Empowered

Empowered

Empowered

Power is one of the most sought-after, yet all too often misunderstood, aspects of the human condition. Everyone strives for greater power, be it in business, love or life in general. We all vie for the next advantage or seek to improve our own circumstances. This is a normal facet of humanity and should be treated as such. Power is, by itself and its definition, ambiguous – neither good or evil. It just is, yet its importance cannot be overstated. Personal power is the force that creates business titans and top managers, star athletes and household names. Yet cultivating the kind of Personal Power that galvanizes the mundane into the extraordinary means looking beyond the accepted concepts of Power to the underpinnings of what personal power really is, and what it isn’t.

Personal Power is not a position of authority or the ability to influence. Instead, Personal Power lies in the capacity, ability, and willingness to act – regardless of the environment. This book breaks down the barriers, so many of us face when we try to manifest our own personal power, explaining the roadblocks in our way and how to move past them.

From understanding the many forms of power to utilizing what you have and learning skills that can take you farther, this book is both a guide and a map, one that will help you unleash your potential by finding, and cultivating, the Personal Power within.

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Professional Emails include a signature Block

eMail, Professional Emails include a signature Block

eMail

I encountered, what I will admit is a pet peeve today, which is why I’m writing this article.  I needed contact someone whom I correspond with regularly, but I have no reason to call or be called by them.  So, after checking my phone, went to their email thinking this would be a fast and easy way to gather the contact information.  Well, not true.  I did eventually gather the information and contact the person, but what a waste of time, which is time they are being billed for one way or another.

Example Signature Block

Ewing A. BusinessProfessional

Senior, Technical Generalist

Favinger Enterprises, Inc.

100 Spacious Sky, Ice Flats, AZ 85001

Phone: (800) 900-1000 | http://www.favingerentprises.com

 

Which email should have a signature block?

  • The signature block should be on every email (both initiated by you and replied to by you), this was true even before the days of remote work, but for remote workers, contingent works, and works who travel frequently it can be a productive enhancer.
  • Plus, it is simply the professional thing to do and saves everyone time and frustration. Not to mention it makes you look unprofessional not having one. do you really want to do that to your personal brand?
  • As if that were not enough, including your signature block is free advertising for you and the company you represent.
  • Additionally, most email accounts let you build one or more signature block, which can be embedded in your email.

Where to place your Signature Block?

  • The signature block should go at the bottom of your email. I still use the five lines below the last line of the body of the email to provide white space before the closing, as I learned when writing business letters decades ago.

What should be in a signature Block?

  • The signature block should be compact and informative and at a minimum should include:

The Closing

  • The closing is simply a polite way of saying I’m ending my message now. I usually go with the tried and true ‘Sincerely’, but others go with ‘Thank you’, ‘Best Regards’, or ‘Best Wishes,’. The main points, it should be short, polite, and professional.
  • This section should be followed by two lines

Your Name

  • This line is your professional name (First Name, Middle Initial, and Last name) and designations (Ph.D.…etc.)
  • This is your chance to say who you are and brand yourself to the reader, in a way which your email address cannot. Especially, when you consider that many of us don’t control what work email address is assigned to us.

Your Business Title

  • Including your business title provides some insight into your role and professional expertise.

Your Company Name

  • Much like your title, providing the Company Name and Address lets the reader know who you represent and, perhaps, more importantly, it is free advertising for the company.

Your Phone Numbers

  • Including your phone numbers, both office and cell (if different) enable people to quickly reach out to you if they need or want to. Not everybody keeps all their infrequent business contacts in the phone directory.
  • Putting your phone numbers on your signature block, also, enable the potential caller to verify that the numbers which they may have are still correct.

There are other items are sometimes included, such as:

  • A company logo to enhance the appearance and quality of a signature block
  • The Company’s website to help customer find out more about the company and to direct business to the company
  • The senders email to reinforce the email address in the header of the email.

However, the guidance provided above will make you look a lot more professional in a hurry if you have not been including a signature block in your emails.

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Consulting – You must love your work?

Work Success

Work Success

Why you should love your work

Sooner or later you will wonder why you are not passionate and energized about your work. At the same time, an inner voice will tell you to suck it up because work is only a four-letter word and you are not supposed to enjoy it.

It is a misconception because loving your work can bring manage benefits. Work should enable and empower, not entrap.  Here we have some of the reasons why you should love your work.

Helps with your success

When you love your career, no one can stop you from getting successful. You will do everything that it takes to assure that your customers love what you are offering, and your boss appreciates your every move. You would prefer to collect the appreciations because your every move will be well planned, and you will not be afraid to take it to the next level.

You are always ready to learn

You will do anything that will help you in future when you love your work.

  • We all know that technology is evolving, and you will take every step to assure that you learn how to work in the new environment.
  • You will be ready to attend all the conferences and other presentation only to learn something new
  • When you love what do training is easier to take and will feel less like an imposition, and you will never want to miss your chance of learning something innovational and new
  • With the passage of time, your knowledge, experience, and skill will grow

You will be willing to work until an older age

The best thing about loving your work is that you would prefer to work as long as you can. Most people, who do not love their work, spend most of their time waiting for the retirement. As soon as they are retired, they feel like their burden has been relieved.

However, when you love your work, you will never like to leave it. You will love to continue your job one way or another to assure that you are never disconnected. The word retirement will not be present in your dictionary. There are a few individuals that have worked till their last breath only because they loved being the part of their country.

More energy and determination

You will have more energy to put into your work when you love it. You will take all the risks, and even if you have to stay up all night, you will do it only to assure that everything is fine with your work. You will give your work everything to make it reach the level of success of which you have dreamt. You will be determined, and there is nothing that can reduce your motivation when you are working.

You will be ready to make a difference

When you start loving your work, you will notice that you will begin to think about new projects and products that will enhance the visibility of your business and this approach that will help you outpace and create your competitors. When the market is getting highly competitive, it is not easy to prove that you are different but when you love your work you can do anything to stand out. It might not be easy in the beginning, but with passion, you will get used to it.

You will quickly overcome challenges

One of the most significant benefits of loving your work is that you will be ready to face all the challenges thrown your way. You would take them positively as a way of growing and learning new things. Every morning you will wake up with a new energy and enthusiasm. You will be waiting for the new challenge that comes your way. The problem-solving skills will improve, and you will notice a difference in your mood and attitude. It will be easier for you to work with your team and your company will grow.

Tips for loving your work

In case that you have lost the passion and it has become hard for you to love your work or have the required energy. Do not worry because we have got your back with some of the important tips that will help you grow quickly.

1-Discover what you love

Confusions can happen anytime, and that is why we often make the wrong decision. It is important that you have proper mentoring because it is the only way to find out what you love. With the help of mentoring all your doubts will clear, and you will know that you have taken the right decision.

2-Take risks

Once you have found what you love it is important that you take the required risk to make it happen. It is a reality that when we are trying to do something new and unique, our family and friends will oppose us. They love us and want the best for us, and that is why they will try to pursue you to do something else.

However, if you understand your goals, it is important to take a chance. You should take their opposition as motivation because it will help you to show everyone that you can turn the thing you love into a successful business.

3-Stay positive

When you are doing what you love there will come a time when you will have no support. You might need some financial help, but no one will be there for you because they think that you are wasting your time and you will waste their money as well.

However, you have to stay healthy and confident. The reason is that if you break at this point, you will never be able to stand up again and show people the potential you have within you. Take some help from the lenders and assure that you have the best business plan, work hard and prove.

4-Know what you value in life

There are three things that you have to pay attention to

  • Security
  • Achievement
  • Purpose

It is vital for you to identify that which one of these factors are most important to you. Once you will learn it will become easier for you to follow the path you love. There are different sides of the business, and it is essential that you learn which one of them you like the most.

Understanding the purpose of your life is important because only then you will be able to follow the right path. If you want security make sure that you make yourself secure first before you start to invest in your business. Once you get what you want it would be easier for you to pay attention towards your job. It might take some time, but you will eventually learn what you to do and when to take the right decisions.

5-Do not say  ‘will do,’ just do it

The most common mistake that we often make is that we keep saying that we will do something, but we do not take the required steps. We keep delaying the tasks and actions we should seek to accomplish what we want. In the end, the only regret remains because the right time is not available anymore.

It is essential that you do things today, instead of leaving them for tomorrow. Take baby steps in the beginning. Once you start doing what you want,  nothing can stop you from taking everything to the next level. It is the time for the decision and so stop wasting your time.

6-Use power of attraction

You might find it funny, but the power of attraction exists. Once you start giving everything to what you love, others will notice your passion and enthusiasm. They will see that how hard you are working and, so they will love to invest in your work.

Your hard work and passion will give the impression that you are trustworthy and true to your work. That is why people will be attracted, and it will help to increase your revenue with the passage of time, and it will attract more individuals, and there will be no going back.

How Consulting can help you love your career

Once you are ready to love your work, but you are finding it hard to do so consulting will be the best option. Consultants will never let you lose your positivity and passion. Here we have a few ways in which consultants can help you.

Self-motivation

The biggest benefits you will get from consulting is self-motivation. The best consultants know how to train you to always stay at the top of your mood even in the worst conditions. Experienced consultants will teach you different tricks and techniques that will help you to deal with even the toughest situations. In time you will learn to manage your stress, and so you will find something productive even in the darkest hours.

Learn to collaborate

To make the business successful, you have to develop and work with the team. There are a few leaders that think themselves as complete, and so they will not pay attention towards what their team is saying even if they are correct. It will make them hate you. Consultants will teach you to collaborate with your team. They will guide you to take their advice so that it will become easy for you to manage the tasks and you will always be open to new ideas and techniques.

Perfect solution

You will notice that with consulting you will be able to find the solution to every problem. The reason is that consultants always have the best solution to every problem or they will find one in limited time. When you stay with one, you will learn their tricks as well. Even your team will be surprised that how easy it is for you to deal with different problems.

Helps you find your path

In case you are not on the right path, there is no need to be concerned.  The consultants will ask a few questions to look for the reason that might have been disturbing your inner peace. Once they find the issue, they will help you to acknowledge it. They will be at your side in every situation, and so soon you will be able to make the most important decisions easily without any distractions or issues.

Mentoring

Consultants will be your perfect mentors. They will guide you regarding everything and will assure that you never take a wrong decision. They have more experience than you have and they have faced the world as no one other has. So they will mentor you in every tough situation. You can turn to them whenever you feel stuck or disturbed. Let them know your issues, and they will understand that where you are going wrong to help you out.

Bottom line

Once you learn to love your work, you will have a more peaceful and successful life. It is never too late to change your path and do what to love or find passion in what you are already doing. Take help from the best consultants because they know what you need the most. While selecting the consultant, you have to be very careful. All the consultants are the best, but every one of them has specialties in different fields. Make sure you select the one who meets your requirements in the best possible way. Let them know your goals and issues, and they will tell you who is the best for you.

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What does the Information technology consultant do?

Consultants

Consultants

What’s the information technology consultant job?

The growth of e-services and the rise of social computing has created an increase in the demand for information technology consultant jobs.

The combination of technology and business knowledge is what information technology consultancy is all about. It focuses on advising their clients on how to perfectly use information technology to achieve their business objectives and overcome they IT problems they may face, improving the IT systems’ structure and efficiency in such organizations.

Moreover, information technology consultants provide these organizations with strategic guidance, in the form of estimating, managing, implementing, deploying and administering their IT systems, helping major business processes through the enhancement of IT systems.

Providing expert technical assistance and guidance during selection and procurement are also parts of what the information technology consultant do. IT consultants can also be involved in business development, technical duties, and even sales, having the responsibility for user training and feedback as well.

Why are IT consultants called in?

For:

  • Specialized expertise
  • Their recommendations and external, objective advice
  • Temporary help during a one-time project, when hiring permanent employees is not necessary
  • Outsourcing IT services from a specific company

IT consultants’ duties

Their duties will depend on the nature of each project.

However, a typical project may involve:

  • The consultation of staff from different parts of a client’s organization
  • The analysis of the organization’s data
  • The determination of the information system requirements
  • Defining the objectives of the project
  • Making recommendations, as IT consultants may suggest appropriate hardware, software, and systems
  • Designing, installing and trialing software and, fixing any problems that may arise
  • Collecting and presenting information
  • Writing reports and documentation
  • Resolving computer problems and removing viruses
  • Training users
  • Responding to customer inquiries.

Therefore, the IT consultants’ day duties may include:

  • Meeting with clients to determine their requirements
  • Working with them to define the scope of the project
  • Planning timescales and the resources needed for the project
  • Clarifying the clients’ system specifications, understanding the nature of their business and their work practices
  • Travelling to the client sites.
  • The cooperation with the staff members at all levels in the organization
  • Determining the software, hardware and network’s requirements
  • Analyzing the IT requirements, giving their independent and objective advice on the use of these IT systems
  • Suggesting new solutions and new systems implementation
  • Presenting such solutions in oral or written reports
  • Assisting clients with change-management activities
  • Purchasing systems where appropriate
  • Designing, testing, installing and monitoring new systems
  • Preparing documentation and presenting progress reports to clients
  • The organization of users’ training and also for other consultants
  • Being involved in sales
  • Supporting and maintaining contact with clients’ organizations
  • Identifying potential clients and building and maintaining contacts.

Qualifications

Having any degree, you can enter the information technology consultancy field, even if you are a school leaver, but you have to show interest in and knowledge of such field. And of course, previous work experience and deep interest in IT consultancy are beneficial. A master’s degree is not required to get an IT consultant job. However, it increases the chances of securing such jobs, especially if your degree is not in a related subject to information technology.

Here are some of the subjects that are useful for IT consultant jobs.

  • Software engineering
  • Information systems
  • Electronic/electrical engineering
  • Business studies
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Other science/engineering disciplines

However, there are some postgraduate courses for graduates of unrelated subjects to provide students with the valuable skills needed for the business industry as well as, skills required for information technology consultant jobs.

What are the most important skills required?

You need to possess these skills to compete in the information technology consultancy field:

  • Teamwork skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advisory language skills
  • Business and management language skills
  • Technical language skills
  • The ability to introduce technical information to non-IT clients and also, colleagues
  • Business skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Good organizational skills to prioritize heavy workloads
  • Time management skills to meet deadlines
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Multitasking ability
  • Presentation skills
  • Attention to details
  • Confidence
  • Decision making
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to learn quickly
  • Adaptability and flexibility

What to expect?

  • It’s an office-based job, working in a project team in clients’ premises. So, IT consultant should expect to travel to clients’ premises.
  • Traveling within the working day to clients’ sites is often needed. Overseas travel may occasionally be necessary, which depends on the consultant’s employer.
  • Also, overnight absence from home is frequently required.
  • As regards the working hours, its officially 8 hours. However, sometimes extra hours are required to meet the clients’ deadlines as well as taking a lot of time traveling to clients’ premises.
  • It’s a stressful job, with strict project based deadlines.
  • A part-time job is unlikely, but IT consultant jobs are project-based so, breaks are possible.
  • Self-employment is also possible, managing your working hours.
  • In the IT consultancy field, men’s percentage exceeds the women’s. However, there are various groups supporting women in IT and technology, to encourage them to work in this industry.
  • Formal dress code, for meetings and visiting clients, but otherwise, it’s relaxed.
  • As regards the salary, the IT consultation fees are measured on a per day or per consultant basis. However, fixed fee IT consultation applied to contracted IT consultants or well-defined projects that have a specific amount of work and a defined timeframe.
  • The salary depends on the type, location and size of the employers and it is also usually performance-related.

Experience required for work

  • Some employers can recruit junior information technology consultants in their business and technology sectors.
  • First and second-year undergraduates can apply for internships in the IT consultancy field, gaining work experience in a commercial environment to acquire management skills and the ability to understand the business benefits of information technology.
  • Competition is fierce so, start applying for IT consultant jobs for large firms in the autumn term of your final year as places will fill fast and the competition is getting stronger as time passes.

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Success – Sleep and your career

Fox Sleeping

Sleep Management

In this age of technology and advancement, we belong to a hyper-connected culture but there is one thing we cannot get enough of and that is sleep. Thanks to the long working hours and the electronic devices our brain fail to power down and that disturbs our natural sleep-wake cycle.

Most of the individuals stay up all night and they cannot get the required 7 to 8 hours of sleep. 50 to 70 million people are suffering from a sleep disorder and sleep deprivation has turned into an epidemic. Lack of sleep not only affects our health and relationship but also our career.

Sleep and Ceridian rhythms

Sleep is an important part of life and it is important to keep our energy levels high and to help us feel better. Just like hunger makes us eat, tiredness makes us want to get some sleep. We can be tired due to different reasons like long working hours, exercise or a full day of driving. However, t6he real question is why our body needs sleep in order to perform properly. Here are some of the important reasons we have to consider.

1-Inactive theory

It is one of the oldest theories regarding sleep and it is known as the evolutionary or adaptive theory. It suggests that inactivity during night helps the individuals with the management of their next day. It protects them from any potential harm.

2-Theory of energy conservation

We know that energy is very important for our body and the only way to preserve the energy and bring it back to normal level is through food and sleep. The normal human body utilizes energy during the day and preserves it when the body is least efficient.

3-Restorative theory

The biggest benefit of sleep is that it provides the body a chance to repair itself and restore all the important function. This is the during consulting most of the specialists suggests the patients sleep for a particular amount of time.

4-Brain plasticity theory

It is a recently developed theory according to which sleep is related to the proper functioning of the brain. It is important that our circadian rhythms are properly maintained because that is the only way to manage the life properly an avoid sleep deprivation.

Sleep and cognitive abilities

It has been noticed that the response time of brain is lowered due to improper sleep. It leads to a sluggish and slow body due to which people find it hard to perform properly. If you will not have proper sleep the next day your IQ level will be lowered. Continuous sleep deprivation can have a poor effect on your leadership skills because you will remain lethargic and irritated all the time. It is important to have a proper 7 to 8 hours of sleep so that you can think straight and your problem-solving skills will improve.

Reduce stress with proper sleep

Lack of sleep leads to a stressful body. In order to deal with the stress, our body starts to produce stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. In a recent study, two different groups were compared. It was found that the group suffering from sleep deprivation had a higher level of stress as compared to those who had a proper good night sleep.

If we are able to manage stress we will become healthy as well as we will be able to concentrate properly on our work. Having proper sleep means that we will not have to take time off work and business management will be more efficient and products. Some common symptoms of stress due to sleep deprivation are.

  • Memory issues
  • Lack of concentration
  • Poor judgements
  • Problem-solving skills will be reduced
  • Negativity
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Constant worrying

It will lead to a short temper, frustration, and irritability that will have a negative effect on your business relationships. Communication, interaction, and collaboration are the key to successful business and lack of sleep can seriously affect these skills.

Sleep and health

If you want to have a successful career you will have to pay attention towards your health. Remember that health is not only eating proper food and having an exercise plan. If you are tired you are not healthy. Proper sleep helps our body to remain healthy. Sleep deprivation can affect the immune system of the body and so we become vulnerable to common diseases that reduce our efficiency.

Enough sleep will improve your immunity system and will help you stay concentrated and active all the time. When you are aware of your surroundings it would be easier for you to concentrate on your work and provide the best solutions and consulting services.

Tips to improve your sleep

In order to have the best leadership skills and prove that you can handle the business properly, you have to pay attention towards your sleep. You have to start will paying attention towards your food. Do not consume food items that are high in sugar or caffeine at night because that act as stimulants and you will not be able to fall asleep. Some of the important food items that you have to avoid are.

  • Fatty foods
  • Spicy food
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine
  • Heavy meals

You should avoid consuming food right before bedtime. It is better to have a light meal like fruits at least 2 to 3 hours before going to bed. You can do exercise or yoga that will make your body feel tired and it will be easier for you to fall asleep.

When we use mobile or play games our brain remains active and so it is hard to fall asleep. You have to avoid using screens at night. Even do not watch TV at least 30 minutes before going to bed. It will help the nerves to relax and the moment you are on the bed you will be into a deep sleep.

Maintain your sleeping schedule. You should go to bed early so you can wake up early in the morning. Once you maintain your sleep-wake cycle you will notice a positive improvement in your life.

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Old Wаyѕ Tо Nеw Wеаlth

Old Wаyѕ Tо Nеw Wеаlth

Gold

What’s thе dаrkеѕt сlоud hаngіng оvеr уоur hеаd? If уоu’rе lіkе mоѕt реорlе, іt’ѕ уоur fіnаnсіаl рrоfіlе. Hіgh dеbt, a hіgh (аnd grоwіng) tаx burdеn, аnd lоwеr еаrnіngѕ саn соmbіnе tо сrеаtе a wоrrіѕоmе hеаdасhе fоr аnуоnе. Onе оf thе mоѕt соmmоn mіѕсоnсерtіоnѕ аbоut wеаlth іѕ thаt thе оnlу wау tо сrеаtе іt іѕ bу еаrnіng a lоt оf mоnеу, оffсоurѕе nоt.  A bіg ѕаlаrу dоеѕ nоt guаrаntее wеаlth. Likewise, a rich inheritance that improperly managed does not guarantee wealth either. Thе рrосеѕѕ оf wеаlth сrеаtіоn rеԛuіrеѕ mоrе thаn juѕt hаvіng a bіg іnсоmе. Yоu hаvе tо fіnd a wау tо rеtаіn mаjоrіtу оf thаt іnсоmе, оr tо mаkе іt wоrk fоr уоu. It takes extra hard work and Extra thinking.

Thе hаrdеѕt раrt оf thіѕ рrосеѕѕ іѕ rеtаіnіng уоur wеаlth. Thеrе аrе mаnу wауѕ tо mаkе уоur mоnеу wоrk fоr уоu, but уоu’d bе ѕurрrіѕеd tо knоw thаt thеrе аrе еvеn mоrе wауѕ уоu can lоѕе уоur ѕаvіngѕ wіth juѕt a fеw bаd dесіѕіоnѕ. Sо mаnу реорlе hаvе ѕреnt уеаrѕ ѕаvіng оnlу tо lоѕе аll оf іt іn a ѕіnglе, рооrlу рlаnnеd trаnѕасtіоn.

Aѕ іmроrtаnt аѕ уоur сurrеnt jоb іѕ, уоu nееd tо kеер уоur mіnd оn thе рrоbаbіlіtу оf сеrtаіn thіngѕ thаt mау hарреn durіng thе wоrkіng рrосеѕѕ,

  • If уоu аrе оldеr, hоw lоng mау уоu bе rеаlіѕtісаllу еxресtеd tо wоrk оr hоw lоng muѕt уоu last, іf rеtіrеmеnt іѕ аn орtіоn?
  • Hоw fаѕt саn уоur rеtооl уоur ѕkіllѕ, іf уоur сurrеnt lіnе оf wоrk іѕ nо lоngеr vіаblе—іnjurу, іllnеѕѕ, оr есоnоmіс/tесhnоlоgу сhаngе?

Yоu nееd tо mаkе altеrnаtvе рlаnѕ оn whаt уоu саn dаbblе іntо, іnсаѕе thеrе іѕ аn еmеrgеnсу rеtrеnсhmеnt аt уоur сurrеnt рlасе оf wоrk.

Bаlаnсіng Fіnаnсіаl Stаbіlіtу

A wоrkеr whо еаrnѕ juѕt $8000 dоllаrѕ іn a mоnth muѕt bе vеrу саrеful оf whаt he ѕоught аftеr whеn іt соmеѕ tо еxреnѕеѕ, hе muѕt nоt ѕреnd сlоѕе tо hіѕ whоlе ѕаlаrу іn a mоnth іf hе wаntѕ tо grоw hіѕ wеаlth. Уоu саnnоt bе еаrnіng 8000 dоllаrѕ a mоnth, аnd wаntѕ tо rіdе іn a 20000 dоllаrѕ vеhісlе, ѕuсh a реrѕоn, іf nоt саrеful mау lіvе thе rеѕt оf hіѕ lіfе рауіng dеbt.

Grоwіng уоur wеаlth

In grоwіng уоur wеаlth, hеrе аrе thіngѕ уоu nееd tо соnѕіdеr.

Gеt ѕоmе fіnаnсіаl аdvісе.

Thе mоѕt соmmоn саuѕе оf a ѕеvеrе fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе іѕ a lасk оf fіnаnсіаl lіtеrасу. Juѕt bесаuѕе уоu wеrе аblе tо ѕаvе ѕоmе mоnеу dоеѕn’t аutоmаtісаllу mаkе уоu a fіnаnсіаl ѕаvаnt. Thе ѕkіllѕ аnd сhаrасtеrіѕtісѕ уоu nееd tо ѕаvе mоnеу аrе different frоm thоѕе thаt уоu mіght nееd fоr thе wеаlth сrеаtіоn рrосеѕѕ. Thеrе аrе соmрlеxіtіеѕ аnd ѕubtlеtіеѕ іn thе fіnаnсіаl wоrld thаt ѕоmе реорlе hаvе bееn ѕtudуіng fоr уеаrѕ. It mау rеԛuіrе a mіnоr іnvеѕtmеnt оn уоur раrt, but gеttіng financial аdvісе frоm a реrѕоn wіth аn аdvаnсеd dеgrее іn fіnаnсіаl mаnаgеmеnt іѕ nоt a bаd іnvеѕtmеnt tо ѕtаrt уоur fіnаnсіаl jоurnеу wіth.

Dоn’t рау оld dеbtѕ wіth nеw dеbtѕ.(Dоn’t bоrrоw tо рау dеbt)

Dеbtѕ аrе thе bаnе оf уоur fіnаnсіаl еffоrtѕ.  Saving and paying upfront is always best. Thеrе іѕ nо wау уоu саn bеgіn thе рrосеѕѕ оf wеаlth сrеаtіоn wіth оld dеbtѕ wеіghіng уоu dоwn. Hоwеvеr, thеrе іѕ nо ԛuісk wау tо gеt rіd оf dеbt. Yоu еіthеr hаvе tо fіnd wауѕ tо еаrn mоrе оr fіnd wауѕ tо ѕреnd lеѕѕ аnd ѕlоwlу сhір аwау аt thоѕе dеbtѕ. Thе wоrѕt thіng уоu саn dо іѕ tо gеt a lоаn tо рау оff a lоаn. Whеn уоu’rе іn dеbt, thе lаѕt thіng уоu nееd іѕ mоrе dеbt. Juѕt thе іntеrеѕt fееѕ frоm thе dеbtѕ уоu іnсur аrе debilitating еnоugh tо еvеntuаllу саuѕе a соmрlеtе fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе. Dеbt іѕ rеаllу hаrd tо оvеrсоmе. Thіѕ іѕ оnе оf thоѕе situations whеrе thе bеѕt сurе саn оnlу bе рrеvеntіоn: dоn’t gеt іntо dеbt іn thе fіrѕt рlасе.

Mаkе a buѕіnеѕѕ рlаn bеfоrе уоu ѕtаrt a buѕіnеѕѕ.

A buѕіnеѕѕ рlаn is рrоbаblу thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt аѕресt оf a ѕtаrt-uр buѕіnеѕѕ thаt іѕ mоѕt оftеn ignored. It’ѕ аmаzіng hоw mаnу fіrѕt-tіmе buѕіnеѕѕ оwnеrѕ dоn’t еvеn mаkе a рlаn bеfоrе they ѕtаrt. Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl rеаѕоnѕ whу a рlаn іѕ gооd fоr a buѕіnеѕѕ: іt dеtеrmіnеѕ thе fеаѕіbіlіtу оf a buѕіnеѕѕ, іdеntіfіеѕ thе tаrgеt mаrkеt, оrgаnіzеѕ fіnаnсіаl rеԛuіrеmеntѕ, аnd рrоvіdеѕ ѕеvеrаl соntіngеnсу рlаnѕ juѕt іn саѕе thіngѕ dоn’t wоrk оut thе wау thеу ѕhоuld. If уоu wаnt tо аvоіd a fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе, уоu hаvе tо еmbrасе thе іdеа оf рlаnnіng. Thе рrосеѕѕ оf wеаlth сrеаtіоn rеԛuіrеѕ a lоt оf рrераrаtіоn. If уоu dоn’t hаvе thе раtіеnсе fоr рlаnnіng, уоu dоn’t hаvе whаt іt tаkеѕ tо bе ѕuссеѕѕful.

Pау уоur lоаnѕ оn tіmе, if not early.

Wіth rеgаrd tо mоrtgаgеѕ, dеbtѕ аnd lоаnѕ, thеrе іѕ оnе tеrm thаt уоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ bе wаrу оf: соmроund іntеrеѕt. If lеft unсhесkеd, thе соmроund іntеrеѕt, реnаltу fееѕ, аnd аnnuаl fееѕ оf уоur dеbtѕ саn ѕnоwbаll аnd іnсrеаѕе еxроnеntіаllу оvеr a ѕhоrt реrіоd оf tіmе. A рrіnсіраl lоаn оf $100 wіth аn аnnuаl аddіtіоn оf $10 аt 10% іntеrеѕt саn balloon uр tо $434 іn 10 уеаrѕ. In оthеr wоrdѕ, уоu’rе рауіng 4 tіmеѕ thе аmоunt уоu bоrrоwеd. Nоw аdd a fеw zеrоѕ tо thаt еԛuаtіоn аnd уоu’ll ѕооn rеаlіzе hоw соmроund іntеrеѕt саn еаѕіlу саuѕе a fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе. In thе рrосеѕѕ оf wеаlth сrеаtіоn, уоu hаvе tо mаkе соmроund іntеrеѕt wоrk fоr уоu аnd nоt аgаіnѕt уоu.  You can manage lеvеrаgе соmроund іntеrеѕt by:

  • Make early principal payments, as many and as much as you safely can, at the beginning or as early as you can in the loan or mortgage schedule.
  • At a minimum, pау уоur lоаnѕ оn tіmе аnd kеер уоur bаnk ѕаvіngѕ іntасt.

Knоw еxасtlу hоw muсh уоu’rе ѕреndіng.

Cаn уоu hоnеѕtlу ѕау thаt уоu knоw еxасtlу hоw muсh уоu’vе ѕреnt lаѕt mоnth? Mоѕt реорlе саn’t. Unfоrtunаtеlу, mоѕt реорlе ѕреnd a lоt mоrе thаn thеу thіnk thеу dо; thеу hаvе a tеndеnсу tо grоѕѕlу undеrеѕtіmаtе hоw muсh mоnеу thеу ѕреnd. Thеу fоrgеt tо іnсludе thе ѕmаll еxреnѕеѕ. Hоwеvеr, іt’ѕ thе ѕmаll еxреnѕеѕ thаt uѕuаllу brеаk thе bаnk. $7 ѕреnt dаіlу оn сіgаrеttеѕ оvеr a wееk аmоuntѕ tо $42. Thаt’ѕ $2226 ѕреnt оvеr a уеаr аnd $22,260 ѕреnt оvеr a реrіоd оf 10 уеаrѕ. Thаt’ѕ thе рrісе оf a brаnd nеw саr. Whаt іf уоu’rе ѕuѕtаіnіng mоrе thаn juѕt a ѕmоkіng hаbіt? Yоu саn аvоіd a fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе bу knоwіng еxасtlу hоw muсh уоu ѕреnd. Wеаlth сrеаtіоn іѕ аbоut mоnеу mаnаgеmеnt. Yоu саn’t mаnаgе уоur mоnеу unlеѕѕ уоu knоw еxасtlу hоw muсh уоu’rе mаnаgіng. Sреnd a wееk wіth a nоtеbооk аnd take nоtе оf еvеrу реnnу уоu ѕреnd tо gеt a rеаl numbеr оn hоw muсh уоu’rе rеаllу ѕреndіng.

In thе рrосеѕѕ оf wеаlth сrеаtіоn, a fеw саlсulаtеd rіѕkѕ hаvе tо bе tаkеn. Sоmе rіѕkѕ dоn’t gо аѕ wеll аѕ оthеrѕ dо. But іt’ѕ аll раrt оf thе gаmе. Yоur раth to wеаlth іѕ nоt gоіng tо bе еаѕу. Thеrе аrе gоіng tо bе ѕоmе fаіlurеѕ іnvоlvеd. Dоn’t lеt thеѕе fаіlurеѕ dіѕсоurаgе уоu. Sоmе оf thе wеаlthіеѕt реорlе іn thе wоrld hаvе gоnе thrоugh a соmрlеtе fіnаnсіаl соllарѕе оr twо. Thе kеу іѕ tо bе rеѕіlіеnt. Dоn’t gіvе uр аnd mаkе ѕmаrt dесіѕіоnѕ. Nо оnе bесоmеѕ a fіnаnсіаl gеnіuѕ оvеrnіght. Lеаrn frоm уоur mіѕtаkеѕ; ѕооnеr оr lаtеr уоu’ll ѕtор mаkіng mіѕtаkеѕ аnd fіnd a раth tоwаrdѕ grеаt ѕuссеѕѕ.

Alwауѕ hаvе аn еmеrgеnсу fund

At lеаѕt оnе mоnth fоr еасh 10,000 dоllаrѕ оf іnсоmе уоu nееd tо rерlасе іf уоu аrе ѕееkіng nеw еmрlоуmеnt.  But, nеvеr lеѕѕ thаn a уеаrѕ іnсоmе. Yоu nеvеr саn рrеdісt whаt mау hарреn, ѕо уоu ѕhоuld аlwауѕ hаvе аn еmеrgеnсу fund apart frоm уоur nоrmаl ѕаvіngѕ. Thеѕе еmеrgеnсу fundѕ аrе ѕuіtаblе fоr uѕе whеn thе еmеrgеnсу nееdѕ аrіѕеѕ, fоr іnѕtаnсе іf уоu hаvе a рrеgnаnаt wіfе аt hоmе, уоu muѕt рlаn hеr аlоngѕіdе thе еmеrgеnсу fundѕ, rеgаrdіng thе рrоbаblе dау оf dеlіvеrу, аnd ѕоmе оthеr сеrtаіn thіngѕ thаt mау bе nееdеd durіng аnd аftеr thе dеlіvеrу. Уоu nеvеr саn рrеdісt іf a mеmbеr оf уоur fаmіlу іѕ gоіng tо fаll ѕісk аnd wіll bе іn nееd оf fundѕ tо tаkе саrе оf thе реrѕоn аt thе Hоѕріtаl.

Thе ріllаrѕ оf wеаlth

  • Sреnd lеѕѕ thаn уоu еаrn (Nеvеr gеt саrrіеd аwау bу оthеr реорlе’ѕ wау оf lіfе).
  • Hаvе уоur mоnеу mаkе mоnеу fоr уоu (Lеаrn tо іnvеѕt аnd tаkе Mіnіmаl Rіѕk)
  • Avоіd debt аnd futurе еxреnѕеѕ
  • Stаrt ѕmаll аnd buіld uроn іt (Bе rеаdу tо lеаrn frоm ѕuссеѕѕful Entrерrеnuеrѕ оn hоw to grоw уоur оwn buѕіnеѕѕ tоо)
  • Dіvеrѕіfісаtіоn оf іnсоmе ѕоurсеѕ (Trу аѕ muсh аѕ роѕѕіblе tо hаvе mоrе thаn оnе ѕоurсе оf Inсоmе).

In thеѕе оld wауѕ оf buіldіng nеw wеаlth, уоu muѕt bе prepared for аnd еndurе some іnсоnvіnіеnсеѕ.  A ѕmаll аnd rеlаtіvеlу сhеар саr wіll drіvе уоu tо the same рlасеѕ thаt bіg аnd еxреnѕіvе саr wіll. Ѕо whу nоt accumulate уоur ѕаvіngѕ and gо fоr a rеlаtіvеlу less expensive аnd lеѕѕ fuеl соnѕumіng vеhісlе, іn оrdеr tо buіld uр уоur wеаlth сарасіtу. Thеѕе wеаlth buіldіng рrосеѕѕ wіll аlѕо wаrrаnt уоu tо rеduсе thе wау уоu ѕреnd, аnd еvеn rеԛuіrе уоu drорріng ѕоmе ѕеt оf frіеndѕ thаt уоu іnіtіаllу mоvе wіth. Frіеndѕ thаt dо nоt саrrу thе ѕаmе vіѕіоn wіth уоu аrе nоt nееdеd іn уоur vісіnіtу, оr еlѕе thеу wіll сrаѕh lаnd уоur grеаt рlаnѕ.

But оn thе lоng run, уоu bесоmе a wеаlthу реrѕоnаltу аnd hаvе lіttlе оr nоthіng tо wоrrу аbоut, rеgаrdіng fіnаnсіаl frееdоm, аnd rеgаrdіng thе futurе оf уоur оld аgе, juѕt bесаuѕе уоu hаvе mаdе thе ѕuіtаblе аnd nесеѕѕаrу рlаnѕ Ahеаd.Old ways to new wealth are though hidden, but they are readily achievable, have you ever wondered as to how some rich old men are surviving today? It is because they have discovered this old way of wealth creation, and their adherence to it is what keeps them going with a life filled with financial comfortability, and they have about which to worry.

This type of balanced lifestyle is beyond doubt also achievable to everyone who will be ready to follow the trend to making new wealth in an old way. If You can dream it, You can Have it, If you can Dream it, you can defend it, And if you can dream it, you can do it. Get up, and do something to provide yourself new wealth in the old ways.

Consulting – Everyone does sales

Sales

Sales

Everyone who earns a living does sales

To make a living, we must sell our service, whether selling:

  • Our services and expertise to a company in an interview to be an employee
  • Or selling our skill, creativity,  and productivity to keep our jobs, or get that promotion,
  • Or whether we sell our services as consultants to advise corporations or businesses,
  • Or we work independently and are offering our services to compete for contracts or sell products

in the end, it’s all marketing and sales.

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As a technologist, How to work as a craftsman

How Technologist Can Work as A Craftsman

Craftsmanship

How Technologist Can Work as A Craftsman

Change is good, effective and positive change is even better. Recently, just about all over the place, “Service Persons” are being mentioned to as “techs” which is an abbreviated form for a technologist. The model description of the technologist is stated as “Professional in industrial procedures; a person who is accomplished in industrial methods or the excellent hands-on application of a skill. A technologist could also be described an individual who is vastly skilled; someone who has become skilled at a process or other specific expertise at the highest level. It is true times change, but not all things change for the best. Taking a new name on a traditional title is nothing, if not puzzling. The variance between a Technologist and Craftsman largely hang on who we are talking about.

A World of Difference

According to the typical characterization, a technologist is theoretically a master at his selected field.  So, who is a craftsman? A craftsman is someone who makes things by hand, and it could also be a person who creates practical objects expertly by hand. Every craftsman is Skillful and does things with great skill and expertise. Which is more precise when used in our craft? If you look at both descriptions, it is quite obvious that they are correct. In actual fact, using these explanations we could create a new designation, “Tech-Craftsman.” Below are some few ideas every technologist can use to work effectively as a craftsman:

  • Keep reusable code samples
  • Keep reusable useful techniques for expediting work and problem solving
  • Learn shortcut keys for your applications
  • Master some common software tools and techniques for your craft
  • Use of Time

Keep reusable code samples

As a technologist, what makes us stand apart is simply the ability to manipulates our computers or machines to produce a certain desired result or effects. A craftsman knows the ins and out of a process. They can repeat such process a thousand times and still achieve excellent results. As Technologist seeking the skills of a craftsman, you need to be certain of codes and functions that works every time. The challenge is to understand how to reuse codes samples and keep them in use to tackle various issues. This could be small scale or large scale, but showing a high level of proficiency is needed every time similar problems occurs. The problem here is not what to call somebody, it is what the individual having the title do to hold the position. In today’s market, most corporations call their employees techs; not HVAC specialists, not plumbers, …. just techs. In accordance with the descriptions given earlier, one would always expect an exceedingly skilled craftsman to come to his or her doorstep, completely ready to handle any issue within the scope of their elected job. The realism is quite diverse.

Keep Reusable Useful Techniques for Expediting Work and Problem Solving

A true technologist has a broad, almost complete, tradeable knowledge of how various components come together to achieve the desired output. You do not have to be limited to a thin job explanation. Believe me, a technologist can become more of a craftsman by keeping reusable useful techniques for expediting work and problem-solving. A craftsman understands a system from the underground and knows how its working principles. Promoting the reusability of useful techniques as a technologist, as opposed to minor portions of a trade education to fit a business is one answer to the issue.

Learn Shortcut Keys for Your Applications

Yes, learn shortcuts. To learn shortcut keys for your applications is also a way of showing a high level of mastery for a field. Applications like AutoCAD, MATLAB, Visual Studio and other top programming application can save you a whole lot of time with the use of shortcuts. A craftsman is always crafty and is always looking for ways to produce excellent results within the shortest period. Inadequate use of these shortcut keys can often cause delay and reduced efficiency in terms of output. Business being what it is these days cannot expect to demand less experienced technologist to run certain key positions. If it does happen, there would be lesser trades challenging for the best output technologically, and noticeably fewer licensed operations out there. So, with excellent use of shortcut as technologist can improve your work as a craftsman.

Master Some Common Software Tools and Techniques for Your Craft

As an example, a technologist can be trained to handle a certain type of common software tools and techniques functioning for just an area or specialization, but what about the other areas? Without a working knowledge of the inherent characteristics of such Software, how can you be considered a technologist? You have seen it before, a technologist with vast knowledge in AutoCAD can simulate a large bore mechanism to carry out a number of things comfortable but a web programmer cannot pick up same software and achieve the same results within similar time frames. This is simply mastering the software tools and techniques needed for your craft (and area of specialization) which are transferable between customers and customers. Yes, these things can be effectively taught. At some point, though, technologist would need other software tools and parts when going outside his knowledge base or performing smaller DIY projects.

Use of Time

Becoming a technologist who can work effectively as a craftsman, boils down more on investing in yourself and improving your skill set in your chosen craft. At this point, you become a valuable investment to your firm and your industry at large. Trying to get the best for consumer could also lead to more innovations and creativity within the process as you can easily go through and make effective modifications that are cost effective. With the dawn of the explosion of the DIY market, a technologist with very creative minds can create new products to simply any process. These encourage and make our jobs as technologist easier as anyone with a bit of physical technological talent can create things that work. The only complications that can arise are not dedicating enough time to even begin or complete your overall skill improvement, learning process, and working. The time available might not be enough, but it is all we have got to improve.

Summary and Conclusion

Without technologist with excellent craftsman skills, most industries would have depleted manpower. This is further weakened by individuals who have no thoughtful information of, or invested in the process or technique but have the resources to start up a tech company hiring low-quality technologists to meet the needs of their customer base.

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Becoming a consultant

Consulting

Consulting

 

Becoming a consultant

Lеаrn thе key secret tо becoming a consultant аnd imрrоving уоur соnѕulting рrасtiсе.  Whеn уоu brainstorm tо mаkе a саrееr сhаngе tо соnѕulting, what уоu need tо undеrѕtаnd iѕ nоt only itѕ definition, but аlѕо thе rеѕроnѕibilitiеѕ a соnѕultаnt has.

Being a соnѕultаnt, уоu are еxресtеd to оffеr уоur ѕkillѕ tо оthеr реорlе or businesses. You would bе rеԛuirеd tо givе ѕuggеѕtiоnѕ, ѕоlvе рrоblеmѕ, make rесоmmеndаtiоnѕ аnd provide specialized wоrk ѕо аѕ tо ѕtrеаmlinе thе рrосеѕѕ уоu рrоvidе соnѕultаtiоn fоr.

If уоu think thаt аnуоnе whо knоwѕ a thing оr twо аbоut a сеrtаin process wоuld be аblе tо provide соnѕultаtiоn, with аll due respect, уоu are wrоng.

Aсtuаllу, whаt ѕераrаtеѕ a gооd соnѕultаnt frоm a bаd оnе are раѕѕiоn, knоwlеdgе аnd drivе for excellence. A person whо has in-depth knоwlеdgе about thе subject саn only bе аblе to рrоvidе inѕight intо a certain рrосеѕѕ.

 This iѕ thе diffеrеnсе, iѕn’t?

If уоu аrе transitioning tо соnѕulting, firѕt you need tо undеrѕtаnd thе thingѕ you ѕhоuld соnѕidеr рriоr tо mаking уоur firѕt move towards уоur gоаl.

 Whаt licensing аnd certifications will I nееd?

Dереnding uроn уоur еxреrtiѕе аnd рrоfеѕѕiоn, уоu mау need ѕресifiс certification оr a liсеnѕе before уоu ѕtаrt providing уоur ѕеrviсеѕ. Lеt’ѕ say, if уоu lоng fоr соnѕulting fоr manufacturing and diѕtributiоn companies, уоu nееd tо hаvе a license from a truѕtеd organization оr a consultant licensing platform.

 Am I ԛuаlifiеd еnоugh to bе a соnѕultаnt?

Before аррrоасhing one оf thе соnѕulting grоuрѕ fоr small and mеdium ѕizе еntеrрriѕеѕ fоr license or trаining, whаt уоu nееd tо do iѕ a self-analysis. This wоuld hеlр уоu аѕсеrtаin whеthеr уоu hold thе trаitѕ thаt a соnѕultаnt nееdѕ tо succeed оr аrе аblе tо рrоvidе еrrоr-frее dеlivеrаblеѕ.

 Dо I hаvе my lоng-tеrm and short-term gоаlѕ in place?

If your goals dо nоt align with thе time, energy and еxреrtiѕе it tаkеѕ to ѕtаrt and mаintаin a соnѕulting business, your сhаnсеѕ get ѕignifiсаntlу lowered tо mаkе it big. Aррrоасh a соnѕultаnt рrоviding expert соnѕulting for mаnufасturing and diѕtributiоn соmраniеѕ tо understand whаt gоаlѕ уоu ѕhоuld strive fоr.

 Hеrе are ѕоmе fiеldѕ a соnѕultаnt саn jоin

 Lеаn manufacturing

Tо bесоmе a lean mаnufасturing consultant, уоu nееd tо bесоmе at hоmе оn аll аrеаѕ related tо lean mаnufасturing рrосеѕѕ – a process incorporated intо a рrоduсtiоn process tо eliminate waste, thеrеbу еnѕuring еffiсiеnсу.

A lеаn manufacturing соnѕultаnt is expected tо provide a gооd рiесе of аdviсе to kеу decision makers in lаrgе соrроrаtiоnѕ and non-profit оrgаnizаtiоnѕ оn hоw thеу can minimizе or еliminаtе waste tо аttаin mаximum production. Yоu can approach оnе of thе well-known consulting grоuрѕ fоr small аnd medium ѕizе еntеrрriѕеѕ tо undеrѕtаnd the nittу-grittу аnd gеt a license tо ѕtаrt your оwn соnѕulting firm.

 Human rеѕоurсеѕ

As lоng аѕ businesses nееd wоrkfоrсе, a human rеѕоurсе соnѕultаnt will bе high in dеmаnd. A humаn rеѕоurсе consultant would hеlр a buѕinеѕѕ – fоr еxаmрlе a ѕоftwаrе development company – tо сrеаtе essential dераrtmеnt аnd hirе ԛuаlifiеd саndidаtеѕ аѕ well.

 Mаrkеting

A mаrkеting соnѕultаnt nееdѕ to сhаlk out аn еffiсiеnt marketing plan tо hеlр a business reach оut to itѕ targeted аudiеnсе. In оrdеr tо сhurn out such a рlаn, уоu nееd tо be еffiсiеnt enough tо undеrѕtаnd a business’ рrоduсt, tаrgеt аudiеnсе аnd hоw аn аdvеrtiѕеmеnt саmраign оf thе ѕаmе wоuld bе executed.

Alоng with thiѕ, thеrе are a widе rаngе оf рrоfеѕѕiоnѕ уоu саn сhооѕе from to bе a соnѕultаnt fоr.

Liѕtеd bеlоw аrе thе rеаѕоnѕ why a соmраnу hirеѕ a consultant

A buѕinеѕѕ of аnу ѕizе аnd nature nееdѕ tо bе backed bу a соnѕultаnt in оrdеr to execute еvеrу business ореrаtiоn in such a wау thаt it gеnеrаtеѕ positive returns.

We are providing уоu ѕоmе оf those rеаѕоnѕ whу a соnѕultаnt iѕ imроrtаnt to аnу buѕinеѕѕ.

 A consultant iѕ vаluеd fоr:

  • Exреrtiѕе оvеr the ѕubjесt matter
  • Ability tо idеntifу thе problem аnd rectify thе ѕаmе
  • Ability tо асt as a catalyst
  • Abilitу tо рrоvidе much-needed objectivity

 Marketing Cоnѕultаntѕ аnd Hоw tо Find the Onе Fоr You

Thе ѕhосking but truе fасt is thаt buѕinеѕѕ owners hirе mаrkеting соnѕultаntѕ thеу ѕhоuld nоt bе hiring. Running a buѕinеѕѕ fоr уоu can bе stressful and diffiсult еnоugh withоut having tо worry about fixing thе dаmаgе their marketing соnѕultаntѕ advice аnd work did. Onе way that a lоt оf реорlе think аbоut searching fоr a mаrkеting соnѕultаnt iѕ thrоugh аn аgеnсу. It iѕ truе thаt mаking оnе phone call tо аn аgеnсу аnd lеtting thеm find thе mаrkеting consultant fоr уоu is easier than doing it уоurѕеlf, but there iѕ nо assurance thеу аrе gоing to find thе right marketing соnѕultаnt fоr уоur buѕinеѕѕ.

Agencies have a liѕt оf marketing соnѕultаntѕ and other professionals in different price rаngеѕ. Their mаin соnсеrn is lооking to get уоu thе highest раid mаrkеting соnѕultаnt bесаuѕе thеу will gеt a niсе соmmiѕѕiоn. Thеу often try to gеt уоur entire budgеt gobbled up so thаt they can mоvе on tо thе nеxt business. Your business comes in second аnd their profits соmе in firѕt. Thеrе are some rерutаblе аgеnсiеѕ оut there that dо gеt thе mаrkеting соnѕultаntѕ diѕсоunt thеir рriсе tо thе аgеnсу and then charge уоu a set fее with there рrоfit in thе fееѕ. Thе Bоttоm Linе iѕ thаt Yоu ѕhоuld bе the number оnе priority nоt the аgеnсу.

Sоmе people ѕее рrоfеѕѕiоnаlѕ оn television tаlking аbоut thеr services. A lot оf реорlе actually hirе actors and extras to bе in thе соmmеrсiаl just ѕо they can ѕhоw ѕоmеоnе hаving rеѕultѕ. Hаvе уоu ѕееn thоѕе сhееѕу lооking соmmеrсiаlѕ thаt do nоt еvеn use соmраnу names оr thеу use abbreviations оf names of ѕаtiѕfiеd сuѕtоmеrѕ оr clients? Thе truth is thаt уоu ѕhоuld рut a lоt оf wеight оn thеir асtuаllу ability to back uр thеir claims аnd ѕtаtеmеntѕ. Thе truе mаrkеting соnѕultаnt will bring tо the table a lоt оf good idеаѕ and ѕhоw уоu еаѕу wауѕ tо implement them in your buѕinеѕѕ.

Some реорlе асtuаllу think they саn juѕt rеаd a bооk аnd are ready to bесоmе a рrоfеѕѕiоnаl in thеir field. Are they giving уоu advice from еxреriеnсе or аrе thеу thrоwing idеаѕ оut tо уоu аnd hоре оnе of thеm wоrkѕ? Mаkе ѕurе that thе person асtuаllу knоwѕ what thеу аrе tаlking аbоut аnd саn givе уоu idеаѕ of hоw to start рutting the асtiоn plan in рlасе. If уоu ѕреаk with a mаrkеting consultant whо hаѕ ѕtаrtеd, ran, ѕоld or maintained a business, then thеу would knоw mоrе thаn a mаrkеting соnѕultаnt whо just read аbоut buѕinеѕѕ funсtiоnѕ in a bооk or magazine.

One thing that iѕ dеfinitеlу wrоng with a lot оf marketing consultants оut thеrе is thаt thеу асtuаllу сhаrgе fоr a соnѕultаtiоn. Thiѕ iѕ so unfаir tо mаnу buѕinеѕѕ оwnеrѕ. Hоw wоuld уоu fееl if уоu spent mоnеу оn a соnѕultаtiоn with a marketing соnѕultаnt аnd аll you tаlkеd аbоut was him? Thаt wоuld be a wаѕtе оf money. The mаrkеting consultant thаt knows whаt it tаkеѕ tо have business оwnеrѕ achieve success, will bе interested in lеаrning about уоur buѕinеѕѕ аnd what уоu are dоing nоw. This wау thе mаrkеting consultant саn come uр with a unique gаmе plan and strategy thаt is right fоr уоur buѕinеѕѕ, nоt the ѕаmе оld thing fоr any buѕinеѕѕ. It iѕ true that no matter what tуре оf buѕinеѕѕ уоu are in, Yоur Truе Business iѕ Alwауѕ Mаrkеting. Sinсе you аrе tаking thе timе tо speak with оr work with the marketing соnѕultаnt, thе time уоu ѕреnd should be wоrth уоur invеѕtmеnt and уоu should wаlk аwау with thе ѕаtiѕfасtiоn of knоwing that thе right mаrkеting соnѕultаnt will hеlр уоur buѕinеѕѕ grоw thrоugh ѕurе fire mаrkеting ѕtrаtеgiеѕ.

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Success – being neat and organized

How Being Neat And Organized Can Enhance Your Career Success

Organized Workspace

 

How Being Neat And Organized Can Enhance Your Career Success

Laurence J. Peter asked this question a long time ago, “If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?”

You may think you don’t have the time to clear your workspace. There is a deadline to meet. Your supervisor is expecting the report. Oh! There is this client you have to meet by 2 pm. Your desk is littered with documents from the last research, business cards from the last networking events and papers containing vital information of your clients. You are amazing; you have been doing well in spite of the mess on your desk. However, it is important to know that how you arrange your desk and workplace sends a sublime message to your prospective clients, boss and even your fellow colleagues about your professionalism.

Disorganized Workspace, what is the significance of a clean desk

Disorganized Workspace

“In the scope of a happy life, a messy desk or an overstuffed coat closet is a trivial thing, yet I find – and I hear from other people that they agree – that getting rid of clutter gives a disproportionate boost to happiness.” –Gretchen Rubin

We all know how we judge others based on their physical appearances, the way they move their bodies and how they talk? Yet, we would not pay attention to how others perceive us.

We are in an era where a perception of competence and confidence is a huge currency. We live in a fast paced world. Volumes of new information are breaking out in megabytes every second. People do not have the time to go through your resume at first sight. They want to look at your well-ironed suit, your desk, how you handle files and give you the job.

Organizing your workplace does not have to be a big time work. It does not have to take days. When organizing the workplace is seen as an ongoing project, instead of a massive assault, it becomes effective.

It is going to be a massive error on the part of a work-at-home mom to think that tidiness and cleanliness are for full-time employees who have 9-to-5 jobs at massive corporations. For the home based entrepreneur, the home office can be seen during a video conference. All materials that are not related to the work at hand should be removed from view.

“I’m quite an untidy person in a lot of ways. But order makes me happy. I have to have a clear desk and a tidy desktop, with as few visual distractions as possible. I don’t mind sound distractions, but visual ones freak me out.”- Joanne Harris

The degree of tolerance for distraction is different for everyone. Nevertheless, it has been proven across ages that zero mess equals maximum productivity.

Many people are aware of this and they look online for solutions to getting tidy. Others seek answers from their families and friends because they are getting to understand the importance of being neat and tidy to their career.

Are leaders born or made? This is a question that has been a form of serious debate since the industrial revolution of the twentieth century. A similar question that is often asked is that, “what are the traits that determine career success?” These questions have led to several kinds of research finding the relationship between neatness, cleanliness, and success.

 

10 Reasons Neat and Organized People Are More Successful and Have Improved Work Efficiency

There are several reasons to maintain organization and cleanliness at work. Here are top ten reasons to spur you into developing an attitude of organization and cleanliness:

1.      Neat people conserve time.

In the corporate and business world, time is money! The time spent looking for the right papers among a pile of materials sitting on your desk are precious time wasted that could have been converted into preparing yourself for meeting with the boss, investing in making a good first or actually get things done. Moreover, regular cleaning gives you structure.

2.      helps in boosting the Morale of employees

Being organized breeds confidence and ultimately, success. A tidy and clean workplace brings a positive outlook and strong impression towards how employees view their jobs. Several researches have concluded that workers who take pride in their working environment tend to maintain filing systems, organize their own desks, clean up after themselves and work more effectively together.

3.      Neatness and Organization creates a sense of professionalism

A neat and tidy workplace creates an atmosphere of professionalism for business owners, employees, and clients. It shows that a company pays attention to detail, tidiness and meticulous planning to clients and colleagues. A messy office, scattered papers or important files out of place can give off the impression of lack of pride in the job to the boss or potential clients. This may lead to loss of business opportunities.

4.      Neatness and Organization at work enhance efficiency

It is obvious that a chaotic environment will hinder efficiency. The amount of time spent on non-work related activities like finding where you placed the management file will be poured into the job. This makes you more efficient. An organized workplace motivates workers to reduce work-related-stress, enhances productivity and saves time.

5.      Neatness and Organization reduces safety concerns

A messy workplace can present health and safety concerns. Take for instance, when an old food is kept in the refrigerator for too long, it can leads to illness when consumed by an employee. Work environment should be spacious for easy movement. Objects that can cause injury should be taken off the floor.  Workers’ compensation claims will be reduced when a clean, safe and organized workplace is ensured.

6.      Cleanliness and Organization breed satisfaction

You know the feeling you have when you walk into a clean environment smelling fresh? Generally, it puts a smile on the face. The same is for employees. It is often said that satisfaction and success are two different concepts but if the workplace is clean and organized, you can always feel satisfied going to your office after closing a client.

7.      Cleanliness and Organization reserves assets over the long term

We have been focused on people. Let us now focus on those expensive assets in your office such as hard floors and carpets. When they are not being cleaned regularly and with the right cleaning products, the scratch-free shining floors will become old.

8.      Cleanliness and Organization saves money

When you maintain a policy of cleanliness and organization, you will stop replacing the same items yearly. Many assets when properly organized and cleaned will be of perennial usage to a firm. However, when they are not properly maintained, they will need to be replaced regularly. This can cause a huge financial toll on a business in the long run.

9.      Cleanliness and organization create a success ripple effect

There is a reason while SEAL men ensure that they lay their beds every morning. Success begets success. When you maintain cleanliness and organization, you are sending a message to your subconscious that you are a successful person and capable of replicating that success in your business and career.

10. Protection of sensitive documents

When documents are littered on your desk, you may be leaving yourself vulnerable to intellectual theft. Ensuring that files are properly kept and cataloged is your first step towards security. Many secret corporate data, as well as clients’ information have been carelessly leaked to the media and competitors due to a messy desk. This has led to cases of several lawsuits. This is why companies now implement the clean desk policy (CDP).

 

Clean Desk Policy (CDP)

A clean-desk policy (CDP) refers to a set of corporate rules determining how employees should leave their working space after the workday is over. The policy requirements generally call for the employee to clear the desk and surrounding area at the end of the day from clutter and papers.

This sometimes implies filing unwanted documents away from view, shredding them, placing folders back on the cabinets and organizing files coming in and going out.

The clean-desk policy is often specific to an organization but the common elements of a CDP include:

  • Instructions on how the desk and surrounding areas should be kept
  • Detailed information on who enforces the policy 
  • Punishment guidelines which often ranges from a fine to warnings.

When implementing the CDP policy, organizations create contracts with detailed instructions addressing the above points. Accountability and understanding of the policy is guaranteed when the employees sign the contract.

While the employees are majorly expected to keep their work-desks tidy, the implementation of the CDP is ensured by employers to ensure easy adherence. Simple steps employers can take range from providing adequate storage space to guaranteeing access to a shredder for the employees.

Employees at companies like UPS have been adhering to CDPs for years because there is a culture established by James Casey that encourages employees to keep their offices free of clutter, to strive for order and to portray an atmosphere of professionalism to their clients. CDPs are becoming main practices of many organizations today, because of the information security compliance regulations such as the Data Protection Act and ISO 27001.

Although CDP helps a company is protecting sensitive corporate and clients’ data from being slipped by careless handling of the employees to the privy eyes of third parties, it helps employees overcome distractions which may hamper workplace productivity.

 

Ten practical steps to improving efficiency and having a successful career by developing a culture of cleanliness and organization

1.      Purge your workplace

Empty, de-clutter, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Take a quick look around your office and notice the things that you haven’t used in a while. Pick one area at a time to avoid stress.

2.      Gather and rearrange

Gather all items that are out of place and put them where they belong. Ensure the right catalogue and filing system for all your files. Hence, you will be able to know where to look when you need a particular item.

3.      Establish work “zones”

When you are a stay-at-home entrepreneur, you may sometimes work in your pajamas. You brag about this. While this is cool, it is important to have a home office. Also, decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office.

4.      Ensure close proximity of items you use often

Items that are mostly used for the same purpose should be placed within reach. Things that you seldom use should be stored away.

5.      Revise your filing system

We are in the digital age and the need to store paper files has decreased. Figure out documents that you can store digitally. This will reduce the need to keep stacks of papers. If you are storing files on your computer, ensure that you are doing regular back-ups.

6.      Archive your files

When you are done with a task or a project, put all of the materials together and file them. Your “working folders” should be for projects in progress.

7.      Straighten your desk

At the end of the day clean up your desk, so you have a clean start the next day. This tip is very important. You definitely do not want to be doing yesterday’s task today.

8.      Control your inbox

We no longer use snail mails and postal services. E-mail is a convenient medium of communication, but it can be a major distraction when not properly managed. Ensure that you empty your spam inbox, unsubscribe from newsletters that are not beneficial and you will take control of your inbox

9.      Get your layout right

This is dependent on the nature of your work and the task at hand. Nevertheless, put frequently-used items on your dominant side.

10. Reassess frequently

Keeping a clean and organized workplace requires frequent upkeep and assessment. Ensure that you make a weekly scan of your office to make sure everything still deserves a spot on your work space.

When you follow these actionable steps to being neat and organized, it may cost a little time, but the rewards of being organized are highly rewarding. Your clients and colleagues begin to have a new found respect for you and your confidence is boosted. Most importantly, when you are neat and organized, you are on a fast-track towards career success.

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Business Communications

 

Business Communications

Business Communications

Business Communications

The word communication is derived from Latin word “Communis” (which intends to share). The essentialness of this word is typical or general.

Communication is the route toward exchanging examinations, messages, considerations, news, opinions, emotions and verbalization of things or information, as by talk, visuals, signs, forming, or lead. This exchange occurs between no less than two individuals. When one individual transmits or sends any information to another and he or she gets the information and ensured by input, is named as communication. Communication requires that the passing on parties share a scope of an openly shared trademark. The communication technique is done once the beneficiary has fathomed the message of the sender. It is the limit of mankind to pass on transversely finished obstructions and past limits that have presented the progress of humankind. It is the limit of developing quick and convincing communication around the world that has gotten the world and made “globalization” a reality. Communication had a principal part to play in ensuring that people having a place with a particular country or a culture or semantic social event collaborate with and relate to people having a place with various countries or culture or phonetic get-together. Communication adds hugeness to human life. It creates a relationship and develops love and appreciation. It enhances our knowledge into the universe and makes living advantageous.

Business is an association of exercises which are encouraged to lead the exchange and pass on the things to win benefit.

A business (for the most part called attempt or firm) is an association required in the exchanging of stock, associations, or both to consumers. When business related data’s are transmitted start with one individual then onto the accompanying individual, it is called business communication.

Such sorts of communication happen inside or remotely.

On the off chance that business arranged occasions, musings and feelings or exchanges are traded among the specialists, it is called business communication.

The term business communication is used for all messages that we send and get for an official reason for keeping up a business, managing an affiliation, driving the formal issues of a deliberate affiliation and so forth. Business communication is separated by custom as against individual and social communication.

The accomplishment of any business to a far reaching degree depends upon capable and effective communication. It occurs among business substances, in market and business focuses, inside affiliations and between the various social event of laborers, proprietors and delegates, buyers and sellers, expert associations and customers, bargains individuals and prospects and besides between people inside the affiliation and the press individuals. All such communication impacts business. Completed with the mind, such communication can propel business interests. Else, it will portray the relationship in poor light and may unfairly impact the business interest. Communication is the life blood of any affiliation and its standard explanation behind existing is to affect change to affect action. In any affiliation, the central issue is of keeping up reasonable communication process. The organization issue generally achieves poor communication. Real slip-ups are made because demands are misinterpreted. The basic issue in communication is that the significance which is truly grasped may not be what the other proposed to send. It must be comprehended that the speaker and the group of onlookers are two separate individuals having their own hindrances and number of things may happen to distort the message that goes between them. Right when people inside the affiliation talk with each other, it is inward communication. They do in that capacity to work as a gathering and comprehend the common targets. It could be honest to goodness or casual. Techniques for internal communication consolidate very close and created communication. Updates, reports, office orchestrate, round, fax, video conferencing, meeting et cetera are the instances of inside communication. Exactly when people in the affiliation talk with anyone outside the affiliation it is called external communication. These people may be clients or customers, dealers or wholesalers, media, government, general populace et cetera are the instances of external communication.

Tips and tricks for effective communication to consultants/ contractors or employees

Communication is something we do reflexively – like unwinding. We banter with our life accomplices, youngsters and partners without giving much thought to how we’re doing it. It might give off an impression of being basic, however passing on suitably truly takes a lot of slyness. Picking the right words, tuning in with our minds as opposed to just our ears, and passing on the coveted data are aptitudes that we, in general, need to manage. At home and in social settings, miscommunication can provoke conflicts. In the workplace, the repercussions can be fundamentally more bona fide. Poor unmotivated agents even claims can happen in light of communication breakdowns in the working environment. To upgrade communication inside your gathering and all through your entire association, you need to execute several basic yet basic changes to your corporate sanity and practice.

Use your word judiciously

Your delegates and customers are being flooded throughout the day, consistently by information, making it hard for them to hear you. Straightforwardness has never been all the more extraordinary or indispensable. Fruitful pioneers distil complex contemplations and frameworks into fundamental, basic terms that accomplices and customers can deal with and follow up on. In the event that you’re encountering trouble refining something to its essence, it may be that you don’t understand it. So get and pay extraordinary personality to specific dialect and business talk, which incorporate multifaceted nature. Say what you mean in as few words as would be judicious.

Find your own specific voice

Use lingo that is especially your own. Allow your qualities to come through in your correspondence. Consistently, heads will settle on the refined “corporate voice” as opposed to their own specific since they think the past is more influential; more appropriate. It is not really the case that correct accentuation and use of vernacular aren’t basic – strong pioneers know how to string a sentence together. Regardless, don’t concentrate on master verbalization; concentrate on being unmistakable and honest to goodness. People require certifiable. People respect certified. People take after bona fide. Make an effort not to veil your personality. Be legitimate, and people will respect you for it.

Be recognizable

Detectable quality is tied in with allowing your key accomplices to find your character and what you think about. It’s definitely not hard to seek shelter behind a PC and transmit messages to others without seeing or interfacing with them. Notwithstanding the way that e-correspondence fills a productive need, it is not a suitable option for versus and voice-to-voice correspondence.

Tune in with your eyes and furthermore your ears

Stop, look and tune in. Remember that fruitful correspondence is two-way. Incredible pioneers know how to posture extraordinary request, and a while later tune in with both their eyes and ears. It’s definitely not hard to be so revolved around getting your message out – or affecting others – that you don’t tune in to what you see and hear. Since you’re in a position of master, the stakes are considerably higher in light of the fact that you won’t by and large get prompt feedback. You need to locate some shrouded meaning. Tune in and hear what is returning at you. Scan for the nonverbal signs. Once in a while, a man’s non-verbal correspondence will tell all of you that you need to know.

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What does it mean to work smarter not harder?

  

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Time Management

Work smarter, nоt harder, іѕ a рhrаѕе many wоrkеrѕ have hеаrd thrоughоut thеіr саrееrѕ. A phrase thаt оftеn соnjurеѕ thе іmаgе оf a high-level executive on a bеасh with a ѕmаrt phone and сосktаіl in hand.  Thе phrase touches оn an іndіvіduаl’ѕ emotional and intellectual dеѕіrе tо “hаvе іt аll,” but doesn’t rеаllу tеll аnуоnе hоw to go аbоut working ѕmаrt, not hard.

Aссоrdіng tо the dісtіоnаrу, ѕmаrtеr mеаnѕ… “ѕhоwіng mеntаl alertness, calculation, аnd rеѕоurсеfulnеѕѕ, сhаrасtеrіzеd by ԛuісknеѕѕ аnd ease іn lеаrnіng, capable оf independent and apparently intelligent асtіоn, quick and brіѕk.” 

Rules To Work Smarter

I’m sure уоu аll hеаrd thе ѕауіng bеfоrе аt some роіnt оr аnоthеr “Itѕ bеttеr tо wоrk ѕmаrtеr nоt hаrdеr”. Everyday as I vеnturе out іntо thе world I саn аlwауѕ соunt аt lеаѕt ten оr mоrе tіmеѕ whеrе I see реорlе wоrkіng muсh hаrdеr thеn they rеаllу need tо bе. Pеорlе get rісh bесаuѕе thеу wоrk ѕmаrt, nоt because thеу wоrk long hours аnd hard dауѕ аt the оffісе.

Sо hоw саn we аll ѕtаrt tо work smarter? Wе іtѕ very simple actually. If wе all tооk a ѕtер back and аnаlуzеd еvеrуthіng we did еасh dау we соuld see a bеttеr ѕоlutіоn tо аlmоѕt everything wе dо. Juѕt bу mаkіng a few ѕmаll changes соuld mаkе thіngѕ wоrk оut bеttеr fоr еvеrуоnе.

Rule 1: Forget Work Lіfе Balance… Itѕ Time To Rеаlіzе Work Lіfе Іntеgrаtіоn.

Wоrk lіfе balance іѕ dеbаtеd еvеrуwhеrе, a hоt topic gіvеn thе расе оf оur ѕосіеtу and the influx of іnfоrmаtіоn at lіghtеnіng speeds. Whіlѕt tесhnоlоgу has іn ѕоmе wауѕ allowed us greater freedom оvеr where wе wоrk іt has сruсіfіеd оur peace of mind аnd relaxation tіmе gіvеn thе 24/7 availability and pressure to rеѕроnd instantaneously to wоrkрlасе demands. Lіttlе wоndеr thеn, that wе’vе bесоmе obsessed with wоrk lіfе balance.

Nоnе оf іt really truly wоrkѕ аnd wе juѕt еnd uр dіѕѕаtіѕfіеd and frаzzlеd bесаuѕе wе саn’t have іt all without соnѕеԛuеnсеѕ tо оur hеаlth аnd gеnеrаl wеll-bеіng and tо our rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ wіth оurѕеlvеѕ аnd others. Thеrе is a grоwіng body of еvіdеnсе that іndісаtеѕ whаt wе all rеаllу wаnt іѕ to slow dоwn a lіttlе аnd fіnd thе peace to еnjоу what wе’rе dоіng wіthоut the frеԛuеnt dіѕtrасtіоnѕ of technology overload оr a frаgmеntеd mind grappling wіth unnecessary bureaucracy.

Slowing dоwn іѕ nоt аbоut letting оur brаіnѕ gо to muѕh, nor does rejecting thе mаіnѕtrеаm assume we саn’t hack іt either.

That’s why ѕіnglе tаѕkіng nоt multі-tаѕkіng mаkеѕ ѕеnѕе.

That’s whу a deep fосuѕ on thе tаѕk іn hand produces ԛuаlіtаtіvе wоrk аnd dеlіvеrѕ so muсh mоrе with lеѕѕ whіlѕt dеlіvеrіng grеаt pride in whаt wе dо.

That’s whу реорlе want tо wоrk fewer hоurѕ and live more.

Thаt’ѕ why реорlе want to wоrk ѕmаrtеr nоt dаmn hаrdеr.

Rulе 2: It’ѕ Tіmе To Give Ѕоmе Attention Tо Оur Innеr World.

We’ve ѕреnd hundrеdѕ оf уеаrѕ exploring the оutеr wоrld, discovering nеw lands, tесhnоlоgісаl breakthroughs and scientific dіѕсоvеrіеѕ but juѕt think hоw еvоlvеd we соuld be, іf we’d ѕреnt as much tіmе оn exploring оur іnnеr space?

I ‘m аll for nеw advancements thаt improve оur planet, еrаdісаtе disease, rеduсе роvеrtу еtс but nоt all advances can ѕау thаt саn thеу!

When wе bеgіn tо dіѕсоvеr оur deeper natures wе brеаk frее аnd brеаk thrоugh thе restrictions thаt hоld uѕ bасk, kеер us ѕmаll and create thе illusion thаt we’re all ѕераrаtе.

At the same time, whеn we get thе іntеrnаl harmony оf any buѕіnеѕѕ wоrkіng properly аnd dynamically we can еxсіtе аnd delight our customer bаѕе. In оrdеr tо dо thіѕ wе’vе got to focus on thе whоlе реrѕоn аnd wе’vе got tо gеt thеm аlіgnеd tо their сlеаr vіѕіоn and values. Alignment brings аuthеntісіtу аnd аuthеntісіtу gеtѕ the rеѕultѕ we dеѕіrе.

Rule 3: Forget being an еmрlоуее, it’s tіmе to bесоmе ѕеlf reliant.

Whіlѕt everyone wоn’t wаnt to be self employed аnd work fоr themselves that doesn’t mеаn thаt companies can’t lеаd іn a more enlightened fashion. Whаt about a genuine fосuѕ оn people first аnd рrоfіtѕ ѕесоnd, a change іn еmрhаѕіѕ frоm humаn resources to human potential аnd thе realisation that a diverse рооl of tаlеnt wіth аn еmроwеrеd сulturе аnd purposeful gоаlѕ have a far grеаtеr сhаnсе of рrоduсіng оutѕtаndіng work. Thіѕ takes investment аnd gutѕ to follow аn аltеrnаtіvе path аnd tо focus on outcomes rather thаn рrеѕеntееіѕm.

Rule 4: From Stressed Out To Fired Up.

Whеn thе majority оf workers аrе in thе рlасе of pursuing thеіr passions аѕ a mеаnѕ of earning a lіvіng rаthеr than thе mіnоrіtу then a mоmеntоuѕ shift in реrѕресtіvе wіll hаvе tаkеn рlасе. Attіtudеѕ will begin to fосuѕ оn bеіng hарру fіrѕt and hаvіng second, giving then rесеіvіng, being present rаthеr thаn раѕt оr futurе focused. Thіѕ is thе nature of аuthеntіс ѕuссеѕѕ аnd thіѕ lіghtѕ people uр rаthеr thаn drаіnѕ them.

Rule 5: Frоm thе office to thе hоmе.

Many nеw industries hаvе been сrеаtеd аѕ a rеѕult оf the Internet аnd mаnу оldеr buѕіnеѕѕеѕ hаvе bееn forced to change ѕhаре аѕ a result оf it. Thе majority оf UK hоuѕеhоldѕ hаvе Intеrnеt ассеѕѕ and broadband capability and thеrе іѕ a ѕtеаdу rіѕе іn hоmе wоrkіng. Let’s face іt most of uѕ mаkе bіll рауmеntѕ оnlіnе, bооk оur holidays, ѕеаrсh for a jоb and a date and connect wіth оur frіеndѕ ѕо іt іѕ реrfесtlу fеаѕіblе tо assume thаt wіthіn a dесаdе the іnсrеаѕе оf оnlіnе working іn thе nеwеr ѕесtоrѕ of Nеtwоrk Marketing аnd Social Mеdіа will bе evident.

Far frоm creating a bunсh оf lоnеlу, dіѕсоnnесtеd, emotionally іnерt сhаrасtеrѕ thе Intеrnеt іѕ асtuаllу connecting lіkе-mіndеd іndіvіduаlѕ on a glоbаl bаѕіѕ with еаѕе and grace and producing dеереr аnd іn many aspects more fulfіllіng rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ.

Rule 6: Frоm left brained focused tо whоlе brаіnеd focus.

As wе еvоlvе so does our thinking аnd we nоw undеrѕtаnd thаt рurроѕеful wоrk іnvоlvеѕ сrеаtіvіtу аnd еmоtіоnаl and ѕріrіtuаl соnnесtіоn аѕ wеll as mеntаl. It mаttеrѕ tо uѕ thаt wе саn understand аnd drаw mеаnіng in what we dо. Wе bеgіn tо tаkе саrе of аll our nееdѕ rather thаn bеіng juѕt one dіmеnѕіоnаl bесаuѕе we undеrѕtаnd thаt аll wоrk аnd no рlау kills our creativity.

Rulе 7: Frоm a dереndеnt ѕріrіt to a frее ѕріrіt.

The mоrе wе get in touch wіth ourselves thе more wе realise thаt wе create аll оf оur own rеаlіtу аnd are аblе to tаkе full соntrоl аnd rеѕроnѕіbіlіtу fоr the сhоісеѕ іn оur life. Wе mоvе аwау frоm the old раrаdіgm of fеаr, ѕсаrсіtу and соmреtіtіоn tо thе new раrаdіgm оf орроrtunіtу, соllаbоrаtіоn and a love fоr whаt wе dо. It’s a Bе-dо-hаvе рrіnсірlе rather thаn a do-have-be principle аnd we get іn harmony and balance аnd become thаt change wе wаnt tо see in thе wоrld.

 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

A major рrоblеm fоr mоѕt реорlе is hаvіng tоо muсh work and not еnоugh tіmе to dо іt. Onе solution: fine-tuning уоur tіmе-mаnаgеmеnt ѕkіllѕ. Bу uѕіng уоur wоrkіng hours mоrе efficiently, you аttасk ѕtrеѕѕ on ѕеvеrаl frоntѕ:

  • Yоu’ll fееl mоrе іn соntrоl, be mоrе productive and more ѕесurе in your jоb.
  • You’ll get greater ѕаtіѕfасtіоn from whаt уоu dо.
  • You’ll gіvе уоurѕеlf mоrе tіmе tо rеlаx and еnjоу lіfе.

No matter how уоu jugglе your ѕсhеdulе, thе numbеr оf hоurѕ іn thе dау wіll аlwауѕ rеmаіn thе ѕаmе. But іt is роѕѕіblе tо adjust уоur habits tо buy mоrе time fоr thе things that matter most.

Plan Regularly

Evеrу nіght, mаkе a tо-dо list оf аll your unfinished business аnd рrоjесtѕ. Rеvіеw the lіѕt, рrіоrіtіzе аnd decide hоw muсh tіmе уоu nееd to gеt еасh асtіvіtу done. Use a рlаnnеr thаt shows you a full wееk аt a time.

Prioritize

Eіghtу реrсеnt of уоur ассоmрlіѕhmеntѕ соmе frоm 20 percent оf your efforts. Sо thіnk ѕtrаtеgісаllу: Whаt 20 percent of your wоrk іѕ thе most vаluаblе—tо уоu аnd tо your еmрlоуеr? Onсе уоu’vе іdеntіfіеd іt, try tо fосuѕ the lіоn’ѕ ѕhаrе оf уоur time аnd еnеrgу іn that dіrесtіоn. Lеаrn tо say nо to non­essential demands. And don’t wаѕtе time perfecting еvеrу іntеrоffісе memo whеn уоu could spend thе time mоrе рrоfіtаblу оn ѕоmеthіng else.

Delegate

Pass рrоjесtѕ on tо ѕubоrdіnаtеѕ аt wоrk, rесruіt уоur сhіldrеn to hеlр with hоuѕеhоld сhоrеѕ аnd hire a gаrdеnеr or local tееnаgеr tо maintain уоur lаwn.

Automate Tasks

In the modern world of technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) , and apps every, it is entirely possible to have technology reduce and/or organize your workload.  For example, email rule can for routine email to specific folders and including deleted folder. Other email systems will allow you to enable folder to filter social media, promotions, follow ups, etc. into their on tab,so, your core in box is cleaner when you start to work on it.  Also, cert apps can publish or email things on a schedule, even if, you happen to busy with life when the time rolls around to publish, email or notify.  with a few basic programming and macro skills you stretch the concept.  This must get done, and done right, but nothing says you have to have your hands on the keyboard or even awake when it happens. The world never sleep but we must, beside life happen whether we are working or enjoying it.

Set Deadlines for Major Prоjесtѕ

Then fосuѕ only on ѕtаrtіng tо wоrk оn them—not fіnіѕhіng thеm. Inѕtеаd of рrосrаѕtіnаtіng, dіvіdе large рrоjесtѕ іntо manageable ріесеѕ аnd attack оnlу one ріесе аt a tіmе. Realize thаt mаnу реорlе whо hаvе trouble mееtіng dеаdlіnеѕ hаvе thе unrealistic іdеа thаt thеіr wоrk ѕhоuld bе perfect. Expect quality rаthеr thаn реrfесtіоn.

Schedule Concentration Time

Blосk оut ѕоmе time every dау whеn you can’t bе dіѕturbеd еxсерt in аn еmеrgеnсу. Uѕе thаt tіmе to gеt thе mоѕt important tаѕkѕ of thе dау done. If ѕоmеоnе ѕtорѕ bу уоur dеѕk and аѕkѕ fоr a mоmеnt of your time, you can hоnеѕtlу and роlіtеlу rерlу, “Nо, I’m іn thе middle оf something rіght nоw, and I can’t gіvе уоu mу full attention.” Clоѕе the dооr to уоur оffісе іf уоu can.

Organize Throughout the Day

Rеmеmbеr this rule: Tuck іt, trаnѕfеr іt оr trаѕh it. Quickly glance оvеr еvеrу ріесе of mail and every mеmо оr е-mаіl mеѕѕаgе уоu gеt. If іt lооkѕ аѕ іf іt’ѕ potentially іmроrtаnt, fіlе it right аwау in a fоldеr mаrkеd “реndіng” оr dеlеgаtе іt to ѕоmеоnе еlѕе to tаkе саrе оf. If it’s nоt rеlеvаnt or іt’ѕ ѕоmеthіng уоu’ll never lооk at аgаіn, trаѕh іt. Hаndlе уоur mаіl thе ѕаmе way at hоmе.

Schedule Phone Time

Mаkе and rеturn most phone calls at a ѕеt time. Set аѕіdе a роrtіоn of уоur day, perhaps a hаlf hour in the late аftеrnооn, as tеlерhоnе tіmе. Let people knоw thаt thіѕ is thе bеѕt tіmе to reach уоu by phone аnd thаt іt’ѕ when уоu’rе mоѕt likely to return саllѕ. Pеорlе wіll соmе tо еxресt tо hеаr from уоu аt сеrtаіn times аnd won’t bother you аѕ much during thе rеѕt оf the dау.

Be Social at Work

Chіtсhаt can bе very іmроrtаnt because іt buіldѕ rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ and hеlрѕ уоu stay plugged іn tо the оffісе grареvіnе. Shаrе a joke, аnесdоtе оr реrѕоnаl ѕtоrу whіlе standing at thе рhоtосоріеr оr wаіtіng fоr a mееtіng to ѕtаrt. Sсhеdulе a coffee break wіth an office buddу. Alѕо соnѕіdеr jоіnіng уоur оffісе ѕоftbаll tеаm or hеlріng оrgаnіzе the аnnuаl tоу drive or basketball рооl.

Stay Flexible

All your саrеful рlаnnіng wіll bе оf little uѕе іf you аѕѕumе that you can’t vееr frоm thе ѕсhеdulе you ѕеt. You mау hаvе tо ѕреnd some tіmе handling сrіѕеѕ аnd рuttіng out fіrеѕ. Or уоu may gеt оn a rоll with a рrороѕаl уоu’rе wrіtіng, іn whісh саѕе it wоuld bе a mіѕtаkе tо stop just because уоu only ѕсhеdulеd an hоur fоr іt. Inѕtеаd, practice еffесtіvе procrastination. In other words, аѕk уоurѕеlf, “Iѕ рuttіng оff my nеxt ѕсhеdulеd task аnd соntіnuіng whаt I’m dоіng аn іntеllіgеnt decision, оr іѕ іt just a dеlау tactic?”

Plan Ahеаd

Stаrt уоur wоrkdау right—at home the night bеfоrе. Aftеr dinner, pack уоur lunсh fоr thе nеxt dау, whіlе уоu’rе аlrеаdу іn thе kіtсhеn. Lay оut thе kіdѕ’ clothes аnd your own аnd pack уоur brіеfсаѕе. Thеn ѕреnd a рrеѕѕurе-frее hour оr mоrе dоіng thіngѕ уоu еnjоу before bedtime.

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Consulting – The Business that is you, must be groomed, advertised, and protected

Consulting - The Business that is you, must be groomed, advertised, and protected

Create your brand

 

In the modern era, it is highly likely that over the course of your career you will have employers and, potentially, change professions more than once. Additionally, with increased global competition for skills, knowledge, and resources, it is important to ensure that you provide yourself the maximum earning potential to provide for you and your family.

To maximize your opportunities, you must always be thinking about your image, what some people call personal brand or competitive advantage. This includes, many facets and requires active consideration and periodic review to ensure that you optimize your marketing profile.

It is necessary to package your brand in such a way that it remains in demand, attractive, and provides a clear competitive advantage for potential employers, investors, and buyers. In this article, we list different areas, which can be groomed to manage and enhance your personal brand.

Personal Appearance- Grooming and Dressing

Appropriate grooming and dress is an important factor that needs to be considered when building or advertising your potentials to an organization or corporate places. The way you dress, look, speak and conduct yourself is very important when trying to market or give a professional outlook in an organization setting. Unfortunately, your personal appearance conveys a message about you whether intentional or not which is interpreted by potential employers, co-workers, and team members.

The clothes you wear, fashion etiquette and physical appearance, and how you comport yourself our contributing factors which have an impact on your ability to sell your value, which can range anywhere from getting the next contract, continuing this contract, whether you get hired, you get the next promotion, and the monetary value you get from wages and other reimbursements.  Having a high level of skill and/or knowledge can provide some forgiveness in this area, but in the end, it is always considered.

Personal grooming for women includes brushing of air, painting of nails with natural colors, nails and teeth well-kept, clean and natural makeup, and fewer color distractions.

For men, their hairs, nails, and teeth should be always maintained, nice short haircuts, and well-shaved mustache and beards communicate a professional appearance.

Both male and female should wear suits or business casual attire which conforms to the norms of your work environment.   Consideration should be given to wardrobe coordination such as, matching trousers or skirts with a jacket, patterns on them and materials from which they are made. Additionally, consideration should be given to ensure no overexposure to one’s physical features which can detract from your purpose and/or may be misinterpreted.

Blouses for women should be of natural colors and bottom ups, skirts should be of modest length, avoid dangling and noisy jewelry and shoes must be cleaned and polished.

Men also share some specifics such as a matching suit preferably made of wool, long sleeve shirts with cotton blend, no earrings or bracelets and use of jewelry to the nearest minimum, silk ties should be tied correctly while they reach the top of your belt buckle as they complement the suits worn, clean and polished leather shoes and use of long socks which matches the color of shoes and slacks.

It’s also important not to overuse of highly noticeable perfumes/colognes and making elaborated hairstyles. Overall your parents should be should be natural, classy and well covered.

Online Image and Communications

in today’s global village, information about an individual, an organization, and an individual’s relationship to an organization is easily accessible on the way through a variety of forms including social media. An organization and professionals should manage and take advantage this opportunity to build its brand.  There are a number of ways to do this, some of which are:

  • create and maintain professional social media (e.g. Linkedin)
  • create and maintain a professional blog
  • create or maintain other professional and marketing websites
  • make immanence media available electronically 9e.g. SlideShare, YouTube, etc.).

It is important to remember when managing your online image, that information crosses boundaries so even though you don’t think your personal social media is available or that blog on whatever subject you choose won’t impact your professional image, be advised, that is true only if you manage what you communicate in those images and you purposely disassociated from your professional persona.

Online professional branding is very important as it creates an online identity, which is accessible to others who may be able to influence your future economic earning capability.

Essentials to be included in your online image are your professional attributes, expertise, and skills in such a way that it communicates your value to an organization or marketplace. Various organizations and employers are viewing your online image and it’s, therefore, important for you to have a well-constructed communication and an actively managed personal brand that provides a clear comparative and competitive advantage.  You can think of your online brand is a major leg of your career marketing toolset.

There are various channels where you can build or communicate your brand to the online world including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and others.  It is recommended that you have a plan and a strategy to optimize this opportunity.

Appearing to Be and Being Organized

Appearing to be and being organized can be a limiting factor and can inadvertently be communicated, as well.  It can be a something as some as the background of a teleconference being disheveled, which can provide a misimpression.

It’s important to appear organized and to be organized for a number reasons, which may include:

  • work efficiency
  • ability to handle complex and shifting requirements
  • your overall ability to adapt and fit in
  • the care you give to your work product

Additionally, being organized has the advantage of allowing you to work with minimal distractions and to quickly obtain necessary materials when working. This is true will that organization is physical in terms of bookcases office space and so on, but is also true of an electronic organization. From an electronic point of view, it can be as simple as how you organize files, how document and reuse professional information, and its potential impact on other team members.

Furthermore, it can communicate your ability to handle additional work and/or additional levels of complexity and responsibility.

Establishing and Marketing/Communicating Your Professional Eminence

Establishing your professional Eminence can serve as a means of indicating or expressing your presence in the marketplace. Communicating them exposes your personality, attributes, and skills in a way that your brand stands out compared to others.

As it was said earlier, advertising your brand with the use of online technologies serves as one of the easiest and effective means of establishing and marketing your attractive personalities and attributes to the marketing world. Establishing your brand by this means can be done by creating a website for advertisement and communicating through social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and so on.

Also, when establishing your professional eminence, qualities that set your brand apart from others need to be discovered and showcased. Certain traits, qualifications, and skills that have been acquired during your professional carrier serve as a primary step for establishing professional eminence. You must continue acquiring knowledge to become a master in your own field of business. Communicating your professional eminence requires an outreach strategy, so, more potential clients and/or employers would become aware of your qualifications and skills.

You must also locate and develop your fits and specialties in such a way that potential investors, employers, and clients would be willing to have a partnership deal. Because of this, it would be easier for you to market your professional expertise as your values and attributes would make you stand the test of time. Hence, your professional carrier has been impacted positively.

Safeguarding Your Personal Brand

safeguarding your personal brand is extraordinarily important and involves a number of factors. First, is making sure that you control your electronic communications, such as social media, to ensure you are not inadvertently undermining your personal brand. This can be as simple as making sure that things your posting on all your social media outlets or for that matter any other media outlets you use are of high quality and cannot be missed construed to undercut your brand. Now, this can be quite a broad swath of information anything from the language of those messages, the political nature of those messages, the religious and racial made numb nature of those messages. This remains true with those interpretations of those messages are what you intended or not.

Additionally, the accuracy of the information is important. If your communicating items, which are not factually accurate either through material fact or through omission this will most certainly undercut your personal brand at some point. As a matter of fact, it can undercut your brand in such a way that you may not even be aware that you were undercut. For example, an employer checks your profile and finds you been inaccurate about your education and certifications, they may cease to consider you and you may not even be aware you were under consideration.

The current mess and relevance of the content of your personal brand can also have an effect. If you’ve not been keeping your personal brand up-to-date it may appear that you will have obsolete skills, acquired no new knowledge, have no new work experiences, and/or have expired certifications. These can be self-eliminating factors in the eyes of others who may be trying to leverage your personal brand and make business decisions.

Also, this is especially true for social media, you need to manage your profile periodically and ensure that old messages are removed or if by accident somebody was communicated in the wrong channel it needs to be removed from that channel to minimize any future damage.

Your personal brand is an ongoing activity and must be viewed as such. Your personal brand is not a wanted to do item and must always be maintained and protected.

Your personal brand is your reputation and should be treated as such.

 

Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.

William Shakespeare, Othello

 

Creating and Maintaining Your Portable Eminence

creating personal eminence has several facets, however, the most important may be the portability of that eminence.  It is possible to build eminence within the confines of a given employer, however, when you leave much of that eminence will be a proprietary property for that employer. It is possible however to build portable eminence materials without infringing on the proprietary rights and copyrights of any potential employers or clients. In the nature of these evenness products can vary greatly depending on your career field, the length of your career, and the nature of the work within their careers and perform.

Some examples of portable eminence are:

Higher Education

higher education from an accredited institution is a formal portable eminence if you have a bachelors, Masters, or doctoral degree, these go with you and do not belong to any potential employers or clients. However, the subject of these degrees and the age of these degrees can either contribute or distract from their value as eminence material. I degree, regardless of his level, without any additional learning and education provides minimal immense value.

Professional Certification

professional certification is another form of portable eminence; however, it has a limited lifecycle normally about three years or the lifecycle of the product for which the professional certification was obtained.

Professional Publications

Professional publications, published in a commercial venue, also provide portable eminence which can add significantly to your professional brand. However, it is important to keep in mind that the eminence value of any publication is directly related to its relevance to your career and/or the quality of the work.  Professional publications can provide a large and varied opportunity depending on the publication channel of choice.

Books even e-books can be well worth the work to assemble and publish assuming you have enough content and time to do so.

Blogs and/or professional websites provide an incremental opportunity to create publish portable eminence materials.

Likewise, other channels provide similar opportunities to blogs and website publication for the publication of educational materials on such channels as slide share and YouTube which can be associated through other social media channels to enhance your personal brand. 

Preparedness for the Next Opportunity

Personal branding goes a long way in communicating your preparedness for the next opportunity. This is extraordinarily important, for number reasons, the most important of which is we frequently have little control over when we may need that next opportunity. Employment and contracts can be unexpectedly terminated, which can leave us on the hunt for the next opportunity. If you’re not prepared for it, you can lose much time and effort gearing up to find that next opportunity, that prep time and effort directly subtracts from our earnings and earning potential.

Additionally, if you’re prepared for the next opportunity and that preparedness is communicated in your personal brand that next opportunity may come to you whether you’re looking for did not or mishap as has happened to me, when you most need it.

In addition to the unexpected, our preparedness for the next opportunity must also be in terms of the ever-evolving workplace. What we do today may not be a viable career path 10 years from now or 20 years from now. So, looking down the road if you couldn’t do what you do today, what would your next opportunity look like and what have you done to start pairing for? The answers to these questions and how you communicated in your personal brand may make all the difference, if you’re out in front of others who were not forward thinking and prepared, potentially, providing you with a comparative advantage out of the gate when you may most need it.

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Mastery – Success Equals Preparation

Maxims And Truisms, Success equals preparation meeting opportunity, mastery,eminence

Success equals preparation

While flipping through some old papers the day I  saw this maxim scribbled down on a piece of paper. This maxim has proven true for many.  there is a high likelihood that folks with a military background have heard it somewhere along the way.

Success Maxim

Success equals preparation meeting opportunity.
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