How to Stand Out in Your Manager’s Eyes

You may have heard the advice of providing management with solutions rather than coming to them with problems you need help with. That is good advice when you are able to find a solution to an issue. However, showing your managers how you work through problems you have not yet found solutions to can benefit you as well.Working out problems outside your scope of work along with upper management is an effective way of standing outContinue reading

How Cursing and Being Brash Can Increase Your Influence

The issue with conforming to normal behavior is that everyone else is conforming to it as well. When you are being politically correct, you by nature stand out less than the brash people around you. Being brash and going against the norm will typically cause you to stand out in a negative light rather than playing to your benefit. The decision to stand out from the crowd is therefore plagued by this dilemma. Do you conformContinue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Make Friends at Work

Spending your days around your coworkers can lead to the development of unprofessional relationships. The development of these relationships feels very normal and true at the time of them developing. It is a person’s natural inclination to develop social relationships with those who they are surrounded by. However, it is worth remembering that a professional work environment is far from a natural setting for human relationships to grow in. You may not realize it at the moment, butContinue reading

Why You Should Know the Options Your Customers Have

When making a deal or sale, you will be dealing with customers who will likely have options beyond what you offer. Your goal is to provide a good service for which you are compensated fairly. In the negotiation stages, an important point of leverage your customers have is the ability to promise you their business while leaving an out for themselves in case they find a better deal. This is especially true for businesses whichContinue reading

How to Improve the Quality of Advice You Receive

On your path to fulfilling the goals that you set for yourself, you will sometimes feel a need to get the opinions and advice of those around you. Their advice will help in many ways, and can be a guiding beacon in times of absolute darkness. Something that people often forget is that the quality of advice one receives is dependent on both the giver as well as the receiver of the advice. Your questionsContinue reading

Why You Should Call Out the Call-Out

You’ve made mistakes in your life, and so has everyone that your eyes are laid on. No human exists who bats 1.000 and there’s no person who is always right in what they do or say. Realizing that you will mess up in life is essential to accept and adapt towards. You should not aim to be a perfect human being, as you will never become one. You need to learn how to accept yourContinue reading

How to Get the Best Job References

Most people begin thinking about reference letters when the time comes to have them ready to show your future employers. To a establish solid reference, you need to invest your time and energy, investing early in the process. When you leave a professional position you must make it a priority to maintain a strong communication channel with potential future references. Your references will come from a continued and prolonged relationship, in which you must beContinue reading

How to Ensure Your Nightmares Don’t Come True

You may be going through life fearing of losing your job, fighting with your friends, or your family discovering your dishonesty. We are humans, so the first thing to do is remember that as a human being, you are destined to mess up and experience failures in life. We fear our biggest failures and shortcomings coming back to haunt us and rub our faces in the very crap that we have created. The first thingContinue reading

How to Not Get Overwhelmed by Competition

In any venture you partake in, there will be competitors that you will be forced to defeat. This is a fact of life that, if realized early in your pursuits, is beneficial to understand. You need to know and accept that competition will follow you in all facets of life, and you will need to learn how to win against your competition to continue on your path. A critical mistake is to pay too muchContinue reading

How to Control the Emotions of Others

The question in the title can seem Machiavellian in nature, and it very well may be. The fact of the matter is that controlling the emotions of others is a simpler undertaking than you may believe it to be. Humans are affected by each other to an extent which perhaps goes unnoticed by yourself and the people who influence you. We are influenced in all aspects of what we do, from the body language that we displayContinue reading

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