Self-improvement

Should You Listen?

Should You Listen?

Many times, people hear criticism and hold onto it for years allowing it to foster shame. It is important to remember that the people who made the comments might be « talking out of their hat » as the expression goes, before allowing their words to be damaging. Make sure that you do not allow the criticism to facilitate low self-esteem or[Read More…]

by 6 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Celebrating Life Every Day

Celebrating Life Every Day

Did you know that May 17th is Norwegian Independence Day? That country’s Constitution was signed in 1814 and the citizens continue to celebrate every year with bands, flag waving, traditional dress as well as parades. The Norwegians really celebrate! England also has been celebrating this month, first with a new royal baby and also with the birthday of Queen Victoria[Read More…]

by 6 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Systems Make Everything Easier

Systems Make Everything Easier

Recently I wasn’t feeling well. My head hurt. I was dizzy and the bathroom was barely close enough. My systems was a mess! Our bodies have several different systems. One is for digestion. Another involves lymph nodes. We have a system for blood circulation as well as several others. It is not just the body that has systems. For example,[Read More…]

by 6 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Adjustment Disorder and Adjustment Recovery

Adjustment Disorder and Adjustment Recovery

I live alone so that means that I can pretty well do whatever I want whenever I want. On the long weekend I had company and, of course, that meant adjustment. I was so excited to have my grandson and his family come for five days but it is really different having a five-year-old in the house! On Sunday we[Read More…]

by 6 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
How to Handle Recognition Once You Have It

How to Handle Recognition Once You Have It

Congratulations! You’ve delivered a successful project or projects, and your manager has rewarded you with recognition. Enjoy what you’ve earned, but resist the urge to kick back and wait for a parade in your honor. Once you’ve gotten recognition, your work has only begun. Here’s how to nurture it until it grows into a promotion. HAVE PATIENCE It’s a rare[Read More…]

by 6 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Motivation

Motivation

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” The quote above is from Jim Ryun, a former American politician and track and field athlete. I love it because not only does it articulate the role of today’s topic, motivation, in driving your journey towards your ideal life, it also reveals the role of habit in keeping[Read More…]

by 4 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Responsibility

Responsibility

Here’s a saying that you’ve probably seen or heard before at some point in your life: “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” I love this quote so much because of its simplicity—whether we can or can’t control something, our response and our actions are still OURS to take. We are responsible.[Read More…]

by 3 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Decide what you want

Decide what you want

Perhaps one of the most powerful things we can do on our journey to supreme self-confidence, and living our ideal life is realizing and NAMING exactly what it is that we want. Think of it this way: if you can’t say what it is that you want, how can you expect to achieve it? You could have the most finely[Read More…]

by 3 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Create an Early-Talent Pipeline

Create an Early-Talent Pipeline

When it comes to creating a more representative workforce, there’s no bigger or more effective opportunity than early talent—that is, recent college graduates and university students. These are a company’s best bets for diversifying its workforce, and every growing company with fifty or more employees should have a comprehensive strategy in place to attract and promote them. No, I’m not[Read More…]

by 3 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
A dream without a plan is just a wish

A dream without a plan is just a wish

What are your goal in life? What do you want to achieve? For some of you, the answer to those questions might be easy, and top of mind. For others, you may really have to think about your goals… and you wouldn’t be alone! Numerous studies have shown that less than 3% of Americans have set goals, and less than[Read More…]

by 2 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Transferable Skills Are Critical

Transferable Skills Are Critical

The key to making the mid-level of a company more representative is focusing on transferable skills. These are abilities and experiences that may have been learned, applied, and honed in another industry or function. For example, a successful outside sales executive for a recruiting firm will have a number of skills and experiences that can transfer to a role selling[Read More…]

by 2 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Becoming a Diversity Champion

Becoming a Diversity Champion

If you don’t think you’re quite ready to take on the role of diversity champion, there’s no need to rush. This is something you can grow into, and there are many challenges to tackle in the office setting. Start small—begin with things you can do, such as changes to your own attitude and behavior, and slowly expand those actions. Once[Read More…]

by 1 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Leveraging Your Brand Online

Leveraging Your Brand Online

There’s one major misstep many young professionals make when building a brand: inconsistency. Your personal brand isn’t just a costume you put on in the morning and take off when you get home. It’s a way of being. Everything you say and do at work, around members of your network, and online influences how you and your brand are perceived.[Read More…]

by 1 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Building Your Personal Brand

Building Your Personal Brand

Building a personal brand is not that much different from building or marketing a commercial brand. There are specific steps to take, each driven by a particular goal or objective. The difference is, while you can create a commercial brand from nothing, a personal brand must be deeply rooted in who you are. Otherwise, at best, you’ll be seen as[Read More…]

by 1 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement
Why Everyone Needs a Personal Brand

Why Everyone Needs a Personal Brand

The benefits of self-branding vary from person to person. You build your brand, which means you can tailor it toward a specific goal or objective. It serves your unique needs. But there are a few ways in which simply having a brand can help you as you grow your career. Keep in mind, these benefits are associated with positive personal[Read More…]

by 1 juin 2019 0 comments Self-improvement