Monday, August 22, 2016

Do You Really Need Another Course in Self Confidence? Maybe...

By Richard Kent Matthews 

The number one block to all of your goals is not fear. It's self pity.

You know the excuses. 

  • Rough childhood
  • No talent
  • Bad mother
  • Bad religious upbringing
  • Mean teachers
  • Abusive spouse
  • Bullies
  • Lack of education
And the list can go on and on.

But here's the truth. As long as you let excuses stand in your way, as long as you allow self pity to control you, you won't move forward. You will stand still. And eventually rot.

Harsh? Maybe. But sometimes we need to be hoisted off our butts by a little rough news. And the news is, you don't have to remain where you are. Self pity is just a bad habit. A little more self esteem, just a little, and you will begin the journey out of that habit and into new ones. 

So, after going over a number of sites about self esteem, I found this one, with 22 points, that I think might be of great value to you. Check it out. If it doesn't fit your tastes or needs, dump it and move on.

But remember this: No matter what you do or don't do, self pity, left unchecked, will remain the major obstacle to achieving whatever it is you are seeking, including that new job.

Self confidence is the target.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Work and the Buddha: Your Trip to Success

The Laughing Buddha
I like the Buddha. 

He is always credited with such marvelous, pithy sayings. Whether he actually said them or not is moot. They serve me well. 

Like this, for instance:

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way. And not starting.

And this:

We are what we think. All the we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. 

(You'll find a similar pity quote in the biblical Book of Proverbs: As a man thinketh, so is he. KJV)

In my humble opinion, I believe the sayings above can be boiled down to a simple reality: 

You will move through the world according to your dominant thoughts. 

If those thoughts are leading to failure, or if they're leading to success, you will achieve your goal.

Choose success, get started, finish well. It may not seem like it sometimes, but the world really is your oyster. 

If you think so.....

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Power Up Your Executive Interview

Are you ready to sell your best? Here's how...

I've read a number of Wendy Enelow's books on interviews, resumes, keywords, and more. Here, she has a great--short--list of the best ways to present yourself at your executive interview. Check out the full article. You'll be glad you did.

Click Here: 5 smart interview strategies for executives

Learn how to ensure your success in the most stressful part of the executive job search: the interview.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Portland Is Growing. Are You Ready?

If you live in, or are planning a move to, Portland, Oregon, you'll want to know a few things. Jobs, housing, transportation, livability. It's all here....

Portland Approves 20 Year Plan