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Take on a new challenge
January 31, 2011
Your New Year's Resolutions...
...are to 'be more positive' and 'take on a new challenge'.
It's a tough climate, with rampant inflation, job scarcity and gloom looming round every corner. But maybe that's the best time to try something new? Like the phoenix rising from the flames, now might be exactly when you should shed your old self and be re-born as something newer, fresher, and more youthful?
Cast your mind back to when you were young. Did the you then dream you would be the you now? Maybe 2011 is the year for changing career? You can find some 7 midlife career change tips to help with your re-incarnation.
A lucky person from Mattel told me their New Year's Resolutions and won the "Develop Powerful Positivity" audio pack, with 5 downloads written and recorded by psychology professionals to develop positive thinking and attitudes, shield yourself from negative people and thoughts and to believe firmly in yourself. Take a look, it might be what you're looking for.
How to make the most of life - the promotion and prevention mindset explained.
"Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so" William Shakespeare
Hamlet is a prisoner of his own thinking. Are you held prisoner by your thinking or does your mind have a passport to possibility land? I was moved by a study on loneliness to write about the promotion and prevention mindset, and how you can break the chains that bind and make the most of your life. And 'be more positive'.
If you've just brewed a fresh coffee and compelled to find out more, here's a short article about dealing with depression in the workplace and how to develop perseverance, persistence and determination at work.
Over to you - New Year, new you?
Take this 2 minute survey and let me know how you are progressing with taking on a new challenge (or not!). And how much you're prepared to change to make it happen...
And a warm welcome to Joe from University of Notre Dame Management and Leadership faculty
I am pleased to share a leadership article in which 5 famous people are put on the pedestal and suggestions made on how to use their teachings in your everyday life. Enjoy!
PS If you participate in the survey I'll let you in on the results next month :o)
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1. 7 Midlife Career Change Tips - how Van Gogh did it
2. How to Make the Most of Life: The Promotion/Prevention Mindsets Explained
3. Dealing with Depression In The Workplace
4. Never Give Up: Perseverance, Persistence and Determination at Work
5. 5 Top Leadership Quotes by Famous People
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