Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"Dreams are free, but the journey isn't. There is a price to pay. First, you must pay the price of dealing with criticism from people who matter. Second, you must pay the price of overcoming your fears. Failure, rejection, and looking foolish are common fears - but they are just feelings that can be conquered and removed from your thoughts. Finally, you must be willing to pay the price of hard work in order to realize your dream." - John C. Maxwell 

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” - Unknown

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.” – Steve Maraboli

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do.  It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” - Unknown

Friday, July 7, 2017

Job Search Quotes of the Week

“You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.” - Unknown

“Taking small steps over time in the right direction will result in #achievement.The key is not being afraid to take the second step.” - Unknown

Career Management Quotes of the Week

“Dreams absolutely come true, but they take time, dedication and patience.” - Se├ín McLoughlin, Internet Personality

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Job Search Quotes of the Week

"You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside." Wayne Dyer

"Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go."  Peter McWilliams

Career Management Quotes of the Week

"The only way to improve is to set yourself harder goals." – Joanne Whalley

"Set realistic goals, keep re-evaluating, and be consistent."  Venus Williams

Friday, June 23, 2017

Career Tip of the Week - Get a Hobby

Sometimes the best way to deal with a stressful job is to have a hobby.  Not just an occasional hobby that you do once a month, but something active that can take your mind off of your stress and give you a better perspective.  From fishing, walking, gardening, and playing softball, to making jewelry, creating lawn art, and working on cars, you need an outlet.  TV and video games are not an outlet, and they are not hobby, but only a distraction.  While you might be tempted to say something similar about a hobby, you get usefulness from most hobbies, including physical exercise, creativity from making an item, or satisfaction like a repaired car or newly landscaped yard.

Your hobby should not be something you find to be a chore.  Many people work on their own cars but don't enjoy it, so it is only a pastime for those who find it fulfilling and enjoyable.  If you have allowed your life and work to take over your time to such a point as you have no hobbies, rethink your priorities.  Good career management has a balance of multiple areas, including family, religious, professional and/or civic activities, hobbies, and work.  If you take one part out, you often lead a life and career less fulfilled.  To your career success.