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Keep a Gratitude Hit List | Phenomenal Image

Keep A Gratitude Hit List

Don’t keep score of the wrongs done to you. This will only keep you bitter and rob you of the time and energy necessary to achieve your career goals. Instead, keep a gratitude “hit list” of those to whom you are thankful. Create a gratitude journal to help you navigate your career and to record …

Redefine Your Job through Job Crafting | Phenomenal Image

Redefine Your Job Through Job Crafting

Feeling Unmotivated At Work These Days? Try spicing up your work by redesigning your job. Organizations often redefine jobs to increase worker productivity. They use techniques designed to increase employee satisfaction and boost motivation. This usually involves planning and analysis to review and redefine each position. But, you can increase your personal development and reengage …

Admit Your Mistakes | Phenomenal Image

The Buck Stops With You

Take Responsibility For Your Mistakes When you make a mistake (and you will because you’re only human), promptly admit it, fix it and move on. What a waste of resources used to figure out what happened when someone knows but is unwilling to say. That time can be better utilized by resolving the problem. And, …

Career Development at Your Company | Phenomenal Image

Career Development Opportunities at Your Company

Learn About Opportunities at Your Company Check out your human resources department to find out what’s available in terms of career development. Does your company offer tuition reimbursement? If so, learn about what’s required. Are there specific schools you have to attend? Do you need to commit to staying with the company for a specific …

Document Your Success | Phenomenal Image

Review and Document Your Career Accomplishments

Create a file that documents your career accomplishments. Recording your successes is beneficial for a number of situations, including: Negotiating your salary Asking for a promotion or raise Answering questions when interviewing Performance Reviews Updating your resume Boosting Your confidence What Accomplishments should I Document? You should record all accomplishments. Why? Because your accomplishment record …

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View Yourself As A Business

As a career strategy,  view your yourself as a business and your employer as your customer.  Your product is your job.  Ask yourself What value are you adding to your customer?  Are you performing the minimum requirements of your job or are you doing more? As in business, when you do more than expected, you become more valuable …

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Plan Your Promotion

Where do you see yourself in your career in the next 24 – 36 months? This is a perfect time for you to prepare for your next promotion by finding out what is required for the position, taking inventory of the qualifications you lack and closing any gaps.  This may mean obtaining certifications, taking professional …

Trust Yourself |Phenomenal Image

Who Do You Think You Are?

Freedom Principle #1: Know Your Worth – Show up to Work As Yourself Every Day In a society where it appears at times that opinions are rampant and truth is an afterthought, it’s imperative to understand who you are. Stereotypes, biases and other prejudgments can leave you feeling as if you are unqualified and afraid to take …

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View Delays and Denials as Opportunities

I am a firm believer that setbacks are opportunities in disguise. During her talk to Stanford Graduate School of Business students, Oprah spoke about how she was demoted from news anchor to work on the station’s talk show. It was when she was interviewing the ice cream guy that she knew she “found a home …

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