Are There 10 Strategies for Achieving Career Happiness – Part 1?

Posted October 30th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Career Success
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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama

The average career professionals will work approximately 90,000 hours in their lifetime; so finding happiness and satisfaction is critical.

Studies have shown that people who derive meaning from their profession or feel commitment towards their organization’s mission, are people who are much more resilient and satisfied in their economic environment.

Are there 10 Strategies for Achieving Career Happiness pt 1 e1414714234769 Are There 10 Strategies for Achieving Career Happiness – Part 1?The good news is that life doesn’t have to be perfect for you to find happiness at work.

Below are 10 ways to achieve happiness and satisfaction while working for someone else:

1. Discover the 5Cs. You must maintain high levels of 1) confidence, 2) commitment, 3) conviction, 4) contribution and choose 5) culture fitness.  With the 5Cs you will have a feeling of recognition, pride and trust in your company and more drive to be successful.

2. Find purpose in your work. To frequently, we get caught up in the day-to-day grind of our jobs and forget to look at the big picture—the “why” (purpose) or the reason that motivates us to work besides money.

Discovering the true purpose of your job will make your daily tasks and accomplishments more meaningful. Uncover ways that your work can improve the lives of others people as well as yourself.

3. Challenge yourself. Inspiring yourself is one way to intensify your joy-factor. Why not offer to step in where you normally would not be accountable? Why not ask your boss if you can shadow a colleague in another department to learn how various aspects of the company work?

This will create variety in your work (making it inherently more interesting) and you will score points for being a proactive employee who’s ready to take on new challenges and who might also be ready for a promotion.

4. Look beyond the corporate ladder. Studies indicate that 8 out of the 10 jobs that make people happiest (in America) unfortunately are not on the corporate ladder. Instead, they are positions with perks like unusual work settings or flexible hours or those positions that offered high levels of independence.

These facts suggest that choosing work that aligns with your core values – even if those values take you farther off the beaten path – is a good foundation for career satisfaction.

5.  Working toward your goals. San Francisco State University’s Ryan Howell co-authored a study last year and found that working hard to improve a skill or ability may induce greater stress in the moment but also guarantees greater happiness on a daily basis and in the long-term. “No pain, no gain,” he says. If tasks aren’t enjoyable in the moment, the sense of accomplishment when the task is over changes that perspective.

Howell found that reaching the goal isn’t even necessary to increase happiness – the process of trying and stretching yourself is enough. Learning new skills may make you happier, but it also makes you more valuable to your current and future employers.

Action Steps:

  1. Read Part 2 of Are There 10 Strategies For Achieving Success?
  2. Sign up for the Breakthrough ‘Strategic’ VIP Day and let’s work together for Growth. Success. Acceleration in your career.

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From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #16 – Strategies for Game-Changing, High-Achieving Women

Posted October 26th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Personal Best
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Along life’s journey, I have developed five personal core values. They represent the things I want to have in my life. I always review these core values as I establish new intentions. They are:From Fit and Fine to Fabulous Tip 16 e1414118805573 From Fit & Fine to Fabulous Tip #16 – Strategies for  Game Changing, High Achieving Women

Love. It is the central theme in my life. I want and need love, and I have a lot of love to give. Love for life, for people, for nature, for the things I do, and so on. But most important is my love for God, family, and friends.

Fun. I love laughing, and I love to do fun things, with others and at times alone. Time is too precious not to have fun, but it’s so easy to let this one slip away. Sometimes we’re just too serious, and it’s so easy to get caught in that atmosphere of “seriousness.”

Freedom. It is a core value that’s really important to me. I place significance on all facets of life, from the physical freedom of movement to the mental freedom of thought and decisions and everything between.

Authenticity. It is the things I do, the things that connect to who I am. Knowing my standard and having a clear direction in my life are part of my authenticity.

Growth. It is so critical. I’m fascinated by my intentions and potential. I love the energy and creativity associated with fulfilling my intentions and then helping others to achieve remarkable growth.

Your personal core values may differ from mine, and that’s okay–just make sure that you have established core values that suit your lifestyle. Always have a Strategic Success Plan for your Life!

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Game-Changing Strategies for Success – Part 2

Posted October 22nd, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Business Growth
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In part 1 of Game-Changing Strategies for Success, I shared how I found myself saying things like “Why can’t I be like so andGame Changing Strategies for Success pt 2 e1413259533969  Game Changing Strategies for Success – Part 2 so?” or “Why can’t I be more successful?” or “What’s wrong with my business strategies?”

During that time in my life, these inner messages kept me from getting what I really wanted in life.

Then I made a ‘radical decision’ to change every aspect of my life and wrote an Amazon best seller to help others discover their game-changing strategies for success.

So here are my next five strategies:

1)       Stay in touch. If there are people that you meet on social media, at a professional organization gathering or a conference – build a relationship so that when the times comes you can draw on their expertise. You’ll be surprised at how much valuable information you’ll garner this way.

In the future, when these people reach out to you to hire you, refer you, provide you with a great business deal, or suggest a joint venture. Many great things will come your way simply by building professional relationship.

2)     Review and envision your plan everyday. You can use affirmations, your journal, spreadsheets, vision board or your branding/marketing plan. The key is everyday – seeing is believing that you will have your intentions.

3)       Take one step at a time. Success has nothing to do with luck, but it has everything to do with being relentless and consistent. When you hit a wall, back up and go in a different direction (up, down, over, left or right). Stay focused on your intentions and don’t ever give up. Every problem has a myriad of solutions – keeping trying until you find the ones that works.

4)       Be the best. Developing your skill sets and your reputation in your industry is powerful. It will set you apart from your competitors and your ideal clients will begin to seek YOU out. If you have hurdles to overcome, hire a coach to work through your challenges. Always strive to be the best brand possible.

5)       Take big calculated risks. People who are wealthy, have thriving businesses, or have abundance in their lives were all willing to make large leaps in the directions that scare them the most.

If it doesn’t scare you, it’s probably not stretching you enough. Make decisions quickly and move appropriately. Yes, sometimes it won’t work out, but other times – WOW – it’s that home run that sets you apart.

Remember, the more you invest in yourself, the greater your Return On Investment (ROI).

ACTION ITEM:

  • Make a radical decision.
  • Change your mindset.
  • Purchase my Amazon best seller.
  • Enjoy the journey.

Much Much Success!

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Game-Changing Strategies for Success – Part 1

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Dr. Laureen Wishom and filed in Business Growth
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If you’ve been in business for a few years, then you know what it’s like to get into a rut. Most of the time we tend to get stuck because we reinforce the negative voices in our mind.

Game Changing Strategies for Success pt 1 e1413258877470 Game Changing Strategies for Success – Part 1There was a time when I found myself saying things like “Why can’t I be like so and so?” or “Why can’t I be more successful?” or “What’s wrong with my business strategies?”

These inner messages keep us from getting what we really want in career, business and life. I know because like most I was stuck at one time in my life.

Ultimately, I made a ‘radical decision’ to change every aspect of my life and then wrote an Amazon best seller to help others find their game-changing strategies for success.

So here are my top ten strategies:

1)     Delegate everything. Take the time to evaluate your biggest moneymaking activities (e.g.: marketing, sales, community, client services, etc.) and then be very ruthless about committing your time to the things that make you the most money.

Outsource or hire the right people to do other things like scheduling, bookkeeping, organizing your office, running errands, etc.

2)     Price based on value. If you provide a service, trading hours for dollars doesn’t work when you want to build wealth. Price your services based on the value that your client receive… not on the amount of time that you have to put into the project.

3)     Learn and grow. Listen, listen, listen and do whatever you can to learn, learn, and learn. You can listen to CDs while driving or while traveling by plane. You can take books to the gym to read on the elliptical or treadmill or while waiting for appointments or at the doctor’s or dentist’s office.

Why not hire a nutritionist to help you eat better, a trainer to help you workout more effectively, or a coach to help you perfect your GSA FactorÔ (growth, success and acceleration).

Anything you learn to enhance your skills and knowledge, better your health, or improve your mindset will pay off three- to four-fold.

4)     Focus on what you want. Begin to set intentions for every quarter of the year. I use a journal, spreadsheets, vision board and my branding/marketing plan.

When you focus on all of the good things that you want in life (e.g.: an awesome mate, a healthy body, more ideal clients, added money to your bank account, and so on), it’s remarkable what begin to show up in your life.

5)     Pay yourself first. Whether you are making $20,000/year, or $200,000/year, or 1,000,000/year – always pay yourself first. Set aside money every week in an interest-bearing savings account or in some type of investment. Don’t forget to set aside another group of monies for professional/personal development.

It’s your time – work your plan!

ACTION ITEM:

  • Read part 2 of Game-Changing Strategies for Success.
  • Define your limiting beliefs and get ready for change.

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As a Career, Business & Lifestyle Solutionist & Coach, I specialize in mentoring, coaching and providing growth, success and acceleration strategies that lead to a powerhouse brand. My clients are game-changing, high-achieving women who are employedpreneurs, seasoned and startup business owners, career professionals and human resource practitioners.

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