Tag: Motivation

Is Your Definition Of Confidence Holding You Back Or Pushing Your Forward?

There are many interpretations of what confidence might be, but there is one misconception that exists in the connection between confidence and insecurity:  Many believe that a confident person does not have insecurities, but the truth is this is false.

To support that that belief is a falsehood, one interpretation of confidence states it is merely a reflection of the knowledge and understanding which a person has in themselves. So…


My One Message To The Graduates In Order To Help You: Challenge Me

To you, as a graduate, here is a tip of tremendous value I can provide to you: Challenge Me.

Before we get to why, let me offer you congratulations on your graduation! This is a tremendous achievement in and of itself, but even more tremendous if you do all that you can to build off of it.

Whether it’s a high school diploma, or…


Are You Their Leader Or Are You Their Leader…For Today?

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders demonstrate the phenomenon perfectly of how the criteria for a leader might shift so drastically.

Their backers, up until Trump and Sanders’ latest appearance on the national stage, would have traditionally backed other candidates in these respective parties, seeking those whose message aligned and reconciled closest to their own concerns, but it has now taken angered, outright disappointment, and calls for drastic action…


Success Can Be Everywhere, Everyday, If You’re Ready To Realize It

Much in the same way society needs to rethink “failure,” it also needs to redefine success.

This great blog post on the Huffington Post is a rare gem that doesn’t just tell us how we should reach some grand idea or goal of success but instead has us look at our everyday valuable and contributing actions that…


When It’s Time To Be Thankful, Make Sure You Acknowledge Your Own Work

This time of year we all get sentimental. The season is about family, friends, and realizing the true value of what we have as we close out the year, where toward the end of that celebratory season we’re then faced with what we will take on in New Year’s resolutions.

Giving thanks stems from appreciation, which stems from acknowledgement, which stems from taking stock and assessing what’s taking…


If You Dismiss Your Needs Too Quickly, You May Be Leaving Money On The Table

Consider yourself first. Support yourself first. Trust yourself first.

All of these pieces of advice might sound selfish, but they ring true from the standpoint that one has to take care of oneself in order to give the strongest effort to both build their best life and impact others in the greatest possible way.

Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves. It’s as if we only focus on what we…


For Your Best Development, Don’t Just Take Any Criticism You May Get To Heart

As you enter the workforce or proceed in your personal life you’ll realize, similar to how you have seen throughout your educational career or life to-date, everyone is full of opinions.

Opinions can take various forms such as thoughts, considerations, commentaries, suggestions, recommendations, etc.

With regard to certain opinions, a lesson most of us have learned, which echoes and continues to ring true as we evolve and grow, is that negativity…


How Do You Harness The Abilities of Candidates Whose Skills Are AMP’lified?

Interviewing is a peculiar process.  Most organizations want to find, get blown away by, and select the best candidates available to them. Unfortunately, most of the time, they don’t necessarily look for the best candidate for them and their culture. Instead, they’re hypnotized by amazing credentials, impressive polish, and unfettered poise, thinking those attributes are enough to make that hire a success.  But this is far from the…


In Your Journey, How Do You Think About Fear And How It Holds You Back?

“…Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself…”

“You’re Your Own Worst Enemy.”

“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger.”

Quotes, proverbs, advice–they’re all words for which the true meaning we might not have understood when we first read or heard them. Or we had some kind of at-face-value understanding–a vague interpretation of what we thought they might have meant. But then there are others that take us years or even maybe decades to…


In Trump’s Tangled Mess, There Is No Apology Needed.

There should be no apology sought of Trump for what he has said about Muslims, among other indiscretions he’s been guilty of during his Presidential nomination campaign.

This does not mean what he said is right or not reprehensible.

Let’s explain.

Society needs to be cognizant about how often it seeks, and pushes, for apologies.

“Spending too much time seeking that apology stifles one’s energy for one’s own cause, even if it…


Not Learning Someone’s True Needs Can Lead To Their Energy Being Sapped

To those in charge of hiring, leading, and developing new talent in his or her organization: make sure you’re cognizant of all your new hire’s needs.

There are the traditional tools, resources, and guidance related to the job that new hires need. But, there is another component that is equally, if not more, important than any of that aforementioned assistance–and that is the need to reconcile the position and duties to that person’s…


You Want To Get Their Best Results, But Do You Truly Understand Their Drivers?

Make sure to consider the drivers, the motivation, and the values of your team.  Keep in mind that because your team might be successful in its endeavors, it does not mean that the aforementioned factors are reconciled between your individual team members and the mission of your organization.

For example, because a project is fulfilled does not mean that all your team members were completely invested in the project…


Just Do It! What is it that Nike really wanted us to do?

“Just Do It” has been seared in our minds, hearts, tracks and fields for decades. I myself grew up seeing this catchphrase and thought of it something completely different than what I see and feel in, and interpret from, it now.

What did I think of in my youth when I began noticing Nike’s call-to-arms slogan?  Nothing, really. Nike wanted…


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