Monday, November 19, 2012

Be More Productive

Are you productive enough? Productivity demands have risen and failure to meet demands will have dire consequences. The ball is no longer in your court. You have two options: speed up or ship out. 
What is posed to you is not IF you meet demands, rather HOW you meet demands. 
How do you meet the ever increasing productivity demands of your employer? 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Why You Should Use LinkedIn


In high school, you learned something. Everyone who knew and engaged the popular kids moved very far up the social ladder. In professional circles, LinkedIn IS that group of popular kids. The group is social. The group has a code. The group is known by everyone. If you want to go anywhere, in any professional circle, you better use LinkedIn

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wait Or Quit?

You've been with the same company for years. You were told that mobility, promotion, was not only possible, but highly probable. Your employee evaluations have never been faulty. You are the most productive employee you know. But years later, you're in the same position. No promotion. No hope. What now?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Train Your Brain

Having a successful career takes a lot of brain power. But how do you develop this strength? Is it innate or learned? 

"You Can't Run A Marathon Without Proper Training."
We can train our brain to be as strong as our body, if not stronger. It sounds like something we should all be doing, training our brain for the workforce Olympics. But many of us don't do it. It's easy to forget to do. It's a common thing to forget. 

It all starts with your mind. Think about it like this, you can't run a marathon without proper training. Your occupational lifetime is a marathon, it lasts decades. Can you think of someone who can run a several decade long marathon without proper training? I highly doubt it. Training is part of the rat race. Mind over matter will ensure that you will last on the road to career success.

So how do you train your brain?

Have a Mantra: Write it down. To make sure your mantra will live through the sweat of the daily grind, use permanent marker. Read your mantra before work, during breaks, after lunch before you go back to work, after work and any other time that you need to read it.  

Have Positive Mental Images: Keep mental images of those you love and things that make you happy. When things get difficult at work, call upon your mental images to pull you through. Give your positive mental images the ability to rid your mind of negative thoughts, so you can keep your mind on the rat race. 

Visualize: Close your eyes. Complete your day at work in your mind, before your day has even started. This will allow you to have peace of mind and confidence while you are performing your duties during working hours, because you have already mentally completed them. 

Make Things More Manageable: Instead of thinking of your day as an 8 hour day, think of it as 8 lunch breaks. We all know that lunch breaks tend to go by VERY fast. Think about making it from your current task, to the next. Don't think any further ahead than that. Stay in the moment during working hours and don't think too far ahead. 

Learn: Push your mental limits and overcome them with constant training, so that when called upon, you can execute with confidence. You will have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you have been trained to do what needs to be done. 

During your career, everyday, won't be fun. Everyday  won't be perfect. But continuous mental training will keep you fit and well prepared for the decades long marathon. 


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Equal Pay Twitter Chat

Tomorrow, April 20, the Labor Department and National Equal Pay Task Force is hosting a Twitter Chat. Chances are, you'll be tweeting anyway, so why not join the conversation? Do you really want to miss an opportunity to talk with these VIP's about equal pay?