A I M S News aims.bg http://aims.bg En (c) 2011-2017 aims.bg 60 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:22:57 +0300 A I M S News http://aims.bg/img/logo.jpg http://aims.bg Ms. Maria Shishkova discussing the labor market state in Bulgaria <p> <a href="http://www.bloombergtv.bg/video/za-pazara-na-truda-v-balgariya" target="_blank">http://www.bloombergtv.bg/video/za-pazara-na-truda-v-balgariya&nbsp;</a></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=142&lang=En Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 10 Ways To Have A More Successful Career <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 20px;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">10 Ways To Have A More Successful Career</span></strong></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Everyone has two natures. One wants us to advance, the other wants us to pull back. The one we cultivate and decide upon determines whom we become.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Luckily, with the right kind of training, every individual could be a success. Though, it&rsquo;s not in your best interest to wait and expect others to assist you on the road there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Rather, achievement and career advancement is the culmination of gaining self will power, setting firm resolutions and making a commitment to conquer your weakness and bad habits.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">If success is truly something of interest, our recruitment professionals have laid out 10 easy theories to implement in order to have a more lucrative, productive and fulfilling career.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">1. The secret of success is to try to always improve yourself no matter where you are or what your position is. Learn all you can. In business, miracles do not simply happen.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Rather, success is the culmination of excessive learning and leveraging that knowledge to set firm goals then seeing those proposed accomplishments through to the end.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">2.Think in terms of solutions rather than focusing on problems. Simply because we can&rsquo;t see a solution at a given moment does not mean it&rsquo;s not there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Use your subconscious voice in order to gain answers and expand your horizon instead of listening to the inner voice that says a particular goal can&rsquo;t be achieved.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People with a strong sense of self-worth tell themselves that they can handle anything including hurdles that arise in pursuit of their core goals.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">3. Everyone who is willing to pay the price can be a success. Remember that it is the difficult things that really develop us, anything that requires a small effort, utilizes very few of our faculties and does us little benefit in the end.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">4. Learn to remove distractions. Maintain a discipline and focus on your priorities. Don&rsquo;t do the easy things first. Rather, prioritize those commitments that provide the highest return.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">5. Determine what is of value to you. Define what type of job you want, what type of people you want to be around, how much money you want to make and what knowledge you wish to gain.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">6. With people, you get what you put in. Sincere caring and positivity will enable you to gain the cooperation and friendship of those around you.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Start to look for the good in everyone and everything. Not only do encourage those around us by focusing on their more positive traits, we win their trust and loyalty.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">7. Surround yourself with &ldquo;can-do&rdquo; people. It&rsquo;s the type of people whom you surround yourself with that either enhances the chance for success or greatly hinders our ambition and creativity.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People who believe things can&rsquo;t be done will go out and prove themselves right. By associating yourself with individuals who go out and make things happen, you will catch their ambitious attitude and beliefs.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">8. Become a fighter. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. Resiliency is a necessary attribute on the way to achievement.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">In order to consistently meet hurdles with effective countermeasures, view problems as temporary and surmountable.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">An universal trait of those who are less successful at work is that they see even the smallest setbacks as career-ending tragedies.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">9. Choose a career that is enjoyable and the money and success will come. Contrary to popular belief, happiness is not a byproduct of success. Instead, it is an ingredient; pleasure in one&rsquo;s work is a key component on the road to achievement.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Happiness breeds focus, creativity and ambition. In order to be at maximum production, an individual must be content with their work. They money will come later.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">10. Nothing great can be achieved alone. Success in dealing with people relies on a sympathetic grasp of the other person&rsquo;s viewpoint. Learn to see the world from other people&rsquo;s perspectives and remember that appreciation, kindliness and friendliness gets things done.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">In the End</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">You become what you think. If you have a mentality conducive to success, you&rsquo;ll get there.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensundheim/2015/04/28/10-ways-to-have-a-more-successful-career/2/">Forbes</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://learningrebels.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/10ways.png">LR</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=138&lang=En Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0300 8 Questions <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);"><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">8 Questions You&#39;d Better Ask Yourself Before Taking A Job</span></strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Job offers come with so many emotions. You&rsquo;re excited, happy, and&mdash;likely&mdash;quite relieved. This relief, while so very sweet after a long job search, can actually be kind of dangerous. You don&rsquo;t want to let your desire to be done with the whole process prevent you from asking yourself some important questions about the job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Obviously, you&rsquo;ll want to ask your potential new employer some questions about the role, but then it&rsquo;s time to sit down with yourself and consider what this means for you. Before you say yes to a job offer, go to a quiet place and ask yourself these eight questions.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>1. Am I Comfortable With This Job&mdash;and Do I Actually Want to Do It?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Clearly, the hiring manager thinks you can do this job, but now it&rsquo;s time to see if you agree. Review your day-to-day responsibilities, and see if there is there anything you just don&rsquo;t feel good about. You can obviously do the job skill-wise&mdash;it&rsquo;s about whether you want to or not.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>2. Is This Position Interesting and Challenging?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Taking a position and then getting bored in a month is a bit of a waste. Make sure you&rsquo;re not only able to do the job, you also find it difficult (in a good way) at times. Otherwise you&rsquo;ll probably lose interest a lot faster than you think.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>3. Do I Like My Boss and Co-workers?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Ideally, you&rsquo;ll have competent, fun, and thoughtful colleagues. But one thing you might feel guilty about thinking about is whether you, you know, actually like them. This is not something to take lightly: Is this a group of people you can feel at home around?</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>4. Is the Work Environment Somewhere I Can Be Productive?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">In other words, is the office space a place that helps you stay focused and happy? And, do you have the resources necessary for success? It can be a really wonderful job, but if you&rsquo;re more productive on your commute to work than you are at work, that&rsquo;s a problem.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>5. Does This Job Allow for the Lifestyle I Want?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Speaking of commuting, is your commute awful? Do the hours freak you out? Is the vacation package paltry? More importantly, does the job pay well enough (or at least eventually pay well enough) for you to afford a lifestyle that makes you happy? These will all make a difference in how you feel about your job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>6. Will I Feel Professionally Satisfied?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">This is evaluated differently for everyone&mdash;so it might make sense to think about or clarify your career values before answering&mdash;but consider whether your position allows you to create value for the company and if the company in turn invests in your professional development.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>7. Is This a Company I&rsquo;ll Be Proud to Work At?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Whether you want to evaluate this based on your values or on the company brand, think about how you&rsquo;ll feel to be associated with this company. Having pride for the work your company does is one of the intangible things that can make a surprising difference in how much you end up liking your job.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong>8. Does This Job Fit Into My Career Narrative?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">In other words, is this a short-term or long-term career move? You want to make sure you&rsquo;re not taking a job just to run away from another job. Does this new position allow you to work toward a professional goal? If not, you may want to reconsider.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Hopefully, you&rsquo;ll answer yes to all eight of these questions with ease, but if not, take the time to explore why that might be. It may not be a deal breaker, but it&rsquo;s still good to know where this new job stands on all these fronts before you decide to take it (or not).</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/dailymuse/2015/04/20/8-questions-youd-better-ask-yourself-before-taking-a-job/2/" target="_blank">Forbes</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:12px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a 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target="_blank">YES/NO</a></span></span></p> </div> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=137&lang=En Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300 Success Is Never an Accident <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:22px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Success Is Never an Accident. It&#39;s a Choice.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Like everyone, I&rsquo;ve made some pretty dumb decisions in my life. Early in my career I passed on a great job offer to go with a startup that ended up going nowhere. I later went head-to-head with a boss who just happened to be my CEO. Who do you think won that battle? I&rsquo;ll give you a hint: it wasn&rsquo;t me.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Then there were all the money mistakes. I invested $20,000 in Boston Chicken right before it went bankrupt. And I doubled down on tech stocks thinking the dot-com bubble was done bursting. Turns out the market had a long, long way to go before bottoming out.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">But then, I&rsquo;ve been around a long time. Mostly I&rsquo;ve made good decisions. That, I believe, is the reason why things turned out so well. Granted, there is a certain amount of randomness to life. But more than anything, success and happiness are all about making smart choices.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">While every accomplished executive or business leader can rattle off a string of improbable events that somehow led to their success, if they didn&rsquo;t connect those random dots, none of it would have counted for beans. In other words, they also had to make lots of good decisions to make luck work for them over the long haul.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">After graduating college with a worthless diploma I went back to school, got an engineering degree, and followed my gut into the then nascent high-tech industry. Then I learned the management ropes with the world&rsquo;s top semiconductor company. And I joined two startups that ended up going public.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Come to think of it, every significant career and business opportunity that ever came my way was based entirely on a reputation and professional relationships I painstakingly built over the years. It was all about creating and capitalizing on opportunities, not to mention a ridiculous amount of hard work. There was nothing serendipitous about it.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Society likes to use all sorts of labels to describe the good fortune of successful people. Some of them are positive, like making your own luck and being gifted, while others are derisive, as in being in the right place at the right time or growing up with privilege. But the truth is, with rare exception, it always comes down to making good choices.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">What does that mean for you? Sadly, I think it means doing things that far too many of you are not doing.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It means spending your time on things that matter &ndash; focusing on the big picture and the long run instead of giving in to instant gratification. It means facing up to your responsibilities and holding yourself accountable. It means doing the right thing instead of following the path of least resistance. And it means living within your means.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It means being willing to step outside your comfort zone and face your darkest fears. It means putting your butt on the line and taking big risks when it would be so much easier to fall into a safety net. Mostly, it means not giving in to the status quo or popular groupthink and having the courage to carve your own path.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The truth is, it takes courage to do all those things. Discipline, perseverance, and a lot of hard work, too. That&rsquo;s what bugs me about the euphemistic and cynical phraseology of good fortune. Granted, there is luck involved. But if you don&rsquo;t also make smart choices, no good fortune will ever come of it.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Every day you make decisions that impact the outcome of your life. You choose what you say and don&rsquo;t say. What you do and don&rsquo;t do. How you behave and misbehave. Did it ever occur to you that every day of your life you make choices that dramatically and irrevocably alter how things turn out for you?</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The question you should ask yourself is this: Are the choices I&rsquo;m making today &ndash; right now &ndash; changing the outcome for better or worse? Don&rsquo;t take that question lightly. Look in the mirror when you ask it. And when you answer, be completely honest with yourself.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">The truth is, the right decisions are never the easy ones. They&rsquo;re always the hard ones. But the hardest part is making those first right choices. After a while, that sort of decision-making becomes part of you. And that&rsquo;s when you know you&rsquo;re on the right path. When it gets easier to make hard choices.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Success is never an accident. It&#39;s a choice.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244428">Entrepreneur</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-165529670/stock-photo-sport-and-life-achievements-and-success-concept-rear-view-sporty-girl-raising-arms-towards.html?src=Zo0In2LOKGml4cYjEdmNtw-1-6">Shutterstock</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=136&lang=En Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0300 7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>7 Interview Questions</strong></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: 18px;"><span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>To Help You Hire Superstars</strong></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Whether you&rsquo;re a two person startup still operating in your garage or a 500-person corporation, one thing should remain consistent: your focus on hiring superstars.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">When my co-founder Eddie Machaalani and I started our commerce platform company, we made a pact to personally interview the first 100 people we hired. It was hard, but we stuck to it and spoke to every person who joined our team during that two-year period.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Through that process, we created a foundation of amazing talent and set the bar high for new&nbsp; employees and hiring managers who still adhere to our most important rule about recruitment: never hire someone who is &ldquo;good enough;&rdquo; always wait for the best. Waiting to hire the right person for a role is painful, but will save you time, money and your sanity in the long run. They are out there and you will find them.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">More than anything else, hiring the right people can determine the destiny of your business. Hire superstars and they&rsquo;ll get behind your vision and make it a reality. Hire the wrong people and you&rsquo;ll find that as your business grows, you&rsquo;ll have a culture of average performers who watch the clock and aren&rsquo;t motivated nearly as much as you are.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">So, how do you ensure you hire the right people? Ask these seven questions:</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><strong>1. What do you like about our business? How would you change what you don&rsquo;t like?</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This question does two things. First, it gives you insight into how a candidate will verbalize something they don&rsquo;t like. Will they talk about the problem and then immediately suggest a solution, or will they tell you that your business is perfect when in reality, it probably isn&rsquo;t? Look for people who talk 5 percent about the problem and 95 percent about the solution.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">By asking how they&rsquo;d change what they don&rsquo;t like, you get a chance to hear how they&rsquo;d go about solving problems. For example, if they say your customer service stinks but can&rsquo;t suggest even a basic idea to fix it, what chance do they have of fixing problems when they&rsquo;re working for you? Will they just give up and move on to something else? Probably. The best employees solve problems fast and on their own.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">2. Which book are you currently reading?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Passionate people tend to read books or listen to audio books to improve their skills. Whether the books are specific to a skill such as sales and marketing or they&rsquo;re reading a book focused on self-development doesn&rsquo;t matter, they are all good signs.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">If they&rsquo;re reading a fiction book and haven&rsquo;t read an educational book for a while, that&rsquo;s a red flag to me. Superstars are always looking to better themselves, and the smartest people I know are always learning and absorbing new information.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">3. Tell me about a problem you were tasked with solving in your current job. How did you fix it?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Again, this surfaces their problem solving and creative thinking skills or lack thereof. Did they have a thoughtful approach to solving the problem or did they pass it on to someone else?</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">4. What&rsquo;s the one thing you&rsquo;ve accomplished in your career that you&rsquo;re most proud of?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This gives you insight into what makes them tick and also lets you assess how they define success. If, for example, they worked at their previous company for 12 years and their biggest accomplishment was beating their sales target in a single quarter, they may not be a superstar.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">On the other hand, if they were promoted five times in their previous role during a two-year period, then you may have a superstar on your hands.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">5. Have you played any team sports before?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">People who play team sports such as basketball, soccer and rowing are driven, focused on achieving goals and physically fit, which helps keep their mind in peak condition. Generally, they will also be great communicators, cope well under pressure and perform well during team events.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">6. What do you do for fun?</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Balance is an important part of success, and I&rsquo;ve found that superstars strive to do well in most, if not all, areas of their life including physical fitness, relationships contribution and learning.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">As an example, if someone hits the gym three days a week, volunteers on Saturdays and is learning how to play the piano &ldquo;just for fun,&rdquo; then it&rsquo;s fair to say they value achievement, goal setting and are continually looking to improve themselves. This will translate into their job.</span></span></p> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">7. &#39;I&rsquo;m not sure you&rsquo;re a fit for the role&hellip;&#39;</span></span></h2> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">This one works best when you&rsquo;re hiring people with strong personalities that need to push through constantly hearing &ldquo;no,&rdquo; such as for sales reps or sales leaders, and it&rsquo;s more of a comment than a question. By simply making this statement, they can do one of three things. They can ignore you and skip over the comment. They can agree and try to move on. Or, they can try to sell you on the benefits of bringing them into your business, specifically focusing on the main reasons you can&rsquo;t afford not to hire them.<br /> <br /> These questions aren&rsquo;t a silver bullet for hiring superstars, but they&rsquo;ve allowed me to better decide between people who will and won&rsquo;t be a fit in the business, and their ability to achieve success in their role.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Outside of asking questions, never overlook your gut feel during an interview. If something doesn&rsquo;t feel right or you&rsquo;re not absolutely certain about hiring someone, then say no -- every time.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">It will take longer to hire the right person, but you want to build a company full of people that are right for their roles, instead of people that came along at the right time.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241524">Entrepreneur</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://media.moogsoft.com.s3.amazonaws.com/auto-upload/QuestionsResize.jpg" target="_blank">Moogsoft</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=135&lang=En Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Urge Your Long-Time Employees to Share Their Expertise <h2 data-editable="true" data-editor-type="html-tip" data-tip-item="title" style="margin: 0px 0px 3px; padding: 0px; font-size: 19px; color: rgb(229, 69, 21); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</h2> <h2 data-editable="true" data-editor-type="html-tip" data-tip-item="title" id="tipTitle" style="margin: 0px 0px 3px; padding: 0px; font-size: 19px; color: rgb(229, 69, 21); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);">Urge Your Long-Time Employees to Share Their Expertise</span></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 205);"> </span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="line-height: 22px;">Comp</span><span style="line-height: 22px;">a</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 22px;">nies can&rsquo;t afford to lose the deep expertise that long-time employees spend decades cultivating. But that knowledge often does get lost when workers retire. So before that happens, you need to set systems in place to help share their expertise. For example, in some organizations, employees can&rsquo;t be promoted until they have mentored a successor. In others, compensation is based on how well the team performs, so experienced employees have to help and transfer their expertise to other team members. These strategies embed knowledge-sharing and interaction in the culture. But a bigger problem occurs when people are unhappy with the company they&rsquo;re exiting, leaving them little motivation to share what they know. Managers need to acknowledge good work to prevent this dissatisfaction. Small acts, like providing regular positive feedback, celebrating small wins, and removing obstacles to progress, pay huge dividends in productivity and creativity.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://legacy.hbr.org/tip/2015/03/20/urge-your-long-time-employees-to-share-their-expertise" target="_blank">HBR</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.peoplefirstsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/baton.jpg" target="_blank">PFS</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=134&lang=En Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 5 Ways to Keep Employees Inspired and in Love With Their Jobs <h1 itemprop="headline" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="color: rgb(178, 34, 34);">5 Ways to Keep Employees Inspired</span></span></h1> <h1 itemprop="headline" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size:20px;"><span style="color: rgb(178, 34, 34);">and in Love With Their Jobs</span></span></h1> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">We all have them. That one employee who casually strolls into the office at 8:51 a.m. instead of 8:30 a.m. The one who takes an extraordinary amount of breaks, drags their feet on assignments, and is highly susceptible to the flu.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">The one who is uninspired.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Keeping employees inspired isn&rsquo;t always easy, but it&rsquo;s necessary if employers want their people to produce their best work&nbsp;and stay satisfied in their positions. Here are five ways to keep your people inspired and in love with their jobs:</span></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 24.7px; line-height: 28.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">1. Create an inspiring environment.</span></h2> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">First things first, create a work environment that will inspire and motivate employees to work hard. Ideal work environments are both functional and balanced. Try jumping on the open-office bandwagon&nbsp;to encourage collaboration in the workplace -- but make sure employees still have a place to go when they need to focus.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">For employers that find cubicles more conducive to productivity, create a separate space where employees can get together to brainstorm and collaborate. Employers can also create a more aesthetically pleasing and inspiring workplace by simply applying a fresh coat of paint to dreary gray walls. As it turns out, there are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.officevibe.com/blog/psychology-of-colors-in-a-workplace" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(32, 147, 210); text-decoration: none; outline: 0px;" target="_blank">psychological effects of colors</a>&nbsp;in the workplace.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">While having an attractive, functional office environment can help get the creative juices flowing, the most important thing employers can do to create an inspiring environment is maintain transparency: actively share goals, expectations and lead by example.</span></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 24.7px; line-height: 28.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">2. Bring in industry leaders.</span></h2> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">There&rsquo;s no better way to inspire the uninspired employee than by bringing in industry leaders for speaking engagements. Their stories can greatly influence employees to follow in their footsteps or, better yet, to invent their own path to success.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Lunch and learns, for instance, provide a voluntary opportunity for employees to take part in informal training. For employers, this means delivering more training to employees at minimal additional cost. One way to ensure that employees will take advantage of lunch-and-learn programs is by providing free food&nbsp;during the presentation.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Not only do programs like this help develop and inspire employees, but it deters uninspired employees from taking overly extended lunch hours. It&rsquo;s a win-win.</span></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 24.7px; line-height: 28.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">3. Show them the money.</span></h2> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Sometimes numbers speak louder than words. Don&rsquo;t hesitate to be honest with employees about how the company -- or the individual -- is doing. Showing employees the monetary results of their efforts can be a huge motivational tool. Be open with them and disclose financial statements that show assets, capital and investments.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Doing so can give employees a clear understanding of how their work contributes to overall company success. This can help reignite the inspiration in employees on auto-pilot, as well as foster a work environment centered on trust.</span></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 24.7px; line-height: 28.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">4. Offer incentives.</span></h2> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">If uninspired employees are the problem, offering incentives are the solution. Incentives can range from celebrating employee achievements and milestones&nbsp;to a simple &ldquo;thank you&rdquo; note.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Take it up a notch by making employee recognition a company-wide affair (for example, an&nbsp;employee of the month award). This shows employees that their contributions are appreciated, as well as highlights what employers expect. Regardless of the shape or size of the incentive, inspire employees by giving them credit where credit is due.</span></p> <h2 style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 5px 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 24.7px; line-height: 28.5px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">5. Communicate with employees.</span></h2> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Perhaps the reason employees are feeling uninspired in their work life is simply because they&rsquo;re bored. Work closely with employees on how to motivate them moving forward. Take note of their feedback on assignments, and try to find a way to make work a bit more exciting.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Additionally, make sure individual work goals are realistic. Pursuing unachievable goals can have a negative impact on employee performance. Help employees set SMART -- specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely -- goals and practical expectations.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px;">Source and Author:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243685" target="_blank">Entrepreneur</a></span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: proxima-nova, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 30px; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 16px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/3132-keep-employees-happy.html" style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;" target="_blank">Shutterstock</a></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=133&lang=En Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Creating Successful Relationships <h1 class="article-title" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-size: 36px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 40px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-align: center; box-sizing: border-box;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);">Creating Successful Relationships</span></h1> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Over the years, I realized relationships in business mean everything. Whether it&rsquo;s a new employer or a new Customer, the beginning of a relationship sets the standards for how the two of you will interact moving forward. With so much riding on this new relationship, it&rsquo;s important that you are clear and detailed about these standards.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> To that end here are 8 important tips regarding establishment of the parameters for a new business relationship:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #1: Be yourself.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Too many people try to be something they aren&rsquo;t. They try to be too clever or too much fun. I learned over the years people can see through it when you are putting on an act.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #2: Do as you would be done by.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> My mum taught me this. Treating others as you want to be treated is the first and foremost concept that applies to all relationships, business or otherwise. In a business relationship, it means you treat your contact as you would like them to treat you.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #3: Be sure to give positive reinforcement to behaviors you prefer.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Many studies have shown the best way to get more of the behavior you like is to acknowledge it with positive reinforcement. Rather than blasting a subordinate, co-worker, or client with criticism when they cross you, you should instead compliment the behavior you like.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> In addition to remembering to acknowledge it, be sure that you give the positive reinforcement in the moment or directly after the incident. The happy feelings associated with the exchange are likely to make a better impression in their mind, improving your chances that you will enjoy the behavior again. For example, to the employee who presented both a problem and solution with an account: &ldquo;I like how you came in with a proposed solution for that problem we had with the account. It makes my job easier when I have solutions presented to me instead of just problems.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> This does not mean, however, negative feedback is never warranted. It is important to also acknowledge the problems when they occur. When you do this, however, be sure to focus on the &ldquo;the behavior&rdquo; and not the individual. If you attack the person instead of the behavior, you can damage the business relationship.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> For example, when a Customer emails your manager about a shipping problem instead of you, you might say something like, &ldquo;When emails go to my manager about shipping problems first, there is a delay before I hear about it making it take longer to fix the problem. Can you please email me directly with those complaints?&ldquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #4: Be realistic about what you expect from people.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> You can&rsquo;t expect a new employee, co-worker or Customer to know all the rules in the first week, and in some cases, even in the first month. You must give them time to adjust to the new system and take in the feedback they receive. If you are consistent with positive reinforcement, it will work. Don&rsquo;t give up too soon.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> In addition, they might have expectations as well. Be open to what they bring to the table, as it might be a great way of doing things you hadn&rsquo;t considered. I always tell my team, &ldquo;None of us is as clever as all of us.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #5: Be Honest.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Don&rsquo;t lie. I don&rsquo;t need to say any more.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #6: Accept the fact you will argue.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Relationships are not always smooth sailing. Conflict resolution is all part of building a relationship. Accept the fact you will argue, but when you do make it short lived. If you are in the wrong,&nbsp;<a href="http://beyondphilosophy.com/6-steps-to-a-great-apology/" rel="nofollow" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(150, 153, 156); font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;" target="_blank">apologize</a>. Discuss what caused the argument and work out how to avoid it for the future.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #7: Make time for the person.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> Always make time to just chat to the person. Do this without any ulterior motive.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> <span style="color: rgb(128, 0, 128);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">Tip #8: Help them when they need it.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); text-align: justify;"> If they need help. Help them. Don&rsquo;t think, &ldquo;What&#39;s in it for me?&rdquo; It&rsquo;s the times like this my mum would say, &ldquo;You know who your friends are.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s funny when I have experienced hard times, the people I thought were my friends and I had a relationship with faded into the background and other people came to the fore. This is a great test of a relationship.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81);"> Source and Author:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/creating-successful-relationships-colin-shaw" target="_blank">LIn/Colin Shaw</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81);"> Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://expertelevation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/business_relation_b.jpg" target="_blank">Pixgood</a></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=132&lang=En Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 Delegate Your Work Without Fear of Resentment <h2 data-editable="true" data-editor-type="html-tip" data-tip-item="title" id="tipTitle" style="margin: 0px 0px 3px; padding: 0px; font-size: 19px; color: rgb(229, 69, 21); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: center;"> <span style="color: rgb(105, 105, 105);">Delegate Your Work Without Fear of Resentment</span></h2> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 22px;">Despite the benefits, many managers feel uneasy about delegating work to their teams. One main concern is that your staff will resent the additional work. If you want to build a foundation for effective delegating, you can&rsquo;t just dump grunt work on people; you have to manage their expectations with open discussions. Let them know they&rsquo;ll get opportunities to do new and interesting work. Explain how new projects will expand their capabilities, and that you&rsquo;ll support them as they make their own decisions. When you do have dull administrative work or a beastly project, such as organizing a cluttered image library, be upfront about it: acknowledge that it may be beneath your employee&rsquo;s abilities, but it has to be done. Give the reasons why. Providing a larger context will lessen the sense of drudgery and motivate your employee to complete the work without resentment.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://legacy.hbr.org/tip/2015/02/27/delegate-your-work-without-fear-of-resentment" target="_blank">HBR.org</a></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva, sans-serif;">Picture:&nbsp;<a href="http://kanesexecutiveservices.com/delegate-tasks-to-grow-your-business/" target="_blank">KES</a></span></span></p> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=131&lang=En Mon, 09 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200 10 Truths We Forget Too Easily <h1 class="article-title" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-size: 36px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 40px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); box-sizing: border-box; text-align: center;"> <span style="color:#b22222;">10 Truths We Forget Too Easily</span></h1> <h1 class="article-title" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-size: 36px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 40px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); text-align: center; box-sizing: border-box;"> </h1> <div class="article-meta" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 14.5454540252686px; box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(77, 79, 81);"> <ul class="social-shares " style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; list-style: none; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; display: inline-block; box-sizing: border-box;"> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; 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padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(150, 153, 156); font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;"><span class="label" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden; clip: rect(1px 1px 1px 1px); box-sizing: border-box; position: absolute !important;">Share on Google Plus</span></a></li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: middle; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; display: inline-block; zoom: 1; box-sizing: border-box;"> &nbsp;</li> <li style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: middle; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; display: inline-block; zoom: 1; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <a 10="" class="share-button share-twitter" data-li-uetrk-action="share" data-li-uetrk-click="share-twtr" data-share-text="" data-share-type="twitter" forget="" href="https://twitter.com/intent/tweet?&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkedin.com%2Fpulse%2F10-truths-we-forget-too-easily-dr-travis-bradberry&amp;text=%2210%20Truths%20We%20Forget%20Too%20Easily%22%20on%20%40LinkedIn" on="" role="button" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(150, 153, 156); font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;" too="" truths="" we=""><span class="label" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden; clip: rect(1px 1px 1px 1px); box-sizing: border-box; position: absolute !important;">Share on Twitter</span></a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="article-body" style="margin: 0px; padding: 25px 0px 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(77, 79, 81); overflow: hidden; box-sizing: border-box;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">It&rsquo;s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and weekly routines have a tendency to put the brain on autopilot.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Some of life&rsquo;s essential truths need repeating. Keep this list handy and give it a read any time you need a boost.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">1. BEING BUSY DOES NOT EQUAL BEING PRODUCTIVE</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Look at everyone around you. They all seem so busy&mdash;running from meeting to meeting and firing off emails. Yet how many of them are really producing, really succeeding at a high level?</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Success doesn&rsquo;t come from movement and activity. It comes from focus&mdash;from ensuring that your time is used efficiently and productively.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You get the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. Use yours wisely. After all, you&rsquo;re the product of your output, not your effort. Make certain your efforts are dedicated to tasks that get results.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">2. GREAT SUCCESS IS OFTEN PRECEDED BY FAILURE</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You will never experience true success until you learn to embrace failure. Your mistakes pave the way for you to succeed by revealing when you&rsquo;re on the wrong path.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The biggest breakthroughs typically come when you&rsquo;re feeling the most frustrated and the most stuck. It&rsquo;s this frustration that forces you to think differently, to look outside the box and see the solution that you&rsquo;ve been missing.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Success takes patience and the ability to maintain a good attitude even while suffering for what you believe in.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">3. FEAR IS THE #1 SOURCE OF REGRET</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When it&rsquo;s all said and done, you will lament the chances you didn&rsquo;t take far more than you will your failures. Don&rsquo;t be afraid to take risks.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">I often hear people say, &ldquo;What&rsquo;s the worst thing that can happen to you? Will it kill you?&rdquo; Yet, death isn&rsquo;t the worst thing that can happen to you.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The worst thing that can happen to you is allowing yourself to die inside while you&rsquo;re still alive.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">4. YOUR SELF-WORTH MUST COME FROM WITHIN</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When your sense of pleasure and satisfaction are derived from comparing yourself to others, you are no longer the master of your own destiny. When you feel good about something that you&rsquo;ve done, don&rsquo;t allow anyone&rsquo;s opinions or accomplishments to take that away from you.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">While it&rsquo;s impossible to turn off your reactions to what others think of you, you don&rsquo;t have to compare yourself to others, and you can always take people&rsquo;s opinions with a grain of salt. That way, no matter what other people are thinking or doing, your self-worth comes from within. Regardless of what people think of you at any particular moment, one thing is certain&mdash;you&rsquo;re never as good or bad as they say you are.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">5. YOU&#39;RE ONLY AS GOOD AS THOSE YOU ASSOCIATE WITH</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You should strive to surround yourself with people who inspire you, people who make you want to be better. And you probably do. But what about the people who drag you down? Why do you allow them to be a part of your life?</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Anyone who makes you feel worthless, anxious, or uninspired is wasting your time and, quite possibly, making you more like them. Life is too short to associate with people like this. Cut them loose.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">6. LIFE IS SHORT</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">None of us are guaranteed a tomorrow. Yet, when someone dies unexpectedly it causes us to take stock of our own life: what&rsquo;s really important, how we spend our time, and how we treat other people.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Loss is a raw, visceral reminder of the frailty of life.&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">It shouldn&rsquo;t be.</em></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Remind yourself every morning when you wake up that each day is a gift and you&rsquo;re bound to make the most of the blessing you&rsquo;ve been given. The moment you start acting like life is a blessing is the moment it will start acting like one.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">After all, a great day begins with a great mindset.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">7. YOU DON&#39;T HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN APOLOGY TO FORGIVE</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Life goes a lot smoother once you let go of grudges and forgive even those who never said they were sorry. Grudges let negative events from your past ruin today&rsquo;s happiness. Hate and anger are emotional parasites that destroy your joy in life.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The negative emotions that come with holding on to a grudge create a stress response in your body, and holding on to stress can have devastating health consequences. Researchers at Emory University have shown that holding on to stress contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When you forgive someone, it doesn&rsquo;t condone their actions; it simply frees you from being their eternal victim.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">8. YOU&#39;RE LIVING THE LIFE&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">YOU&#39;VE&nbsp;</em>CREATED</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You are not a victim of circumstance. No one can force you to make decisions and take actions that run contrary to your values and aspirations.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">The circumstances you&rsquo;re living in today are your own&mdash;you created them. Likewise, your future is entirely up to you. If you&rsquo;re feeling stuck, it&rsquo;s probably because you&rsquo;re afraid to take the risks necessary to achieve your goals and live your dreams.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">When it&rsquo;s time to take action, remember that it&rsquo;s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than at the top of one you don&rsquo;t.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">9. LIVE IN THE MOMENT</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You can&rsquo;t reach your full potential until you learn to live your life in the present.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. It&rsquo;s impossible to be happy if you&rsquo;re constantly somewhere else, unable to fully embrace the reality (good or bad) of this very moment.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">To help yourself live in the moment, you must do two things:</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">1) Accept your past. If you don&rsquo;t make peace with your past, it will never leave you and, in doing so, it will create your future.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">2) Accept the uncertainty of the future. Worry has no place in the here and now. As Mark Twain once said, &ldquo;Worrying is like paying a debt you don&rsquo;t owe.&rdquo;</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box;">10. CHANGE IS INEVITABLE - EMBRACE IT</strong></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Only when you embrace change can you find the good in it. You need to have an open mind and open arms if you&rsquo;re going to recognize, and capitalize on, the opportunities that change creates.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">You&rsquo;re bound to fail when you keep doing the same things you always have in the hope that ignoring change will make it go away.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Life doesn&rsquo;t stop for anyone. When things are going well, appreciate them and enjoy them, as they are bound to change. If you are always searching for something more, something better, that you think is going to make you happy, you&rsquo;ll never be present enough to enjoy the great moments before they&rsquo;re gone.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; box-sizing: border-box; text-align: justify;"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:verdana,geneva,sans-serif;">Source &amp; Author: &nbsp;<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/10-truths-we-forget-too-easily-dr-travis-bradberry" target="_blank">LIn/TravisBradberry</a><span style="font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> </div> http://aims.bg/index.php?p=8&id=130&lang=En Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200