Posts Tagged ‘ fear ’

7 setbacks for the middle class – the recovery aint what is seems.

Jan 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, challenges, choosing a career, choosing a mentor, communication skills, decision making, fear, government shutdown, opportunity, personality, professional image, recession, self confidence, success, trying too hard, will to win

There are many of us still reeling from the economic recession, which by all news accounts is over. I talk to so many people who are still unemployed or under employed, and many of them are beginning to believe that some how it their fault. If you listen to the news, and political rhetoric the […]

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Quick Decisions.

Feb 5th, 2012 | By | Category: application, aptitude, Career advice, challenges, confidence, decision making, fear, focus, self confidence, strategy, tactics

When faced with a challenge it is good to take time to analyze the situation. Often our first impression is not the clearest or most detailed. In our haste to reach a conclusion we over look details, which may make a difference in how to best approach the challenge. While watching a colony of ants […]

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Dealing with Critics

Nov 1st, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career choice, challenges, negativity, office problems, skills, strategy, success, tactics

This week there were several questions on Yahoo Answers related to working under adverse conditions. There were several categories, bad boss, nasty co-workers, critical adversaries, and the list goes on. Although the scenarios differ the common thread is a toxic situation with no apparent remedy. The most common answer posted in response to these questions […]

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Don’t be afraid to try.

Oct 24th, 2010 | By | Category: aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choice, challenges, choosing a career, competing, confidence, persuasion, self confidence, skills, strategy, tactics

This week my heat pump broke.  There is a light that indicates the probable cause of the malfunction. After some searching I found the flashing code on the thermostat pointed to a circuit board in the outside unit.  When I took a look, the board in question appeared easy enough to change. A few plugs […]

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Lessons from Failure

Oct 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choice, career choices, challenges, competitive peers, fear, mentor, negativity, office problems, peers, personality, persuasion, problem, self confidence, skills, strategy, success, tactics

One of the greatest clichés is that there are no mistakes or failures only learning opportunities.  While I do believe we learn from our mistakes, I am not sure that we always learn the most beneficial lessons.  More often the lesson we take away is DON’T TRY THAT AGAIN!, instead of learning how to succeed […]

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Psychometrics

Aug 9th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, economy, job description, mentor, personality, persuasion, problem, recession, retraining, skills, success, training

This week there was a lot buzz about Psychometrics and other job screening techniques.  questionsIt is probably a sign of the times, as employers are flooded with applications for all available jobs.  The idea of psychometric testing and correlating traits with aptitude and performance is becoming main stream.  So how do you prepare for psychometric […]

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Read the Tea Leaves

Aug 1st, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, application, aptitude, Career advice, career challenges, career choices, challenges, economy, negativity, recession, retraining, sales, skills, success

This week there was a lot more bad news for the economic recovery. Although some companies reported huge profits, the overall conclusion is the U.S. economy is sputtering, and there could be even more lay offs. For those of us already unemployed the hopes of finding work seems to be fading even more, and those […]

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Fear of Success

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: abundance, Career advice, career challenges, challenges, fear, mentor, office problems, personality, success

Most of us talk a good game of wanting to climb the corporate ladder and assume leadership roles.  We discuss education, skill sets, and career strategies to achieve our goals.  For most of us our strategies never seem to achieve our objectives.  In many cases we choose too narrow of a career path to follow.  […]

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