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 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
Following is a popular blog post that appeared last July. It should help you cultivate your new attitude!
I’ve never met someone who admits they have a bad or negative attitude. I have met many managers and supervisors who wish their employees had a more positive attitude. Attitude is a powerful tool as a manager or employee. It is something that is completely under your own control and has a profound effect on others.
It is easier to have a positive attitude if you realize that everything is good, even the bad stuff. If bad stuff never happens how do… Continue reading
Last year I wrote about one of two clients who shared a similar experience – letting go of an anchor that was keeping them tied down. The result has surprised them both. Anchors in our lives can keep us grounded and can provide a sense of permanence. Anchors can also weigh us down and hold us back.
Here’s what happened:
Anchor Marsha developed a friendship with her manicurist, Sally. During her monthly manicure they would talk and have a good time. Soon they were sharing personal information as friends often do. The friendship grew and they started socializing outside… Continue reading