C’mon, Give It A Try

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”        – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life can become monotonous. If you want some variety in your life, create it. Try experimenting. Experiments hold some risk, yes, but are not permanent. They are short excursions into new territory. They let you try something out.

What is something you have wanted to bring into your life – perhaps a new approach, a new skill, a new business relationship? Create an experiment that lets you take a step closer to what you want. Your experiment could be putting yourself in a new situation, reaching out to someone or learning more about what you desire.

Go ahead, experiment! Doing so moves you forward and makes life interesting.

 

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Integrity

Integrity is wholeness. In your work life, all of you is present – your values, your personality, your attitudes and preferences, your skills, your goals – and must be honored. Separating parts of yourself from your work leads to problems. Why? Because what is part of you does not go away, even if ignored. Eventually, that part of you will show itself, often complicating things or causing you unhappiness or lack of fulfillment.

Honor your whole self. Doing so leads you to success and integrity in your career.

 

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How Is Your Network?

There are all kinds of people networks in the world of work – within your organization, clients, customers, associates, professionals and allies. It is your choice to develop the kind of network that works for you.

How is your network these days? Do you cultivate it? Does it serve your needs? A robust network can propel your success and performance, when you use it well.

 

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First

You are unique with a combination of gifts and talents that no one else has. Is there anything you can do in your career that would be a “first”? No one else comes from a place exactly like yours, so it stands to reason there is a “first” within you.

Pondering this, lets you acknowledge your uniqueness, spark your creativity and make a difference in the world. Go ahead be first in something!

 

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What’s Ready To Go?

Is everything going great in your everyday work life? Can you identify anything that has run its course? Sometimes, habits, situations or circumstances hang around long after their usefulness is gone. Examples can be: allowing stress to run your life, consistently being late for meetings, a pattern of activity you have or an energy drain that you are better off without.

Releasing something is not always easy. However, letting something go that is doing you no good frees you and you end up feeling great. You also make room for something new to take its place. Go ahead, let it go!

 

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It’s Spring!

Spring is a time of planting seeds that will bloom in summer. As far as your career, what do you want to create? Start planting seeds now.

Your seeds can be inquiries, actions, research, developing skills, making necessary changes. Start now – create the flowers that you want to bloom for you this summer.

For those of you in the southern hemisphere, what flowers bloomed for you in summer?

 

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