Goals. Have Faith. Have Courage. Be Strong. Never Give Up. What will seem like in the Blink of an eye, you will achieve. So keep going.
It’s Definitely a Tough Blow to be Fired
A colleague received a call that her mom had to undergo emergency surgery due to an injury. By the time she got to the hospital, the leg had to be removed. Naturally, this was a Shock as her life was immediately turned upside down. She had no choice but to voluntarily resign from her position to be by her mom’s side. She had to be there to assist in any way she could. That was her voluntary decision.
You may not have had the choice. Things happen. You lose your job because of restructuring, organization change, personal issues, and more. All involuntarily. You’re sad. Filled with remorse, and totally depressed.
Don’t get stuck. Take hold of your situation and learn the strategies to:
- Rebuild your Public Profile (Resume, LinkedIn, etc)
- Develop a Success Mindset
- Match The Right Job for you
- Learn Search Strategies
When life throws you lemons, make lemonade. That’s the saying, and its true. When things stand still…move. Do what you can to get back on your feet. It’s called life…things happen. Don’t let it get you down. Get the courage, the strength. Force yourself to stand up and do something about it.
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No, don’t do it by email.
George approached his manager asking for a raise. Said he had been with the company for years and was in dire need, unable to meet his personal expenses. He just had a child and threatened that he would resign if it was received.
Sounds familiar? At times many find themselves searching for that Loophole to earn extra cash to supplement their disposable income to do the things you would like to do. Things such as get married; buy your first place; get a larger home for your new and growing family; or simply to getaway on that dream vacation.
But accomplishing these goals is not as easy as most would like. It is then that creativity jumps in as I shared in a recent article on 20 Ways to Earn Extra Income. In that article I promised to share the how to ask your boss for a raise (yikes!). But while this method of increasing your income is upfront, and center (basically right under your nose), it’s not the easiest for us to do. We get nervous, shake, get angry, scared, have sleepless nights, all in our efforts to come up with the most plausible reason why we deserve the salary/rate increase .
15 Ways To Ask For A Raise
Having managed Human Resources internationally for over two decades dealing with issues like this, I’ll share a few pointers on how to do it ‘right‘. How to Evoke the response that will not remain Static with your employer, boss, supervisor–whichever pertains to you.
Here I share:
- Prepare yourself for the ask.
- Timing is everything.
- Consider your company’s policy on salary reviews.
- Evaluate the financial situation of your employer.
- Take on more responsibility.
- Demonstrate your wins, and added values
- Share your goals and ask for feedback
- Request a face to face meeting. If you’re in a different location, use your internal communication channel. Whatever you do, don’t do the initial ask by email.
- Focus on the ‘why‘ not the ‘need’. Why you deserve the increase (not why you need it)
- Practice your pitch and anticipate questions
- Don’t use other colleagues as your argument (he/she received an increase and so should you). That’s the worse thing you can do.
- Don’t discuss workload
- Do your research…know what the market pays
- No, no, no. Be prepared to hear no. It happens. Decide to ask for other things such as bonus, incentives, or personal development opportunities. Be confident that once you’ve asked, you’ve taken that giant step and the request stays in your boss’ mind.
- Never threaten that you will resign.
Still afraid? Have questions? Let’s connect
A Goal is defined as the object of a person’s ambition or effort, an aim or desired result.
Dreams, goals, aspirations! Don’t we all have them? At the end of each year most reflect on where they are, and where they wish to go. Here I share millenials thoughts on what they hope to achieve in 2018.
- Creating the most epic new job that is aligned with my soul
- Professional and personal ventures
- Jump into my authentic self and apply for a dream role that will involve more if I am chosen
- Starting a therapeutic farm
- Jump into success
- Jump into adventure
- Jump into independence
- Publish great original writing
- Start strategy and marketing consulting business
- Jump into God’s plan for my life in 2018
- Finding and developing a career that impact the lives of others that inspires me to learn
- A new life
- More me-time and more international travel
- Jump into a new pair of jeans and a few creative jobs with even more creative clients
- Turn my new opportunity into something I am proud of
- Finishing my Masters
- Finding myself again
- Leading a group for women who feel stuck or lost focused on building confidence and an action plan
Wow! Brilliant, lots of jumps! Do any of the above resonate with you? Do share!
Ever wanted to write? Ever wondered how other writers got started? What’s their Funnel? We are intrigued by writing veterans the likes of Stephen King, and countless others. Many wannabe writers are scared to take the leap. So it was with a breath of fresh air that the writing tips asked the question about how writers got started. Intrigued, I dug deeply. Here I share excerpts of some of their thoughts.
- I hid in my words starting at 10 to hide from the pain
- My cousin said that I looked like someone who writes poetry. So I gave it a try, and fell in love with it.
- I always loved reading and wanted to create stories. Then my parents took me to see the dolphins when I was 8 or 9 years old, and I wrote my first story about this adventure. After this I feel in love with writing because sometimes the stories we create or even just a part of them can become true.
- I was 5 years old and wrote about a superhero
- I didn’t want to do my math homework but still wanted to look like I was being productive, and that’s how I’ve written about two books.
- I had a dream and wanted to make a story out of it
- I can’t remember a time I haven’t been writing! Before I could write I drew the pictures and told my parents what to write
- What really pushed me into writing other than school assignment was role-playing
- When I was younger I had a speech impediment the only way I could truly talk was through writing. Still to this day I write better than I can talk.
- My baby sitter wrote stories about the group of kids from our neighborhood who were superheroes. I loved listening to her read them, my love of reading and writing was born, I was 3-4 years old
- My siblings and I used to create the most intricate imaginary games. As I got older, I began wanting to write them down. I haven’t stopped.
- A sixth grade narrative assignment. Upon handing it back, my teacher said I had talent and could make it as a writer. I was speechless.
- So I could be right-brained in school while looking like I’m working on my assignments
- I started when I was mentally at a shitty place and needed an outlet to how I was feeling. Writing became my therapy. It healed me.
Are you a writer? Let’s hear how you got started.
Renowned author Arianna Huffington announced her top 13 Things To Give Up for success. From her list, I’ve selected my top 5. Here I share:
- Give up on playing it Small
- Give up on Excuses
- Give up on Perfectionism
- Give up on saying YES to things that don’t support your goals
- Give up on Toxic People
So those are mine, what’s yours? My intention is to set up an Allergic reaction every time I deviate to keep me on track. Accountability partner, I know you’ve got my back.
Remember to be successful in life you must be willing to do more, think more, and go beyond the call of duty.
Hello 2018! It’s Time to Kick that Fear and get that Picture Perfect Growth…
If you want to cultivate a habit, do it without any Reservation, till it is firmly established. Until it is so confirmed, until it becomes a part of your character, let there be no exception, no relaxation of effort. -Mahavira
- Getting out of your Comfort Zone to do what you’ve always wanted to do
- Goal Management
- How to climb the Success Ladder for those new Grads
- Managing People for those new to Management or Supervision
- How to Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur
- Personal Growth Strategies
- Self-Care Strategies
This is the beginning of anything you want. So look ahead. Have a Conversation.
Dream it. Work it. Do it.
True Confession What you allow is what will continue. Maybe it’s time for a change?
behind the scenes work has been evident on famed and beautiful celebrities the likes of Serena Williams, BET’s Deborah Lee, Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt, Artists like Neo and…
Life….only the best is good enough. Nordia of Ffaceit Beauty and Makeup, is my niece. She has always been fascinated with beauty. After high school she embarked on a career path climbing higher and higher. Her craft and behind the scenes work has been evident on famed and beautiful celebrities the likes of Serena Williams, BET’s Deborah Lee, Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt, Artists like Neo, Music videos, TV series, and more.
As we approach the New Year, What’s your dream? Take some time this week to identify at least 3 goals and plan the for Steps to achieve in 2018.
As a bonus, add a plan to improve your personal development next year. We are never too old to learn. So include reading which expands the mind across the globe.
Already made plans for your goal? Do share!