SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Stand strong in your value. That starts by knowing your value.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“God is my strength and my defense. When I am weak, he makes me strong. When I am broken, he makes me whole.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

“Those things that are not within your control can often be the very things that set you free.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Take it from me, an authority on expertise: You can’t trust experts.”
― Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives

“Sometimes you have to “play the part” to become the part.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Indiscretions can lead to great lessons.”
― Julieanne O’Connor, SPELLING IT OUT FOR YOUR CAREER

“Your brain needs plenty of rest to function at it’s optimal level. Go to sleep!”
― Lalah Delia

“My only career goal is to be an halloween icon.”
― Nuno Roque

“When employers designate certain jobs “professional” and insist that employees have professional training – not just the technical skills that seem sufficient to do the work – they must have more in mind than efficiency. Hierarchical organizations need professionals, because through professionals those at the top control the political content of what is produced, and because professionals contribute to the bosses’ control of the workforce itself.”
― Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System That Shapes Their Lives

“A woman who walks away from the promise of power finds the strength to forgive – and saves her friendship, her marriage, and her sanity. The world is turned upside down.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Make Your Life Assignment Your Career And Job

“Don’t make your job your assignment. Rather, make your life assignment your career and job”
― Sunday Adelaja

“May you reach that level within, where you no longer allow your past or people with toxic intentions to negatively affect or condition you.”
― Lalah Delia

“I’d tell men and women in their midtwenties not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don’t know what that means, seek it. If you’re following your calling, the fatigue will be easier to bear, the disappointments will be fuel, the highs will be like nothing you’ve ever felt.”
― Phil Knight, Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

“I honor you for every time
this year you:

got back up
vibrated higher
shined your light
and loved and elevated
beyond

—the call of duty.”
― Lalah Delia

“It is a common enough mid-career urge: having taken care of life’s immediate needs, some of us yearn to chase villains, right wrongs, fight on the side of the angels.”
― Tim Wu, The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

“Dear my strong girls, you will all go through that phase of life making a mistake of helping a toxic girl whose friendship with you turns into her self-interest. This kind of girls is a real burden towards the empowerment of other females as they can never get past their own insecurity and grow out of high-school-like drama. Despite how advanced we are in educating modern women, this type will still go through life living in identity crisis, endlessly looking for providers of any kind at the end of the day. They can never stand up for others or things that matter because they can’t stand up for themselves. They care what everyone thinks only doing things to impress men, friends, strangers, everyone in society except themselves, while at the same time can’t stand seeing other women with purpose get what those women want in life. But let me tell you, this is nothing new, let them compete and compare with you as much as they wish, be it your career, love or spirit. You know who you are and you will know who your true girls are by weeding out girls that break our girlie code of honor, but do me a favor by losing this type of people for good. Remind yourself to never waste time with a person who likes to betray others’ trust, never. Disloyalty is a trait that can’t be cured. Bless yourself that you see a person’s true colors sooner than later. With love, your mama. XOXO”
― Shannon L. Alder

Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

“Fear of failure is closely connected with the apprehension of failure in any field of life, such as career, business, education of private life”
― Sunday Adelaja

“A nagging focus on time management makes us want to increase the speed of our lives. Maintaining a focus on priority management helps us recognize the need to slow down. When our use of time is built around well-defined priorities, life is less a question of how much we can get done and more a question of whether something is worth doing at all.”
― Joe Jordan, Sharpen Your Life: 52 Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

“seek a way or MAKE one.

Seek Success, not Popularity. It lasts longer.

Short cuts to success are none. Efforts only can achieve success.

Some call it Obsession I call it Dedication.

starting point of all achievement is desire.

Staying positive will win you Victory, positively.”
― Harsh Malik

“Like the three points in a triangle, knowing your value, maintaining your value, and getting compensated for your value are essential in building professional stability and longevity. If the compensation or the opportunity sounds too good to be true — it probably is. Sooner or later, reality prevails over rhetoric.”
― Joe Jordan

“Boundaries are easier to manage when your values are well-defined.”
― Joe Jordan, Sharpen Your Life: 52 Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

“You can’t fulfill your calling inside your comfort zone.”
― Johnathan Key

“…if you do the job no one wants, you might eventually get the job everybody wants. But you have to be willing to climb the ladder, starting with the bottom rung.”
― Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

“Putting lifestyle first is how you find a job– not a calling.”
― Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air

“Our fulfillment in life and career meets with success when we give our best as per our unique talent, gifting, strengths while willing to team up with others in the areas of our limitations…”
― Assegid Habtewold, The 9 Cardinal Building Blocks: For Continued Success in Leadership

Start Today Creating A Vision For Yourself

“A young woman faces the decision of whether to marry a certain man whom she loves but who has deeply rooted, traditional ideas concerning marriage, family life, and the roles of men and women in each. A sober assessment of her future tell the woman that each of the two alternatives offers real but contrasting goods. One life offers the possibility of a greater degree of personal independence, the chance to pursue a career, perhaps more risk and adventure, while the other offers the rewards of parenting, stability, and a life together with a man whom, after all, she is in love with. In order to choose in a self-determined mode the woman must realize that the decision she faces involves more than the choice between two particular actions; it is also a choice between two distinct identities. In posing the questions “Who am I? Which of the two lives is really me?” she asks herself not a factual question about her identity but a fundamental practical question about the relative values of distinct and incommensurable goods. The point I take to be implicit in Tugendhat’s (and Fichte’s) view of the practical subject is that it would be mistaken to suppose that the woman had at her disposal an already established hierarchy of values that she must simply consult in order to decide whether to marry. Rather, her decision, if self-determined, must proceed from a ranking of values that emerges only in the process of reflecting upon the kind of person she wants to be.”
― Frederick Neuhouser, Fichte’s Theory of Subjectivity

“If you terminate a person from your life who is very toxic towards your reputation, you can actually lead yourself pertaining a career that you desire without any interference.”
― Saaif Alam

“The key to career advancement is appearing valuable despite all hard evidence to the contrary. … If you add any actual value to your company today, your career is probably not moving in the right direction. Real work is for people at the bottom who plan to stay there.”
― Scott Adams, This is the Part Where You Pretend to Add Value

“Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it’s possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process..”
― Germany Kent

“The people with thriving careers and healthy personal relationships get the same amount of time each week as the burned-out professional who can’t remember their last meaningful conversation with a family member.”
― Joe Jordan, Sharpen Your Life: 52 Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

“Here’s to the “so-so-ing” it.
Here’s to the working since I was 14 in a smoke clouded day.
Here’s to saying I could stay until the forms were faxed.
Here’s to driving home past dark and dozing off the road.
Here’s to no over time.
Here’s to the long line to management.
Here’s to ALREADY DONE THAT!
Here’s to quitting, saying I’m through, saying I can’t compete for your leftover lean cuisine. Here’s to art. Here’s to freedom. Here’s to saying God gave me every penny and knowing it’s true. Here’s to the next 40 years with you.
Here’s to the new.
— Adrianna Stepiano”
― Adrianna Stepiano

What You Do Is Less Important Than The Difference You Make

“What you do is less important than the difference you make.”
― Tiffany Dufu, Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

“Study the lives of highly successful people from any corner of life, across history, in any environment, and you will discover they share one trait: They keep moving forward. Sometimes slowly. Often with great difficulty. Frequently after painful mistakes, defeats, or failures. Success is less about talent and opportunities, and more about commitment and motivation.”
― Joe Jordan, Sharpen Your Life: 52 Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

“That thing you thought you’d do
You start to think you can’t;
You always say tomorrow,
But you haven’t got a plan.
Everyone’s asking questions,
And all you do is dodge.
That career that you’d imagined
Was only a mirage.
The older that you get,
The smaller that you feel;
You forget what’s only in your head,
And what is really real.
Sometimes people make it;
They become who they meant to be.
But most of the time,
Dreamers only dream.”
― Margo T. Rose, The Words

“Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand. Tell yourself it’s possible along the way, have patience, and maintain peace with yourself during the process.”
― Germany Kent

“Earn your confidence, nurture it, then help to build it in others.”
― Alex Malley

“Nobody but you have to believe in your dreams to make them a reality.”
― Germany Kent

“Make a life while making a living.”
― Frank Sonnenberg, Follow Your Conscience: Make a Difference in Your Life & in the Lives of Others

“Creativity without discipline will struggle, creativity with discipline will succeed.”
― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Effective life management isn’t about finding more time to fill; it’s about recognizing you don’t have to do anything you do not choose to do. Hiding a choice behind a “have to” is irresponsible. Everything filling the white space in your life is there because you chose to put it there. We always have the power to say, “No.” We just need to be ready to live with the consequences.”
― Joe Jordan, Sharpen Your Life: 52 Strategic Moments to Create a Lifetime of Success

 

Your Career Doesn’t Define You

“Your career doesn’t define you”
― Lili Wilkinson, Pink

“The time for careers and passions was gone. Hunger pangs displaced ambition.”
― Panashe Chigumadzi, Sweet Medicine

“Put time and effort to promote your personal brand.”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

“Vested in fear, frightened of failure, but beyond that I choose to surrender to my fated success.”
― Julieanne O’Connor

“When you’re vested in fear, frightened of failure, yet in the surrender is where you find your success.”
― Julieanne O’Connor
“How I adored to draw as a child, a teen; all my life before I began to try and shape a career out of it.”
― Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking
“Don’t ever stop believing in your own transformation. It is still happening even on days you may not realize it or feel like it.”
― Lalah Delia
“Nobody really wants to be your friend when they discover that you work with dead people.”
― Rebecca McNutt, Restless Souls and Shallow Graves: A Short Story
“Pay attention to what you wish you were doing when you’re doing something else.”
― Joyce Rachelle
“You can never stop being a teacher. It is the core responsibility of a leader.”
― Alex Malley, The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life
“To be successful, look for the job you will take if you don’t need a job”
― Warren Buffett

No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

“Parents were good to us, gave us a lot, took care for us when we couldn’t have taken care for ourselves, wanted the best for us, continue to care about us and our future, but none of it is good enough a reason to fulfil their dreams/ do everything in order to make them happy/ provide them with a peace of mind, or whatever they want for themselves.”
― Lukasz Laniecki, You Have The Right Not To Make Your Parents Proud. A Book Of Quotes

 

“Information is the key to success, anywhere and everywhere. Right information matters the most. This applies to your work place too.”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

 

“It is common to come across a perfectionist at work. Life is not that tough if you have a perfectionist sub-ordinate; life is a bit tough when you have a perfectionist peer; life is toughest
when you have a perfectionist supervisor!”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!
“Understand that success is not an accident, but a planned event.”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!
“Formal business situations are likely to be the least revealing because these are the times when all of us are most likely to have our ‘game faces’ on.”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!
“Accept the fact that you are fully responsible for your career.”
― Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!
“Expertise in a subfield was the key to a successful career as an engineer, and expertise was becoming a necessity for the mathematicians and computers as well.”
― Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
“You can’t work with people you hate and succeed. At least, you won’t get the optimum of what you would have obtained when you work with people you love.”
― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts
“His name was Ed. His nickname was Scrambled Ed. On leaving school he had taken a year out to decide what he wanted to study at University. The year passed and he still hadn’t decided but went to University anyway.

‘Academic’ is defined as ‘of, or relating to, institutionalized education and scholarship’. The same word, at the same time, also means ‘having little practical use or value, as by being overly detailed, unengaging or theoretical’.
The latter definition seemed the most appropriate for Ed’s university career which was a mash up of drinking, diving, surfing, kayaking and having his heart-broken. All washed down with a few pints.
After three years of that he was awarded a second class joint honours degree which he put in the recycling bin and went in search of something that would make him feel better.”
― Matt Padwick, Transpose – a self-styled revolution

Strengthening The Weak Points

 

When it comes to job interviews, the kind of questions you may be asked is going to vary a great deal. It is important to ensure that you are putting in the right perorations even before you get an interview call. While what questions you will be asked during your interview is something which no one can tell you beforehand, it never hurts to be a little prepared for some of the common questions. Let us see one such question which tends to be a regular feature in most interviews.

Most interviewers are likely to ask as to what is your weakness.  Now what you really need to understand here is that you must have a clear idea about what your weakness really is.

It is not wrong to have a weakness but if you’re not willing to improvise on it, the weakness might turn out to be a major fault and can even hamper your chances of selection.

Here in this article, we are going to focus on the best possible way to dodge this question. You should check out here also for additional valuable information that will help you.

Neutral weaknesses

It may so happen that you can chip in with a neutral weakness when the interviewer questions you about your weaknesses. There is nothing wrong in doing so however, the catch here is to ensure that you list just one neutral weakness along with some other weaknesses that pertain to your career.

Now, this brings us to the question as to how safe it is to talk about weaknesses which pertain to your career. The trick here is to know which weakness to list and the ones to avoid. Ideally, the weakness you’re talking about should not be too broad. If you list the kind of weakness which can be worked upon or it is something which isn’t too huge, then the interviewer might not give too much weight to it. At the same time, you should also showcase the desire to work on your weakness.

When your interviewer senses that you are one of those who are not looking to rest on their own laurels and you would like to grow, evolve and perform better in the times to come, it will surely create a much better impression.

Even your interviewer is likely to have some kind of weakness. Ideally, you should admit to weaknesses because not admitting to your weakness is considered to be one of the major faults. In fact, some interviewers even consider it a strength to be able to open up and expose your weakness to your potential boss.

So, based on how you measure your interviewer’s temperament and the way you perceive he/she thinks, you can decide the right way of approach to take. This is a very crucial question and your answer may be used to judge the probability of you being hired. This is why you have to put in your best of efforts and you need to be confident while dealing with this question. And for more additional tips that I post you can also visit this link http://nuparcenergyjobs.com/creating-the-funnel-of-opportunity/

Even when you are listing your weakness, some of the interviewers might go on a long discussion and check how weak you really are. Do not press the panic button. Often these are strategies to check your stress handling capacity. So, you have to ensure that you are checking these factors and sticking to the right basics when it comes to job interviews.

You should make it a point to check out The Career Mastery as it has some of the best tips as far as handling this question is concerned. We are sure that you will be able to learn some important and valuable interview tricks.

Creating The Funnel Of Opportunity

 

When getting an interview becomes baffling, one of the common things that occur is succumbing to despair and/or anxiety. The need to have a well-paying job is so pressing that when people face the problem of unemployment, they tend to push the panic button a bit too quickly. However, our suggestion here is to be sensible, work on your confidence levels and do what is desired by you. So, rather than panicking and attaining nothing, you need to have a proper action plan to land more interviews.

If you would appreciate a little help in this regard, we are going to let you know some of the ways by which you can land an interview for sure. These methods have worked out for other people in the past and this is why they should work like magic for you too.

Your mental game

The kind of attitude you have and the belief you foster tells a lot about the events that happen around you. We have seen that those with a pessimistic bent of mind are much more likely to stay unemployed because even when they get an opportunity, they are sure to lose it. Inside their mind, they are tied by the shackles of their own thoughts.

So, it is important to sharpen your mind game and to believe in the immense power of positivity. You need to understand that things are going to shape up the way you want them to. This is why if you believe that you are going to have the best job you could possibly imagine, situations may shift accordingly. We know for those who do not believe in this theory, it might seem infeasible. But we have seen it work for others.

At least, there is no harm in trying it. So, you need to work your mind in such a way that you feel optimistic, confident and brimming with positive vibes.

Seeking opportunities

It has been said that opportunities do not come to those who sit and ponder. You need to create your own opportunities. Having said that, try and look for the possible ways which can help you land an interview call. This isn’t going to be very hard when you know the right places to look at. If you would like to know more of such ways which can help you land an interview call, we strongly recommend checking out LIG course. We are amazed at the ways which are listed there. It might help you too.

If you have a good networking, you can make smart use of your connections to find the right ways by which you could land an interview call. Do not nag everyone and under no circumstance should you beg for a job. Your responsibility merely is to let your circle know that you are looking for a job which would do justice to the immense talent you possess. When you do that, it might open up a new funnel of opportunities for you.

So, you have to understand these factors well and then work on them. While there are more ways which can be used, we are going to concentrate merely on these at the moment.

Try and implement them and the results should be there for you to see. However, one thing which we must add here is that it is no magic potion which will cook immediate results. While sometimes you might get a job opportunity immediately, at other times, it may take longer. So, be prepared to wait and patience is almost always rewarded. And please read also my other post here. Thank you.

 

The Tools To Improve Your English Speaking Prowess

 

We all know that English is the standard de facto language which is unanimously spoken by people all over the world. No matter where you go, it is likely that knowing English will help you stir a little bit of communication at least. Yes, granted there are nations where people hardly understand English and these include countries like China, France and so on, but nonetheless, it is important to be conversant in English.

If you shift the matter to the corporate world, you will find that the importance of the English language or English conversation further increases manifold. When you are working with a big MNC, it is really important to have a smooth communication channel setup. The lack of right communication is bound to lead to endless problems. When you are fluent in English, you will be able to ease out the gap in communication and maybe enhance the work performance of your whole team.


Now, comes the big question – how to be fluent in English. Well, there are a lot of different ways you can use and we are going to list some of the key ones among them.

First of all, you should make it a point to kindle the zeal inside you to truly learn the language. If you do not have the desire from within, it is not going to work out. You have to truly believe in the need to be conversant in the language.

Practise and practice

The next thing which you need to do is constantly practice. It has been rightly said that practice makes a man perfect. So, you should put your best efforts to make sure that you are putting in the right amount of practice hours.

Until and unless you make it a point to devote the right amount of effort from your side, the fluency won’t come.

Online classes

There are plenty of online classes, tutorials and helpful pointers which can come in handy when you are looking to attain fluency in English. We would recommend checking out the videos on YouTube by Deniz as he makes use of some really smart ways.

You can enroll for any kind of English learning program as it will definitely assist you in an apt manner. These programs guide you on the steps to be taken and when implemented, it is bound to lead to the right results too. Before enrolling for the program, you can check out the details of what each one of the modules has to offer.

Self-practice

Every day, you should make a conscious effort to improve your English. Make it a point to learn two new words daily. Not only this, you should also strive to converse with some of your peers in English. These little habits can go a long way in improving the kind of fluency you have over the language.

Standing in front of the mirror and conversing with yourself in English is another efficient way which you can put to use. Further, you should try and watch English movies or any of those sitcoms which you feel you will like. This is an entertaining way to improve the kind of fluency which you have over the English language.

Start implementing these points and the results should appear in a few days.  Even if it doesn’t, you should not let go of hope. Mastering a new language is all about being confident and putting in hours and hours of practice. There is no reason as to why you cannot get better in any language. Think of all the benefits which you will be able to reap.