It is mind boggling to me people still stumble when it comes to being effective in their work and life. I say this because the ten most valuable life skills are actually choices. I couldn’t care less what God-given talents you have (or lack). It makes no difference how skilled or educated you are. (It really doesn’t and please don’t make me go get my statistics about performance and billionaires.) When it comes right down to it, most of what makes you successful in life are your choices. Your choices will always trump your circumstances.
Have you ever felt the other party didn’t understand you? Have you ever been frustrated when you couldn’t convince someone of your brilliant idea? If so, you’ll be glad to know I’ve learned the hard way there are 7 essentials to make sure they never miss your point.
One daily exercise I’ve practiced religiously is visualization. Five minutes of this every day will improve your life dramatically. But, you need to know what to visual and how. Imagine yourself at your “destination.” What’s it like? How does it feel? How does it sound? What will this end-state allow you to do?
I’ve heard singers and songwriters share stories regarding how they produce their best songs when they channel their pain. Well, I can’t carry a tune to save my life, but I can write. I thought why not just go with that? What are some of the greatest, most painful mistakes I’ve ever made? Here are a few of my self-inflicted doozies—the ones you simply can’t simulate from someone else’s translation. Feel free to hurry up and make them. The sooner you do, the more time you’ll have to enjoy life!
Writing several articles for recent college graduates and young professionals over the past few years has caused me to reflect on how I would have lived my life differently had someone provided me three decades worth of experience on day one of my first full-time job. I hope The Ultimate 22-Year-Old's Survival Guide for Work & Life will help the many young professionals get started down the right path!
If you’re having trouble hiring high-performing sales executives, you’re not alone. There is a systemic issue with these highly important resources that make or break a company’s performance. Check out this free download with great content and specific areas you should review and questions you should ask when interviewing sales executives!
When negotiating your job offer, there is a single factor that supersedes the rest that includes these six most important words. It actually makes no difference what you’re negotiating. That factor remains the same assuming you want whatever’s being negotiated to actually benefit both parties. Anything that doesn’t benefit both parties isn’t even worth negotiating.
Careers limp along or are dismantled because of behaviors, not decisions. You might fall into the trap of thinking you made a poor choice here or joined the wrong company there. Others endlessly ponder position changes or promotions they forwent. I assure you, those mini decisions (as major as you think they are) cause minor-league damage compared to the big boy stuff I’m about to share.
We form many biases thanks to our historical paths and perceptions of what we consider "reality." Here are six of the most common and worst biases that affect your every-day living. Learn how to overcome them with some simple fixes.
As I approach my wedding day, I asked my friends for their best marital advice. Here's what 67 people with combined 1,076 years of marriage experience had to share. I'm sure you won't want to miss Apologies Have Bigger Muscles Than Being Right, Pretend Your Spouse is Your Dog, Polygamy is Apparently Legal Everywhere, You Get Amnesia the Moment You Get Married, Make Sure You’re an Ace with Pronouns and much more!