I receive many emails from people that basically ask the same question: How can I keep myself motivated long term? This seems to be quite a common dilemma for many people, so I want to address it--because it can be done!
Building influence and credibility means not always having to say "Yes." Being too eager to please can be bad for your reputation--and your career.
You make your own luck. Your career is great when you focus on making it great. This means not waiting for things to happen; but making things happen instead. It means being proactive instead of reactive. Rather than blaming others for past mistakes, you are passionate about new possibilities. You are not afraid. Instead, you are excited about what you do, and what you contribute every day. And, if you are excited about your job, you will find that other people will be committed to having you stay on as a member of the team.
So how do you make sure you are never without a job?
Much like corporate and product branding, a personal branding statement sums up your unique selling proposition (USP)--the unique benefit or value you offer a potential employer. Your branding statement sets you apart from your competitors and provides a compelling reason to hire you.
Deadlines... Interruptions... Meetings... Heavy workloads... Daily commutes...Feeling a little stressed out lately? It’s not surprising. Employees everywhere are being asked to do more with less--many beyond their limitations. But you do have a choice. You can let it get to you, or you can fight back!
Setting goals is the best way to get what you really want. There are two ways to get results in goal setting.
One is the traditional way—the way you are probably most familiar with. The other is the natural way. There are pros and cons to both.
It's a fact: employers prefer to hire people they know over "mystery" candidates. Conferences, trade shows, meetings, and small-group gatherings are excellent venues for being visible, getting connected, and becoming known to the people who have the power to hire. Here are seven "C's" for making the most of networking events.
Of course by now we are all becoming aware of DNA. It is the source code that determines who we are. When we look at DNA we can see what a person will look like, what diseases they may come down with, etc. If we could get right down to it, I think these are the genes we would find in the DNA of top achievers:
What can you do if you or someone you know has fallen into the Pie-in-the-Sky Procrastination Trap? It takes some willingness, work, and discipline to climb out, but it can be done. It requires recognizing Pie-in-the-Sky behaviors along with an openness to doing things differently. Follow these steps to descend from the sky and land back on your feet.
These two steps can help you make it through challenging times and keep you on track towards new goals in the future.
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