by Suzie Doscher
One of the main motivators not to settle for less is 'life is too short.' Time seems to be flying by faster and faster, all the more reason to make sure you are enjoying it. Equally make sure your life offers you a sense of fulfillment. Settling for less is something everybody does at some point or another, but it is best not to make it a lifestyle!
Find out what you want - from having experienced what you do not want!
Settling for less means you made the choice to limit yourself and your potential. This could be seen as a waste of time, however if you learn from it, your time was not wasted. You can figure out what to do differently.
by Jim Haudan
In a recent article, Marguerite Ward asked: if you looked at the co-worker sitting closest to you, would be able to say what his or her favorite food or hobby is?
Research shows that having meaningful work relationships pays off and leads to greater workplace satisfaction. Ward highlights three unusual questions that a Google exec is likely to ask an employee to get to know her or him better and create more meaningful connections. The questions - which can be asked at the start of a team meeting or as part of the small talk during the first round of drinks - are:
So, whether it's you're interviewing a prospective employee or onboarding a new member of the team, you should always start with questions that don't have exact right answers. Focus on how you can start an engaging conversation, versus conduct an intimidating interrogation.
Great questions encourage each of us to share more about ourselves and what we value most, and to listen with open ears and curiosity about our colleagues. In this mental space, people start to open up and you are able to build something authentic together.
Here are 20 open-ended questions I believe can be the key to turning any interview, ice breaker, team meeting or dinner conversation into a meaningful personal connection.
by Suzie Doscher
With the daily work schedules these days it is important to learn how to treat yourself to some neutral ‘me time’. Otherwise, you might find that your body will force you to take some time by having the flu, a sore throat or simply feeling exhausted all the time.
If you do not already know how to take a little time for yourself, you can only gain by learning how to schedule some.
Be patient as you learn to make this a priority. You might have to start with only five minutes per day or every other day until slowly you carve out more time for yourself.
Bear in mind that all changes take time and are only possible if you choose small steps that can realistically fit into an already busy day. If you find yourself slipping up, then remember, “tomorrow is a new day.”
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