Nowadays, everyone wants to “hack success”. There are plenty of webinars and articles about how to become successful in a few short months.
Sorry to break it to you but there are no surefire ways to success. Instead, what I can offer are actionable steps you can take to build a characteristic that is a determining factor of success.
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Always live your life with a level of discomfort. When we feel satisfied with our life we are complacent. We stop pushing ourselves; we give up and fall short of our dreams. If you want to live a life of regret go ahead. Live in your comfort zone.
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As kids are heading back to school, I can’t help to remember the dreaded participation ribbon schools would hand out at sporting events to those who just didn’t make the cut. A humiliating consolation prize, I never understood the concept. In fact, I oppose the idea of rewarding kids for showing up. No one gets a gold star from their manager for showing up to work. That’s a given. I’m expected to deliver results for the firm and reach its […]
According to the American Time Survey, North Americas are enjoying more leisure time than previous generations. So why do we feel time-starved? The study further shows that the quality of leisure time has actually diminished. To me, it’s clear that the issue has nothing to do with time and it has everything to do with how efficiently we use it and what we use it for. We are so busy being busy that we don’t actually take the time to […]
Three things I learned from Donna Messer I had the pleasure of attending Effective Networking – It’s all in the Power of Leverage! hosted by Lean In Toronto. The keynote speaker was Donna Messer who shared insights about her extensive network and experience. Donna is a speaker and trainer for ConnectUs Communications. Her background ranges from the banking industry to the state government. She guided us through some great conversations and best of all provided some tips on networking.
For some, summer is a time to relax and refuel. But it’s also a time to get things done especially those things you’ve put off during busy season. Summer is a perfect time to revisit the goals you’ve established earlier this year and figure out what you need to do right now to reach them. Don’t lean back, in fact, lean in closer to achieving your goals.