The Power of Visualization

A wise friend has often shared her belief in the power of visualization in making her goals and dreams come true. This goal mapping, also called imagery, is used by many people to “mock up” their aspirations. Visualization As I work with individuals preparing for a competition or pursuing a job search, one of the…

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Winter Productivity Strategies

The winter months are here. No matter what region you reside in, the days are shorter. In many locations they are darker and colder, as well. Many people notice being more tired than usual. Because you may also be less active, some people find they are also less motivated. On a more extreme side, seasonal…

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The Benefits of Making Lists

Over the years I have used various techniques to get organized. Some of them worked temporarily, but few had the staying power to be incorporated into my professional or personal lifestyle. One thing that I have learned, from lots of trial and error, is the importance of making a list. Yes, a list. Something that…

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REthinking Your Personal Brand

In November of 2022, I first blogged about building your personal brand. Now, almost a year later, the topic is back on my radar. My thinking continues to evolve because of my client interactions and their questions. Have you examined your personal brand lately? What I consistently see is that personal branding is an evolving…

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Use of Manners During a Job Search

In my August Blog, we looked at common job search mistakes. The topic resonated with some of my clients and after some robust conversations, I want to expand on some tips that WILL help make an impression. Basic manners can make a difference with a first impression. Here are 10 tips to consider: 1. Advise…

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Job Search Errors to Avoid

There are many things that can impact your success during a job search. How many can you think of? Here are some of the more common mistakes which can make the difference between finding your fit or missing the mark: 1. Not using your network – It is important to inventory your acquaintances in the…

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Processing Feedback

Does receiving feedback make you anxious? For many people feedback has negative connotations. If this is true for you, it is probably because it might highlight situations where you did not perform to your best capabilities. Here’s the challenge: Rather than viewing feedback as highlighting your faults, you can see it as an opportunity for…

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Owning Your Moment

The job you didn’t get, the title you weren’t awarded: losses can be devastating! You have been focused for weeks, maybe months on achieving success. You have worked hard. The job interview or the competition is over and, regardless of the outcome, it is important to reflect on the process. Recognize the emotional toll of…

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Being Aware of Mind Games

Have you ever felt intimidated by someone? Perhaps it was intentional behavior by someone wanting to feel superior. Perhaps it was your own feelings of inadequacy or inferiority. Either way, it doesn’t feel good. Mind games, or psychological one-upmanship, is typically deliberate behavior that demoralizes a person while making the aggressor look superior. Mind games…

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The Importance of Positive Self-Talk

Do you ever talk to yourself? This is actually a good thing! We all have an internal dialogue. This inner voice, or self-talk, is the way we communicate with our inner self. Our thoughts are the main source of our emotions and moods. When our self-talk is positive, experts believe that our quality of life…

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