Category Archives: At Work
Your business card is a useful item: It identifies you at that first meeting. After that, it probably does you no good at all. It might not even survive the day. But your actions at a first meeting, and all … Continue reading
from teacher to headmistress, from vice president to president, from assistant editor to editor in chief.
For a person experiencing his work as a calling, work is an end in itself. While the paycheck is certainly important, and advance- ment is too, he primarily works because he wants to. He is moti- vated by intrinsic reasons and experiences a sense of personal fulfillment; his goals are self-concordant. He is passionate about what he does and derives personal fulfillment from his work; he perceives it as a privilege rather than as a chore.
When you’re sensing that a relationship could be better, find a reason to break bread with the other party. There is something about food that just brings people together and softens their defenses. Sales professionals know this technique very well, and … Continue reading
surround yourself with positive, supportive people who will encourage you and believe in you. These are individuals who tend to smile a lot, love to laugh at life, and are always there to cheer you on. They see your potential even when you’re not showing it, and they look at every day as an opportunity for you to do something great. They are also the ones who boost your conﬁdence when you’re up against a challenge and who lift your spirits when you’re down in the dumps or stuck in a rut. Continue reading
When something needs to be done, go ahead and do it as soon as possible. Putting it off until later only adds to the energy and effort required of you. The less you procrastinate, the more you’ll get done and the more effective you’ll be. Continue reading
Focus on what you can control, the process, don’t focus on the results and outcomes that are out of your control, you can do what you can to make those outcomes more likely, but if they are a must, and what you produce and do must be perfect, it likely wont ever be done. Continue reading
We all encounter roadblocks, obstacles that block our progress. But when we do, we have options if we remain positive. We can walk away, climb over, go under, or around them. We can also break through obstacles or have them demolished. Continue reading