Have you got any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? For many people, resolutions include giving up harmful behaviours such as smoking, drinking or overeating, and getting fit(ter) instead. Or maybe you would like to spend more quality time with your family and friends, achieve a better work-life balance and a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps you would like to start realising a project that has been on your mind for quite some time.
Fight time wasters at work!
Time stealers and time wasters at work are the not important and usually not enjoyable tasks that draw your attention away from what you are supposed to be doing.
Identifying them will help you work on a plan to lessen their impact on your productivity and efficiency. Although they can be different in every type of work and personality, the common things are listed below.
In the following article we compiled 11 strategies for you on how to eliminate time stealers at work…
Become your own superhero – How to be successful despite yourself.
Strengths and superheroes: Growing up, we are introduced to several superheroes which we often idolize, even as we grow older. We tend to imitate them too and imagine all kinds of scenarios. As adults, however, we somehow choose to ignore this imagination, and that’s our biggest mistake. Why not turning your imagination into reality? Why not be your own superhero and learn how to be successful with the way you are?
Every person has their own talents and skills. To help you find out the things that you are good at and that would make you successful, here are 5 easy steps to maximize your strengths.
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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Passion, as what the dictionary says, is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for doing something. It is the very thing that makes you feel happy, the one that will motivate you to become the very best you can be. If you know your passion and have the opportunity to do it in your life or in work, climbing the ladder of success will be a lot easier. Everyday will be like a child’s play day, without getting tired at all.
However, even if passion is realized, not every person becomes successful. This is due to the many unnecessary thoughts and things that come on their way as they try to achieve their goals. Being able to overcome those things will help one come up with their expected output – success. So, how are we able to utilize our passion well to lead us on the right path to success? Here are four easy tips.
Empowerment starts now!
In the midst of criticism and our neighbours or siblings who may like to tease us, how do we manage to empower ourselves?
I grew up with six (6!) brothers and two sisters and never received compliments. Therefore I cannot tell from experience how helpful family can be to achieve your goals.
Just like one of my sisters, I have this passion to write and to help others. We like to support each other and we manage to achieve our goals. Despite our brothers we have written 3 books!
This is an article by Midgie Thompson.
We can all benefit from a boost of confidence from time to time, regardless of how much confidence we normally have in our lives. Even though we may usually feel quite confident in many aspects of our lives; setbacks, stressful events and negative feedback can have an impact whereby we may feel less than our usual confident selves. Therefore, developing stronger emotional resilience will help you be able to confidently deal with whatever happens in life.
People who have the ability to bounce back and to keep on going, regardless of what happens, have developed strong enough confidence levels and have strategies to deal with things. To help you develop more emotional resilience, that bounce-back-ability, use a technique called re-framing. Reframing is looking at a situation from a different, more positive, perspective. (more…)
Read Midgie Thompson’s eBook Soar with Confidence on bookboon.com.
As the months are flying by it seems like it was only yesterday that it was the beginning of the year and many people were taking time to set their goals. See Give Yourself a Boost – part 2 for more details about effective goal setting.
As the months have progressed, some people are progressing well and are on track to achieving their goals whereas others may not be doing so well. How are you doing? Are you continuing to take action or have things stalled, slowed down or all together stopped? (more…)
This article was written by regular contributor Karl Burgher.
In our last couple of posts—Management vs. Leadership and the 3 “C’s” of Leadership we speak to the difficulty of management. While leadership can be riskier it is much harder to keep a person working on a goal and/or task that has no end in sight. Anyone who has worked in a production facility or food mission will know exactly what I mean. There is no end date in production; there is no end date in serving meals to the poor. Standing up on a park bench and rallying folks to “save the _____” is a heck of a lot more romantic. It has an emotional goal and often an immediate objective. No wonder everyone wants to be a leader and no one wants to be a manager. It is very hard to manage well. (more…)