Topic: Goal Setting
If you read Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland, you get a glimpse of the craziness Alice deals with running around aimlessly looking for who knows what. There’s a lot of confusion.
Along the way, she runs into Cheshire Cat. This sarcastic and cynical feline isn’t much help to her, but he can help us see a problem common to job hunters.
When Alice asks for directions, the cat responds:
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Alice says, “I don’t much care where.” The cat then comments, “Then it doesn’t matter which way you walk.”
I got an email recently from a man that read: “I followed all your advice but I have not gotten any job interviews. Do you have any other suggestions?”
I took a look at his LinkedIn profile and found that he hasn’t followed all of the advice I gave him.
In fact, as near as I can tell, he’s not doing anything I suggested.
And, yet, he wants more ideas from me.
So, here’s my advice to him and anyone else struggling to find a job: To get hired in this economy, you must …
(…and a lot of things really don’t matter)
I work with a lot of stressed out executives in their 30’s who feel like their life energy, hope and joy have been sucked out of them. What we find very quickly is that they are doing a lot of things that don’t really matter instead of concentrating on the things they really do want in their lives.
What if you stopped doing things in your life that really don’t matter? How would that change who you are? How much extra time would you …
As the father of three daughters, I’m not 100% in favor Emily Bennington’s Huffington Post story where she kisses a guy on a bet at the bar, but otherwise her advice is on the right on.
My daughter graduated a few weeks back and I’m forwarding her this link to Emily’s post. College grads should take on a good amount of risk. Most err on the side of “not enough.” What’s the downside? They have to move in with Mom and Dad. They can use this experimentation to learn and possibly …
Makeovers on television shows and in magazines are enticing for women the world over. Of course the reason they are so popular, is because the idea of getting a fresh start in life is a golden key we have all dreamt about at one time or another. No matter what their lives are like, everyone has something they wish could be different – their home, their body, their friends, and even their career.
Career makeovers are not a new concept and if you think about it, making over your career will …
As a Project Manager, you need to manage people, money, suppliers, equipment—the list is never ending. The trick is to be focused. Set yourself 5 personal goals to achieve. If you can meet these simple goals for each project, then you will achieve total success. So read on, to learn…
The 5 Goals of a Project Manager
These goals are generic to all industries and all types of projects. Regardless of your level of experience in project management, set these 5 goals for every project you manage.
Goal 1: To finish on time
It’s been said that the best new ideas are the best old ideas.
In other words, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel in your job search if others before you have found ways to succeed.
What if I told you there was a success “system,” invented by Benjamin Franklin in the 1730s, that helped create millionaires in the 1930s, when unemployment stood at 25%?
Do you think it might help you find a job faster today, with unemployment rates as they are?
If you’re interested, I’ll describe this system, which can make sure …