I offer this recent photo (from yesterday, May 1) and invite you to pause, take a deep breath, and imagine you are once again in that early morning place, before the heat of the day, before the bustle and hustle of the day. You can hear God if you listen, and begin your day with peace and a memory of times that were, and will come again. Be encouraged, for encouragement is justified!
I recently read an interview with Tony Robbins (I confess to not knowing much of his motivational programs but I do admire that he has accomplished a lot in his life and that he seems to have many people of all stripes that credit him with helping them in theirs). Anyways, I thought his answer to be pretty thoughtful - check it out...
Tony Robbins on best piece of advice he's been given "That’s a tough question because my life is constantly about getting advice from the best in the world. But if I had to narrow it down, I would say two pieces of advice. #1 [comes from] my original mentor, Jim Rohn. He taught me that the secret to life is to find a way to do more for others than anyone else is doing. If you want to be extraordinary as a friend or business person, as a father or a lover, find a way to add more value — especially to those you love the most. I’m obsessed by this focus, and I really believe it’s the secret to not only wealth, but real lasting happiness. In my soul I believe the secret to living is giving. The second piece of advice came from a man who at the time was the richest man in Canada — a brilliant businessman, billionaire, and entrepreneur. He taught me that proximity is power. He told me at the time that if I wanted to make a movie, it would be easy because I had so many clients who were producers, actors, and heads of studios; I’m around them all the time. In fact, they put me in a dozen movies at that time, without my even asking, because I was in their proximity. He said, “If you wanted to make a deal at IBM, you could probably make it work, but it would be a lot harder because you’re not in proximity.” In order to get my financial goals, he taught me to get in proximity with investment bankers. Two years later, I made a deal that was worth $400 million to me, taking a company public! Proximity is power — remember it, apply it. It will change your life." -source: producthunt #motivationmonday #tonyrobbins #advice #proximityispower
Are you down in the dumps? Getting discouraged? Here's a tip to help cure those blues as told by a great motivator and leader. It's simple but it works.
"Feeling sad? What are you thinking about? Seriously... examine your thoughts. It's impossible to feel sad if your thinking happy thoughts" ~Joyce Meyer #MotivationMondays
I am not sure about you but I learned the song I'm A Little Teapot ages ago but as silly as the song is there are actually some lessons we can apply. Just as a reminder here is the song -
I'm a little teapot short and stout. Here is my handle. Here is my spout. When I get all steamed up, Hear me shout! Just tip me over And pour me out
I'm a clever teapot, yes it's true. Here's an example of what I can do. I can turn my handle to a spout. Just tip me over and pour me out
And now the lessons. The teapot is aware of what it is. short, stout and clever. It also has a clear and concise idea of what it is good at and is proud of its abilities.
The fact the the teapot is short and stout are seen as assets not liabilities and the teapot is happily living up to its full potential by being tipped over and poured out.
Are you the teapot? Are you seeing all that you are as assets and not liabilities?
A lesson from my own life is my oldest son stutters. Stutters tend to be highly intelligent people and the reason for their stuttering is because theirs brains process what they wish to say faster then they are able to say it.
The upside is you have to really listen to someone who stutters and allow them time to speak which will make you a better listener.
So today embrace all that you are and celebrate the fact that there is no one who is uniquely like you which is why you will get the job you are seeking.
The last time you applied to a company did you also make sure to include a cover letter? A well-written cover letter gives you a chance to sell yourself to the employer in a conversational style manner and explain why you are the ideal candidate. Plus, by writing a cover letter you will make it clear that you truly want the job.
-1- Address the beginning of the letter to a name and include a "Mr." or "Ms" before it. Avoid the bland "Dear Hiring Manager" or "To Whom It May Concern." Make it personal! Do a little searching and find the name of the person you will be sending this to.
-2- In the first paragraph provide a brief idea of who you are and tell the employer how you have learned about the opportunity. The opening paragraph should answer the following questions:
-Who are you? -Where does your expertise lie? -How did you learn about the position? -Why do you want to apply?
-3- The second paragraph is about what you bring to the table and why they should they choose you. Tell them why he/she should be interested in you! Do this by highlighting a few valuable points from your resume that match the job description. Ask yourself, what is it about your previous job experience skills and abilities that will meet the company's needs and make you a good fit? Make it unique to that company so do your research!
-4- Wrap it up with a call to action. What would you like to happen next? For example, you could say, "I have attached my resume for your consideration. I look forward to an opportunity to meet with you in person and discuss how my skills could contribute to the company's success."
-5- Close with a simple thank you at the end and then add your name.
-6- Be sure your contact information is on the cover letter as well. This should be at the top right of the page and include your name, email, and phone number. Essentially it is the same contact info that is on your resume!
Avoid sending the same cover letter to every company. They will know and your application won't be taken seriously. Always put your best foot forward.
If YOU are worth their time then make them worth yours!
Questions? Comment for some help! : )
I know sometimes you want to give us because I know I do all the time. But every single time I look at my hard I get upset with myself. Even though I have a job this job isnt for me. SO guess what????? I grind almsot every single day. I knwo for sure I have so much to offer and this position I am in isnt letting me do that so I Grind. I have had 4 phone interviews and the hiring managers have all loved me. I had a panel interview last week. Now this week I have 2 face to face and a panel interview. I will succeed at getting a new position. I will and You will too. Keep your head up and never...I mean never give up!!!! Keep pushing yall. We got this. There are so many resources out there that there is not excuses.
Hey there my fellow Jobcasers. This quote below is one I remember my brother saying when I was younger. There's a lot to it, really. Leave the past behind and make today count. If the past was great for you - awesome, build on it and make today count. If the past was not awesome, or worse, then let it go and and make today count. Here's the thing - YOU and really, ONLY YOU, can move yourself forward to a better place. Its always a ton of work, but it can start today. You just have to decide to start. So its a beautiful Monday. I suggest getting done 1 or 2 of the things you have been putting off. Suggest finding a way to complement 1 or 2 people during your day (a simple "thanks for doing a good job" can almost always bring a smile to anyone's face you come in contact with ). And make a conscious decision that today will be an inflection point for you. That today you move forward with a fresh outlook on whatever goals you are aspiring to, or to overcome whatever challenges you face. Simply choose to make today count! Good luck!, Fred