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Quotes to empower your work week

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.  Self-motivation is the best motivation but the hardest to maintain. Let’s face it, we are not going to be sunshine and rainbows every day. Overcome feelings of inadequacy & defeat to walk in the confidence you need to dominate your industry. Feeling burnt out? Need a boost to keep going?  For the days when you seem in a ‘funk’ and uninspired look to outside sources for the motivation, you need to stay active and focused on taking action. One of the outside sources that I look to our past examples of success. Quotes are glimpses into the minds of the world’s most well-known people who exuded self-confidence and success. For this Mojo Monday, I compiled my favorite quotes from top authors, entrepreneurs, and activists.   For Monday  “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” -Jim Rohn For Tuesday “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my desires.” -Stephen Covey For Wednesday “It is …

Signs you’re ready for entrepreneurship

Maybe you’re at work right now wishing you were anywhere else. Not because you don’t need the income but you have a desire burning in you to do what you love. Social media can be a catalyst as it easy to scroll to a feed of someone seemingly living their best life with their free time.  Many of us aspire to entrepreneurship because we see it as a gateway to doing what you love. However, entrepreneurship can be one of the toughest jobs out there. As the saying goes, you have to be prepared to work 80 hours instead of 40 to make a business work. A lot more goes into being an entrepreneur than having a dream. That is why being a dreamer is tough. We want to achieve but we are creatives and can often get stuck over analyzing our steps. We just want to show the world what we can do. But, you ha e to ask yourself, is it something the world needs right now? I was prepared to launch my …

Strategies to help you uncover your purpose

One thing I know is that passion builds empires. Passion is what led Steve Jobs to return to Apple after being fired 12 years later and turn into a billion dollar company. Passion is also what led Oprah to become one the first African-American billionaires. after being told she would never make it in show business. Passion is what separates a career from a job. It also is the determining factor when deciding if you’re just living of existing. You have to boldly seek your passions so that your purpose will ultimately show itself. Everyone has a purpose. Don’t count yourself out because you can’t choose one or you feel that you weren’t born with a passion. Some of us are born with the talent that is recognizable to the world. For instance, Ariana Grande has a vocal range that spans 4 octaves without any formal vocal training. It’s obvious she was born to sing. However, not all passions are obvious. You have a gift and can cultivate passion. Passion ties you to being committed to what …

10 Reasons you’re not getting the job

Have you entered dozens of applications to only receive the dreaded, “Thank you for replying,” email?  To help you give your best and land the job I compiled a list of 10 reasons to help you identify areas of improvement. If you are currently job hunting, I know it’s no cake walk and this post is not to poke fun. This list is not to bash nor discourage you but to help you realize some areas of an improvement that could make a big difference in you being offered a job instead of a parting email. I’m guilty of all ten but once I removed the detractors landing job offers became a breeze. Here are 10 reasons why you’re not getting the job… #1 Poorly written resume.  Don’t copy someone’s resume because there are a ton of free templates available to ensure your resume is recruiter ready. Follow my resume tips for more help. Click here for these easy tips to revive your resume and become a top pick for recruiters. #2 Showing up late …

The best (and worst) day to apply for jobs according to research

Monday mornings are the best time to complete job applications. Many people dread Mondays, but if you’re a job seeker you should be looking forward to them.  You no longer have to dread Mondays. Job hunting is unpleasant and time-consuming. But there is a way to make it more effective by utilizing Monday’s. Job hunting seemed so daunting when I began after graduating college in 2012.  I completed hundreds of applications to no avail. I spent weeks frustrated that no one even bothered to check my résumé. In order to run things around, I edited my résumé 3 times only to still receive the same results. Graduation was getting closer so instead of doing more editing and polishing of my résumé and application I decided to check other factors. I realized I was submitting job applications consistently after 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. So, I decided to shake things up and I woke up bright and early at 7:00 a.m. on a Monday morning and applied to three jobs. By 2:00 p.m. I had two phone interviews lined up.  You don’t have to trust my …

How to address your weaknesses and land the job

Job hunting has grown increasingly stressful. Gone are the days of getting hired on the spot. Now there is an entire screening process that includes: submitting a resume and/or cover letter online, phone interview, virtual interview, and then finally the in-person interview. All of which, after completion, you may still walk away without an offer. Sounds exhausting, right? However, do not be intimidated by the process. To cut the stress, re-frame the interview as your opportunity to show them why you are the perfect for the role.  If you arrive prepared l, you will have more confidence.   Below are 5 quick tips to help you survive the in-person job interview. But these can also be applied to your phone interview and virtual interview (if required). 1. Always arrive 10-15 minutes early for your interview (no matter the format). Punctuality shows initiative. It conveys to the recruiter that you value your time. You would be surprised how many potential candidates flub this small detail. Be the candidate that gets it right. Even if you’re not the most qualified having refined people skills can …