A list of companies or potential clients list is most foundational. Consider this as the equivalent of your vacation destination. There have been far too many career-minded professionals who cannot answer the basic question: Where do you want to work? Be specific. Do not just say, “I want to work in an office company because I need a job and am tired of working on my feet. I’d really love to work from home.” Who wouldn’t want these things? They are so vague, they are opaque and virtually impossible to act upon.
Forget About Goals: This New Year, Try a System
Systems virtually guarantee that some progress will be made, whereas goals tend to misdirect focus. Consistent engagement with the system transforms the goal into something more practical.
How to Spark Motivation When it Wanes
The system you create for yourself should be based on your own interests, strengths, and should have the capacity to generate enough traction to build momentum. Perfection is never the answer. Action-steps, and the patience of a balanced approach is always a better bet.
Lessons on Success from Sports and the Epiphany that Changed the Boston Celtics Season
Sports remind us of the value that comes from learning how to serve others. Maybe success is best characterized as a gift to others.
Ready, Aim, Fire: Developing Self-Mastery Through Exploration
Practicing the habit consistent planning gathers feedback that helps us 'aim' toward our future. Oftentimes, the action needs to take place before the real planning can commence.
10 Sales Skills that Build Outstanding Relationships
When we pull back the curtain and learn more about what makes certain salespeople ultra successful, we learn that maybe, just maybe the best salespeople are actually good people who possess valuable skills.
The Complexities of Truth and Maintaining a Steady Mind
As adults, we have an intellectual responsibility to form proper and appropriate world views that allow us to respect the interests of others. We owe this to ourselves, but also our friends, families, and children.
3 Career Paths Toward Specialized Knowledge
What we learn is infinitely more useful when it is immediately applied to our lives. For example, on the job training takes infinitely less time away from us and is far more cost-effective. After all, you get PAID to do it verses paying tens of thousands of dollars for an advanced college degree.
3 Approaches to Career Movement
We must decide what is important to us on our own terms. Allowing an institution of education, or our well-intentioned, but often wrong friends to convince us that the only thing that is missing from our career development is a degree or credential is a failure of our own personal prioritization.
Networking is not work
Networking really is not work. It is not a chore, it does not belong on your "to-do" list. It is not something that you set aside time to do. Networking is a mindset, and networking is something you are doing whether it is intentional or not.