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  • by Tai Goodwin - January 30, 2013
    I can’t tell you how many coaching conversations I have had with super-achievers who think that working through their lunches and eating at their desks, routinely, is the way they will get ahead. I challenge them to “think again.” While getting the work done, accomplishing the task, achieving the goal is critical to a person’s success, building relationships that will enable that success are just as, and perhaps significan...
  • by Tai Goodwin - August 10, 2012
    Having a mentor can make it much easier to be successful in work or in life. Knowing how to pick out a mentor can help you make the most of that helpful relationship. Here are some important qualities to look for in an advisor, and a step-by-step guide to finding the right one for you. Traits to Look for In a Mentor: 1. Focus on integrity. Look for someone whom you consider to be a wise role model. You want an adviso...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    Setting career goals consists of identifying clear objectives plus the steps needed to achieve them. The main reason people do not achieve ambitions is that they don’t set any. If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. -Jim Rohn To start, use the following 12 steps to focus you...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    We all lose our mojo sometimes On our best days, we believe in ourselves and are sure that we will succeed at whatever work tasks and projects are in front of us. Unfortunately we all face periods when our level of self-confidence fluctuates as we are faced with challenges and roadblocks. However, we have the power to rebuild your self-confidence and get your brilliance back! Parents encourage young children to believe...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    Having a mentor can make it easier to succeed in work or in life. Knowing how to choose a mentor can ensure that you make the most of this beneficial relationship. Here are some fundamental attributes to look for in an advisor, and a step-by-step guide to finding the right one for you. Traits to Look for In a Mentor: 1. Focus on integrity. Look for someone whom you consider to be a good role model. You want an advisor...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    Work doesn’t have to be a drag! Unless you’re independently wealthy or you have the luxury of being an heiress or heir, you probably need to have a job. Finding work that you like and that you can live with can be tough! But regardless of what job you have, you can get more from your work. And you don’t always have to change jobs to be happy. Some people do find they have to switch jobs to find something more rewarding...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    When life feels out of balance and chaotic, it’s easy to see work as a major contributor to the overwhelm you feel. After all we spend a large part of our weekly lives at work, on the way to work, thinking about work, etc… To add to our frustration is the limitations on what we can change at work. Though we can influence things, we typically don’t have direct control over other people’s bad behavior and dysfunctional tendencie...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    It’s no longer just your resume and references you have to worry about during your job search. You may have a dozen letters that give you a glowing recommendation, but one less than favorable item from a social networking account or Google search could create a roadblock in your job search. With the massive influence of the web, wise job seekers realize the importance of managing their online reputation. In this post, I inter...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    “How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.” -Catherine Pulsifer Long hours, overwork, burn out, long commutes, dysfunctional co-workers, micro-managing boss, under- appreciated, deadlines, long meetings, neve...
  • by Tai Goodwin - January 19, 2012
    Respect is an important part of the way we live. However in today’s society, respect is often seen as an afterthought. And unfortunately this same attitude carries over into the world of work. With millions of college educated professionals treating the cast of “The Bad Girls’ Club” and “Jersey Shore” as their role models, respect is often taken for granted, ignored, or seen as an entitlement rather than something established...