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Building a Successful Career and procrastination

Building a Successful Career and procrastination I met an old friend some time ago, this person had been one of the best students in school at that time and when we began to discuss, I found out that he had been on the same position for many years and had not gotten a pay raise in over 5 years. It was a real heart break to learn that someone with so much potential was suffering from career stagnation. He complained that at some point,  he was looking forward to getting promoted to a particular position but unfortunately the organization recruited someone else to fill the position, and he felt cheated. I asked for his CV, and realized that all he had in the last 11 years was his first degree. He had not obtained another degree or another certification, and it was evident that there was no effort made on personal development. I told him that if I were his manager, I would have done the same. Without realizing it, most of us retreat into our comfort zones and never leave it. We just retreat, forgetting that the world is revolving and things are changing. The degree you had yesterday ...

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Procrastination – Opposite Road to Success

Procrastination – Opposite Road to Success

Procrastination Many times we have dreams about what we want to do, how to go about it, all the necessary things to put in place and even a bulk of the resources we need to start the process off. But taking that seemingly huge first step becomes the problem, we may sometimes think that it will be quite demanding or even convince ourselves that we are just waiting for the right time to do it, but truth is that right time never comes. This scenario just painted, which we all go through at some point or the other is what is referred to as procrastination. Without realizing it, most of us subconsciously retreat to our comfort zone and never leave it. We just feel safe doing what we are used to. I read somewhere  that we avoid taking on new tasks for this simple reason “Taking action will cause us more perceived pain than perceived pleasure” I completely agree with this, even though this is not the case all the time, it mostly is. There are different reasons why people procrastinate; some are lack of understanding, inadequacy, perfectionism and laziness. Some people have lost out on career opportunities and even ...

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10 Tips To Make You a Successful Entrepreneur

10 Tips To Make You a Successful Entrepreneur Achieving your goals in life is not easy, it takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice. I  watched a video recently on Alux.com titled ‘15 things poor people do that rich people don’t’ and I could completely relate with them. You will be amazed at how little or maybe not important some of these things seem, but I realized that little things actually count.  Here, I have coined out 10 tips I learned from viewing the video so as  to inspire young  entrepreneurs. Tips Avoid watching too much TV: Time is valuable, spend it on things that matter. Spending about six hours in a day watching TV is a waste of a quarter of the whole day already and that’s without taking your sleep hours into account. This brings us to the next point. Avoid waking up late: Waking up early helps your mind believe that there are important things to be done, don’t waste valuable hours in sleep. Most successful people such as Bill Gates wake up early. Try to have enough, but never too much sleep. Remember time is the currency of the 21st century. Never  blame others for ...

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