When you don’t get a particular job, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and think about past successes.
Very few jobs are awarded to the only candidate considered. In most situations, even internal promotions, at least 3 candidates are considered. For the majority of outside hires more than 10 resumes [...]
The only thing worse than not reaching your goal, is reaching it.
The most common bad career goal
As a recruiter I talk to some people who are miserable that they reached their career goals. Of course I also talk to those who have reached their goals and are loving it, so they set [...]
I took time yesterday and today to go through my goals, rewrite some, add a couple, and remove some. I did it again today. I will do it every day this month. Yes, that includes on Christmas Day. I want the gifts I get from goals.
Funny thing is, I found a list of things [...]
Some people avoid goals because they do no good. Others set goals and excel because of them. A whole bunch of people set goals and it doesn’t make any difference. [...]
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
I talked in depth with salespeople earning over $200,000 per year. I asked, “How did you get into the position where you won’t [...]
An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]
Think about all the schoolwork, studying, and commercial work you have procrastinated and gotten done at the last minute. How much time did you save by having your back to the wall? [...]
I was overspending by 20% every month. I had an absolutely fixed income. So I bought a notepad and kept track of every expense. In one week it was obvious where the money went. In a month it was unavoidable. The truth? 20% of my very limited income was going for lemonade from cozy [...]
It is not just know the “4 Do’s” to earn a lot of money.
Do it right.
Do the right thing.
Do it right now.
One of my managers told me, “Bryan, you don’t work hard enough. I put in 60 or 70 hours a week. Even if I’m just in here [...]
Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. (Doug Larson)
“If I stay late and am only filing microfiche, I’m being more productive than you. Bryan, you need to put in more hours.” That is how my manager convinced me he knew nothing about productivity. I also learned [...]