3 Things That Will Influence Your Employer to Want to Keep You

Your Professional Development is Your Responsibility, not Your Employer’s.

What role can you play to influence your employer to want to keep you? Many have asked me on several occasions about career development.

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I was hired from a temporary assignment to a full time employee because I lent a hand to the hiring manager. Give more to your employer if you want them to keep you for a while. A little help can significantly boost their moral to keep you.

7 Most Effective Ways to Solve an Incident

Discover the Cause of an Incident before You Offer a Solution.

How many times have you offered a solution without understating the incident and what caused it? If that has happened to you before, you are not alone; it has occurred to me on several occasions.

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As a desktop support technician, I was called to solve a printer incident. I started to mess around with the configuration that did not address the issue. Eventually, I discovered that it was a cable issue.

10 Powerful Questions to Help You Free Your Time to Focus on Productivity

This Tool will Walk You Through the Path Toward Greater Effectiveness and Success

If productivity was a game, what would your score be? Would you beat the record or sit down and wish you could?

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A significant number of us start any task but fail to focus and complete them. Even if you aren’t competitive, how would you rank your ability to plan, prioritize, organize, and execute your tasks? It might sound easy, but takes a tremendous amount of time.

5 Powerful Focus Areas You Need to Consider to Achieve Your Goals

Start your goals with smaller tasks that you can knock down quickly to gain traction

Have you ever developed a goal and failed to accomplished it? In my opinion, anyone can craft a goal and work hard to accomplish it. Unfortunately, only a few cross that finish line.

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Why are we not crossing the finish line when it comes to personal goals? The answer is plain simple; we lose focus and interest in the middle of the journey. So often we get destructed by other things that don’t help.

5 Ways You Can Develop Yourself to Become Marketable in the Workplace

Change your mindset if you want to develop yourself

How many times have we dreamed about success, but fail to take the necessary steps to achieve it? The truth of the matter is that we must develop ourselves and change our mindset if we want to achieve success.

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It was a Monday morning; an employee who looked angry walked to his manager’s office. How can I help you? Says the manager. In an angry, tone he said, “I have been here for ten years, why did you promote John, not me.”

5 Steps to Develop an Engaging Career Growth Goal

Become ambitious for career growth.

Have you ever thought about a career growth goal? Does your answer describe an improvement or same as where you have been in the past five years?

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I made a mistake that most of us do when we start a new career. I had no plan for personal and career growth. Unfortunately, that act came to haunt me later in my career.

Why You Should Not Postpone a Task For a Later Time

When We Postpone a Scheduled Task, More Jobs Keep Coming.

Sometimes, we postpone a small task to give room for a bigger one. Does this action help us?

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How do you get anything done? People often ask me this question when I tell them I am a full-time employee, a husband, and a father to five kids. Oh wait, did I mention coaching the kids’ soccer teams?

4 Things You Need to Consider to Change a Bad Habit

Replace a Bad Habit with a Good One

Our success depends on our daily habits. Before we start succeeding, we must explore our habits and change the ones that don’t serve us.

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My father used to tell me that lazy people are lazy because they have mastered the habits of laziness. They have the ability to find excuses to use for doing nothing.

On the other hand, busy people are busy because they have mastered the habits of being busy. They will find something to make them active all the time. Lazy or busy, they both have their consequences.

6 Things Every Employee Should Consider

You worked hard to get your dream job, now what? A good number of employees will settle in with the dream career and even start under performing.

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When I started my first career, I was overwhelmed by the amount of work I had to do. Coming from a job where the team leader gave me the work of the day; I was now in a position of choosing my work of the day. I had to learn the discipline of planning my day when I start my shift.

How to Land an Entry Level Job

You've Got to Start Somewhere and Build Yourself to Reach Your Dream Job.

A significant number of people have the hope of landing a dream job right after college. Unfortunately, only a few may succeed in this matter. Start with an entry level job that will prepare you.

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For some people, it takes a long time to even decide on what their dream job may be. Do not be disappointed if you don’t land your dream job right away. Instead, start somewhere and build yourself to reach the job.

When I was growing up, my dream was to become a pilot. That dream faded away after some few years. Nothing is wrong with dreaming; you may have many of them before you settle with one.