Thursday, 10 December 2015

Five Simple Ways To Magnet Success.

Five Simple Ways To Magnet Success.

The dream when forging a career isn’t to keep searching the job boards until you find the
perfect job or gig. That’s because, even after you’ve put in a lot
of time doing that, you still have to go through a rigorous process of applying and interviewing
for the position. To make it worse, all of that work still only nets you a small chance of being
hired. Since it requires less time and effort on your part, the ideal situation is for employers to come to you. You can make that happen by proving yourself online and in-person just once instead of each time you apply for a new position. If you know what you’re doing an employer can be confident you’re a good hire before you ever even speak to each other.

There are a lot of ways to find success , but the best way is often the one with the least time wasted. Here are five ways you can prove
yourself so that success will find you instead of the other way around.

1. Make an online portfolio:

If you want people to follow you, you need a destination. While most often utilized by people in creative fields, a portfolio can be advantageous in almost any industry. It’s another place to send potential employers and clients, and a more impressive one than social media outlets like LinkedIn. A portfolio is a great opportunity to display your samples, skills and experience in a format
most becoming of your work. SquareSpace and Weebly are among the best and easiest to use website builders for those purposes.
Remember to keep the portfolio simple and uncluttered, to choose a template that suits what you’re selling and to only spotlight your
best work. If you do all of that, and include the all-important “Hire Me” tab, you’re more likely to turn interest into action and seal the deal.

2. Have an active, engaging
social media presence:

Before you seal the deal with the help of a professional portfolio, however, you have to get people interested enough to visit your website in the first place. An effective social media presence can, if done right, lead people there.
What makes a social media presence effective? Your posts need to be, at minimum, one of three things: informative, interesting or
entertaining. The category you should focus on depends on
your industry. An accountant probably won’t benefit much from tweeting math jokes (entertainment). Likewise, a comedian isn’t likely to attract a lot of followers by writing about the history of comedy (information).
If you’re simply posting what you feel like posting, you’re not using it professionally and risk alienating the people who can offer you work. You have to be more thoughtful than
that. Consistency in release is just as crucial as consistency in content. If you want to get work off of social media, treat it like a job that you
have to “show up to” every day. You can use tools like HootSuite or Buffer to schedule your posts in advance, but if your updates become
irregular then you’re giving people an excuse to jump ship and showing that you can’t be relied upon.

3. Make noise:

It’s not enough to regularly post on social media or even to regularly post great content on social media. You have to make sure you’re
heard over the millions of voices vying for attention. Two ways you can do that are by being unique and by being selectively
controversial. If you stand apart from anyone else who’s offering the same products or skills, you’ll be a
step ahead. Look at your sets of skills, in and out of the professional world. The right combination of your interests can make you one of a kind. For example, I studied Business Admin & Mgt but i did
merge my professional career as a Business Coach with my passion for Speaking and carved out a place for myself that no one else has. Find a
similar way to stand out. Controversy can be dangerous, but it can also be necessary if you want to get eyes on you. Think about your views on various aspects of
your industry, and pinpoint the ones that don’t align with the majority. If you can make a strong case in favor of your opinion, share it by
blogging or posting on social media.
You might make some enemies, yes, but even disdain is better than disinterest. More importantly, though, you’ll make friends and
become a go-to person to hire by the people who agree with you.

4. Make friends:

It’s usually not what you know that gets you work without actively seeking it out. The connections you cultivate and the friendships
you forge can directly lead to paid
opportunities. The scary truth of business is that oftentimes all someone needs is passable
skills if the person handing out the assignment is already in their corner. “Networking” is often considered an ugly word,
but it’s really just being useful and pleasant to be around. Success at networking is basically the same as success on social media, except
you’re talking one-to-one and looking the individuals in the eyes. If you’re capable of that, take advantage of any events or
conventions or meet-ups for people in your field.

5. Make good art:

This message, popularized by best-selling author Neil Gaiman , applies to both creative and non-creative fields. Do your thing, and do it well. If you do, and if you follow the other
tips on this list, people will discover you because they’ll lose out if they don’t. First study, then practice, then prove yourself. It really can be as simple as that.

Try these steps and you will surely succeed. Let us know in the comments below! Think Positive.


Speak-Out and Solve Your Problems

Speak-Out and Solve Your Problems

Are you facing problems in your
life and don't know how to solve
them? Are you passing through a difficult time of your life and don't know how to get out of it? Are you in the grip of unfavorable circumstances and don't know how
to mould them in your favor?

Relax! There is nothing to worry about. Just talk to someone you can trust and get your problems solved. Did you ever think that it can
be so simple and easy? Yes it is!
Don't keep your problems to yourself. Open your mouth and ask for help. There is always someone who is willing to help you in
overcoming your troubles. Talk to your friends, family, fellow workers or even to various help groups and associations. You will be astonished
to see how many people will come forward to help you.

No doubt every person has a strong desire to succeed in life and every one wants to live a happy life. In spite of that most people
unintentionally keep themselves worried over non-issues thus making their lives miserable.
Keep on thinking and worrying over the matters which do not directly affect their life is the hidden hobby of most people.

You need to thoroughly examine whether your problems are
real or fake (self-created). If the problems are genuine then you must give top priority in solving them, otherwise try to get rid of your
stress habits and start living a happy life. However, if in spite of your best efforts you fail to get your problems solved and think that
there is no one in this world who can solve your problems then talk to God. (Talking to God
looks strange! Give it a try).

Ask God for His help and guidance in the matter which is a source of trouble for you. Once you have
established contact with God then you will see how the glacier of your troubles melts away.

Remember,nothing happens if you don't start it. While not get out of your comfort zone and get that thing done. You will succeed.

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How To Identify A Real Leader

Leadership is a strange thing. Those that are meant to have it often don't, while the most unlikely people sometimes do. Most of us have been in situations where the real leader of a team or even a whole
organization, is not the nominal boss. Someone else is.

You'll probably recognize this scenario. While working with DDI marketing , I was in one of four teams led by individual team leaders who reported to our collective boss - for the purpose of this article i will call him Okoro. But while Okoro was nominally the leader, he actually wasn't. Few subordinates took him seriously. When he asked the four team leaders to implement some new company policy they dutifully told us about it, but the collective reaction was a resigned sigh of, "It'll be forgotten about in a week" - and it usually was.

No one respected Okoro. They just paid lip service to his leadership position. The real leader was Dave, one of the four team leaders. He was flexible. If you needed to come in late he calmly sorted out cover. He came up with new ways of doing things and consulted his team as well as management before
implementing them. If there was grumbling among anyone's team members, it was always Dave who represented their views to Okoro.

He was also inspiring. He was keen to teach his skills to his staff and made work fun. He was no softie, though. He expected high standards of work, but everyone respected him
so his team always tried their best to deliver. He was the real leader and naturally attracted followers. Everybody wanted to be on Dave's
team. Finding the Daves in your organization matters, because leadership skills rub off on team
members. Get on to their teams and you will probably work harder, get out of your comfort zone more often and face more challenges.

But you will learn more about leadership, stand a bigger chance of making your mark and boost your career. Sometimes the real leaders are obvious but if you are not in their team they may be harder to find, so here’s how to spot them and learn
from them.

1. Listen to the talk at business get-togethers. Who are people talking about in a positive way? Who do they want to work for? Ask them why.

2. Find out about anyone that you think may be an authentic leader. Do they possess people skills? Real leaders do not just relay instructions from above. They engage, trust and inspire their staff and treat them with respect. Talk to their colleagues or team. Do they describe this person in enthusiastic tones?

3. Ask about the source of any new ideas or ways of doing things that have been a success. Real leaders often come up with innovations that get adopted, unlike the sometimes lame new ideas that inauthentic leaders propose.

4. Try to move into the orbit of the real leader so you can experience them at work. Observe how they deal with people and issues (not just
how they do the allotted tasks of the job). This will require you to step outside of the day-to-day work processes and think carefully about
the challenges the real leader faced and how they dealt with them. Later, ask them about how they did it.
Ask if they will be your unofficial (or maybe official) mentor and ask their advice about how you should deal with any challenges you face.

6. If they move on to a more senior job in another organization, consider following them, but ask their advice first. No-one likes a hanger-on, but they might appreciate having
someone they know in the new organization, and may be in a position to help give you a leg-up too.

It goes without saying that this must all be done in a spirit of genuine enthusiasm. Real LEADERS are great READERS of people and their
motives - they can spot a cynical attempt at brown-nosing in a flash.

Hire me to speak at your next event,conferences,seminars and workshop. I have been delivering mind blowing speeches on different topics, small business startup success, personal development,leadership development for churches,NGO's,clubs e.t.c.  I am waiting for your call. You will Succeed.

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4 Key Reasons Why You Need A Mentor

Do you know why most people dont get to thier dream land? It's because they think they can do it all alone. When it comes to your career , everyone needs advice. But it’s not always easy to find honest people who will challenge you, help you and are willing to share their secret wisdom, skills, and expertise with you.

In fact, PwC’s 2015 Global CEO Survey found 73 percent of CEOs said job candidates not possessing desired skills is a major concern. That alone creates a need for workplace mentoring and coaching from others. In addition, the job search process is more competitive than ever before. Find a mentor who can introduce you to the right people and refer your skillset -- you never know who is in their professional network.

Here are four reasons why you need to find a mentor who will invest in your future:

1. They keep things real.
A mentor is responsible for being honest and telling you like it is. They put things in perspective and let you know if you have areas in need of improvement. An honest mentor will tell you when you're being stubborn, when they think you should quit your job, or when they notice you've given
up on a dream you had a long time ago. Your mentor's job isn't to tear your confidence down, but they should help you learn appropriate business behavior by giving you an
opportunity for self-examination and growth.

2. They can relate to the struggle and guide you out of it.
Finding the job you want is no easy feat -- especially right out of college. Entering the ‘real world’ can be a bit of a culture shock. But there will always be someone who has gone through a similar career struggle. You need to find a mentor who has worked in the same industry at least at some point in their career , so they understand what you’re going through.
Find a mentor who has a positive outlook on life. They should be able to help you through tough times and show you how to find the opportunity in the difficulties you’re facing.

3. They open the right doors for you.
Simply put, mentors introduce you to the right people. Look for someone who is well respected and willing to be themselves. A mentor is someone who has the time to be available, someone who is business-savvy, people-smart and has a great reputation. Before you leave college or a job, establish a
connection with an industry professional. During your job search, contact them for advice or suggestions and they might be able to connect you to a position you never thought was possible.

4. They never give up on you -- or let you give up on yourself.
Mentors help you set goals. Most often, they invest in your success just as much as you do. While a mentor can navigate a protégé in the
right direction to reach their potential, protégés must still rely upon themselves to succeed. To
achieve this, develop an action plan to achieve agreed-upon goals and communicate on a regular basis.

By all means, you do not need to contact your mentor for every life-altering decision, but you need to be on the same page. No one becomes better at anything by taking the easy route. You'll need to hit some
roadblocks or a fork in the road before you find yourself capable of true inner growth.

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