All posts tagged: Lifestyle

Quotes for your #FridayFeeling

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ – George Bernard Shaw If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. – Maya Angelou The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriett Tubman A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and …

Why habits are the invisible architecture of success

If you feel like you’re constantly ‘putting out fires’ in your daily life and unable to meet expectations todays post is for you. I used to wonder how some people get ahead of others and it simply boils down to habits. Habits are behaviors we perform on a daily or otherwise regular basis. They’re not just any behaviors, though. A behavior is a habit if some component of it is at least somewhat “automatic.” Some studies estimate that habits make up 40% of our everyday behavior. With a habit, there’s some cue that triggers a behavior. Habits are not routines but more like coping mechanisms that we have put in place to subconsciously produce a dopamine like appeal in our day. We’re not about judging habits. However, if you have specific goals in mind that you have put effort into but are not producing  results, it is recommended that your habits be the first place to look for signs of trouble. What are you doing to achieve your goals? If there is something that you …

The impact fear has on success

When you’re having a tough time in life it can be hard to see the good in any situation. At least if you’re feeling how I did a few weeks ago when I project I had been working on, spending money and countless hours, persistently for months fell through because of reasons beyond my control.  You start to believe that nothing can change and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. The right opportunities never came along. It doesn’t matter the reason, what matters is that it is holding you back. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities to become who you are meant to be. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. You begin to fear failure and avoid situations where it is a possibility. No one wants to ever say aloud, “I fear success,” because it seems awkward to say. Everyone wants to be successful. We all work to have things that we want and to live an independent life. However, there are many …

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 …

Hate your job? Here’s how to decide to love it or leave it

According to a recent Gallup Poll more than 70 percent of Americans are unhappy at work and their jobs. Many people go to work each day trying their best not to quit. They sit there all day and ponder how their life would turn out if they would just get up and walk out. If you find yourself you’re not alone when it comes to hating your current role. However, do not forget about millions of other Americans who are unemployed. It is hard to go to a job  you have absolutely no interests in, however it is crucial that you focus on the big picture. There are legitimate reasons for leaving your job, which will I discuss further below. For now, let’s revisit the ‘why’ behind your work. The big picture is living the life you’ve always imagined.  Make a choice today to change your perspective. Do not put this off tomorrow. Do not wait until after they give you a raise. Be happy and thankful today. This employer chose you and provided you an …

How to go from navigating passion to choosing a career

There is no way to know what you’ll be doing forever. Of course, most people have a dream career but sometimes our dream career choice isn’t right for our personality. According to a Gallup poll, 30-57 percent of college freshman change their major at least twice before graduation. The same goes for people and their first job. Millennials now have an average tenure of 1-3 years at their first place of employment. Is this a lack of direction or passion? Only we can decide what we are lacking. Ultimately it’s not a bad thing to job hop even if you went to college or university seeking a specialty. The ‘F’ in life stands for flexibility and that includes our interests as we evolve into fully formed people. Use college as a tool to explore your options. Talk to an advisor and take courses that ignite your passions. It is important to have a major chosen but don’t beat yourself up if you can not decide on a career right away. If you’ve determined secondary education …