Aug 31, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

12 Things HAPPY PEOPLE Do Differently:
Express gratitude, Cultivate optimism, Avoid over-thinking and social comparison, Practice acts of kindness, Nurture social relationships, Develop strategies for coping, Learn to forgive, increase flow experiences, savor life’s joys, Commit to their goals, Practice spirituality and Take care of their body...

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day!

‎"Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." Charles M. Schulz (Creator of "Peanuts")

Aug 29, 2011

Thought of the Day!

‎"Focus, Focus, Focus! You will only have significant success with something that is an obsession. Success comes from having passion and having fun creating your objective!"~ Rev Run~ Words of Wisdom

Life Quote of the Day...

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its empties today of its strength!

Aug 26, 2011

Thought of Day!

Aim to ~

If you’re going to set a high goal, make it count.

Aim to affect people’s lives for the better.

Aim to inspire 100, not just 5 people a day.

Aim to always be supportive.

Aim to get 30 extra minutes of cardio in for the day.

Aim to be kind and generous of your time.

Aim to be 110% "present" in each and every moment of your life.

Aim to be a great listener.

Aim to change your world and the world itself.

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

"A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will, and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. A genuine dream is a picture and blueprint of a person's purpose and potential."
~John Maxwell

Aug 24, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives, flow from the attitudes we nurture every day...

Aug 23, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!

Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.

~ Claude Bissel

Aug 22, 2011

Thought of Day!

‎"Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will." -

Aug 21, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

"When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is what is yet in your power." ~ Hugh White

Aug 20, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” ~ Barbara De Angelis

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. ~ Estee Lauder

Aug 19, 2011

Thought to continue to pass and post today...

"If you know someone who fought cancer and won, or fought cancer and died, or someone who is still fighting please add this to your status for 1 hour as a mark of respect and in remembrance." ~

Aug 18, 2011

Career and Life Thought!

“Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming

opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges

and adversity.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day!

10 NETWORKING tips that work!
- The goal of networking should be to help other people
- It’s more important to understand their needs b4 u tell them yours
- Don’t dismiss anyone as irrelevant
- Start by offering praise, not requesting help
- Provide as much value as possible
- Develop the habit of introducing people
- Don’t take “No,” personally
- ALWAYS follow up.
- Network with the intention of helping other people, not yourself.
- Listen more, speak less

Aug 17, 2011

Career Tip of the Day~

Career Tip of the Day~

Read a minimum of 1 hour/day. Knowledge is power it is said and it is true.

Reading increases your vocabulary and if you read about your chosen industry increases your

competence and ability. By reading 1 hour/day or more you will quickly become one of the most

knowledgeable and therefore most valuable people in your industry.

Aug 16, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.

Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave

every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are

produced.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Aug 15, 2011

Career and Life Thought and Quote of the Day!

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ~ Michael Jordan

Career and Life Thought!

If You Are...

A college student undecided about a major...

Entering the workforce for the first time...

A new careerist, uncertain about next step decisions...

A transitioning mother thinking about returning to work...

Thinking about a career or job change...

Looking to advance in your current position...

Currently unemployed...

Overwhelmed by the job search process...

Let's connect!

Aug 14, 2011

Thought of the Day!

via Harvard Business~ Hire for ATTITUDE...train for skill....

Aug 13, 2011

Career and Life Quote and Thought of the Day...

Champions aren't made in the gyms.

Champions are made from something they have deep inside them:

a desire, a dream, a vision." Muhammad Ali

Aug 10, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Ways To Live Powerfully Today and Everyday...
Discover your main purpose...
Follow your true passions...
Set your short term/long term goals...
Create a life handbook...
Create your bucket list...
Be vulnerable and open...
love, love, love...
Be kind and understanding...
Let go of all negative friendships...
Take risks...
Surround yourself with ONLY positive people...
Release your limits...
Believe in yourself 110%
Wake up early...
Eat healthy...
Try something new and exciting...
Stop watching TV~ only the Golden Girls!
Be compassionate...
Smile much more...
Donate your unused cloths and items...
Criticize less,appreciate more...
Keep a journal to self-reflect...
Be supportive...
Mentor and coach...
Support a worthy cause that is close to your heart...
Have Faith...

Aug 9, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Rules of Positive Transformation~

Listening, entering with intention and being totally opened and receptive to change...

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

via The Tony Robbins Foundation~

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this

world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't

buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?" ~ Source Unknown

Aug 8, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must

realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the

desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right,

and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually

getting it right." ~Jack Canfield

Aug 7, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Develop your 30-second elevator pitch. You want to be sure that you can communicate

crisply and clearly who you are, what you’ve done, and where you want to go. The

professionals you are speaking with need to be able to quickly understand your goals.

If they need to ask you a lot of questions to clarify what you want, you are wasting

their time in the conversation.

Aug 6, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish

what at first seemed impossible." -Nido Qubein

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

Every day is a new beginning -- Problems and mistakes of yesterday are now just

memories of a lesson learned. I absorb the energy and possibilities of each new day,

acknowledge the simple beauty that can be taken for granted, and look forward to

tomorrow's new beginning.

Aug 5, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Bless all that which you desire and you electrify it with energy to draw you towards

it and it towards you. The cool thing is, the closer you get the faster it moves

towards you. So go find what you want and smile upon it with positive expectancy and

joyful anticipation. Do it today mister!" - Joseph Mcclendon

Aug 4, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

“The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of her/his desire, or an ideal always

before her/him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in her/his

subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power,

to realize their goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort.

Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for

all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.” ~ Claude M. Bristol

Aug 3, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.

If you concentrate on what you don't have, you'll never, ever have enough. - Oprah

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and

absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You

shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old

nonsense." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aug 2, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Ashton Kutcher School of Marketing

What can we learn from AK's marketing techniques, regardless of the industry we're in or the product or service we're marketing?

* Build a powerful list -AK works on growing his fan list all the time. He knows there's power in the list.
* Leverage social media -AK'sfavorite medium: Twitter, but he's everywhere.
* Create a distinctive personal brand - even if you have to marry it :) - AK became known by being Demi Moore's youthful sweetheart, ultimately marrying her. But then he had to make his brand stand on it's own. Now he's the entrepreneurial star.
* Hang out with people who hang with winners and you meet winners too.
* Communicate regularly with your market - and you don't do this just by handing out lots of brochures. You connect with your market. Ashton is sending multiple tweets and facebook messages every day.

Ashton doesn't rely only on his last film for his current success.
He has created a whole new stream of opportunity and brand ability by getting involved with various business projects.
His personal brand shines as bright as his star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Career and LIfe Coaching Quote of the Day!

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."~
Albert Einstein

Aug 1, 2011

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

It's a New Month, a New Week and a New Beginning! "The obstacles of your past can

become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."

Career and LIfe Coaching Thought of the Day!

Make New Habits Stick :-)

1. Commit to Thirty Days – Three to four weeks is all the time you need to make a habit automatic. If you can make it through the initial conditioning phase, it becomes much easier to sustain. A month is a good block of time to commit to a change since it easily fits in your calendar.

2. Make it Daily – Consistency is critical if you want to make a habit stick. If you want to start exercising, go to the gym every day for your first thirty days. Going a couple times a week will make it harder to form the habit. Activities you do once every few days are trickier to lock in as habits.

3. Start Simple – Don’t try to completely change your life in one day. It is easy to get over-motivated and take on too much. If you wanted to study two hours a day, first make the habit to go for thirty minutes and build on that.

4. Remind Yourself – Around two weeks into your commitment it can be easy to forget. Place reminders to execute your habit each day or you might miss a few days. If you miss time it defeats the purpose of setting a habit to begin with.

5. Stay Consistent – The more consistent your habit the easier it will be to stick. If you want to start exercising, try going at the same time, to the same place for your thirty days. When cues like time of day, place and circumstances are the same in each case it is easier to stick.

6. Get a Buddy – Find someone who will go along with you and keep you motivated if you feel like quitting.

7. Form a Trigger – A trigger is a ritual you use right before executing your habit. If you wanted to wake up earlier, this could mean waking up in exactly the same way each morning. If you wanted to quit smoking you could practice snapping your fingers each time you felt the urge to pick up a cigarette.

8. Replace Lost Needs - If you are giving up something in your habit, make sure you are adequately replacing any needs you’ve lost. If watching television gave you a way to relax, you could take up meditation or reading as a way to replace that same need.

9. Be Imperfect – Don’t expect all your attempts to change habits to be successful immediately. It took me four independent tries before I started exercising regularly. Now I love it. Try your best, but expect a few bumps along the way.

10. Use “But” – A prominent habit changing therapist once told me this great technique for changing bad thought patterns. When you start to think negative thoughts, use the word “but” to interrupt it. “I’m no good at this, but, if I work at it I might get better later.”

11. Remove Temptation - Restructure your environment so it won’t tempt you in the first thirty days. Remove junk food from your house, cancel your cable subscription, throw out the cigarettes so you won’t need to struggle with willpower later.

12. Associate With Role Models - Spend more time with people who model the habits you want to mirror. A recent study found that having an obese friend indicated you were more likely to become fat. You become what you spend time around.

13. Run it as an Experiment - Withhold judgment until after a month has past and use it as an experiment in behavior. Experiments can’t fail, they just have different results so it will give you a different perspective on changing your habit.

14. Swish - A technique from NLP. Visualize yourself performing the bad habit. Next visualize yourself pushing aside the bad habit and performing an alternative. Finally, end that sequence with an image of yourself in a highly positive state. See yourself picking up the cigarette, see yourself putting it down and snapping your fingers, finally visualize yourself running and breathing free. Do it a few times until you automatically go through the pattern before executing the old habit.

15. Write it Down – A piece of paper with a resolution on it isn’t that important. Writing that resolution is. Writing makes your ideas more clear and focuses you on your end result.

16. Know the Benefits - Familiarize yourself with the benefits of making a change. Get books that show the benefits of regular exercise. Notice any changes in energy levels after you take on a new diet. Imagine getting better grades after improving your study habits.

17. Know the Pain – You should also be aware of the consequences. Exposing yourself to realistic information about the downsides of not making a change will give you added motivation.

18. Do it For Yourself - Don’t worry about all the things you “should” have as habits. Instead tool your habits towards your goals and the things that motivate you. Weak guilt and empty resolutions aren’t enough.