Setting goals is an important part of most peoples work lives. However, people do not often realise what exactly goal setting (and achieving!) can do for them in their business and work.
Here are some examples of how setting goals can help you achieve what you set out to do in your work life:
1. Setting goals will motivate you to achieve. This is one of my main concerns when I set a goal for myself Continue reading
The New Year is here and it’s going to be a great one. It’s always a great feeling when the New Year starts. It’s a chance to start fresh and bring in new ideas that have been on your mind.
If you haven’t done so already, you should take the time to sit down and write out your goals for the year. Once you do this you need to break them down into daily, weekly, and monthly Continue reading
If our emotions regulate us instead of us regulating our emotions, we are subject to using substances or people as a substitute for self-regulation. Because our feelings can be such a powerful force, we need to have the ability to manage our feeling states, i. e., think about them and express them in constructive ways. For example when we feel depressed, we can find ways Continue reading
What about you? Were you able to check off most of your 2012 goals? Or did you perhaps not even set any goals for this year?
It is a well-known fact that by the third week in January most people abandon their New Year’s Resolutions. Why is this?
I have created three articles to shed some light on this seeming phenomena, which may in reality be more of an epidemic than a phenomena. I’ll also Continue reading
Very few things are as important as personal goal setting when it comes to moving up in the world. Now when we talk about moving up, let us state that we are talking about business because business is related to all other facets of your life. If you think about it, you realize that how you think about your career is not much different from your vision of yourself. If this sounds Continue reading
Looking ahead can be difficult for some of us because what we may be experiencing right now could be an unpleasant situation. Some of us can find it difficult to look ahead because we still feel the disappointment of the not too recent past. But I have found, without a shadow of doubt, there is power in looking ahead.
Forward thinking or envisioning the future with hope Continue reading
Although new ideas lead to creative solutions, they can be a challenge when they interrupt or distract the work on an issue.
Approach 1: Question the relationship to topic
When new ideas seem inappropriate, say:
“That’s an interesting point (or question). And how does it relate to our topic?”
“Excuse me. We started talking about our budget and now we seem Continue reading
Part of becoming a good leader is having a vision. Both for yourself and the ability to impress that vision on others. Leaders are dreamers, but in a very focused way.
Having a vision is the starting point of any business venture. This is the idea, and the ideal outcome. This vision is what all the hard work leads up to.
Developing your vision skills will make your ideas much more focused Continue reading
Have you made any New Year Resolutions this year? If so, how’s it going? Are you managing to stick to them, or have cracks already started to appear in your resolve and determination?
Research shows that, despite our best intentions, by the time we get to the end of January most of our New Year resolutions will have fallen by the wayside. It’s rather like walking out of a really inspiring Continue reading
Intervening, or as some would put it Interfering, in someone else’s life, is not something that most of us would do lightly. However, when that someone is a dear friend, a relative, or a loved one with a problem, many people feel duty bound to intervene.
It is a fraught situation, and a moral dilemma for some. But watching someone gradually destroying themselves with drugs or alcohol is not an option Continue reading