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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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Should You Get Help To Achieve Your Goals? Find Out Now.

Do you find yourself struggling to accomplish your goals? One of the most important things to consider when setting goals are accountability. Research indicates that reporting or publicizing your progress largely affected goal attainment (Benjamin, et. al., 2016). When you introduce accountability into your goal setting plans, you have a better chance of reaching everything you set out to accomplish. So, how do you stay accountable for reaching your goals? One way is an accountability …

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Are You Really Smart About Your Most Important Goals?

So research indicates that only 8 out of 100 people who set goals actually achieve them. Why is that? Well, setting a goal is a great idea, but it’s not a set it and forget it deal. To accomplish the goals you set, you need to be smart. S-M-A-R-T, that is.  SMART is the acronym for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Why Do SMART Goals Work? SMART goals work because you are able to …

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Become A Better Listener By Asking Questions

Have you ever notice that some people don’t like to ask questions? It’s understandable when those questions are personal. You don’t want to offend anyone. However, most people will give answers to questions asked of them. So why are we so afraid to ask? When you ask questions, you have the necessary tools to become a better listener.  It’s indirect and subtle, but most of all, it works.  And, when you ask a question, you …

Are You Committed to Excellence?

Although many have thrown around the term, “committed to excellence”, do we really understand what it means? Aristotle had a novel description of excellence. Here’s the full quote…” Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle was …

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Here’s What You Should You Consider About Job Interviews

Congratulations! Your well-structured resume impressed your potential employer and got you an interview. That’s great news! Today’s tip is the next step – the interview. Now, let’s make sure you maximize your opportunity.  Be Prepared Although the resume is an extremely important element in the job search process, it will only get you as far as the interview. From then on, it’s just you and the interviewer. And no matter how good you look on …

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Six Questions You Should Answer Truthfully About Job Satisfaction

Find out whether Your Job Fulfills You Ever wondered why you devote so much time, energy and expertise to your current job? Well, you’re not alone. At one time or another, many of us have thought about whether it’s time for a change. Before you turn in your resignation, consider whether your job is fulfilling your needs. It’s Not Always “About the Benjamin’s” Job satisfaction is seldom measured by the amount of the paycheck (although …

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