Category: Aspiration


Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

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  1. Volunteer. While you’re trying to attract paying job offers, show off your abilities and help a worthy cause by volunteering. Participating in volunteer activities is a great form of networking, and someone on a volunteer board who is impressed by your efforts just may have a job opening they haven’t publicized. Plus let’s be honest, you should do at least a little volunteering anyway!
  2. Participate in professional organizations. Almost any profession has one and probably many professional organizations associated with it. These organizations usually have meetings, events, committees and other efforts that allow you to connect and work side-by-side with other professionals in your chosen field. Separate from more general networking and volunteering efforts, involvement in professional organizations is a critical step toward letting prime potential decision makers (with high paying job offers) know who you are and how much value you offer.
  3. Ask for references. You know the old piece of advice, “If you want something, ask for it?” It’s old because it always has been and always will be true. No matter how great a job you do for someone, they are not likely to tell other people about it unless you politely ask them to do so. Keep in mind that conversely, people love to immediately spread the word when someone does a poor job.

6.5 Stay active. This last fresh “half-step” is a simple reminder that attracting high paying job offers in a recession requires constant energy and activity. You cannot slack or make a half-hearted effort. Staying active in your efforts is the key to making sure your other six steps pay off. Think of it like following through on a baseball swing – no matter how well you swing the bat or connect with the ball, failing to follow through will result in a single or even pop fly instead of a home run!

 

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

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Despite all the recent news about the great economic “recovery” the U.S. is experiencing, the fact remains that for most people and companies, times are still tough. Most of the profits that have been recovered since the economic meltdown of 2008-09 have gone to a select group of individuals and corporations who are reluctant to part with any of it.

For the most part, the people and companies who will potentially purchase your services or products, or give you a “high” paying job offer, are operating on a recession mentality where they only spend money when absolutely necessary. This means landing “high” paying job offers require a well-thought and executed strategy. Here are 6.5 fresh steps to making sure you attract these highly sought after and competitive high paying job offers – no matter how challenging the economic environment becomes.

  1. Become a personal brand. It is not enough to enter today’s marketplace with a certain degree, or set of skills, or list of achievements. All that is simply the required background you need to even try to compete. Winning the competition for high paying job offers means becoming a personal brand, so that as soon as people hear your name they instantly associate it with outstanding excellence in a particular area. Therefore, you must do a truly exemplary job every single time, no matter how trivial or menial the task may be, and also constantly educate yourself, sharpen your existing skills and make sure you present yourself in a completely positive and professional manner. Only then will all your skills and experience actually do anything to help you compete.
  2. Develop a particular area of expertise. While being a “jack of all trades” may seem on the surface like the best recipe to guaranteeing yourself a steady stream of high paying job offers, all it really does is ensure your name will always float around when someone wants something done fast and cheap. You don’t want to be one of those names! By all means it is worthwhile to possess an extended range of skills, but to truly stand out in a tight market, being known as a true expert in a particular area is what draws the high-value, high-paying job offers in the long run. For example, it’s OK to be a gifted salesperson who can “sell anything,” but better to be a gifted salesperson who is renowned for selling business software (or cars, or whatever other product category attracts your interest and abilities).
  3. Network, network, network. Most people award jobs, accounts, projects, etc. to someone they either know personally or are vouched for by a personal acquaintance. The fear of the unknown is a strong primal urge in humans, and it extends to the business world. Especially these days, the odds of winning employment or professional engagement through an ad listing are virtually nil. You need to get out there and meet as many people as possible, and develop personal relationships with the most valuable sources. Online social networks are a valuable new way to extend the reach of your network nationally or even globally.

 

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

 

For leadership coachingprofessional development trainingcustomer service trainingcustomer service tipscollege success tips, or to learn how to build a personal brand, how to improve customer service, or  how to succeed in college, contact Michael D Brown, a premier leadership speakercustomer service speaker, and college motivational speakerat http://www.myfreshbrand.comhttp://www.freshcustomerservice.com, or http://www.52collegesuccesstips.com.

Got 10 seconds? Feed your mind this nutritious thought and experience the exponential growth.

 

For leadership coachingprofessional development trainingcustomer service trainingcustomer service tipscollege success tips, or to learn how to build a personal brand, how to improve customer service, or  how to succeed in college, contact Michael D Brown, a premier leadership speakercustomer service speaker, and college motivational speakerat http://www.myfreshbrand.comhttp://www.freshcustomerservice.com, or http://www.52collegesuccesstips.com.

Staying Healthy in Your Life and Your Brand Requires Proper Preparation

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Heart Check

To check the health of your brand preparedness, let’s do a health-related “heart check” on the following 6.5 questions. For each question, use a five-point point scale, with a score of 5 meaning “yes, that’s really me” and 1 meaning “that’s not me at all” to determine a score, then tally up all 6.5 scores to see just how fresh the health of your branding efforts really is.

  1. I have a fully realized ideal of personal and professional success around which I build all my preparatory efforts.
  2. I have the utmost confidence that I am truly prepared to achieve success and have no doubts about my ability to overcome any obstacle, no matter how unpredictable.
  3. I have mastered the specific skills necessary to achieve success by being a branded expert in my chosen field, organization, business and or company.
  4. I have obtained all the credentials necessary to achieve success by being a branded expert in my chosen field, organization, business and/or company.
  5. I feel a burning competitive desire that pushes me to always take additional steps toward being prepared rather than feel satisfied with my preparatory efforts.
  6. I know the skill sets and the mental attitudes of three people who have achieved success in the area that I want to succeed.

6.5 I gain a new competitive skill on at least a quarterly basis.

 

Now that you’ve taken the test, let’s analyze your score:

If you scored from 7-13, your brand health preparedness is critical. You have the brand health equivalent to that of a person who never exercises, does not watch what they eat, and possibly engages in other unhealthy activities as well. The prognosis for your brand’s lifespan is a shortened and painful one.

If you scored from 14-20, your brand health preparedness is guarded. You have taken a few quick steps to get ready to succeed, but hurrying now will only make success take longer to arrive later.

If you scored from 21-26, you brand health preparedness is stable. You have done all the obvious things it takes to prepare for success in your chosen field, organization, business and/or company, but so have most of your competitors. Those who take extra steps and think outside the box in their preparation are the ones who will achieve lasting and top-quality brand fitness..

If you scored from 27-33, your brand health is good. You have gone above and beyond the norm to prepare and are ready for some serious competition. But are you ready to win?

If you scored a 34 or 35, your brand health is optimal. Congratulations! You have taken the lessons of building top-quality brand health to heart and have thoroughly prepared yourself for all contingencies, including unknowns, and done the groundwork necessary to truly stand out from the rest of the competition. You are fit as a fiddle and ready to compete in the most grueling competition and come out a winner.

 

For leadership coachingprofessional development trainingcustomer service trainingcustomer service tipscollege success tips, or to learn how to build a personal brand, how to improve customer service, or  how to succeed in college, contact Michael D Brown, a premier leadership speakercustomer service speaker, and college motivational speakerat http://www.myfreshbrand.comhttp://www.freshcustomerservice.com, or http://www.52collegesuccesstips.com.