Prepare for an Exciting Career Journey in 2017

As you gear up for the holidays and some well-earned time off, you can also use this period to review your past year of work and see where you want to go in 2017.  Whether you’re looking to secure a new job offer, advance at your current company or start a new business, you can journey down the road toward your goals. Before you start the trip, however, you need to fill your car with fuel. Accomplishments fuel career aspirations.  An accomplishment is simply an example of your work that has made a difference to your organization or client. There are many ways to track accomplishments, and one way is a victory journal. To start your journal, make a note any time you receive a congratulatory job well-done from your boss or a colleague. You can include anything you did well, such as the quarterly report you slaved over. You can also incorporate any responsibilities you had that were new — such as a solo client presentation. Try to make entries in your journal each month. As you … [Read more...]

How to Bring Your 2016 Goals to Life with a Vision Board

A new year calls for new resolutions and goals aimed towards self improvement. But with our chaotic lives and daily priorities, how can we make sure our hopes for the future don’t become forgotten?   The law of attraction states that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, a person brings those exact experiences into their life. So by that logic, concentrating on the positive aspects of our goals should help us achieve them. With the help of a vision board, the law of attraction is activated, meaning your psyche is programmed to attract what you desire. Vision boards provide frequent reminders of your goals and dreams and helps keep positive messages in your mind, which can alter your demeanor and set your priorities straight. Here’s how to create a vision board that’s unique to your goals. Take Your Time Our hectic lives are often the cause of us losing sight of what we truly want, so rushing through the process of creating a vision board will defeat the purpose … [Read more...]