How to Become More Valuable at Work

How to Become More Valuable at Work

Your job is paying you to do one thing and only one thing; to add value to the company. You were hired because they believed you were very capable of doing your job well. But now that you have proved that you can do the job, how do you take your career to the next step? The answer is very simple; increase your value. Author Jim Rohn once said something that has change my entire perspective on how I advanced my career. Mr. Rohn said :You don't get paid by the hour, you get paid for the value you put into...

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Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

Talent vs Skill and How to Maximize Both

What is it that you have that you were born with that makes you distinctly unique?  What talent have you been gifted with that makes your wildest dreams possible and is that talent enough to get you there?   There is a common misunderstanding about skill and talent.  Most people seem to think they are the same and that you can succeed greatly with either one of them.  Well, the truth is you can do a lot with one or the other but to you'll need both to get the most from your potential. The debate between skill and talent is an...

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How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

How to Make Important Decisions Quickly

Have you ever been in a car with someone and the question comes up, "What do you want to eat?" "I don't know, what do you want to eat?" "I don't know, anything is fine with me." "McDonald’s?" "Nah, I'm not in the mood for burgers" And so on for about another 3 miles.  Quick decision making is critical in just about every aspect of life.  Every decision you make produces a result.  For some, the decision making process is a quick and painless one.  For others, trying to choose what to wear first thing in the morning can be a time consuming project. Why It's So...

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A Bug’s Life: Applying the Success Principles of Ants

A Bug’s Life: Applying the Success Principles of Ants

Have you ever seen a trail of ants going from one destination to another?  They seem to have a great sense of direction and are intensely focused on where they are going and what needs to get done.  Even though ants are responsible for so many tasks, they always seem to accomplish everything they set out to do.  Because of their success principles, if ants were human, they would be the most successful group of people on the planet.  So how is it possible that such a tiny creature can achieve so much? I once heard speaker Jim...

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How to Profit From Your Passion

  Do you have a hobby that you love?   I mean really love?   Have you ever thought to yourself, “If only I could make money from doing this”. Well, there may be a way you can make money from your hobby.   With research, planning, and work, it is possible to profit from just about any talent, hobby or passion. Turning talents into profits is just like starting your own business.  Whether you are an artist, musician, or writer, you will need to develop, market, and sell what you have to offer.   Essentially, you will be your...

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Everything Comes to Him Who Hustles While He Waits By Nadege Lewis

Thomas Edison's wise words bring life to anyone who has experienced frustrations due to missed opportunities. The person who finds themselves to be "unlucky", the individual who never seems to get a break, the one who seems to stay in the same rut time and time again. These are all examples of people who fail to hustle while they wait. Edison's timeless quote contains within it two crucial words that we should pay close attention to...wait and hustle. I looked up the meaning of the word "wait" in my Oxford dictionary and found two definitions. The first definition is...

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The Ultimate Guide to Giving and Taking Constructive Criticism

The Ultimate Guide to Giving and Taking Constructive Criticism

  Life is full of give and takes.  But when it comes to criticism, most people would rather give than take.  People react differently when they are criticized.  Some people get angry while others may lose confidence in themselves.  Then there are some who can take criticism and apply it in a positive way.  My goal in this article is to help you become one of those people. Giving criticism can be as difficult as taking criticism.  If your intentions are good but the delivery is not, your message will not be well received.  When that happens, the person will not...

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5 ways to Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset by Richard Onebamoi

An entrepreneurial mindset is a way of thinking like an entrepreneur – passionately seeking new opportunities and executing them well. Creating a mindset that pushes you beyond treating your entrepreneurial ventures as a hobby to entrepreneurial actions that really make a difference in your business endeavors is critical. Developing an entrepreneurial mindset is so crucial for any industry if you must succeed. Having said that though, an entrepreneurial mindset should not be dreaded, because of the way it has been mystified. You must develop a passion for learning and acquiring new skills that will be helpful in building your business. In...

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s Guide to Leadership

  "In our time none has the conception of what is great.  It is up to me to show them" Revolutionist, brilliant military strategist, fearless solider, charismatic speaker, tyrant, all of these words could be used to describe the life of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.  One thing that is undeniable is that Bonaparte was an astounding leader.  This Corsican born soldier who was teased as a child for not being able to speak proper French, showed fearless determination on the battle field and an extraordinary ability to lead people which enabled him to raise to become the of emperor of France...

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Meet Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Meet Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

  Have you ever been in a situation where you missed an opportunity to talk to someone that you wanted to meet?  Maybe it was because you didn’t know what to do, how to act or what to say.  Meeting anyone anytime or anywhere may sound difficult or improbable, but actually, it’s easier than you might think.  Partnerships, romantic relationships, and friendships all begin with a meeting.  After reading this, you will have a better understanding of how to effectively meet the people you want to associate with.                          ...

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