Posts Tagged ‘ success ’

Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

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July 9, 2018
Experts Agree You Can’t Buy Happiness—but It’s Attainable

Many Americans believe they’ll be happy once they…earn that promotion; buy a new house; finally finish their graduate degree, etc. The truth is, money cannot buy happiness, however it can be attained with goal-setting and an attitude adjustment. Here are four reasons why. 1. Social comparisons skew happiness levels. Experts concur that it’s challenging to pinpoint...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

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May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your emotions,...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

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May 22, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#1 Controlling Negative Emotions

The formula for building successful teams was previously predicated on each member’s work experience and technical expertise in order to collectively execute a defined plan. Today, policy experts, trade groups, business coalitions and academics are citing soft skills as critical to both team and individual performance. In fact, a University of Michigan study revealed that soft skills...
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Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

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April 24, 2018
Three Habits that Heighten Your Personal Productivity Potential

Both successful and unsuccessful people have 24 hours each day, however how those hours are optimized is the key differentiator. Here are three ways to accomplish more in less time. Set daily and startup activities. As author Charles Duhigg explains in his book, The Power of Habit, following routines increases productivity levels. Regardless of your role or rank,...
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Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

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March 13, 2018
Three Reasons Nice People Finish First

The old adage, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ isn’t always true. If we could classify every single ‘giver’ and ‘taker,’ and study their career paths over time, we would witness that nice, compassionate people really do finish first. Here are three reasons why. ‘Givers’ tend to be more influential. As opposed to ‘takers,’ ‘givers’ in leadership...
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What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

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February 27, 2018
What Should You Stop Doing to Start Succeeding?

Open any book on the topic of prosperity, and you’ll find that the only way to generate abundance is to remove anything you don’t want in your life to make room for what you do want. Referred to as the ‘Law of Vacuum,’ many apply this to their lives by ceasing any negative thinking, attitudes or beliefs that...
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Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

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November 20, 2017
Three Steps to Summon Your Self-Confidence

  Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” This quote is famous because it highlights the psychological impacts of our thoughts and beliefs. Essentially, we may have the abilities necessary to attain a goal, but if we don’t actually believe that we have them, we won’t be able to...
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Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

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July 14, 2017
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

Everyone feels familiarity, safety and security within their individual comfort zones.  Our daily routines and patterns help stabilize our emotions and thwart feelings of anxiety and worry.  To grow and transform, however, we must step outside of our comfort zones.  Dale Carnegie said, “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes...
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6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

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November 5, 2015
6 Habits of Successful People Worth Adopting

A recent Inc. article reveals 17 things successful people never stop doing.  Every single action featured in the article echoed one of Dale Carnegie’s Human Relations principles.  Here are six actions to take immediately to grow your level of success. Listening is necessary to learn, yet many people struggle to master active listening.  The...
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