Success

Successful People Know That Life Is All About Choices

  All day you make choices. In fact, almost everything you do is a choice. Once you accept this, and realize how your life is in your control, you will start to make better choices. Look at how you begin your typical day. You chose what time to set your alarm. You choose whether to hit snooze or turn off your alarm. You…
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Lessons Learned About Working From Home

I started working from home after my first daughter was born. I would work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home. To me, this was the best of all solutions.   This was many years ago. At the time, telecommuting was in its infancy. Few companies had allowed it and I was lucky to have an excellent manager, who…
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What Being Spontaneous Taught Me About Goals

After graduating college, a friend and I decided to backpack through Europe. We bought a Eurail pass and flew to London. We had very little money and no particular plan. The only thing we knew for sure was when we had to be at the airport in London to fly back to the US. We had no destination in mind and every…
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What I Learned From My Worst Interviewing Experience

One of my worst interviewing experiences was early in my career. I was asked to come in for an interview and the hiring manager was an angry man who criticized me harshly (and loudly) for seeking an entry level position without having any experience. Maybe he was used to people taking whatever hostilities he threw at them, maybe it was his way…
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Are You Managing Your Career or Are You Just Letting it Happen?

Some people let life happen and some people make life happen.  Working hard and doing a good job is important, but working hard isn’t the only ingredient to reaching your goals. It’s time for you to decide where your life will go and how you are going to get there. It’s time to stop waiting for the future to happen and start making it…
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Setting Goals for the New Year is NOT Cliché

Now that January is here, many people are starting to set their goals. You may be one of them. Setting goals at the beginning of a month or a year makes sense. It coincides with a start of something else. It makes you feel as though you are starting fresh, and you are. But there will always be those people that laugh…
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Don’t Give Up on Your Goal(s)! Every day is a Chance to Start Again!

Everyone has their struggles and some goals are just much more difficult to stick to than others. Of course, when you first start working on your goal(s) you are very enthusiastic. You promise yourself that you are going to succeed. You start off with every intention of seeing it through… and then what? After some time, you start to slip. Maybe you…
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Why and How to Review Your Goals

Anyone who knows me knows I am very focused on accomplishing goals. If I want to live the life I want, I have to take charge and make it happen. No one is going to do it for me. So I am always setting, working toward, accomplishing, and setting more goals. Setting goals is just a piece of the puzzle. You need…
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