Often your Manager values your input so much that they don’t want to lose you. So they smother you with challenging tasks, praises, and more but fail to allow you to move.
But None of that can free your mind. You still haven’t received that promotion. Don’t be alarmed. Many times this has nothing to do with you. Often your Manager values your input so much that they don’t want to lose you. So they smother you with challenging tasks, praises, and more but fail to allow you to move.
It’s Time! Break that Barrier!
Show them what you’re made of. Take Control. Stop being taken advantage of. Bruce Kasanoff tells all. Here are 13 ways for ambitious careerists and new entrepreneurs:
13 Ways to Promote Yourself
- Self promote – offer to do work that shows your knowledge throughout/across the wider business
- Help others as you promote yourself.
- Speak with energy. Show your passion.
- Serve, don’t sell. Your action says it all.
- Become a reliable source of good information
- Don’t be shy! Share your achievements.
- Spend time with people of like mind. For example, if you are ambitious …spend time with ambitious people.
- Seek new and valuable experiences.
- Never stop learning.
- Never stop growing.
- Exceed Promises.
- Get in front of people. Don’t hide behind emails or phone.
- Be persistent. Aim High. Eventually, you will achieve.
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You have been trying, yet in spite of all your efforts, you have not been able to see the real fruits of your labor. Be encouraged…don’t give up. Pablo shared 49 examples of people who achieved Success at different ages. This shows that whatever your dreams, goals, and aspirations you can do it. The individuals listed were no different from any of us. Though Knackered, they just gave it their all…never gave up, and it worked. From his list, here are 29 of my faves.
- Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin; he composed from the age of 5.
- Anne Frank was 12 when she wrote the diary of Ann frank.
- Pele, a soccer superstar, was 17 years old when he won the world cup in 1958 with Brazil.
- Elvis was a superstar by age 19
- John Lennon was 20, and Paul McCartney was 18 when the Beatles had their first concert in 1961
- Beethoven was a piano virtuoso by age 23
- Issac Newton wrote Philosophiae Naturalis Principal Mathematica at age 24
- Albert Einstein was 26 when he wrote the theory of relativity
- Michaelangelo created two of the greatest sculptures by age 28
- J.K. Rowling was 30 years old when she finished the first manuscript of Harry Potter.
- Amelia Earhart was 31 years old when she became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
- Oprah was 32 when she started her talk show, which became the highest-rated program of its kind
- Martin Luther King Jr. was 34 when he wrote the speech “I Have a Dream
- Neil Armstrong was 38 when he became the first man to set foot on the moon
- Mark Twain was 40 when he wrote “Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, and 49 years old when he wrote “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”.
- Christopher Columbus was 41 when he discovered the Americas
- Rosa Parks was 42 when she refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger
- John F Kennedy was 43 years old when he became President of the United States
- Henry Ford was 45 when the Ford T came out.
- Leonardo Da Vinci was 51 when he painted the Mona Lisa
- Abraham Lincoln was 52 when he became President
- Ray Kroc was 52 when he bought the McDonalds Franchise and took it to unprecedented levels
- Colonel Harland Sanders was 61 when he started the KFC Franchise
- Ronald Reagan was 69 when he became President of the United States
- Nelson Mandela was 76 when he became President
There you have it. 25 Blanket examples of those who dared to step out. Success came their way because they pursued their passion and never gave up. Remember it’s never too late!
What are you afraid to do today?
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Steve heard that his company had been sold. What should he do? Wait forever expecting that call? Get sick because of the impending job loss? He, like so many others, remained stuck, steadfast, unmoveable…waiting.
Need a change? What do you do? Getting married, what do you do? When you have an exam, what do you do? When a storm watch is on what do you do? When a mother is expecting, what does she do?
The above are Avid life situations that are common to us. So what do we do when these situations draw near? It’s simple…we prepare, we act. It’s no different when other unfamiliar situations approach.
Steve heard rumors that his company had been sold. 60 percent of the employees would be integrated into the new company. Unfortunately, he was not contacted by the new management so it was highly unlikely that he would go with them. In that situation what should he do? Wait forever expecting that call? Get sick because of the impending job loss? He, like so many others, remained stuck, steadfast, unmoveable…waiting.
5 Signs of Being Stuck
- You remain focused on the past.
- Even if you want change, you feel safer doing the same things over and over again.
- You avoid talking to people fearing that they will ask you how things are going
- You have nothing to look forward to.
- What is the point? What am I doing with my life? are questions you often ask yourself.
7 Things To Do When Stuck
- Do something! Step out! Complete that application! Try something new!
- Plan an escape rather than daydream about different scenarios. Go on a trip to relax and reboot your thoughts.
- Switch up your daily activities.
- Don’t envy and compare yourself to others.
- Do one positive thing for yourself today.
- If you want to change your life, Pray. Change your environment.
- Find a mentor or coach. Ask for help
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John Maxwell speaks about the 3 kinds of people when it comes to directions in life. People who Don’t Know…
Melanie is at a crossroads in life. She graduated college, got a job and has been working ‘just because‘.
David has worked as a senior manager for over 10 years but over the past 3 years he has been dreaming of more. His sense of purpose has been lost. He feels he is drifting.
It’s been 4 years since Carol lost her job due to restructuring. Since then she has worked odd jobs, has big dreams but through fear hesitates to take the step to accomplish her goals.
Mark dreamed of his passion. Took the steps to achieve and now enjoys the benefits of his entrepreneurial ventures. Still he seeks more ways to learn, develop his skills, and grow.
We have all been there. Life’s crossroads beckons times of reflection pushing us to search deep within our souls to find out if there’s more to life. We ponder about the next step. Where should we go? What should we do? How should we do it? or should we do it at all. John Maxwell speaks about the 3 kinds of people when it comes to Viable directions in life. These are:
3 Kinds of People in Pursuit of Goals
1.People Who Don’t Know what they would like to do.
These people are confused. They dabble, drift, with no sense of direction. If they grow, it is without focus.
2. People who Know what they would like to do but Don’t do it
These people are frustrated. They worry, they fear. They want to step out but are afraid they won’t be able to take care of their responsibilities. Sometimes they are not willing to pay the price to learn, grow, and move closer to their dream. Sadly, these people also miss out on reaching their potential.
3. People who know what they would like to do and do it.
These people are fulfilled. They possess a strong sense of passion, they achieve their purpose, they grow, they learn, they develop. As they strive for more we Chuckle thinking they are perfect but they know better as they seek continuous development.
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Brian Tracy asked the question “What Does Success Mean to You?” Responses came in Opaque forms…
Get an education. Become a lawyer, doctor, get a cool career! Marry Prince/Princess Charming. Buy that nice big house. Have the perfect kids. These are some of the wishes that moms and dads often want for their children to Jolt them to success or to Restart. But I have always stressed that you should not let anyone define what success means to you. It’s entirely your decision.
Brian Tracy asked the question “What Does Success Mean to You?” Responses came in Opaque forms including:
- Doing what I want when I want and helping others so that they can to help themselves
- The highest level of success is happiness
- Do the right thing and be a great person or human being
- Not caring if it is Monday or Friday. Loving every day of the week the same. Having a good relationship with people. Making a difference. Continuously learning and doing more and more to improve yourself as a human being
- Being happy with what you do
- Success is being able to do what I want, when I want and with whom I want with the ability to help and lift up others along the way
- Success is when you have freedom financially, debt free and you see the success of other people through you. Success is not only money–if you are happy in all areas of life and have peace of mind.
- Getting all dreams or aims in life by way of planning and professional development
- Success brings happiness and high satisfaction…smiles
- Success is knowing what you are sent to do and giving it all that’s required to accomplish it. Success is discovering something interesting about your life and going the extra mile to manifest it
- Being able to manage my time and be at places I want with the people I love. But the best part of success is finding our purpose in life and giving it away
- Self development is the key and success will run towards you
- Success is when I’m proud of me
- Starting my own business
- To always focus on my own business
- New birth
- Rewrite my life
- Success means balance to me
- Being able to provide, being at the top of my game doing what I love, my own large home, nice car, decent healthcare cover, happiness
- What I have done compared to what I could have done
- Inspire people to think like me
- Prosperity, peace, and contentment in every area of my life
- Being happy in everything that I do. Feeling loved in my work and trying to see the result of my efforts
- To be free with this what I love. Helping!
- My definition of success…my family
Does any of these definitions resonate with you? What’s your own definition?
Goals inspire! They ignite our passion to dream, to prepare, to plan while ultimately enjoying the journey. Sure some dreams are safe! Some risky…even explosive!
TIME Magazine shared the story of a young lady who trespassed on a private property to take a selfie on California’s highest bridge. She slipped and fell 60 feet below! Luckily for her, she only suffered several broken bones, an Outlier that in her Tenacious efforts knocked her unconscious but she lived to Heal and tell the tale!
I attended a meeting recently and the dream of one young lady was to visit Arizona to take a selfie 🤳 on a cliff. Love the dream! But…are such dreams worth your life should you slip?
Goals inspire! They ignite our passion to dream, to prepare, to plan while ultimately enjoying the journey. Sure some dreams are safe! Some risky…even explosive! Some make our mouths water! With all that, let’s use wisdom to survive, to thrive to reap the benefits!
Let’s face it…bad things happen. People disappoint. Businesses fail. But what is worse is if we never try at all.
I love nature and always choose to live near a lake, pond or stream. What comes with that is nature’s creatures like squirrels, ducks, and my worst fear –lizards! My fear of them makes me search to find them before they sneak upon me. My imagination runs wild as I think of their creepy, crawley features that makes me real scared. Mind you, it has not happened but my fear, like Cusps, makes it real to me…yikes!
Aren’t we all afraid of something? We sure are. But what is fear? Why are we afraid?
FEAR is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
What is Your Biggest Fear as an Entrepreneur?
Daymond John asked the question of entrepreneurs “What is your biggest fear?” The answers varied but most common were:
- Getting taken advantage of by investors
- Going bankrupt
- Not getting a second chance
- Not being able to make ends meet
- Not making back the money put in
- Going out of business
Let’s face it…bad things happen. People disappoint. Businesses fail. But what is worse is if we never try at all. Many are the reports of individuals who attained success during the short term (as in technology), or over the long term.
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Whatever you do, take a chance. Go for it! Chase your dreams, goals, and aspirations even when you’re afraid….you never know.
People waste years trying not to waste hours. Admit it…many of us are like that… especially the type A’s.
People waste years trying not to waste hours, says author Michael Lewis.
Is being lazy a good thing? That’s what Michael Lewis said in this INC article why being lazy makes you successful. He postulated that being lazy is the key to Success. But is it for real? Lewis achieved much in life so I’d hardly say he was lazy.
However, what I’d say is that he focused on things that were in fact important, and did not spend time being busy… for busy sake.
Admit it…many of us are like that… especially the type A’s. If ever we find ourselves not doing anything we feel as guilty as ever. I have a colleague who broke her leg during a vcation trip and she found it like hell to be sitting in recovery…not being able to do the things she wanted to do.
So I encourage you the next time you find yourself being busy, it’s Prudent that you look around and ask the question, “is this adding value to my life…to my long term goals and dreams?”
If not, let it go. Refocus.
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with success. Life happens. Things change. It happens even while we are en route…in full pursuit
Passport… a thing that ensures admission to or the achievement of something
Years ago when I managed the HR portfolio for a region of a major pharmaceutical international company, we sent managers to different countries worldwide. Once while in mid-air the laws changed in one country while a traveling manager was en route on business. Naturally stressed, the manager was detained by officials until we were able to sort out the ‘new’, yet needed requirements.
So it is with success. Life happens. Things change. It happens even while we are en route…in full pursuit. But I am here to tell you that things will sort themselves out if you keep going. If you never give up in spite of the obstacles that you may encounter while pursuing your dreams, goals, and aspirations.
Today, keep going…don’t stop.