1. GET THE POINT – OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will look back in our old age and wish we'd gone to more meetings or put in more overtime. The point? Despite pressure to "play it safe" by sticking with your day job ("...but dear, you have a good job, you want to be HAPPY too?") you have ... Views: 497
Your R&D Efforts
"How Should We Plan For Retirement?"
When it comes to imagining our retirement, most of us are in uncharted territory. People in their twenties and thirties today will live longer than any generation in history. If they retire around age sixty-five they'll need to keep ... Views: 494
We all know that the economy is not helping companies function at full speed. We also know that job security is a thing of the past and the only thing that can make us feel secure is our ability to learn.
We all remember the time when executives doing business in foreign markets and in contact ... Views: 594
I recently spoke to a group of sales professionals at the end of their training conference. The attendees had participated in many learning sessions over a two day period – most of which were product related. I was scheduled to speak after dinner and I was somewhat concerned how attentive they ... Views: 344
Have you ever had a bad day, when everything went wrong from the moment the alarm didn't go off, your ten-minute commute grew to thirty minutes due to a freak accident, you couldn't find the notes you needed for a meeting? On those days you are also likely to collect traffic tickets, insults ... Views: 643
Excerpted from Brian Tracy's Be A Sales Superstar, published by Berrett-Koehler
There are seven secrets, or principles, of sales success. They are practiced by all the highest paid salespeople every day. The regular application of these principles is virtually guaranteed to move you to the top ... Views: 7539
If you want to be the best, find out what the top people do and then do it yourself. The top three percent of Americans in all fields, act as if they "own the place." They look upon everything that happens in their companies as though they own one hundred percent of the stock. They take ... Views: 454
Fear is and always has been the greatest enemy of mankind. It is the greatest obstacle to success in your life and your career. It is both subtle and devastating. It works on you, deep in your subconscious mind, causes you to see the world negatively instead of positively. To achieve great ... Views: 761
If you’re like most publicity seekers, you probably think oneproject at a time. You’ve got a new product coming out in April,so you send out a release in March. You’ve hired a new executive,you’ll put out a release when she’s on board, etc.
For hard-core publicity insiders, though, there’s a ... Views: 773
My neighbor "Ed" found his career, he says, when he literally fell from the choir loft into the church organ. He was fascinated by the specialist who showed up to fix the damage. Ed began by sweeping up the shop, then served an apprenticeship. Now he owns a firm that repairs church organs all ... Views: 619
These days, many of us are finding ourselves having to stretch the endsuntil they meet.
And anything's possible. Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Lifelives on the $6,000 that her investments generate each year.
Here are some tips for stretching every dollar.
1. Save a penny, keep ... Views: 934
Does it matter what you wear? Of course it does! We want to be appropriately and comfortably dressed so it isn’t distracting.
How can you court your honey when your waistband is too tight? How can you represent your client if the judge doesn’t allow women lawyers to appear in court in ... Views: 995
The Great Career Switch
Brad Pitt's Grizzly Bear Visits the Doctor.
By David Leonhardt
"Hello. Is the doctor in?"
"I'll be with you as soon as I finish filling in these forms."
"But I really need to see a doctor."
"There, now what can I do fo – EEEEEK! You...you....you're a grizzly ... Views: 583
Since the human brain seems to be able to focus on only one thought at a time, it's difficult to evaluate an advertisingidea from the perspective of both a marketer and a customer. That's why it's necessary to use a two-step process when developing highly effective ads, sales letters, web pages, ... Views: 420
Career in the doldrums? Don't reach for your resume just yet.
1. Get moving!
Action creates momentum.
2. Do something different.
Even if you just find a new route to walk the dog or drive to work.
3. Rejuenate your fitness program.
Go to the gym three times a week? Ask your trainer for ... Views: 633
Since most of the businesses throughout the world have access to the Internet, many astute entrepreneurs and trading companies are using the Internet as one of the primary means for developing their import and export businesses.
Already a big slice of global trades are taking place through the ... Views: 579
When you feel lost and confused, it is easy to give your power to anyone who appears on your doorstep -- a coach, a counselor, even a good friend or relative. People in transition, who are seeking direction, are especially vulnerable to anyone who offers help. The US government has developed ... Views: 541
"James is so restless and energetic. I wonder if he's hyperactive."
"Nancy seems to be all over the place. She's got a dozen projects going at once!"
"Harley does things so fast! He put up a website in two weeks."
"Marlene is so intense. She needs to lighten up."
While it's possible that James ... Views: 1752
Thinkers know better than to be racist. It's generallyunderstood that racists are, well, not thinkers. It'snot that racists are necessarily stupid--it's that theyare ignorant.
We like to think that racists are choosing to hang onto their bias because they don't know any better. Thoseof us who ... Views: 1201
Many of us are influenced by the sports ethic: Never give up! When a basketball team is down by 20 with 30 seconds on the clock, the players never stop working. The spectators might be filing out, and the winning team might bring players off the bench, but the game goes on.
If your game is ... Views: 493
If you go to the doctor with a headache, do you demand a particular treatment before she examines you? Of course not! Well then, why do managers send their employees for customer service training -- before they know what the problem is?
Another common mistake is to bring in a motivational ... Views: 521
With the coming new year, I thought it was time to take review and make some internet resolutions for the coming year.
Now these aren't the typical kind of personal resolutions like losing weight or quitting smoking.I have in mind resolutions as they relate to thetime and work each of us ... Views: 420
At work, at home, no matter who you are or what you do -- we are all bombarded with paper. And, it’s stressful! I think that we have developed a new fear in our society -- PAPERPHOBIA -- the fear of having to deal with that stack that’s been sitting there for a week.
So what do you do to ... Views: 724
December serves different purposes to different people. Some may look at it
as a time to take a much-needed break where others might fall into the
mystique of the holidays and put business agendas on a back burner.
I look at the month as a prime time to set realistic goals for the ... Views: 486
SEARCHING FOR YOUR CALLING – Quest or Curse?
Judging by the extraordinarily positive reader response to Po Bronson’s What Should I Do With My Life?, people are aching for a sympathetic outlook on their stories of career dissatisfaction. They tend to be their own harshest critics, often ... Views: 450
EVERYBODY WANTS MORE MONEY, RIGHT?
(An Interview with the Money Master.)
Gary: Everybody wants more money, right???
Money Master : Not everyone, only those people who experience a sense of lack or limitation around money want more of it. If you knew you could create the money you needed, ... Views: 1525
"The easier you make it to buy for your prospects, the more they will."
K.I.S.S. - Keep it Simple Silly.
But simplicity goes beyond just ensuring you do not talk technical when describing offerings to prospects. It means keeping everything about the sale simple. It means recognizing that ... Views: 3214
In the job search craze, there are those who land a job right away and those who struggle through the process of finding one for a long time. ‘Luck’ is usually the response one hears from disenfranchised job seekers when they find out that their neighbor down the street was offered a position ... Views: 451
What’s your definition of the word “Selling?” Here’s mine:
“Representing your products, services and solutions in the best interest of the other person or party -- so that their requirements, needs and visions are overachieved in a time-frame that they define.”
There are four activities that ... Views: 1175
Copywriting is a primary factor when it comes to achieving good search engine placement. However, many times all that is done is to include keywords in the tags of a page and to include a few keyword mentions. While not extremely difficult, writing for the ... Views: 485
Even if you never place a cold call, you still have to reach people by phone. That customer who was so interested last month never called you back, and now you must call her. You call once, twice, three times, but you can't get her in person. How can you manage to close a sale if all you ever ... Views: 605
When you're just starting out in business, it's a safe bet that you need more clients. But what if you have been up and running for a while, and you're still not making as much money as you would like? You may be in the habit of thinking that attracting new clients is the answer, but this isn't ... Views: 563
No, that's not a typo in the title. Resolutions are easy; most of us make them at least once a year. A revolution, on the other hand, is something you may not have made since you started your business.
Starting a business is actually quite revolutionary. When you began yours, there were ... Views: 615
Have you ever had a bad day, when everything went wrong from the moment the alarm didn't go off, your ten-minute commute grew to forty minutes while you waited for someone to fix the road, and you couldn't find the notes you needed for a meeting? On those days you are also likely to collect ... Views: 575
The traditional notion of ‘coaching’ in the sports arena has found new expression in the business world. More & more, businesses are taking advantage of the expert services of Business Coaches to help bring out the ‘best’ in their people, investing in their development, satisfaction & ... Views: 686
In the years following college graduation, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do.
I knew I had to take action (I had bills to pay; my parents were poking their heads in my bedroom door, “politely” asking when I was going to get a job; and more than anything, I wanted to figure out my plan, ... Views: 2943
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I recently spent some time revising my personal vision/mission statement for my coaching practice. While doing this, it occurred to me that the vision I have for my work is closely related to my personal vision. Having a job that reflects my personal ... Views: 26241
Which coach fits you?
Karen hired a "mentor" coach to help her business grow. The coach applauded Karen's efforts to design her website. On a slow week, the coach said, "Clear clutter and learn to dance."
After three months, Karen had a big coaching bill, a multicolored website, an empty ... Views: 507
These days, countless professionals are yearning for a more fulfilling career that can give them both personal and professional satisfaction. They want the freedom to design the career of their dreams and the self-reliance to trust that they made the correct decision.
For many people, their ... Views: 493
At present there are over 3.3 billion pages indexed by Google, and that definitely does not cover the entire Internet. With so many competitors around, you sure have to use every conceivable method available to promote your website.
Newsgroups can be very powerful tools in your web promotion ... Views: 842
When clients change their lives or careers, they oftenstruggle with the notion of abundance. It's hard to feelabundant when you watch your savings dwindle or you realizethat a former routine purchase has now become a luxury.
And you may hear the guidance, "Maybe you don't need so muchmoney." ... Views: 514
Medical Transcription: A Viable Work At Home Career
(c) Copyright 2003, Sharon Davis
Are there really viable work at home jobs out there? This is a
question that I'm asked almost daily. The ... Views: 1097
Whether you've got 100 or 100,000 people on your email list, chances are you can optimize your web page to better feature and promote your ezine. Here's a few ways to capture more customers and leads - without having to increase your traffic.
Give Something (Or a Few Things Away)
Studies show ... Views: 588
Our world today seems to be too busy for our own good. Day after day is a balancing act with tons of demands on your time such as working, personal relationships and maintaining your health just to name a few. With all these priorities, a very important area of life gets put on the back burner. ... Views: 385