Positive Mental Attitude 3d Words Break Through Glass

 Goodmorning beautiful people!…Here’s the concluding part of the interesting series we started yesterday….Enjoy

11. “It wasn’t supposed to be like this to begin with.” – When we resist reality, we are imprisoned by it. Period. The secret to happiness and peace is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be, and making the best of it. Over time you will find that life isn’t necessarily any easier or harder than you thought it was going to be; it’s just that the easy and the hard aren’t exactly the way you had anticipated, and don’t always occur when you expect them to. This isn’t a bad thing; it makes life interesting. With a positive attitude you will almost always be pleasantly surprised. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Positive Mental Attitude 3d Words Break Through Glass

Over the years, likely without your conscious knowledge, you have adopted self-limiting beliefs that are quietly sabotaging your best efforts for personal growth.  If you pay close attention to your self-talk, these beliefs will reveal themselves in the form of excuses.

Truth be told, if you really want something, you will find a way.  If you don’t, you will find an excuse… and then you will live with that excuse every day of your life.

This is precisely what makes so many of us unhappy.

So let this be your wake-up call.

Stop making excuses for why you can’t get it done and start focusing on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

NO more negativity.  NO more laziness.  NO more quick fixes.  NO more blaming others.  NO more “I’ll do it tomorrows.”  NO MORE OF THESE EXCUSES:

  1. “It’s too late.” – It’s never too late to live a life that makes you proud.  If you don’t learn anything else from this post, learn that.  We get one shot at this.  There’s no age limit on changing your course, and to settle in and be stuck in a life that isn’t authentic is a tragic waste.   Honestly, it’s never too late or too early to be who you are capable of being.  There’s no time limit – you can simply start and stop whenever you want.  You can change or stay the same.  You can make the best or the worst of it.  It’s up to you, so make the best of it.  Do things that startle you.  Feel things you’ve never felt before.  Spend time with people who help you grow.  Live a life you’re proud of.  And if you find that you’re not, have the courage to make a change.
  2. “I’m not good enough yet.” – Nonsense!  Do your best and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.  If you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, and changing the world for the better.  We can’t make anything valuable without making mistakes.  Not a painting, not a relationship, not a career, not a life.  If you wait until you have it all figured out to try, you will be waiting forever.
  3. “I need approval first.” – Don’t be scared to step out of line.  It’s OK to go off the beaten path, as long as you know why going a different way is right for you.  Some people may resent the freedom that you create in your life when you choose to be true to yourself.  If you come across these people, ignore them and carry on.  Only when you require no approval from outside yourself can you own yourself.  If you’re being true to yourself and it isn’t enough for the people around you, change the people around you.  (Read The Road Less Traveled.)
  4. “I don’t want to be judged.” – Most people are judging you far less than it seems.  The truth is, while you’re busy worrying about what others think of you, they’re busy worrying about what you think of them.  Crazy?  Yes, but true.  The good news is this knowledge instantly frees you to let loose and do more of what YOU want.  And while doing so, you’ll also liberate others to do the same.
  5. “I don’t deserve it.” – There are two versions of this excuse.  The first makes you think that you are not worthy of something beautiful like love, respect, success and so forth.  The second makes you feel that you are unfairly targeted by life’s difficulties.  Either way, this excuse ties you up and holds you down.  It’s time to let this one go!  When you catch yourself wondering “Why me?”, ask “Why not me?”  Remember, in the grand scheme of things, you are just the same as everyone else; neither nature, nor God, displays favoritism or unfairness.  So learn to accept both the good and the bad that falls on your plate with grace.
  6. “I have way too much to lose.” – In the end, you will not regret the things you have done nearly as much as the things you have left undone.  It’s always better to be left with a few “oh wells,” than a bunch of “what ifs.”  It’s better to have a lifetime full of experiences and mistakes you learned from, rather than a heart full of regrets and empty dreams.  Someday you will want to look back at your life and say, “I can’t believe I did that!” instead of, “Gosh, I wish I would have…”
  7. “There’s just no point.” – Not with that attitude there isn’t.  A statement like this is self-defeat at it’s worst, and yet I hear it so often.  Snap out of it!  There is a point… The point is you’re helping yourself and others.  The point is you’re doing something positive.  The point is you’re taking action and trying.  The point is you’re not living in premature self-defeat.  You are taking your own ideas from concept to actualization.  You’re bringing value to the world.  Even if no one sees it, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you did the best you could.
  8. “It’s too hard.” – Almost everything worth doing is hard.  Think about it.  When was the last time “easy” had a huge payoff for you?  In life, the hardest thing and the right thing are often the same thing.  You can’t underestimate a person who always works hard.  Be that person.  Because you don’t get what you wish for; you get what you work for.
  9. “I’m unlucky.” – Not true.  Other people are NOT more lucky than you.  Pure luck is a myth.  If someone is “lucky” they are doing stuff behind the scenes you’re not seeing.  Taking action and simply doing something instead of making excuses will do wonders for your “luck.”  Ultimately, luck happens when preparation meets opportunity.
  10. “I have too much baggage from my past.” – There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.  Some stories need to end before new ones can begin.  Life is too short to spend at war with yourself.  Practice acceptance and forgiveness.  Letting go of the past is your first step to happiness today.

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Germany joined the list of other prominent EU countries in making education affordable to a larger group of local and international students by abolishing tuition fees for undergraduate students.

For international students, this means that they have one more leading destination for studies to add to their list while scouting for good courses and opportunities. Another benefit is that in comparison to other destinations, they can pursue their studies with fewer burdens economically and yet get a chance to live and experience life in Europe, in one of the more popular locations globally.

“It’s important to have a good quality basic education for every individual. This ban is aimed at ensuring that more students, both domestic and international, can avail of the studies and courses without worrying about the prohibitive tuition fees. The objective to level the field when it comes to providing affordable education to more youth, as they are the future,” said a government spokesperson on this policy announcement.

Read more: Germany Abolishes Tuition Fees For Undergraduate Courses Blog Scholarships for International Students 2014
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If you’ve been out of work for several months and aren’t getting any interviews, or you’re going on interviews but not getting any offers, maybe it’s time to adjust your approach to job hunting.

 

If you’re not getting any interviews, it’s time to reconsider your résumé. First, examine it to make sure it contains no spelling or grammar errors. Then have a friend or colleague check it. “You cannot succeed in this competitive market if your résumé isn’t 100% accurate,” says Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, an expert at the career Web site Vault.com and former chief operating officer for Merrill Lynch Campus Recruiting.

Thanasoulis-Cerrachio recommends including a personal interest section at the bottom. Most hiring managers aren’t comfortable interviewing prospective job candidates, and they’re not good at it. Adding a section on your personal interests gives them a conversation starter.

“Most interviewers are just as uncomfortable as the job candidate, so they gravitate toward something they’re comfortable with, like personal interests,” Thanasoulis-Cerrachio says.

Include a section up top detailing your skills. It should include hard skills like knowing certain computer programs and soft skills like being a strong communicator or team player. Try to match the language used in the job ad.

Most important, though, emphasize the results you achieved in each position you held, instead of just listing job responsibilities. You become a much more compelling candidate if instead of saying you managed a team of three you say, “Managed a team of three employees who interacted with clients and had a 100% client retention rate over two years.” Prospective employers also want to hear about money you saved, or new clients you brought in.

As for your cover letters, they should never be a regurgitation of your résumé. Instead, make a compelling case for why you should be hired. The introductory paragraph should state the position you’re applying for. The middle few paragraphs should highlight the critical three elements of the job description, explaining why you will fit the job well. Use the hirer’s language. If the job ad says the candidate needs 10 years of experience using communication skills, describe how your communication skills saved the day at a previous job.

Don’t blast your résumé around like spam. Instead, conduct a focused job search, applying only for positions that you’re truly qualified for. Make a list of all the companies you’d most like to work for, and use your personal network and sites like LinkedIn to find connections you have at each one. If you’ve got a Twitter account that you use professionally, great. If not, start one. Many human-resources professionals are on Twitter. If you can find one at a company you’re interested in, start following him or her.

Retweet (Twitter lingo for forwarding) what that person has written, and comment on any interesting posts. “After a few weeks of following them, direct-message them, saying, ‘I’d love to talk about your company. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to work, and I’d love to hear about your experience there,’” says Dan Schawbel, author Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success.

If you’ve been going on a lot of interviews but not receiving job offers, it’s time to re-examine your interviewing technique. Among the most basic elements to consider: Are you dressing appropriately for the interviews? Men should always wear a suit, and woman should wear either slacks or a skirt with a nice top. Also, leave yourself plenty of time to get to the interview.

Try not to let too much empty time pass after the last item on your résumé. Volunteer, take a class to learn a new skill or find freelance work somehow, through your network or on Craigslist. “The worst thing to do is go into an interview, and when they ask what you’ve been doing, you stare at them with a blank face,” Schawbel says.

Practice before going on each interview. Research the company, and go in with a solid knowledge of its most significant concerns, clients and competitors. Some questions always come up in any interview, so be ready for them. Most people ask candidates what their strengths and weaknesses are. The key to answering the weakness part–and you should always have an answer–is to spin it in a positive manner. For instance, you might say, “I’m not the strongest analytically, but I’ve been working on that, and when I put together a report, I always have someone check it.”

“The interviewer wants to know that you’re self-aware and mature enough to talk about your weaknesses,” says Thanasoulis-Cerrachio. “You have to know how to describe the weakness the right way.”

Also, interviewers always ask whether you have any questions. Always come prepared with several. They show that you’re interested and you’ve done research.

Throughout the interview remain confident. Preparing in advance will help with that. Always look your interviewer in the eye, and offer a firm handshake. It sounds small, but the appearance of confidence goes a long way–especially for roles in which the job requires you to interact with outsiders. Don’t boast, but boldly state your accomplishments. Also, never be negative in the interview, particularly about any former boss, co-workers or company.

Always send a thank-you note, by e-mail or postal mail. Not only is it good etiquette, it’s an opportunity to smooth over any fumbles made during the interview or follow up with additional information about yourself.

Finally, when you don’t land a position, don’t be afraid to contact the interviewer and ask what you could have done better or why you didn’t get the job. You might get back some much-needed insight.

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You send in your resume. You include a hopefully eye-catching cover letter. You ask someone to put in a good word for you.

Then you wait. And wait. And don’t get the job.

Why? You didn’t put in the work.

There are many things you can’t control about the job seeking process. Cumbersome application systems, automated filters that identify keywords instead of talent, lazy hiring managers content to simply find round pegs for round holes, people who make the biggest hiring mistake of all….

But there is one thing you can control: the amount of work you put in.

If you’re struggling to land the job you want, don’t complain. Don’t blame others. Sure, the system often sucks — so accept it sucks and then figure out how to beat it. Commit to doing more. Commit to doing what other candidates aren’t willing to do. That’s how you stand out. That’s how you get the job you really want.

Try this:

1. Determine the company you want to work for.

Obvious, right? Not really. Many job seekers play the numbers game and respond to as many job postings as possible.

Shotgun resume submissions results in hiring managers sifting through dozens of potential candidates to find the right person. (Good luck emerging from thatparticular pile.) To show the hiring manager you are the right candidate, you have to do the work.

Instead of shotgunning your resume, put in the time to determine a company you definitely want to work for, and then…

2. Really know the company.

Pretend I’m the hiring manager. “I would love to work for you,” you say to me. What I actually hear is, “I would love for you to pay me.”

You can’t possibly know if you want to work for my company unless you know a lot about my company; that’s the difference between just wanting a job and wanting an actual role in a business. Talk to friends, relatives, vendors, customers… anyone you can find. Check management and employees out on social media. When you know the people, you know the company. Learn as much as you can.

Then leverage what you learn and…

3. Figure out how you will hit the ground running.

Many companies see training as a necessary evil. Training takes time, money, effort… all of which are in short supply. An ideal new hire can be productive immediately, at least in part.

While you don’t need to be able to do everything required in the job, it helps if the company can see an immediate return on their hiring investment. (Remember, hiring you is an investment that needs to generate a return.)

Identify one or two important things you can contribute from day one. Then…

4. Don’t just tell. Show.

Put what you can offer on display. If you’re a programmer, mock up a new application. If you want a sales position, create a plan for how you’ll target a new market or customer base or describe how you will implement marketing strategies the business is currently not using.

A show and tell is your chance to prove you know the company and what you can offer. Your initiative will be impressive and you’ll go a long way towards overcoming concerns that you’re all talk and no action.

Is it fair you’re doing a little work on spec? Should you have to create a mockup or plan in order to get the job? Not really and probably not… but doing so will definitely set you apart.

Never let “fair” — when the only person “disadvantaged” is you — get in the way of achieving your goals.

5. Use a referral as a reinforcement.

Business is all about relationships. We’ve all made made bad hiring decisions, so a referral from someone we trust is like gold.

You may have to dig deep into your network or even forge new connections, but the effort will be worth it.

Knowing that someone we trust is willing to vouch for you is a data point that often tips the decision scale towards giving you an interview… and even giving you the job.

6. Be the one who knocks.

You don’t have to wait to be called for an interview. You don’t have to wait for an opening to be posted; after all, you’ve identified ways you can immediately help the company you want to work for. Wrangle an introduction, meet with someone who can actually influence the hiring decision, and pitch away.

Think it won’t work? It will — as long as you show the person you contact how they will also benefit. Say, “I really want to work for your company. I know you’re in charge of social media marketing and I’ve developed a data-driven way to analyze activities, ROI, brand awareness… I’d love to take you to lunch and show you. If you hate my ideas, at least you got a free lunch. If you love them, you learned something. What do you have to lose?”

A friend of mine who runs a tech company has hired four people in the last six months who approached him in a similar fashion. He’s a go-getter; he loves hiring go-getters. And he loves when they find him.

Just make sure you go straight to describing how the company will benefit from hiring you. Say, “Your website is good but it could be a lot better. Here are changes I will make in the first month and here is how those changes will improve conversions and SEO results. And here’s a mock-up I created of a new site design.”

Approach them right and people will pay attention — especially entrepreneurs and small businesses. I don’t know any smart people who won’t drop everything to learn how to improve their business.

7. Assert yourself.

Many people are poor interviewers. That’s especially true for small business owners; many are terrible interviewers. (As a friend of mine says, “I don’t work in HR. I run a business.”)

So be direct and to the point. Explain what you can do. Describe your background. Don’t talk about what the job will mean to you; talk about how the company will benefit from hiring you. Show you know working for their company is different (every company thinks they’re different) and how you’re excited by the challenge. Sell yourself: use what you know about the company and how you will make an impact to back up your pitch.

8. Ask for the job.

Most people don’t mind being closed. Plus a decision put off until tomorrow is a decision added to the to-do list; no one wants more on their plates.

If you truly know you want the job — and you should by this point — ask for it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Who knows: if you’ve worked hard to truly set yourself apart, you might get hired on the spot.

I know what you’re thinking: That’s too much work to put in, especially if there’s no guarantee your extra effort will result in a job.

Flip it around. Doing what everyone else does is very unlikely to result in a job. Decide you will be different — and then work hard to actually be different. Then you will stand out. Then you’ll have a much better chance of landing the job you really want.

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