We can all improve on our skills, it’s necessary to get ahead at work. Today’s business environment is constantly changing and competitive, being able to learn new skills is a key to success. It’s not enough to be smart – you need to always be getting smarter. You need to look for opportunities to stretch in ways that are not always comfortable at first. That’s what continual improvement feels like. Here are some tips as you embark on acquiring new skills.
Tip 1: Are you ready? Ask yourself if the skill is attainable. I know that I don’t have… Continue reading
Creating new opportunities and new ideas can be as easy as changing your physical appearance. Changing how you feel about yourself often translates into a new view of the world around you. The fresh perspective can conjure up new ideas and can reveal new opportunities. Following are some tips to help you get started. Try one tip at a time, changing everything all at once rarely works in the long term.
Tip 1: Start small – Look in the mirror. How long has it been since you’ve changed your hairstyle? Perhaps a different cut, color or even the way you… Continue reading
Creating and working in a new environment can energize your spirit and jump start motivation and creativity. A new environment can refresh or give you a whole new perspective and approach to what you’re trying to accomplish. It may be just what you need to develop some new energy. You may be thinking, how can you create a new environment when you have the same job, office, workspace, home, furniture, etc? Here are some no cost, or low cost, tips to creating your new environment. Some you may be able to implement, others you may not.
Tip 1: Move your… Continue reading
Recently I was invited to a dear friends’ house for dinner. Also joining us was a young couple and their three year old daughter (Trudy), who had recently moved into the neighborhood. The three year old reminded me of some very important lessons I can apply to my business today. Here are the lessons I took away from the experience.
Lesson 1: “New” starts with shy. Similar to the three year old, when I meet new people or find myself in a new situation I hold back a bit until I take stock of the situation. While some fall on… Continue reading
Whether you are looking for a new opportunity at home, work or in your business, there are some basics that can be applied to most situations. You may find them a bit simplistic, but they really do work. Work on these one step at a time and see what your outcome is.
Step 1: Believe you can find a new opportunity. If you’re walking around thinking to yourself, I will never find a new job or new business opportunity – you won’t. Your self talk has a profound effect on creating an outcome. Create a mindset of “newness”. Use… Continue reading