Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
1. Get a professional mentor
Find someone who is older and has been successful in their career. They can help you in yours by giving sound career advice. Their only motivation should be to help you and should not be self-serving.
2. The grass is not always greener on the other side
Sometimes we make rash decisions to change jobs without fully weighing all of our options. There will always be difficult people and situations in every position. Weigh the pros and cons before you jump ship.
3. Your Bachelor’s degree can only get you so far
Your attitude is just as important as your degree. If people like you, you will get more doors opened to you. There are many successful people out there who do not have degrees and they are also your competition.
4. Emotional Intelligence is very important today, especially if you are a manager
This is all about identifying your emotions, being aware of the emotions of others and keeping your emotions in check. This skill is important when you manage people, especially if these people are across different cultures.
5. Contribute to your RRSP/401K early and often
It’s never too early to save and no amount is too small. When you’re in your 20’s , you don’t think of retirement but trust me the time value of money is so important as part of a growth strategy.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
What can we learn from Diana Nyad
This week end’s accomplishment by Diana Nyad (http://www.diananyad.com/) is a shining example of determination. She teaches all of us the power of having a burning desire and following our dreams. It took her 35 years to realize that dream and 5 attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage.
What can we learn from this?
1. You’re never too old to dream. She had this dream in her 20’s and accomplished this physically demanding feat at 64.
2. When you are single-minded about something, it possesses you and grabs hold of you until you act on it. This is would I would call a passion. If it’s on your mind constantly, it needs addressing.
3. Age is nothing but a number. So often, we stop ourselves from doing things because we think we’re too old. Keep in mind that if you put it off, you still will have aged but that burning desire is still there.
4. This was as much mental as physical. She believed that she could do it even though it had never been done before. Sometimes our limitations are between our two ears. Henry Ford said “Whether You Believe You Can, Or You Can’t, You Are Right”.
5. Sometimes we need to push ourselves to truly find out what we are made of. Live outside of your comfort zone.