Eighty Percent Of Success Is Showing Up

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“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
― Woody Allen
“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
― Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.”
― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Keep your friends for friendship, but work with the skilled and competent”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.”
― Stephen Richards

“Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.”
― Joyce Meyer
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This Is The Law Of Nature

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“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
― John Wooden

“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. When you change for the better, the people around you will be inspired to change also….but only after doing their best to make you stop. Live your truth and don’t EVER stop.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simone

“Successful people have no fear of failure. But unsuccessful people do. Successful people have the resilience to face up to failure—learn the lessons and adapt from it.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”
― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

“Great Leaders Create More Leaders

Good leaders have vision and inspire others to help them turn vision into reality. Great leaders create more leaders, not followers. Great leaders have vision, share vision, and inspire others to create their own.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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The Successful People With Their Heads In The Clouds And Their Feet On The Ground

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“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…”
― Wilferd Peterson

 

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!”
― Dr. Seuss

“I’ve had great success being a total idiot. ”
― Jerry Lewis

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”
― Winston S. Churchill

“Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward.”
― Roy T. Bennett
“The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.”
― Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful
“Success is getting what you want..
Happiness is wanting what you get.”
― Dale Carnegie
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
― Roopleen
“My past has not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me, or defeated me; it has only strengthened me.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
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Never Was Anything Great Achieved Without Danger

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“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli

“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.”
― Steve Maraboli

“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.”
― Joyce Brothers

“Let today be the day you stop being haunted by the ghost of yesterday. Holding a grudge & harboring anger/resentment is poison to the soul. Get even with people…but not those who have hurt us, forget them, instead get even with those who have helped us.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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The Great EssentialsTo Achieve Anything

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“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. ”
― Bill Cosby

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.”
― Criss Jami

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.”
― Jason Mraz

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
― Zig Ziglar

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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Do Not Let Success Go To Your Head and Failure To Your Heart.

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“Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“We are all failures- at least the best of us are.”
― J.M. Barrie

“Supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”
― Vince Lombardi Jr.

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. ”
― Oprah Winfrey

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Whatever The Mind Can Conceive and Believe, It Can Achieve

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“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others”
― Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power

 

“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power are easily perceived as attractive solutions. The real trap, however, is self-rejection. As soon as someone accuses me or criticizes me, as soon as I am rejected, left alone, or abandoned, I find myself thinking, “Well, that proves once again that I am a nobody.” … [My dark side says,] I am no good… I deserve to be pushed aside, forgotten, rejected, and abandoned. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the “Beloved.” Being the Beloved constitutes the core truth of our existence.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

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The Art Of Resume Writing

Are you creating your resume and looking for some help? Even before we guide you on this matter, it is important to, first of all, understand how important it is to have the right resume which has been tailored for the job you are applying to. When you are looking to apply for any job, spend some time reading the different details. This is crucial because it will give you an insight into the kind of resume that will work wonders for you.

Even before the selection panel has a chance of meeting you in person, they will be drawing a picture of who you are and how apt a candidate you are likely to be merely by glancing at your résumé. This is the reason a resume becomes one of the most pivotal documents for anyone who is on the lookout for a job.

The battle of the skills

Now, while the résumé has a lot of sections that you need to fill out, you should keep an eye out for the skills part. Whenever a selection panel is going through the resume, there are two parts which they critically analyze – the resume objective, and the skills. While we will focus on resume objective on another post, the agenda for our discussion here is the skills. You can also check this article https://thecareermastery.com/career-tips/skills-to-put-on-a-resume/ for more great information.

When it comes to skills listing, the selection panel filters out the résumé which only has unrelated skills. Every job profile would demand some skills because, at the end of the day, you need to be proficient in the task for which you are being hired, isn’t it? However, one of the common mistakes which most people make is the error of omission.

When you are looking to have the perfect resume, it is important offering an apt bend of hard and soft skills. Regardless of the work profile, you are opting for, you have to be sure that you are listing both the skills. This is because, at some point in time, you will be required to implement both these skills together.

Let us clear things further with the help of an example. Suppose you are applying for the post of a software tester. Now, the core skill which can help you grab the job has to be sound programming knowledge, testing efficiency, experience with alpha, beta testing and so on.

But, as a part of the testing team, you may sometimes need to talk to the clients to explain where they went wrong, the bug reports specifics and so on. Not just the clients, the feedback of the testing team is fed to the support and maintenance group. So, there is always the need for a smooth communication channel which is all about the soft skills again.

So, can you see how the most technical of job profile too necessitates a blend of hard and soft skills? Most selection panels tend to fitter out an applicant the moment they see any of this skill category missing. An ideal employee who would be perfect for the organization will always have a blend of both these skills.

So, now that you have a clear picture of this skill battle, it should be easier to craft your résumé in an impeccable manner. Yet another thing which you need to know is the priority order. You should make it a point to list the different skills in the right priority with the skill which is most desired for the job seated at the top. This way you can surely bring an apt difference.

If you would like to read more on this topic and broaden your knowledge and improve your résumé further, you can always check out some sample resumes. Not only this, you also have the option of going through the articles at The Career Mastery. Most of the articles by Deniz Sasal, a former PWC employee will give you a very clear picture of how to tailor your résumé to win the confidence of the selection panel.

There is no end to the amount of preparation you can do. This is why you should always be focused on improving your résumé in the perfect way.

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Interview Tips To Get You Cracking

When you have an interview lined up, you can definitely make use of some of the best job interview tips. There is no end to the amount of tips and guidance which you can use when it comes to interviews. Each one of us wants to be sure that we put in our very best efforts and clinch the interview. The bad news is that not everyone can be selected as almost always, the number of applicants is more than the existing vacancies. So, a lot depends on luck, but also, a major role is played by how well you handle your job interviews.

So, here are some of the basic interview tips which will come in handy for all your interviews regardless of the profile you are applying to. These are the general tips which when implemented can definitely increase your selection chances significantly.

The power of confidence

There is a very thin line between confidence and over-confidence and you need to know how to respect that. As much as confidence is a desired skill, over-confidence can be massively deterring. When you are headed for a job interview, you need to stay confident. Always believe that you will clinch this interview. Do not let your nervousness get a grip on you. The moment your interviewer can sense your anxiety, the tides may turn against you.

So, your approach should be on focusing on the need to be confident. Not just confidence, you need to stay calm as well. The blend of calm and confidence is one of the most desired traits. This is because when you are working at an office, there are bound to be a lot of difficult situations which will pop. Having an employee who isn’t fazed by these challenges and someone who can stay calm and confidently handle it is always a huge bonus.

So, when your interviewer senses that you can stay calm in a stressful situation and you are confident as well, it will definitely be a bonus for you.

Eye contact

This is really important. You have come for an interview and even if you do not know an answer, you haven’t committed a crime. So, do not shy away from eye contact. The right eye contact and a friendly smile help in improving your overall personality and will help your cause.

Think and speak

A job interview isn’t a timed game. No one will have a stopwatch on the clock waiting to see how quickly you answered the question. So, every time the interviewer asks something and even if it is a general question that you have prepared well for, do not be impatient while answering.

You need to patiently think about the question and then come with the right answer which looks to be the right thing to do. Interviewers too are likely to have a preference for someone who is calm, confident, takes his time and says the right things.

These are some of the general tips which will definitely help you score a good reputation when it comes to job interviews. Try and implement them and then watch out for the results. We are definitely sure that it can steer the right kind of changes.

If you are looking for more of these tips which can make an apt difference we would recommend checking out Deniz’s videos on YouTube. He is an expert in guiding people and he will definitely help you prepare in the best possible manner.

There is no end to the amount of preparations you can put in for the interview. So, all the very best!

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The Opening Note

I have often met people who believe that one of the toughest things they could possibly do is talk about their own self. When you are headed to a job interview, things can get even tougher because you do not know the things to state and the ones to avoid. This is why it is important to understand beforehand as to what would be an apt answer for an introduction.

So, here we will guide you on the possible ways by which you can handle this question and hopefully impress your interviewer.

Be precise, crisp and confident

When you are asked to introduce yourself, the interviewer is actually looking to get an insight into how you perceive yourself. This isn’t a technical question and the only purpose is to break the ice and get an opinion of who you are. You can read more here.

So, you should keep the answer casual but professional. Do not go on and on about the number of relationships you had; the tumultuous experiences in your past job and so on. The focus should be on answering precisely who you are as a person, your aim in life, maybe one of your strength and weakness and along with it, your aspiration and/or experiences.

This should be good enough to act like the right introduction.

Your body language

Along with the kind of reply you give, it is also important to have the right kind of body language. If your answer looks very monotonous and you simply talk but do not interact, it will not create the right impression.

The last thing you want is to find that your interviewer has already been bored with you. This will make him lose interest in interviewing you and it can be extremely detrimental to your career. So, you should have a positive body language, a smile on your face and a willingness to interact with the interviewer. A positive vibe has the power to make the right kind of difference.

Know where to stop

Some people tend to go on and on when it comes to their introduction. You need to know where to stop. Do not pause abruptly but end on a smooth note so that your interviewer too feels glad about interviewing you. Always start your interview by greeting him/her and after the answer, wait patiently for him take the lead.

In a job interview, your interviewer is the boss and you need to follow what he is asking you to do. So, keep that respect and professionalism going and it should make the right difference.

These are some of the vital tips which can help you out. Of course, there are other things which you need to be mindful of and for more guidance on this matter, you can always check out The Career Mastery. Deniz has some of the most innovative and the finest tips which we are sure will help you frame a perfect reply. So, are you all set to start your interview on the best note?

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