Tag: Motivation

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 place.

Aside from thinking about and giving to others around the holiday season, and hopefully throughout the…


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 can physically see–which is everything and everyone else we come…


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 needs to be avoided in life. Such…


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 truth.

This is because organizations might see the…


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 truly understand and experience.

Related Post: Just Do What, Nike?

At…


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 might be for perception purposes to stakeholders on…


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 tools, resources, and guidance that new hires need, but there is another component that is equally, if not more, important than any of that aforementioned assistance.

It is reconciling the position and duties to that person’s energy. Yes, energy. “Energy” here means their drive, goals, and ambition.

Hard skills and soft skills, as we know and as…


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 or deliverable.

For instance, have you considered whether or not…


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 us to go for it.  That’s all I took from it. That and…


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