Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose. I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project …
Recently I was approached by a professional struggling with what her next career position should be. Her background was in project management, but she could go back to school and get her MBA. She should start something on her own, or she could stay exactly where she is and focus on her PMP certification. She could take her transferable skills and move into operational management for the executive level. She could do this or that or the other. She was continually flip-flopping among all these options that she was stalled.
4 weeks after I had completed his taxes for him, I asked this friend-first-removed if he had received his refund yet. He confessed that he has the forms signed, but he has not mailed them in yet.
“Well — you know you can’t get your money, until you mail the forms in….”
It’s the same in life and work. It’s more difficult to get what you really want if you don’t explicitly ask for it and then follow-through with your plan.
After many years of traversing the globe as a strategy consultant, family and health issues dictated a travel respite …
There are things in our professional careers that naturally scare us, but are required for advancement and continued growth. We are normally afraid of places we haven’t been before, things we haven’t tried before or subject matter that we know nothing about. If fear is a sign that we are pushing our envelop, then conquering that fear is a sign of real personal and professional growth.
So, how do we gather enough courage to take that next step?
Think about a person that you would follow regardless of where they were going. What makes them a leader worth following? In terms of the business world, a leader doesn’t necessarily make decisions, and a leader doesn’t necessarily have the highest ranking title. A true leader is someone that has earned the trust and respect of their team; and as a result, that team will follow that person in whatever direction they take.
Everyone has complained about being interrupted. People have interrupted our conversations, our tasks, even physically (i.e. being cut in line, in traffic, beepers, texting, instance messaging).
On the other hand, everyone has interrupted. Everyone does it. Find out why, and how to manage around it.
Undoubted you’ve heard the advice “Just Say No” to things when you’re feeling overwhelmed. In actuality, saying “no” to life and its opportunities is a resistive, defensive and negative attitude producing additional stress. This stress management presentation shares fun, practical and life-changing tips on ways to say “YES” to things — on your own terms.
Today’s economy is certainly making most people anxious. In these desperate times, the positive frugal, thrifty and cautious nature can be taken a tad too far. Without knowing, this singular cost-conscious attention morphs turns to mooching or taking advantage of friends and family. Use this tips to avoid being either the moocher or the enabler.