How to Excel in Your Chosen Field – Part 2

If you’re going to do something, especially as a career, you might as well do it well: with excellence. To excel in your chosen field, you need skill. This was the topic of my previous post. Without skill, you can’t excel. This demands that you diligently work at honing your skills and that you apply…

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How to Excel in Your Chosen Field – Part 1

If you observe closely people who excel in their field, you’ll notice similarities. At the core, they show two characteristics that explain their stellar performance. And these are the two characteristics I cover in this two-part series. The first characteristic people who excel in their field have is “skill”. Obviously, people who excel in their…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 3

When dealing with challenging team members, you must first attempt to identify the root cause of the issue. Each situation is unique, and your strategy to deal with the issue will need to fit your unique situation. However, there are basic strategies you must know to deal with challenging team members effectively. In this 3-part…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 2

As a leader, you must lead various team members, most of whom do just fine, most of the time. They perform their work on time, meet your standards of excellence, and get along with other members of the team. However, sometimes, you have to deal with challenging team members. And how you deal with these…

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How to Deal With Challenging Team Members – Part 1

As you manage your team, you sometimes have to deal with challenging team members. One type of challenging team member is the nonperforming team member. This team member fails to “deliver the goods”. They’re expected to do a job and produce results, but they’re not. You must address their mediocre performance. When dealing with a…

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How to Improve Your Time Management Skill

When you learn a skill, at first, you’re not very good, but as you practice you become better and better. And if you practice long enough and intensely enough, you can even become a master at that skill. If you play a musical instrument, you know this to be true. At first, you couldn’t play…

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Why You Must Let Go of the Scarcity Mindset

The world is an abundant place. This means there’s enough for you and for me: there are enough resources; there are enough opportunities; there are enough connections; there’s enough space for you and for me. Both of us can succeed. Both our lights can shine and light up the world. When you see the world…

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Why You Must Let Go of the Individualistic Mindset

A few years ago, I listen to a music album from an artist who was apparently performing all the parts on the album: he played the piano, the drums, the bass, and all the other instruments; and he sang lead vocals and the harmonies. As if this wasn’t enough, he produced and recorded the album…

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How to Calibrate Your Goal

As you pursue a great goal, don’t be surprised when you hit bumps on the road. Bumps are part of the journey. When your goal isn’t going as anticipated, don’t panic or throw in the towel right away; you usually simply need to calibrate (i.e. make adjustments) to get back on track. As a general…

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3 External Factors That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 3

To achieve your great goals, you must prepare for the journey ahead. A good part of your success depends on your character traits. Can you stick to it when the going gets tough? Can you get yourself to take action, even when you don’t feel like it? etc. However, in addition to your character traits,…

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