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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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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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.

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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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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Leadership – The Management Imperative

Leadership And Management, The Management Imperative

Leadership And Management

 

The Management Imperative

Management’s imperative is to put useful data at the fingertips of its human capital on a timely basis and train them how to us such data.

Source

“The ROI of Human Capital: Measuring the Economic Value of Employee Performance” by Jac Fitz-enz, 2000, Page 6, ISBN 0-8144-0574-6

 

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Leadership – Success Characteristics in Decisive Situations

Leadership And Management

Leadership And Management

Key Success Characteristics in Decisive Situations

For leaders and managers two key behaviors of success are:

  • Pay great attention to relevant details
  • Concentrate on skillful, timely, and accurate communications

Source

The Way of the Warrior: Business Tactics and Techniques from History’s Twelve Greatest Generals, St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998. ISBN 0-312-19535-4, James F. Dunnigan And Daniel Masterson

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Packaging Does Matter – Your Professional Appearance

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Dress For Success

 

Being well dress does have a profound affect on how you are perceived on the work place and on the way you are considered when opportunities of type arise.  So, here are a few starter thoughts regarding workplace dress and appearance.

Principle 1

You are not dressing for a job interview.  Your are dressing for success, which means you are dressing to have an advantage in the everyday completion of the workplace.

 

Packaging does matter; being well dressed can improve your success because:

  • You will feel more prepared for the workday
  • Being well dressed projects more power and authority
  • It can help your appearance/presences by offsetting the losses of youthful physical attributes as you age.

Principle 2

Think of your office suit or outfit as a uniform, and treat as one. Always clean, wrinkle free, and well cared for…etc.

 

Color matters: your daily dress should project

  • Power,
  • Professionalism,
  • Preparedness,
  • And respect for the companies’ dress code and, if visiting a client, the client’s dress code and expectations

Principle 3

Impressions do matter; subliminally, as well as in direct relationship to the respect, consideration, and treatment you receive from others.

 

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The Dynamics of Power – What is Power?

Power, What is Power

Power

First and foremost, power is personal.  Our perception of a situation has much to do with our ability to affect a situation.  Therefore, power is each person’s ability to influence a situation.   When a person has no ability to influence their situation (even, if as a result of an inaccurate personal belief), they have no power.

Definition of Power

Power is each person’s ability and willingness to influence a situation.

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The Dynamics of Power – The Law of Power

Power, The Dynamics of Power, The Law of Power

Power

The Law

The fundamental law of power is that it is situational, multifaceted, dynamic, and perishable.

 

Power is Situational

Power is without a doubt situational, a person who is very politically powerful, but having no wilderness knowledge or skills, find themselves alone in the middle will have less ability to save themselves, than an experience woodsmen.

Power is Multifaceted

Power has many attributes (social influence, mental reference, innate ability, and situation), which aggregate to provide the total of your power at in given time and in any given situation

Power is Dynamic

As a person’s situation changes, their ability to influence the situation can be increased, decreased, and/or lost.  Also, facets of power are not static, but are morphed by change

Power is Perishable

A person can, through in action, lose the ability to influence a situation forever.

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