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How to be Seen as a Leader at Work and get Promoted Quick

Some people watch it happen. Some people say what happened. And some people make it happen. The world and more importantly your workplace is crying out for people who make it happen. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that leadership is in a title. “I couldn’t do that, that is only for managers or senior people” people often think. I should know, I used to do that myself. Well in order to be seen as a leader or a potential leader, you must act like one. Not then, but now. There is actually a phenomenon called the bystander effect which looks at why people fail to take the lead in situations when others are also present. The research is fascinating. In one […]

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3 Things I Learned from Playing Big in Life

Chances are that most of us at one stage or another have found ourselves at a pivotal crossroad in our lives. Which way to turn? We have all been there. Over-thinking a decision into oblivion and flinging ourselves into a tailspin. The analytical mind whips us into a frenzy and we let our ego run wild off its leash. The human mind has a tendency to speed ahead with its I-Know-What’s-Best-For-Me-Thanks-Very-Much attitude. Yet when we think we know best, we dump the entire weight of the decision making process onto our shoulders. We get stuck on the How instead of the Why. I’m currently facing a huge decision with regards to my career. Having recently quit my job of 10 years I am dipping my […]

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The Theory of Scarcity and How It Can Change Your Life

There is a theory in economics called the theory of scarcity which basically discusses that there is limited availability of certain resources at any point in time. This basically dictates that due to the limited resource, it also means a limited number of goods can be created. This theory of scarcity exists for our lives as well. In any one moment of time, we have a limited amount of resources at our disposal: A limited amount of TIME A limited amount of MONEY A limited amount of KNOWLEDGE What we choose to do with these three resources ultimately dictates the success we have in our lives. To truly create a successful and wealthy life you need to focus your efforts on finding ways to get […]

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Haters Gonna Hate (And What you Can Do About It)

You’ve got a dream, and it’s a big one. Maybe you want to quit your job, get a promotion, get married, or conceive the next great paper cup innovation. Whatever it is, it’s so exciting you just have to share it with everyone. So you do. But along with smiles and nods come scowls and awkward looks. Turns out not everyone’s as excited as you are about your dream. Some people don’t like your idea, others don’t think you’ll succeed, and still more dish out advice you didn’t ask for. Congratulations, you’ve met the haters. Why Haters Hate Haters are the people you wish you’d never talked to, the ones who make you feel inadequate. They criticize your dreams and ideas. They erode your confidence. […]

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The 3 Sure Ways to Avoid Business Juggling

Being a Solopreneur, or having to run a Small Business by yourself, Without the help of employees or associates can be very hard on your time. You spend the whole day extinguishing fires and trying to get some money producing work in the mean time.  Certainly is a treat that almost every one person business faces. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I have been working for my own since 5 years ago, and sometimes it has been very overwhelming to do the work of 4 or 5 people every day. Especially when you start getting more clients and you need to deliver to them in time. Here, I’ll share with you what I do to avoid being caught in this constant juggling […]

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The One Trick That Will Help You Become Wealthy

Do you want to know how to become wealthy? Who doesn’t? I’ve done a little searching recently for just how to become wealthy. The results surprised even me. Some of the results I found were along the lines of live within your means, save and invest, etc. Basically all of the typical stuff you already know and hear. But one thing I learned but rarely ever hear about is the ultimate key to becoming wealthy: changing your viewpoint. What Does Changing Your Viewpoint Mean? What exactly do I mean by changing your viewpoint? I simply mean to stop looking for short-term solutions or answers and start looking at long-term solutions or answers. Here are two examples to help further explain this: When many people go […]

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4 Lessons I Learned About Happiness From Door-to-Door Sales

If there’s one job that will teach you about the power of happiness, it’s 100% commission-based door-to-door sales. It’s often described as an industry where only the most ballsy and sharp-tongued survive. Sure, you need some knowhow, but my solitary year trawling the streets taught me that’s not everything. Essentially, it’s an industry which rewards happiness and punishes any sign of sorrow, self-pity or neediness. It really is this simple; *Knock on hundreds of doors *Speak to hundreds of people and get rejected by most of them *Stay in a great mood for eight hours That’ll typically find you enough customers for a commendable pay cheque. Anything other than a fantastic attitude gets you nothing. Apart from dozens of doors slammed in your face. And […]

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What a successful Blogger Should do “before breakfast”.

A successful blogger is one that keeps blogging past the six month mark. That is where the real success lies because that is roughly how long it takes for people to burn out and to stop wanting to play with their blog anymore. It is when people start to realize they are running out of topics and that fun bit of writing starts to turn into work. The next milestone comes at around the two year mark, and this happens because the hosting runs out and needs to be renewed. By this time the blogger has been posting infrequently and the blog has gone quiet. The time to renew comes round and either the blogger gives up or puts off renewing and forgets about it. […]

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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Perfect At Your New Job

I had no experience when I was hired for the first time as a copywriter. My boss decided to give me a chance. I had no skills or knowledge, except how to write correctly in English. I was so nervous about losing this job! I thought, “If I’m just good enough, they will fire me. I need to be perfect.” People want to be perfect because they are sometimes convinced that their own skills and potential are not enough. Here is what I’ve learned on the subject of perfection at work: 1. You don’t need to be an expert When I started my job, I was worried that I could be replaced by someone more experienced. I was concerned that I couldn’t offer my company […]

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3 Lies Adults Like to Tell You

At one point in my late teens I knew that it was time for me to grow up. I needed to become more serious, take on more responsibility and behave more mature. In the beginning, adulthood felt exciting. I took on different tasks with enthusiasm as I viewed them as assignments that awarded me grown-up-points. I remember being 18, smiling to myself at the bank while thinking, “here I am, taking care of my finances like an adult”. After moving to my own apartment I strolled to the grocery store in the spirit of “going shopping and filling the fridge like an adult”. At one point however, things changed. I was no longer playing the role of an adult; I had become fully identified with […]

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