Success does NOT happen to you

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Success will not tap you on the shoulder because success does not happen to you. You create success, every damn grueling day. 

Use your fear and anxiety and doubts to motivate you. Fear is good. I respect fear. Fear will ring louder than the naysayers in my mind. Fear will force me up at 5 a.m. because I am fearful of the mediocre life.  Read More


Focus on your brain, not your skinny jeans!

How smart is this girl??  I love it!  Watch this 5 minute clip from the Stephen Colbert show.

Her name is Olivia Hallisey and she’s the winner of Google’s Science Fair. She’s 17 years old! So confident, so articulate and clearly passionate about what she does. And she invented a new test for Ebola!

These are the types of role models young girls & women need to be surrounded by. Science is cool. Being smart is cool. And wanting to talk about things other than your body weight, or cooking or calories…..is SO much cooler.


Jealous much?

 

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Ever find yourself jealous at someone else’s success?  Jealousy and envy aren’t necessarily evil emotions. They’re actually quite useful for confirming what’s missing in your life.

Usually you’re jealous or envious because you want something someone else has. You’re never jealous of what you don’t want, right?[i] Read More


Mindy Kaling on confidence & hard work

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So, I just finished reading Mindy Kaling’s newest book “Why Not Me?” and the best part was really the last chapter where she discusses confidence and work ethic.

Basically, she argues that confidence is just entitlement, and you’re not entitled to anything in this life unless you work hard for it and produce results. You better deserve your confidence. Read More



Be compulsive, be unreasonable.

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If you want to succeed in today’s competitive market, you need to STAND APART from everyone else. You need to get your resume, your cover letter, your brand or product to the top of the list. You need to get noticed.

How do you do that?

You must be compulsive, obsessive and unreasonable in your desire for success. Everything else in your life must come second. Read More


You must work at insane levels.

If you want to push through the noise that is the masses, if you want to stand out amongst your peers, you need to be working at insane levels of productivity. You must be working every single day towards your dream, your vision and your potential.

If you’re not putting in extraordinary, unbelievable, outstanding and uncommon levels of work, then you’re not working enough!

You must do what others are unwilling to do. Read More


Always over-deliver

Whatever job you’re in, whoever you’re working for, always, always OVERDELIVER. You must outwork your co-workers and colleagues in order to get noticed and stand out in the crowd. This doesn’t mean getting people coffee and photocopying stuff, that’s kiddie stuff. I’m taking about asking for more challenging assignments, working your butt off, doing a phenomenal job and singing your own praises. You must work on the big pay-off stuff, and leave the rest to the temps.

There’s absolutely NO POINT in over-delivering if you’re not letting everyone else know what an amazing job you’re doing.  Please, don’t believe that mythical idea that “the work should speak for itself….everyone will see what a great job I’m doing…”  NO THEY WON’T!! Read More


The problem with positive thinking.

Ever read the book “The SECRET”? It was probably one of the biggest self-help books ever published. A HUGE success. (19 million copies sold, translated into 49 languages). The basic premise of these types of self-help books is that like attracts like.

If you think positively, you’ll attract positivity to your life.The Secret

One of the problems with these types of books and messages is the promotion of false hope. BUT the biggest issue I have with the “Secret” is that it never mentions WORK. Read More



ACT NOW, not tomorrow, but now.

Do you ever get energized about starting something new, only to put it off for a few days, weeks or months? Do you procrastinate?  Forget about time management, what you need to do right now is ACT. Take action today, not tomorrow. Work towards your potential right now.

People complain all the time about not having enough money, hating the job they’re in, not being fit enough, yet they don’t do anything about it right away. Read More


You’re not a polling station!

Do you ask your mother, sister, best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, colleague, neighbor and nutritionist for their opinion on a topic before you make a final decision?  Well, you need to stop doing this. It’s weak.  It shows you’re indecisive and you lack confidence, and nobody wants a leader that’s indecisive or unsure of themselves.

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TGIF

Are you one of those people who say TGIF? Do you look forward to the weekend so you can forget about work?

People ask me all the time ‘what did you do this weekend?’ and my answer is always the same. I worked, because I love what I do.

If you’re talking about hump day or TGIF or watching YouTube videos at work, then you’re not in the right job. Read More