We all get stuck from time to time. We get stuck in jobs we hate, in relationships we’ve outgrown, in routines that bore us and in habits we know we should break. The list goes on. At some point we realize we need to fix it. We NEED to make a change. -But then the question becomes, how? Well, I’ve found the key to making a change is to start by changing your story. I know. You’re thinking, I came here for help. WTF are you talking about? A
I found this article and wanted to share with you all! After all, it may not come easy, especially if you’re quiet by nature but there are times when you’re going to HAVE TO step out and shout about your talents and accomplishments. The key is doing it – without- bragging. One important ingredient? Instead of highlighting how you’re better than others, emphasize how you’re better than your own past. For instance, have you noticed the dramatic improvement in the quality of this newsletter over the last year? Check it out here: The
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein The genius in this quote is not just that it came from Albert Einstein who we all know is well, an actual genius. For me, it’s real impact is in its simplicity and its ability to divine the essence of what it takes to be successful in anything. That essence is grit. It took me longer than I’d care to admit to figure that out I’ll have you know. Perhaps like you, I
So much has been written about finding a job or career you love. It’s become something of a cultural obsession, kind of like uncovering the professional Holy Grail. Honestly, who among us hasn’t thought, wouldn’t life be great if I could work at something I really enjoyed and in turn I became super successful doing it? I must admit I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time over the course of my professional life trying to solve this riddle. No doubt, like some of you I thought, gosh, if I could
Have you ever struggled to come up with an effective “elevator pitch”? One that you thought really captured who you are and the value you provide without saying too much or being too confusing? As Steve Jobs famously said, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. But sometimes trying to keep it short and sweet can be impossibly difficult. Especially when it comes to describing who we are and why we matter in just a sentence or two. For many people this can be paralyzing. After all, what if we leave out
Video: Diane von Furstenberg | Know Thyself A clear goal is key to effective leadership, says fashion mogul Diane von Furstenberg. “If you can explain the goal to yourself first, then to your team, you will be on the path to meeting that goal.”
Network For Success: It’s Different When You’re Older 5 rules to expand job opportunities and grow your career after 50.
Obama: Nations Will Only Succeed If Women Are Successful Obama: “Nations Only Succeed if Women Are Successful” “We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful…This is one of the most direct measures of whether a nation is going to develop effectively – how it treats its women.” -President Obama, speaking to students during his most recent trip to India
Dan Ariely: This Is Probably Your Biggest Productivity Mistake The psychologist and bestselling author warns against this massive (and common) mistake in time management. Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m somewhat obsessed with productivity tips. ..But this is good.
The Confidence Gap Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men; and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Heres why, and what to do about it. I’ll warn you this is a long form read, but I must say, it’s truly fascinating! One of the key points: women have long misunderstood a crucial component in success. It’s not enough to keep your head down and plug away. Having talent doesn’t just mean being competent. Confidence must be part of your talent. But here’s the thing, confidence