Category Archives: Professional Development

Life Skills in Active Listening

Active ListeningLife skills are those behaviors and activities we engage on a daily basis in order to manage our lives in a responsible way.

One very important life skill is active listening. The way you listen can impact so many parts of your life, including how well you do your job or the quality of your personal relationships.

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Landing That Job

From what I read and hear in the news lately, job openings are slowly appearing on the horizon.  This is good news considering the current economy.  However, there are many who are still looking for employment.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who continue to look for employment.  I understand what the job hunting process can be like, as I have experienced it myself a few times.  I completed so many job applications that I soon was able to state my social security number backwards and forwards in a flash (still can).

It’s important that you not give up, have patience and don’t get discouraged.  Have a good if not great resume, and present your very best self.

You’ll find lots of tips at this blog site for helping you present your best self at all times, whether or not you’re job hunting.   And, here are a few important job hunting tips:

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Is It All About You?

Does it always have to be all about you?

It is natural for us to want to place some of the attention on ourselves.  However, some have a tendency to do just about anything for attention.  They always want to stand out from everyone else.

There are times when casting too much attention on ourselves can be sort of a turn off.  It can sour relationships.  If you think you have a tendency to go to just about any lengths to get attention, perhaps it’s time to let go of that behavior.

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Whom Do You Trust?

When I started my business, I sought the suggestions and advice of a few individuals.  Others offered unsolicited advice as well.  However, I decided early on that I wanted to rely mostly on the advice of those whom I trusted and had my best interest at heart.

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How To Keep An Open Mind To New Ideas

Do you have those times when you simply cannot generate any kind of an idea about anything?  Sometimes I feel so far removed from a good idea that I can’t even buy an idea if I tried.  Where is an idea when you need one?

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Give Your Self-Confidence a Boost

Give Your Self-Confidence a Boost

Every now and then our self confidence takes a beating and we need a little boost.  I find that it is similar to refueling my car.  It needs to be taken back from time to time for refueling.  How about you, is your self confidence in need of a fuel boost?

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Thank You!

Thank you, Jeanette for pushing me forward in ways I could not have imagined until the 30 Day Blog Challenge.  Thank you for this platform to meet new people, to explore new ideas, and to sharpen my writing skills.

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Help, They’re Driving Me Crazy!

Do you have people in your life to whom you wish you could say, “poof!” and they’d be gone – off to bother someone else? Maybe it’s because they’re perpetually antagonistic, intolerably obnoxious, always negative or insufferably nosy.  Whatever the situation, you could do without them. If only you could just do what employers do from time to time – issue a pink slip, fire them.

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Impossible…What’s That?

Part 2 of 2

Scientists say, theoretically it is impossible for the bumble bee to fly.  Fortunately, for the bumble bee, it has not heard about it yet. So it just keeps on flying.  It keeps on living the “impossible dream.”

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Follow That Leader…

Have you ever watched geese fly? It’s a sight worthy to behold. The next time you see geese in flight, pay attention to them. Notice when they fly in formation, the leader doesn’t remain the same. During the flight several of the flock will take turns moving to the front of the vee. As one leader tires, it falls back and takes its place with the followers, and a new leader comes forth to guide the flock and steer the course.

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