#Goals

Setting goals is important as they set the broad vision and direction for your life.  The key word is “life”.  You have a personal and professional life; therefore, your goals should encompass both.  When these goals are thought of in separate professional vs. personal silos, they aren’t shared and supported by life partners. 

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If you don't tell the universe what, the universe can't help you

“I want to be President of the United States!” I burst into a big smile upon hearing this last week.  A young man I mentor, who is in his mid 30’s, has decided to start telling people his true aspiration.  Last week I blogged, Tweeted, and posted about the importance of sharing your aspiration with others.  I firmly believe that if you don’t tell the “universe” what you want, the “universe” can’t help you.  We all need the help.  No one achieves their goals without help and support from others.

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Go public with your aspirations

The conversation starts like this. I’m asked for career advice. My first question is always: What is your career aspiration? Most of the time people can tell me after some prompting. But when I ask who else knows about their aspirations, I often get a perplexed stare. Some will say their mentor, a few will say their manager or their spouse. But those aren’t the right answers. The answer should be, EVERYBODY.

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Clarifying expectations

Disappointment.  You can sense it in facial expressions, body language, and the tone of voice.  Whether is happens at work, at home or your volunteer activity, it not only feels lousy, but it affects how people view your performance overall.

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Reflect and Reassess

Many people have visions and even goals for their future life when they join the workforce, but years later, their actual life doesn’t reflect the vision.  What wen wrong? Learn the strategies I use to achieve my goals.

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How To Be Heard In Business

We all know that men and women communicate differently. Research has shown that in general terms, men communicate to establish status, fix a problem or voice an opinion. Whereas women communicate to establish relationships or a connection, or to reach a consensus.

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