We all want to have high performance ratings. Not only does this increase our chance at a raise—or even a promotion!—emotionally, we need the satisfaction and fulfillment of knowing that we're doing a good job. Here are some things that will help you get straight A's in the corporate report card. … [Read more...] about 5 tips to help you become Employee of the Month
There is a saying that, 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.' So one of the first things to do when you make your list of New Year's resolutions is to make a battle plan. Here are tips for helping you achieve every goal this year. … [Read more...] about 3 steps to effective New Year’s resolutions
Avid gamers will spend hours working to unlock certain game achievements. But we raise our hands in salute to the military, who will spend years working to earn these medals and accomplishments. For example, they must master specialized weapons, or withstand the harshest elements (one achievement requires spending two weeks in subzero temperatures in Antarctica!). There … [Read more...] about Military achievement unlocked!
We've all heard about the power of positive thinking, and the need to 'cheer up and smile' when things go wrong. But I'd be the first to admit that optimism doesn't come naturally to me. I'm usually the one who worries about what can go wrong, and rein in my expectations so I don't get totally crushed if things don't go the way they expect. And experts are saying that this … [Read more...] about The power of being a defensive pessimist
Let's be frank: even if we're smart, beautiful, talented, hardworking, the fact of the matter is, 'Sh*t happens.' No use whining about it or blaming your parents, God, or your boss. The really successful and happy people didn't have it easier than you. They may not have had your problems, but they certainly had their own. The only difference is that they were resilient. They … [Read more...] about How to build a resilient spirit