Self-Discipline – 3 Tools to Make It Happen!

If self-discipline does not come naturally to you and for many of us, it does not; there are several ways to develop the habit. Tool 1: Develop a love affair with time. Whether your days are heavily structured or loosely sketched, there are daily routines which need attention. If getting up is an issue for you, set as many alarms as you need and learn to leave the snooze button alone. If you work in a structured environment, heavy with meetings, assignments, and events, it is especially important to review your schedule, both before you go to bed at night and first thing in the morning. Make a list of those tasks you absolutely hate and set a digital timer for 15-minute segments to tackle them until they are completed. Tool 2: Become proactive. This simply means anticipating something coming up in the future and taking any necessary action prior.

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Failure – 3 Keys to a Grateful Perspective

There are several key elements to “overriding” our negative definitions of failure and viewing our experiences in a positive light. KEY 1: DEFINE FAILURE OBJECTIVELY. There are times when we do not see the forest for the trees. Let’s say that you have concluded a work assignment you are convinced was an abject failure – nothing good came out of it. You had been asked to lead a pilot project for your group and it was supposed to last six months. At the end of that time, you find that the results were not even close to what was originally envisioned. From your perspective, you failed. From your boss’s perspective, the pilot did exactly what he wanted done – testing a new concept with little money lost, few resources used, and new perspectives on what might be done in the future. While he may be a bit disappointed with the.

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New to the Workplace – 3 Keys to Starting Out on the Right Foot!

Over the past thirty years in the United States, there has been a significant shift in when, where, and how young adults (teens) learn to adapt to working. These lessons previously were taught in the majority of homes, churches, and what used to be called “apprenticeships” for teens to work, many times in unpaid or very low paying jobs. Over time, a number of schools began teaching students, especially those in high school, some of the basics needed to work successfully. Prior to having voluntary military service, many young adults learned skills during their service tours, whether in the United States or abroad. Then we began an era of explosion in technology and a decrease in trades work, creating an imbalance in matching skills, abilities and interests. Now we face a national economy in distress, skyrocketing education costs, and high unemployment rates. It is therefore not surprising to see that.

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Entrepreneurs – Seven Habits to Make and Keep

What is a habit? Generally a habit is something you do or do not do repetitively. It can be as important to break a bad habit as it is to form a new good habit. Many experts have tips on how to accomplish this. Over time, I have found that it takes daily practice for a minimum of 30 days to own or disown a habit and another 60 days to place into your daily life so that you do not have to think about it at all – simply to do or not do something. Frankly, I have learned to take this one step at a time and work on one habit at a time to ensure long-term success. I use Outlook to remind myself at the beginning, with daily reminders, as well as sticky notes on a mirror if needed. You may want to use a mobile note,.

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Tips for Successful Career Management

Have you ever missed an opportunity because you were not prepared? I have – one of those times nearly cost me my entire career. My lack of preparation did set my career back 10 years – a very, very painful experience. I spent a great deal of time looking at what I had done right and especially what I had done wrong. I talked with friends and professional associates at length – my final conclusion was that I had neglected some very basic steps. I began to correct the things most often noted and determined I would not let this happen to me again. Little did I know then that the lessons learned would become the basis for a comprehensive career management platform. Tip 1: Document Storage and Retrieval. Working on your home computer, look at all career-related documents you have stored. Are they all in one area where you.

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