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Learn to say “No” – ARTICLE

Your life is your territory. External pressures are an attempt to dominate what belongs to you. If someone wants to control your time, agenda, actions or beli...

Be likeable! – TIP

Chances are you might be working with one of the interviewers in the future. If they don’t like you, they won’t hire you. It is that simple! To be likeable, ...

Show up on time! – TIP

Being late is an instant deal breaker! It tells your interviewers that you can’t organize your time! Excuses are not good enough. You need to foresee problem...

Be confident, not arrogant! – TIP

Confidence is very different from arrogance. Confidence means that you are aware of your power without needing to put yourself above others. Arrogance = Bragg...

Calm down! – Relax! – TIP

Looking stressed is another instant turn off! It tells your interviewers that you can’t handle the pressure. To relax, take a minute to breathe in and out dee...

Prepare for the interview! – TIP

This interview deserves your full undivided attention! It could be one of the key milestones in your life. You must be 100% prepared. Don’t keep it for the l...

Research the company! – TIP

Gather as much information as you can about this company! Letting them see that you know a lot about them shows that you are interested and super motivated! Y...

Get rid of any insecurity! – TIP

Your survival does not depend on them! Yes! Getting that position might be a big deal, but you know that no matter what, you will be all right! Trust yourself...

Listen! – TIP

During the interview, they will give you lost of clues! Read the job offer twenty times until you really know exactly what they look for! – After that, embody ...

Respond to their needs! – TIP

This job is not about your agenda. It is their agenda. Identify what this agenda is and let them see that you understand how to play their game! An interview...

Be interested! – TIP

You might be spending the next 10 years of your life with this company. Show interest for their culture and products. Ask targeted and expert questions about ...

Highlight your positives – TIP

This is very different than bragging, right? During the interview, you will have opportunities to talk about what you achieved. Some candidates tend to be too...

Follow up after the interview – TIP

Call or send a note after the interview to show your appreciation. Tell them that you are truly motivated and that this interview confirmed the fact that you ...

Don’t focus on negatives! – TIP

Some candidates come forward with a few negatives at the start of interview. They will say things like: “Yeah! I never got along too well with that colleague ...

Be clear and concise – TIP

When they ask you a question, don’t deviate! Be clear and concise! They imagine how it will be to work with you. They see you at meetings and imagine how it ...

Be agreeable! – TIP

Don’t contradict or try to show in any way that you know better than them, ok? They will remember an impression from you. Being agreeable means agreeing with ...

Refresh your Skills + Knowledge – TIP

Before the interview, refresh your knowledge on the key topics or areas you will be hired for. The key reason they hire you is because of a set of skills, know...

Match their energy level! – TIP

It is a matter of finding the right balance. They are leading the interview! Don’t try to take over! Respect this hierarchy and don’t try to shift roles. No...

Be positive! – TIP

Don’t complain! This is another key turn off in interviews. Have you ever experienced someone complaining to you? How did that make you feel? What was your ...

How to say “No” – ARTICLE

No matter how you put, saying “No” does break the cycle. It means that the first reaction when you say “No” is resistance. Now, what is magical is the after ...

Never take work home – ARTICLE

Of course, if your life is highly balanced and you love what you do, work is not work: it is rather a creative empowering flow of energy. Now, obviously if you...

Leave early! – ARTICLE

And arrive late! Of course, as long as it stays within the limits of what is legally acceptable by your organization standards. You want to limit the time you...

Protect your week ends! – ARTICLE

Same here! Your week ends are sacred! Protect them! Focus on energizing and relaxing activities instead. Absolutely everyone needs a break and needs to res...

Aim for good not perfect! – ARTICLE

The main reason you get burned out is because you are doing your best. Perfectionism is a top source of stress. The funny thing is that most actions don’t nee...

To quit or not to quit – ARTICLE

Should you leave? Is your burnout the alarm bell which tells you that it is time to go? Maybe! If you consider quitting, start with a small step. Explore th...

Unrealistic expectations – ARTICLE

Okay, this is the big chunk! Unrealistic expectations are the number one force which drives you to potential burn out. These high expectations are often comin...

How to deal with a toxic boss – ARTICLE

Here is a strategy you can apply straight away: dialogue! The best thing you can do is to find out what is happening in your boss’s mind. If you receive syste...

The real battle – ARTICLE

When you burn out, you lose a life battle! You lose because you did not use your power. Your right is to protect your life and this is what you must do on the...

Shift priorities! – ARTICLE

This is probably the most important shift you need to make right now: your well being and balance are more important than any business or professional target! ...

Take care of yourself – ARTICLE

Again, shift priorities! You need to take care of yourself and there is only one way to do this: · Eat healthy · Get 8 hours sleep · Ex...

Marketing success – ARTICLE

These keys are designed mainly for small business ventures. Responding to these questions and applying these simple points is a major step in developing a succ...

Analyze your competition – ARTICLE

Ask yourself: Who are your competitors?Where are they?What are the successful ones doing?How are they marketing?What do they offer?How successful are they?Woul...

What is your market? – ARTICLE

Analyze your target audience: Who are your potential clients?Where are they?What is the size of your target audience?Where are they located?What is their age?W...

Know your product! – ARTICLE

Another essential step! – You need to know your product in depth! What are its main components?What are its major qualities?Why do your customers need it?What ...

Market yourself! – ARTICLE

Market yourself! Clients deal with you in so many ways. It's not just your product they buy, it is you! Are you friendly, approachable and open?Do you have...

Package it right! – ARTICLE

Package includes pricing + how you offer your product. Here are some questions to ask yourself: Is the price right?What are the different packaging options?H...