Personal Development

Are you limiting yourself? Break free in order to advance

Written by ,  LinkedIn Top Voice of 2016, SVP Marketing & Client Success

In life there are always reasons why something didn’t happen. You didn’t get a job because a younger candidate will work for less. Your big idea wasn’t considered because you’re just entry level. You didn’t get a promotion because you’re a woman and your company is run by an all-male board. But what if the problem isn’t life? What if it’s you constantly reaching for an excuse?

Everyone has circumstances they can’t control, and unfortunately workplace biases and hurdles exist that likely won’t go away anytime soon. Rather than limiting ourselves based on preconceived beliefs, what if we strive to give it 110 percent in order to break down barriers and really support each other to get ahead?

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Why sitting is bad for you – Murat Dalkilinç

 

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Sitting down for brief periods can help us recover from stress or recuperate from exercise. But nowadays, our lifestyles make us sit much more than we move around. Are our bodies built for such a sedentary existence? Murat Dalkilinç investigates the hidden risks of sitting down.

Lesson by Murat Dalkilinç, animation by Oxbow Creative.

Feeling Frustrated? How To Stand Up For What You Need At Work

When my client Margaret called me, she was in a state of total frustration.

She was a hard working, positive-minded, let’s-get-it-done kind of employee, and had never had performance issues in her career. But after long-term success in a job she loved, she’d just been assigned a new manager who was unlike any other: He gave her the silent treatment, iced her out of conversations, and, overall, was a bit of a bully.

As a result, Margaret, a positively positive and highly effective employee, had turned into a rattled bunch of nerves. She dreaded every interaction with this manager, fearing that in sheer frustration, she’d eventually blurt out “I quit!” without having any kind of backup plan. She wanted to make it work—it was a great job with a wonderful community of colleagues—but she had no idea how she could.

Perhaps, like Margaret, you’ve thought that if you put your nose to the grindstone, do good work, and have a can-do attitude, your career will be smooth sailing. The problem is, many other factors have an impact on your career, too—including the people around you and your relationships with them. And when those people turn into stonewall managers and abrasive colleagues, you’ll need more than a good work ethic and positive attitude to effectively deal with them.

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Three tips to boost your confidence

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When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

What Your Co-Workers On Facebook Need To Hear

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Things A Justice Of The Peace WONT Do!

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a person of unquestionable integrity who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals and helps to give justice to those persons in a particular community.The Ministry of Justice, provides supervision for the various processes involved in the appointment of Justices of the Peace and ensures that records are accurately maintained.

In this vid Craig shares a couple reason a JP (Justice of the Peace) will refuse to certify or authenticate a document, or give even give you a character reference.

The views expressed in this video are solely mine, and does not reflect those of the LMAJ, Custodes in Jamaica, any particular JP or the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

Students’ Loan Bureau – 3 Great Reasons To Apply

The Students’ Loan Bureau is Jamaica’s premier student loan financing organization committed to ensuring that qualified, needy Jamaican students have equal access to financial assistance to pursue tertiary education (www.slbja.com). In this video, I suggest 3 reasons students avoid applying for a loan through the government funded agency. More than that, I suggest why these reasons are not so great.

All information in this vlog must be verified with the SLB before acting.

The Students’ Load Bureau (SLB) has not sponsored this video. The views are mine, and in no way represent the opinion of the SLB, or my employer.

The Talk Tank is the number one vlog that provides tons of great advice and information to build life skills.

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