The Rapid Promotion Project: How to Get Promoted Every 8 Months or Less

03/06/2016 There are few things worse than being stuck in a job that you no longer want to do. Trust me, I know. In my case I worked for a large financial institution in a department where there was no opportunity for advancement. Whether you seem to get passed up for every promotion or you work for a company where there seems to be no opportunity for growth, being stuck in one position too long and instead of growing in your career is like floating on a raft in the middle of the ocean. In this post I will share with you a...

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7 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Goals Yet

7 Reasons Why You Haven’t Reached Your Goals Yet

1) You don’t know what success is The problem with success is that most people don’t fully understand what it is.  Success cannot be generalized because success is not the same thing for everyone.   A successful life all depends on the individual’s goals for themselves and their ability to achieve those goals.  Goals change throughout a person’s life so the idea of success will also change.  If at the age of 5 a child wants to grow up to be a football player, then success is making it to the NFL.  But by the age of 21 if he decides that investment banking is what he...

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How to Make the Most of a Bad Situation

How to Make the Most of a Bad Situation

If you are reading this, you are either going through a tough situation or, you are about to be.  We've all been there.  Financial difficulties, relationship troubles, or career struggles, there are many situations that we come across in life that try their best to break us. Although these situations are sometimes unavoidable, there are ways we can benefit from them.  I know what you are thinking, “There is no way that there could be any benefit from this!”. Trust me, I've said the same thing. When we are going through tough times, we sometimes want to do everything possible to get...

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7 Ways to Spend a Sunday Night for a Better Monday

7 Ways to Spend a Sunday Night for a Better Monday

I feel sorry for Monday. It gets a bad wrap. Even though it is technically the second day of the week, it is the first day in the school and work week. While everyone looks forward to the weekends and celebrates “Hump Day”, Mondays are the butt of jokes and is made fun of on posters. Most people begin to dread Sunday nights because of Monday mornings. But, if your Sundays were more productive and enjoyable, perhaps your Mondays would be better. If you're reading this posted right after it was published, you have another week before before you can use some...

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Where I’ve Been, What I’ve Been Up to, and Whats Next for Potential 2 Success

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Some of you might have been asking yourself “what ever happened to that guy that wakes up at 3am?” Well, I'm still around accomplishing as much as I can in life so I can bring the lessons back to Potential 2 Success. The bulk of the material that I write about on P2S come from my life experiences. Articles like 3am, Start Meaningful Conversations, and Develop Mental Toughness, for example. So for the past several months I have reached new financial, professional, relational, spiritual, as well as mental plateaus. I have also done several life experiments that have elevated the way I develop...

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The Know-It-All: My Interview With Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs

   He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and now, Potential 2 Success. I was first exposed to the writing style of AJ Jacobs while reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris.  AJ wrote about an experiment he called “Outsourcing Life”.  In the experiment, Jacobs outsourced his entire life to a group of virtual assistants in India.  The well written, witty piece influenced me to hire my own virtual assistant.  Along with being Editor-at–Large at Esquire Magazine, Jacobs is known for taking on unusual life experiments.  So when I saw the book The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble...

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Hunter, Scavenger or Prey: Which Life Are You Living

Hunter, Scavenger or Prey: Which Life Are You Living

  Most people wonder endlessly about why their lives are the way they are. Being stuck in a job that they hate, staying in an unhealthy relationship, or never really achieving their purpose in life.  These may be the results of living a life that lacks courage, individuality, and an unwillingness to aggressively pursue a better life.  Instead of having the courage to face their adversities, question the direction their lives are headed in, and actively seek true success, they opt to wander the earth with no real ambition and a lack of purpose which leads them to be a victim...

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Everlasting Motivation

I'm sure you've been there. You have a goal in mind that you are excited  about reaching. Maybe you finally decided to lose weight or you are inching  towards the place you want to be in your career. But as the time goes, so does  your motivation and drive. We all need motivation in order to complete our goals  and insure our success. Motivation is the fuel that lights that fire in the  heart and enables us to propel past obstacles and seize our goals. But in order  for that to happen you must sustain your motivation. Here are three ways...

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High Definition Speaking: How to Speak with More Clarity and Strength

High Definition Speaking: How to Speak with More Clarity and Strength

Photo © lassedesignen - Fotolia.com   What does the way you speak say about who you are?  I have a better question:  What would you like the way you speak to say about who you are? Do you want to be perceived as intelligent, confident, caring, funny? The way speak can help you send the message you want. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that the way a person spoke, told of how wise and intelligent that person was.  Even though we have so many ways to communicate in our century, we can learn a lot about a person by the way they speak and what...

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For Entrepreneurs (Guest Post): 5 Real-World Strategies for Launching a Home-Based Career

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This guest post give some quick tips for starting a home-based career.  Some new entrepreneurs like the idea of starting out by leaving their job for a career where they can work from home.  This isn't a bad idea since you will get the opportunity to see how you work independently without a boss looking over your shoulder.  Enjoy!   5 Real-World Strategies for Launching a Home-Based Career We’re all living in the age of technology, a time when telecommuting is a real possibility and starting one’s own business requires no financial investment. Overnight, a person can become a writer, a consultant, a...

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