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Is Your Definition of Winning Really Failure in Disguise?

The concept of winning is all around us. There’s political races, athletic competitions, contests, academic contests, cooking contests, eating contests. You name it. And in these contests, there’s always a winner. In the workplace, many consider themselves winners when they achieve the title. For some, it’s the money and for others, it’s power. So, what does winning really mean? Is it really about obtaining the external benefits? The accolades are very nice and there’s nothing …

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How To Silence Your Inner Critic in Four Steps

Whether you are successful or not, everyone has an inner critic. The voice in your head that judges, doubts and belittles you. The voice that is always telling you that you’re not good enough. The difference with successful people is that they have learned to ignore their inner critic. They understand that what they say to themselves matter. They eliminated the negative self-talk. Unfortunately, your inner critic stops you from pursuing the life you truly …

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Four Simple Ways You Can Tune Your Mindset to Career Success

Does Your Mindset Serve You Well? Are you struggling to find success and realize your career goals? One possible reason may have to do with your mindset. Do you really believe you can achieve career success? Does your behavior reflect success? If you want to achieve your career goals, you must work on developing a mindset for success. A growth mindset (the belief that you have unlimited growth based on your efforts) is what separates …

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How to Change From A Fixed Mindset to A Growth Mindset

In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck detailed the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Individuals with a fixed mindset believe their basic abilities, talents, and skills are limited and so they seek to validate themselves. Conversely, individuals with a growth mindset think that their ability comes from their efforts and so they focus on developing themselves. If you have difficulty sticking with good habits or learning new …

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How To Know Whether You Have A Toxic Mindset

You Absolutely Have To Change Your Mindset When You Do This How you view yourself influences your happiness. For example, when most of your thoughts about yourself are negative, you are probably unhappy with your life. In time, your perception becomes your reality. So changing your mindset can make a huge difference in your life. A negative mindset tends to cloud your judgment. A negative frame of mind makes it difficult to distinguish the origin …

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What Happens When Leaders Improperly Judge

Are You Guilty of Misjudging? The fact is that we make judgments every day. We judge places, things, situations and yes, we judge people. When used properly, judging can be very effective in assessments. We can use information, experiences, and situations to make an informed decision. Leaders may have to judge a particular situation to decide what action to take. Or they may use information about a person as to whether or not, they may …

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Three Things You Should Do Immediately When You Are Criticized

No matter who you are or what you do in life, there will always be someone who will criticize you. It doesn’t’ matter whether you’re a writer, an artist, a designer, a chef, or an executive. No matter what career you choose, there will always be criticism. That can be a huge problem if you receive criticism well or you are easily offended. This could really hurt your career and ultimately, your ability to develop …

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Who Really Cares About What People Think About You?

In today’s climate where civility has seemingly taken a back seat to “being real (as one leader described his profane-laced response to a question),” let’s get back to the basics of what to do when confronted with crude and rude behavior. In this first post of this series, let’s explore whether we should even care about what people think about us. You find out at work that someone was talking crazy about you. It was …

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How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Goals

Achieving your goals can be challenging as it requires focus. In this fast-paced world, you may have many things competing for your attention. That’s why staying motivated is essential to accomplishing your long-term goals. Motivation is your secret sauce to goal attainment success. Consider these tips on how you can stay motivated: Be The Owner of Your Goals A huge challenge to staying motivated to achieve your goals is ensuring your goals are what you …

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