Friday, October 30, 2020

4 Tips for Overcoming Adversity | Brian Tracy

If you're facing problems in your life, you're not alone. Challenging situations can be hard to deal with, but they are highly valuable. When times are tough, remember over time your character will develop through overcoming adversity. This video will give you the top tips for overcoming adversity.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

How to Answer "What Motivates You" in an Interview - 3 Best Strategies

Employers often ask "What motivates you" in order to gauge whether you will be propelled by the demands of the role and to determine whether you are self-aware of your work habits. Jenn, a certified career coach at Indeed, shares three considerations for crafting a genuine answer that best aligns with the role:

1) What did a great day at work look like in previous roles?

2) What made you choose your profession or field?

3) What prompted you to apply for the role when you read the job description?

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Why You Shouldn't Fake it Until YouMake It

ONeal’s “aha” moment didn’t happen when he was homeless, $35,000 in debt and living in his car, but rather once he moved in with his dad in Oceanside, California, a suburb of San Diego.

One day, he decided to hang out at the beach with his friends. Some of them pulled up in high-end cars—a Mercedes-Benz, a Lexus, a Range Rover. When they stepped out of their cars, a lightbulb went off in ONeal’s brain. He knew all of them either lived with their parents or in apartments with three or four roommates. Most of them were struggling to get by and lived paycheck to paycheck.

“I think that’s typical in this generation—fake it until we make it,” he says. “My philosophy is make it until you make it even better.”

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Why Employers Seek Candidates With Creativity And How You Can Cultivate Your Creative Side | Forbes

In its recently released Global Talent Trends 2019 report, LinkedIn cited soft skills as vitally important for career success. At the top of the list? Creativity.

And it's no wonder. Creativity is the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly disparate things, and to generate innovative solutions. When you're creative, you're able to turn new and imaginative ideas into reality.

From Branson and Ferris to Spielberg and Jobs, business leaders say creativity in the workplace is essential.

Worried that you're not an artist and therefore not creative? Rest assured, creativity in the workplace isn't limited to those with design degrees. Every role at every level can use this soft skill to solve problems in innovative ways. It simply requires adjusting your mindset to see the possibilities and allowing your curiosity to take over.

Here are five ways top leaders say to cultivate your creativity.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

How to Adapt Your Goals When Faced with Uncertainty | Brian Tracy

Now more than ever we are living in uncertain times, so it is crucial to be able to adapt your goals when faced with uncertainty. If you're looking to reach a personal goal or business milestone this journey may look different than before. Watch this video to learn how to adapt your goals.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to Improve Your Communication Skills at Work

Strong communication skills can help in all aspects of life—from personal relationships to education and professional success. In this video, Jenn, a career coach at Indeed, discusses 4 important questions that will help you improve your communication skills at work, including:

1) How do I sound?

2) What does my body language say about me?

3) Where am I looking?

4) Why is listening an important part of communication?

Monday, October 12, 2020

How to Be Optimistic During Challenges | Brian Tracy

We all face challenges, but it is our reaction to those challenges that determine how quickly we can overcome them. Your ability to find an optimistic view of challenges will impact your overall success, so to ensure you know how to be optimistic during hardships keep watching this video.

Friday, October 9, 2020

How to Make Your Habits Work for You

"A habit is something that once required conscious effort but has become automatic. It turns out, a large portion of what you do each day is a habit. In fact, more than 45 percent of what you do every single day is a habit.Your brain depends on these cognitive shortcuts to conserve energy. If you have ever driven home on autopilot because you were deep in thought, you were operating out of habit.

You live almost half your life on autopilot. If you are not careful, you can become a slave to your habits, and they can become a way to live life unconsciously, rather than deliberately choosing what you want and creating a path to get there.

Habits can be super helpful. After all, if you had to think really hard about putting on shoes, eating, taking a shower, or getting dressed, you would be exhausted by 9:00 am. Your habits allow you to conserve mental energy."

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

How to Negotiate: Use These 12 Science-Backed Strategies to Win

Everyone negotiates, even if they don't realize it! Whether they're trying to buy a car, get a raise, or find bargains at garage sales, people are constantly trying to score the best deal for themselves. However, not all of us are good at negotiating. In this video, Vanessa takes us through the best of the best negotiation tips and strategies that can help ensure you a WIN at your next negotiation.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Find Opportunity in Failure

Documentarian and entrepreneur Soledad O’Brien on dealing with the unexpected.

As a news reporter, Soledad O’Brien knows that not everything goes the way you hoped it would. An interview subject bails on you, a story you traveled great distances to investigate doesn’t pan out — every day comes with new and unexpected challenges. Learning to be flexible and to pivot quickly has helped Soledad achieve great success as a reporter, and in life. Reflecting on the time that her show got canceled, Soledad shared her philosophy on moving forward: “You have to pick the pieces out of what you think went well, and cobble those pieces together into the next thing that you want to be doing.” Failure can be disappointing and embarrassing, she says, but you can’t dwell on it. “Find the opportunity you can pluck from that experience, and run with it.”