How do you react when something unexpectedly “bad” happens to you? Chances are, at first, it’s not positive. That’s totally normal. However, the sooner you can move through your initial reaction, the sooner you can begin to rebuild… and even discover the hidden gift in what has happened. EVERYTHING that happens to you has a hidden gift!

IMAGINE YOU’VE JUST BEEN TOLD YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB ANYMORE.

What is your first thought? How do you react in the following days, hours and weeks?

Most of us would consider this “bad news.” …


Time is valuable! One way to make a positive impression after a job interview is to acknowledge the time the interviewer has spent with you. Keep reading and learn how to make this important part of the interview process a quick and simple step that never gets forgotten.

HOW TO STAND OUT IN INTERVIEWS…

It’s the question anyone looking for interview tips and techniques is pondering so they can plan an effective job search strategy.

Maybe you’re wondering when to send a thank you note. If not, you should be.

SENDING A THANK YOU NOTE IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO STAND OUT IN AN INTERVIEW PROCESS.

And almost NO ONE does it.

I know this because I was once a hiring manager…


Power is not the same as force. True power in interpersonal relations does not involve force at all. If you are someone who wants to develop more personal power in your life and career, listen and take note of these important key aspects of real personal power.

REAL POWER VS. APPARENT POWER…

We are all familiar with the “powerful” person in the workplace who is loud and intimidating. However, the strength and weakness of a person is not related to how loud and intimidating they can be. The formula for real power doesn’t require so much energy!

Understanding and developing personal power is one of…


Do you work till you drop because you feel that’s how you achieve success? You’ll be happy to know that success is not synonymous with self-abuse. Here’s a little tidbit of wisdom to reset your perspective.

When you are fresh out of school and ready to learn how hard work can bring you success, you aren’t thinking about career burnout.

YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT YOUR STRATEGY FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT.

You’re a success planner who is thinking about hard work value. You’re ready to become a legacy entrepreneur.

As the years progress, many of us who set ourselves on a path of success achieved by hard work eventually come to…


Does your resume have personality? Here are some ways to infuse your resume with a little something special and unique to you… and remember, money talks!

RESUMES AND INTERVIEWS FORM THE FOUNDATION OF ANY EFFECTIVE JOB SEARCH STRATEGY.

In many cases, they are the only means the interviewer has of getting to know you.

Therefore, it is an opportune time to present yourself as a perfect person for the job.

ONE PLACE WHERE MANY PEOPLE NEGLECT TO MAXIMIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON RESUMES IS IN PREVIOUS JOB DESCRIPTIONS.

Since the resume is the first impression the interviewer gets of you, it is fitting to include accounts of significant positive actions you have taken in previous jobs.

Interviewers assess what can be expected of you in their company based on specific…


Do you ever find yourself paralyzed with fear about your future? This can happen when there is uncertainty in our lives. It’s not an effective way of planning for the future. That’s why I’ll share with you here a quick and easy way to bring yourself out of analysis paralysis and into a place of trust.

UNCERTAINTY IS UNAVOIDABLE.

But it doesn’t mean we don’t try. How many countless hours of human energy are spent trying to eradicate the uncomfortable feelings uncertainty can create?

Sometimes we use up so much energy on planning strategies to avoid unwanted outcomes that we become too exhausted…


How do you deal with an open-ended question in a job interview? Where do you start? How much do you say? Here is an example of one of the most daunting (and likely) open-ended interview questions you could be asked, and how you can prepare for it.

PREPARING FOR AN INTERVIEW? PUTTING TOGETHER A JOB SEARCH STRATEGY?

If so, one of the most dreaded directives you will hear from your interviewer is: Tell me about yourself.

The best way to avoid the anxiety around being asked that question is to prepare for it well.

Mindful preparation will actually have you looking forward to the opportunity to share some positive things…


Getting triggered and then reacting negatively is a circumstance most of us have experienced at least once in our lives. If you are familiar, you’ll want to listen to this advice about how to avoid the rippling repercussions of reacting before you think.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE SURPRISED BY AN INTERACTION THAT TRIGGERS A NEGATIVE EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.

It’s a perfect opportunity to practice self-management, because it is invariably accompanied by an urge to lash out at the other party with something other than kindness and understanding.

Why does this happen?

It’s largely because of the “man behind the curtain” known as our subconscious mind. When something triggers us into immediately feeling angry or frustrated…


Are you someone who gets fixated on one possible outcome when you find yourself in a challenging circumstance? If so, you’re sure to glean some refreshing wisdom from this quick bit of advice. Learn how to let go of rigid expectations so you can be open to new solutions you may not have imagined before.

EVER FIND YOURSELF IN A POSITION WHERE THERE IS ONE OUTCOME YOU ARE HOPING FOR OR EXPECTING AND THERE IS NO OTHER POSSIBLE SCENARIO YOU ARE WILLING TO IMAGINE?

If so, then you know it’s a stressful place to be.

It’s the proverbial “putting your eggs in one basket.”

If that basket drops, you lose ALL your eggs.

When you are convinced you are right about something, and you have your mind set on…


YOUR RIGHT TO PERSONAL POWER

You do not have to please anyone with what’s right for you.

One of the greatest life lessons you can learn is how to act from a place of personal power, even though well-intentioned voices around you may pull you in different directions.

THE POSITIVE INFLUENCES OF LIVING FROM YOUR PERSONAL POWER

Acknowledging your own self-worth, and acting from a place of honoring who you truly are can go a long way towards imparting some powerful life lessons to those who see you as a parent, role model, or even a mentor.

When children observe their parents, or others who have an influence in their lives, doing what is…

Barb Garrison

Helping burned out, success-driven professionals design careers that make them leap out of bed, even on Monday mornings. https://internalgroove.com

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