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I receive many emails from people that basically ask the same question: How can I keep myself motivated long term? This seems to be quite a common dilemma for many people, so I want to address it--because it can be done!
Building influence and credibility means not always having to say "Yes." Being too eager to please can be bad for your reputation--and your career.
The 12 most common mistakes people make when setting their goals
Six tips to make a plan and fulfill your dreams in the New Year
You make your own luck. Your career is great when you focus on making it great. This means not waiting for things to happen; but making things happen instead. It means being proactive instead of reactive. Rather than blaming others for past mistakes, you are passionate about new possibilities. You are not afraid. Instead, you are excited about what you do, and what you contribute every day. And, if you are excited about your job, you will find that other people will be committed to having you stay on as a member of the team. So how do you make sure you are never without a job?
Much like corporate and product branding, a personal branding statement sums up your unique selling proposition (USP)--the unique benefit or value you offer a potential employer. Your branding statement sets you apart from your competitors and provides a compelling reason to hire you.
Deadlines... Interruptions... Meetings... Heavy workloads... Daily commutes...Feeling a little stressed out lately? Its not surprising. Employees everywhere are being asked to do more with less--many beyond their limitations. But you do have a choice. You can let it get to you, or you can fight back!
Setting goals is the best way to get what you really want. There are two ways to get results in goal setting. One is the traditional waythe way you are probably most familiar with. The other is the natural way. There are pros and cons to both.
Its been said in business that the greatest enemy of action is the lack of a plan. I say the greatest enemy of a plan is lack of action. Goals become merely wishful thinking unless you further define them as objectives with specific measurements and act upon them.
What do you want to be remembered for? Think about a few top executives whom you admire. Ask yourself what makes them memorable. Its likely you can think of specific qualities, expertise, or accomplishments for each. Now, think about your own career. What are you admired for?
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