Louis CK on Boredom

October 8, 2014

“I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless, it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say “I’m bored.” – Louis CK

Are you bored? How can you get back some of the amazement that Louis CK is talking about?

What is the most amazing thing that happened to you this week? If not amazing, think surprising, pleasurable, or even just nice?

From a professional standpoint, if you recognize your life is amazing, that gratitude is a career advantage.

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Jerry Seinfeld on Growth

October 1, 2014

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving. – Jerry Seinfeld

Are you moving or in a rut?

What is one small change you can make to your routine – even a different route to work, a different go-to meal for breakfast, a 10-minute refresh of one small space in your home?

From a professional standpoint, it comes down to keeping your skills, expertise and network updated. If you don’t need to update your resume with anything new in the last year, you’re not growing professionally. Review these seven reasons why your career has stalled, and resolve to keep it moving.

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Lucille Ball on Self-Love

September 24, 2014

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.  You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world – Lucille Ball The first step of any goal is believing you can do it and you deserve it. If you don’t have that confidence, can you move forward anyway and let your […]

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Lily Tomlin on Slowing Down

September 17, 2014

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down – Lily Tomlin Such an excellent reminder not to be so harried! We all know that person who exudes a sense of calm, that grace under pressure. And we all like to be around that person! From a professional standpoint, executive presence requires that you don’t rush around. To […]

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George Carlin on Guilt

September 10, 2014

Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is – George Carlin Are you picking Should’s over Dreams? Do you feel guilty that your ideal day is doing nothing, that your next career move doesn’t mean a raise, […]

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Joan Rivers on Persistence

September 6, 2014

If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present. – Joan Rivers Are you feeling stuck on a particular goal? Are you only trying one door? What are 5 other doors to entry? If you […]

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Will Ferrell on Compensation

September 3, 2014

Aren’t we all striving to be overpaid for what we do? – Will Ferrell Do you begrudge a colleague for being overpaid? Are you afraid to ask for more for fear of seeming greedy? It’s better for everyone when you are paid for your value.  You don’t get resentful at doing the work, and your […]

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Brian Tracy on Desire v. Fear

August 6, 2014

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. – Brian Tracy Is your goal attracting you to a better possibility or helping you avoid something? Do you visualize the most positive outcome or focus on how to manage the downside? There is definitely a place […]

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Tony Robbins on Decisions

July 30, 2014

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided – Tony Robbins What is one step you mean to take, or a change you mean to make, but haven’t? Is this a goal that really doesn’t matter? Have you changed your mind, […]

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CS Lewis on Laziness

July 23, 2014

Laziness means more work in the long run. – CS Lewis Have you ever neglected to do a small amount of maintenance, only to have an urgent emergency to attend to later on that cost a lot more money, time and grief? This might be taking an extra half hour with your direct report to […]

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