantly. Things move so fast today, people cannot keep up. With every change, there is a process that occurs. The process is called transition and there are three stages: an ending, middle and a new beginning. These stages can happen separately or simultaneously. Depending upon ... Views:510
In her book, The Introvert Advantage, Marty Olsen Laney talks about the defining moment when she embraced the fact that she was an introvert. It came in the form of a statement, "Oh, there's nothing wrong with me, I'm just an introvert!"
According to her research only 25% of people are ... Views:3017
How do you figure out what you were meant to do? How do you know what you're really good at? What can you do that makes you shine?
One obstacle most of us have is that we really don't know. People are quick to point out our weaknesses and most of us in childhood and onward were pushed toward ... Views:460
I love artists, because I’m a wordsmith and they say things I can never say. Here are two of my favorite paintings about work, both by Caillebotte:
My mother was full of aphorisms. I grew up with ... Views:4887
"So, why don't you tell me about yourself?" is the mostfrequently asked interview question. It's a question thatmost interviewees expect and the one they have the mostdifficulty answering. Though one could answer this open-ended question in a myriad of ways, the key to answeringthis question or ... Views:1017
One of the most important aspects of a website today is the webcopy - sometimes called the sales letter.
In days gone bye, banners and graphics were all important but now it's the words that do the selling.
This short article will give you some pointers about writing good webcopy.
1.You must ... Views:528
One of the drawbacks of operating a small, home-based business is the continuous loneliness caused from operating the business alone. It can be difficult being the only instrument player in a marching band, but since more and more individuals are seeking the freedom of working from home, ... Views:549
Employers and recruiters don’t have time to waste and they have no problem tossing out your resume. More than likely there are hundreds, possibly thousands following yours! The job market is tight and it takes more than a mediocre to open doors. To make it to the second round of reviews, your ... Views:496
If you happen to be a member of any kind of group that meets regularly, I’m calling you to play your part in saving the world from millions of wasted hours in boring, poorly facilitated meetings!
Any participant in any group, at anytime, can commit a Random Act of Facilitation to ... Views:470
I referenced the circus because I just finished another interviewing book that recommends asking for the job before leaving the interview. I can envision up to 15 qualified professionals each asking the interviewer for the job. If each asks for the job, doesn’t that make the question null and ... Views:407
In the midst of hundreds, if not thousands, of résumés recruiters and employers receive for any given position, your résumé needs to stand out from the crowd. You must make the Hiring Manager want to read your résumé more thoroughly than just the rudimentary 10-20 seconds the vast majority of ... Views:505
"Life-long learning" is a popular trend that continues to offer vast opportunities to all those who recognize its value. It also applies to more than a single segment of your business.
For instance, consider its application in a key area such as customer service and satisfaction. Do your ... Views:675
As I was riding down the road last week, I noticed a billboard. As I sat waiting on a stoplight I kept staring at it. I couldn’t help wondering what those people were thinking when they created that thing. It made no sense to me whatsoever. The focus was completely off. They were spending ... Views:518
Every client I deal with, in one way or another, eventually asks that question. The words may be different, but the question is the same. In this turn-of-the-century economic environment, it's a universal question. If you haven't confronted the issue yet, it's only a matter of time before you ... Views:463
"Selling is more difficult now that it was just a couple of years ago." Most of the participants in my sales seminars nod solemnly when I make that statement. And then they begin to fidget in their seats when I follow that up with this: "And it will be more difficult next year than it is today." ... Views:466
Sales are frequently developed through the relationships we have created with other people. Networking functions provide the opportunity to expand our contact list, particularly when we create and nurture quality relationships. It is not enough to visit a networking group, talk to dozens of ... Views:564
As a midlife transition career coach, I often encounter clients are are initially afraid they won’t get hired because of their age. They’ve all gotten good jobs, but I decided to verify my experience with some senior HR professionals. Here’s what they told me:
Q: Is age an issue?
A1: "Age ... Views:538
Being a guest speaker in front of the right audience can be an excellent source of new business. Many clubs, organizations, conventions and trade shows seek guest speakers that can provide useful information to their audience. The opportunity to speak in front of an attentive group can certainly ... Views:786
Marketing your business with email is an art.
It's very easy to get accused of spamming nowadays.
Add to that the filters ISPs are using, and your message
may not get through.
If you do it right, email marketing can become a very
effective method of marketing your business.
Before you ... Views:641
There's a hilarious yet so fruitful
money-making formula, that can be
deployed by anyone doing business
on the Internet.
Your goal is to generate cash and
abundance with your Web site, but...
you don't know how to prolifically
endorse your affiliated products.
For the fact that I've heard ... Views:745
Short-term goals, long-term goals, decisions and choices. What to do?
Have your goals, and yes, write them down. The short-term goals should get you to your long-term goal, but keep your eye on the long-term goal, as if you were jumping hurdles. The long-term goal is the line to cross at the ... Views:465
Link popularity. The term has flooded the ‘Net over the last year, and everybody is in a buzz trying to build link popularity for their sites. But do we really understand what link popularity is, and how it works best? If not, you’re about to find out.
Debra O’Neil-Mastaler of Alliance Link ... Views:501
For far too long, we moderns have relied on our analytical/logical brain to make important life decisions. It is my belief that our imaginative/creative brain holds the key to better, smarter and more soulful decisions. This is because the right side of the brain, which loves creativity---taps ... Views:1368
Nearly as dreaded as snakes and spiders, public speaking ranks high in causing fear in many of us.
Whether your motivation is a desire to learn or simple necessity, here is a really simple guide to writing and giving a speech.
Your Topic: is this speech about something already know? Then take ... Views:2157
Tom Peters, alumnus of the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company and one of today's best known and highest paid management gurus, first came to prominence in 1982 as he "knocked our socks off" with his eye-opening best-seller In Search of Excellence. This thought-provoking classic ... Views:10542
Major Players in the Affiliate Marketing Industry like
Commission Junction, Linkshare & BeFree are losing an
armada of potential affiliates!
If you're actively involved ... Views:1401
Lots of people -- and you may be one of them -- would like a career involving animals. For one reason or another, they put their dreams aside, often in the belief that their choices are limited. Veterinarian and zookeeper are two of the animal-related professions that often come to mind. But not ... Views:629
Your ability to attract money has a lot to do with how you behave toward it.
The Law of Attraction works to send you more of what you think, feel and do. So the way you deal with money has a direct relation to how easily and abundantly it comes to you.
Imagine that money is a guest in your ... Views:1344
If you watched the old sitcom “Seinfeld,” you probably recall the character, George. At one point, George decided he had failed in everything. He concludes all his instincts and thinking must be wrong. Therefore, he decides to do the opposite of everything his instincts tell him to do.
He ... Views:617
If you would converse with me, said Francois Voltaire, first define your terms.
master n. (1.) a revered leader, (2.) an artist or performer of consummate skill.
(3.) One whose work serves as a model or ideal.
Many people are professionals at what they do. Few are masters. ... Views:635
Retailing is a dynamic, vital, and important segment in the economy. Retailing is defined as the timely delivery of goods and services to consumers at the right price and place. Whether a firm sells to consumers in a store, through the mail, over the phone, through television, door-to-door, ... Views:594
When we're struggling with a career, or settling into an unfamiliar new residence, we're most likely to think of winter: cold, bleak and endless. At some point any life transition feels like being buried under a coat of ice, hibernating through long, dark days. Hopefully we learn to see the ... Views:602
Are You Missing Your Chance to Work at Home?
(c) Copyright 2003, Sharon DavisHave you missed the turnoff that leads to your dream of working at home?Wouldn't that be disappointing? No one likes to think that they have wasted their chance, missed their opportunity. But that's exactly what ... Views:698
Read the headlines in any newspaper; catch on your evening news; millions have lost their jobs and many more are expected to be laid off, downsized, or just plain fired! This national, financial cleanse has forced people to look at self-employment as their only option of survival.
A lot of ... Views:535
I’ve been extremely lucky to live a lifestyle that allows me to interview self-made millionaires and bestselling authors. One of my favorite persons to talk to is superstar Suze Orman who came from my hometown, Chicago.
Suze says, “Money affects each and every one of us, and it is the currency ... Views:1917
A major problem for employers today is getting the best employees and then keeping them. How do you do this? By understanding what it is employees really want. Being able to sense what others feel and want is empathy, an emotional intelligence competency.
SOMETHING THAT HASN’T CHANGED IN 50 ... Views:16326
“You know what they say,” Pete said. “You’ve got to play the full 60 minutes if you want to win.”
Steve began, “Let’s get started. Did everyone write some game plans for their highest priority goals?”
Pete replied, “ We haven’t had time yet, Steve, but we’re going to do it this week.”
Steve ... Views:1117
Success is a great experience and something that takes time,
dedication and work. It also usually takes support from
others. No one accomplishes much on his or her own. Even
if all that means is we have people who believe in us and
cheer us on, it takes a collaborate effort for each one of ... Views:532
- After The Research: What Are The Real Differences Between A Millionaire And You?
Over the last 5 years I have interviewed the most successful and wealthiest people in the world on my radio show, from Top CEOs to Tony Robbins. Recently, I ... Views:543
Have you heard of the BT Global Challenge? It’s known as the world’s toughest yacht race because it’s sailed “the wrong way” ‘round the world—against prevailing winds and currents. All kinds of waves and weather conditions are likely to be encountered. The originators have designed it crewed ... Views:732
I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today’s fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don’t always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.
The word ‘conflict’ connotes ... Views:2192
Recently someone asked me, "What coaching tools do you use?" "Tools?" I asked, bewildered. "I avoid tests and assessments." See http://www.movinglady.com/testing.html
"No," she explained. "Listening skills?"
Well, of course I listen -- but I mostly listen to my own intuition.
Since I derive ... Views:629
Once you have set your goals, there are two key things you must have ready at all times: your verbal and printed business cards. Let’s look first at those all-important introductory words that describe what you do—words that will capture others’ attention and hold their interest.
Your ... Views:610
In times of rapid change, both small and large businesses today are increasingly viewing training as an investment, not a cost. If your business uses outside training consultants, you will want to maximize your return on this training investment. Qualified training consultants and seminar ... Views:646