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If you’ve ever gotten a job or a gig because someone “thought of you,” you’ve benefited from networking.
Good networking doesn’t require anything slimy or selfish. It requires that you define...
If the people you know had to describe you and your deal, what would they say? What do you want them to say?
Clarifying people’s impressions of you doesn’t mean being fake, it actually mea...
Think about the best definition of your work, your status, and your goals. Practice it a bit, to have something to say when people ask you what you’re up to. Everyone would prefer hearing a little ...
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Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances.
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We make excuses for the following key reasons:
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Many back off from taking the lead out of fear of not being leadership material. But if you take it upon yourself to lead with the idea of serving others, you will not only stand out ...
People gravitate toward those who have a positive attitude. The person who takes on even the most tedious task enthusiastically stands out.
Living things through a negative lens often leads to a negative mindset, but cultivating a positive attitude will take you far.
Don’t just do your job. You can make an impact by going further and being more helpful, more supportive, more valuable.
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Every job has a market value.
Compare what you’re currently being paid to the trends you find.
Consider your education, years of experience, years you’ve worked for your current employer and any specialized skills or attributes you bring to the table.
Make a list of your accomplishments, taking note of which ones added the most value to the organization
Identify a salary range or percentage increase in pay that you’d be happy with.
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“What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? If you don’t understand this,..."
Whenever you find yourself in an unpleasant or difficult situation, try to see what you can take away from this very experience.
Try to perceive your experiences as lessons and to understand them, so you can feel at ease with the others and with yourself.
Whenever you deal with difficult people, take into account two aspects: you should not let their actions affect your life in a negative way and you may want to try first to understand them, rather than just to judge them.
After all, they might be fighting a battle you know nothing about.
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Go into a situation where you will need to speak with people with the mindset of, "I am curious and I want to learn more about other people", rather than going into it with the mindset...
The best conversationalists aren’t those who always have witty things to say, but those who are genuine listeners.
Good listeners don’t just listen with their ears, but with their whole body. They lean into the conversation, establish eye contact, and provide their undivided attention to the person they’re speaking with.
Those that require more than a “yes” or “no” answer, are the best type of questions to ask if you’re looking to establish common ground.
Just be careful not to overdo your questioning. You don’t want the other person to feel like they’re being interrogated.
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This underscores the importance of starting on the right foot. If you upset the person you’re trying to help, they’ll wall themselves off.
It's important to use empath...
To get someone to act on your advice, it’s going to mean giving up at least some of the credit for it.
When the person receiving your advice feels like they had a hand in creating it—with guidance from you, the expert, of course—they’re far more likely to act on it.
In this case, you’re showing your work because it instills trust, and trust is critical for acceptance.
When you show you work, the person you’re advising doesn’t have to take your recommendations on blind faith. They can see exactly how you got to your advice and buy into it along the way.
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Not wanting to seem weak, needy, and incompetent or like we’re taking advantage often keeps us from asking for help, but that’s often an overblown fear caused by our tendency to think the worst....
By taking an active step in seeking help or advice, you’re actually taking control of your life, and not letting external circumstances (such as what people think) affect how you behave and perform. It is courageous to accept your weaknesses.
A self-centered worldview will have you chasing boogeymen where they don’t exist.
Stop psycho-analyzing every word choice your partner makes and be more present in the moment so ...
Have you ever found thinking negative thoughts like, “I know they’ll get sick of me someday,” or, “How could they love me?”
These thoughts have little to do with reality but a lot to do with fear.
A little baggage is totally okay, but you need to lighten your load before jumping into any new relationship.
Let go of any left-over hurtful feelings that might be lingering and realize that your new relationship is a new opportunity to put all of that behind you.
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