Posts Tagged 'Goals'

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

Happy Mother’s Day

Thelisa LavergneTo the Pioneers of Work Ethic
Mother’s Day is a modern celebration honoring one’s mother, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mother’s on society. It is a time to appreciate and recognize those who have had a positive impact on our lives. But, what we often don’t recognize or give thought to is the influence that our mothers have had on what type of employee we are in the work place. Continue reading ‘Happy Mother’s Day’

One of These Days . . .

If you are anything like me, as the new year starts, you spend time reflecting on what happened in the previous year – happy moments and sad; things you accomplished and those you didn’t; habits you picked up, broke, changed or improved.

This time of reflection is a great time to set up a plan for success for the coming year. Many people refer to these types of plans as New Year’s Resolutions. I personally don’t care for that term (only because I know myself). New Year’s Resolutions are those things I write down and then put in a drawer, leave in a notebook on a shelf, or lose completely.
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“Simply Living” Until You Can “Live Your Dream”

CorneliusI grew up in a family that understood the importance of hard work. As a young person growing up in such a house, I learned certain lessons that carry on even today. One of those lessons was to never give up on my dreams.

Dreams often guide our journeys (in life) toward something that we excel in. If we follow our dreams, we may make a difference in the world one day.
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Resolutions (Revisited)

Photo 57 (2)The New Year is a time when people look back and assess or “recap” their past experiences. We look at accomplishments and our lifestyle, but we also look at our past/current employment status.

In the past, I have lived through periods of end-of-year and New Year’s unemployment. During that stage of unemployment, I was filled with unnecessary anxiety and fear. Trying to achieve all of my goals simultaneously was overwhelming, and as a result I approached everything incorrectly! If I knew then what I know now, my New Year resolutions would have been much more strategic. Let me explain.
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S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting

How many of you made resolutions for the New Year? I did! How many of you already gave up on them? Maybe I should raise my hand here and admit that I am back pedaling on mine. And I suspect you are probably doing the same. I wonder why that is?
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Toss those Resolutions and Grab the Goals

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With the New Year in full effect, now is the time to seriously evaluate your job seeking strategies. As a business consultant, I often talk to job seekers whose key resolutions involve searching for a new job.  I immediately encourage them to toss those resolutions into the garbage and try goal setting instead.

Goal setting also helps to give you long-term vision and short-term motivation. They focus your acquisition of knowledge and help you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life. Continue reading ‘Toss those Resolutions and Grab the Goals’


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