5 Common Lies Procrastination Keep Telling You

If You Postpone It Today, You Will Most Likely Postpone It Tomorrow!

Growing up, I had a bad habit of overthinking without taking actions. Because of the negative impact of the practice, I’ve missed some great opportunities to achieve my life goals.

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Not until recent years, I came to realize that I’d fallen into the trap of procrastination. I had been planning for my life but took no actions on my plans. If you ask me today about all the dreams I had, I’ll give you a dozen of them.

Sometime You Win Sometime You Learn (2015)

This is one of the quick reading books I have read. The way it was written makes it simple to go though and understand its contents.

The book teaches you how to gain from any lose you encounter in your life. A good number of us may think that it is their end of the world when they fail on a task. But, John Maxwell is giving a different insight on using any failure to become better.

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.

Why You Should Say YES To Experiences That Scare You

You Gain The Focus, Learn New Perspective, and Become Stronger

Highly successful people are those with a habit of saying YES to experiences that scare them. How would you answer the call if faced with a scary experience?

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When I was a young soccer player, I usually controlled the ball using my right foot. For those of you who played soccer before, you know that a good soccer player must use both feet for a good ball control. I was afraid to use my left foot because I had this idea that my left foot was not good enough to control the ball.

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.

Effective Communication is Key to a Long Lasting Relationship

Know When and How to Start a Conversation!

One of the common reasons for spousal relationship failures is the lack of effective communication. Work on your communication skills to build a long lasting relationship.

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Blaming your partner for lack of understanding is easy. Arguably, we pass the blame even though it is our mistake to deliver the message. This action may contribute significantly to poor communication and the relationship collapse.

When my wife and I got married, we could not understand each other the way we do now. I used to blame her for not comprehending my message. Instead, I came to realize that I was not delivering my message right.

How to Continue Learning Without Draining Your Pocket

Connect with Likewise Professionals to Keep on Learning from Them.

Going above and beyond is a choice! At any rate, it requires learning, self-determination, and an open-mind.

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You graduated college and landed your dream career, now what? When I landed my first job in 2007, I thought it would be easy to move up. After three years, I discovered that it needed more than having a first job.

Be that as it may, I applied for open positions within the company, but was not hired. I continued submitting applications for existing posts but got rejected multiple times. After a rejection in 2012, I asked the interviewer for the reason she did not hire me.

How to Create a Productive Work Environment

How Can You Help Your Employees Feel They are Valued?

A good number of companies are trying to create productive work environments. They also strive to do more work with fewer people.

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In fact, employees that feel valued by their managers tend to do more. The question I have for you today is, “How can you make your employees feel they are valued?”

How to Write a Brilliant Project Executive Summary

An Executive Summary is The backbone of a Project Plan

Sometimes we have good project plans but fall short in presenting them. A poor-developed Executive Summary often leads to a project denial.

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How can we present projects to make the stakeholders buy-in? The answer lies in a well-prepared project proposal. Even though a project proposal has many parts, I am going to draw my focus to the Executive Summary. Why? The Executive Summary is the backbone of a project plan.