Thursday, November 15, 2012

You’re on LinkedIn, of course. But do you use it? Job Seekers Must! (via

You’re on LinkedIn, of course. But do you use it? Do you connect with people regularly, do you worry about your profile, is it part of your routine? Engagement with LinkedIn seems to be part generational, part whether you’re marketing-oriented or not. Despite LinkedIn’s penetration of the professional…

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fuzzy Mayhem

We are all dreamers and poets today,
eager to slip beyond
limitations of rational thought 
eager to escape into realms of imagination.
Palestine endures
Reality is fuzzy
it's challenging to stick to the facts
We grow confussion and
it's challenging to think clearly now.
Syria is bleeding
Egypt is running in circles of mayhem
Iraq......Libya ...Yemen .... and the same
Reality is fuzzy
it's challenging to stick to the facts
We grow confussion and
it's challenging to think clearly now
And Palestine gives us perspective,
encouraging us to stay,
to hold our ground
And Palestine ...... testament of will
We were eager to slip beyond
limitations of rational thought
eager to escape into realms of imagination.
Palestine endures still
and we lost touch with what's most important.
and it's hell to pay now
we lost touch with what's most important
we are one and the same people
and we are bleeding
and we are lost in mayhem
and it's hell to pay now
Reality is fuzzy
Reality is fuzzy


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Some Benefits of Coaching

Benefits from life coaching can be immediate and often last a life time. Often a coach will offer a valuable suggestion or ask a question in a way that changes your thinking immediately.

Hiring the right coach can benefit you in many ways; here are how life coaching can help:

  • Life Coaching helps you to figure out your real priorities in your life.
  • Life Coaching helps to shorten the time frame to achieving your goals.
  • Life Coaching enables you to organize and brings structure to your life.
  • Life Coaching encourages you to go further and do more than what you would normally do by yourself. 
  • Life Coaching provides you with self-assurance, support, certainty,confidence, encouragement, motivation and inspiration depending on your needs and the situation. 
Those are benefits that you will experience personally and first hand. But often I have witnessed a ripple effect with my clients and their friends, family and coworkers. A good example is presented by my fellow coach Kelly Canull in her latest article, which she would love to share with us and thought that you may find useful too. In her article How a Life Coach Can Improve Employee Morale: Kelly shows how Life coaching can improve the quality of the workplace, and discusses benefits of coaching for both employees and management.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation

Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation | Lateral Action: "Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation"

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Tyler’s First Rule of Innovation: 
“No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.”
This is the most important lesson, and it’s the one people struggle with and resist. Tim Ferriss advocates the 80/20 rule of productivity, where you focus relentlessly on the 20% of the actions that lead to 80% of the return. People see this as nice in theory, but not practical.
Tyler’s Second Rule of Innovation:  “No fear! No distractions! The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide!”
Seriously. Don’t break the first two rules.
Tyler’s Third Rule of Innovation: “I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let’s evolve, let the chips fall where they may.”

Tyler’s Fourth Rule of Innovation:  “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”

Tyler’s Fifth Rule of Innovation: “You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your $%@# khakis.”
Tyler’s Sixth Rule of Innovation:“People do it everyday, they talk to themselves… they see themselves as they’d like to be, they don’t have the courage you have, to just run with it.”
Tyler’s Seventh Rule of Innovation: “Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.”
Tyler’s Eighth Rule of Innovation: “This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.”

First, you have to know, not fear, know that someday you are going to die. Until you know that, you have no sense of urgency. You think you have all the time in the world to do amazing things, but you may not live to see that particular someday.
So quit reading articles for a bit and go do what really needs to be done today.
Read the original article Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation | Lateral Action by Brian Clark

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

8 Key Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? 
Why do some people succeed in business while others fail? 

1. Discipline
Being disciplined is perhaps the most important characteristic of an entrepreneur. Discipline in character is essential, yet financial discipline is equally important. Business is about money; and cash-flow is like blood to any business. Without cash, a business will fail. History has shown many times that lack of financial discipline or bad financial decisions are the triggering factors for the failure of most businesses. 

2. Risk Taker
Many entrepreneurs are risk takers as well. They take calculated risks in their business dealings. They are not afraid to try new products, new markets, new business relationships and new strategies. However, if one can receive the rewards and at the same time avoid certain risks by learning from others mistakes or their errors in assessing risks, then there’s no reason why the entrepreneur should take every risk even though he’s a risk taker by default. 

3. Spirit To Excel
All entrepreneurs have the spirit to excel. This is because a successful business isn’t built in one day. It is a long road and one needs to persevere until one achieves success. Entrepreneurs will keep working until the business is successful. 

4. Burning Desire
Entrepreneurs have a burning desire within them. This desire usually needs to be met, an itch that demands scratching attention, this is the desire the propels them forward and drives them to pursue their dreams. Setbacks are always unexpected and entrepreneurs need the desire and passion to pull them through these times. Failure in the absence of this burning desire will become a permanent humongous roadblock. Yet, to an entrepreneur, whose desire burns strong, failure is merely  a stepping stone towards success, a learning experience, and a test of entrepreneurial discipline. 

5. Communication Skills
Successful entrepreneurs do not work alone; and being an entrepreneur in a way is also about managing people. Employees need to be managed; costumers confidence must be gained; negotiations with suppliers and lenders are inevitable;  and vision needs to be communicated to investors. Hence, effective communication skills and interpersonal skills are very important to the entrepreneur

6. Smart Hard-work
Entrepreneurs are hardworking people. They are usually hands-on and have detailed knowledge of the industry they are in. An entrepreneur should expect to work hard, especially at the initial start-up phases, beyond that the challenge for the entrepreneur is to figure out how this hard work can translate into smart work down along the road.    

7. Creative Problem Solver
Contrary to popular belief, an entrepreneur doesn’t necessarily need to be creative or have an original idea, but creativity and imagination in solving problems are part of what defines an entrepreneur. Yet, There are many entrepreneurs who succeeded by copying other successful entrepreneurs. All they do is do it better and/or smarter than the rest of the entrepreneurs. They provide better customer service, source for better quality product, better pricing and so on. In either case, creative problem solving is an essential entrepreneurial skill.

8. Imagination
Entrepreneurship starts and is sustained through imagination. Imagination helps form the idea, imagination develops idea into a possible concept, imagination explores methods of implementation, imagination improves process when it answers how we can make the product or service better, and imagination fuels entrepreneurial creativity in lowering costs and stretching budgets when funds are next to or non-existent.

In summary the characteristics listed above are the common characteristics found in entrepreneurs. Even when a person lacks one or more of the characteristics listed above, he could still succeed if there are other factors working in his/her favor.

What other characteristics you find to be a core entrepreneurial trait? Please do share your thoughts and post your comments below.


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