Posts Tagged "success"

The Secret of My Success

Posted on Sep 27, 2016

Ok that sounds kind of braggy, but let me make sure it’s clear…I’m talking about MY success, peeps! This is what works for me! Your success will look completely different than mine. However, I do have some tips that may help you along the way to yours. I will start a new job this week. I left a job that most people on this earth would think was the be-all-end-all and in some ways, it certainly was. I could work from home and make my own schedule, which as many of you know allowed me to even take my work to the U.S. Virgin Islands for three weeks. Oh, am I bragging again? I guess that is a bit of a boast, but it really drives the point home that even with the possibility of sunny beaches, working from home isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. It certainly wasn’t mine, even though I could drink a cup of beloved coffee any time I damn well pleased, work in my pjs and take a long shopping-lunch. You see, I am a people person. (and now you’re saying, duh.) I love being around people, I get energy from being around people, and nothing makes me happier than connecting with someone—even if it’s...

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5 Ways to Succeed at Failure

Posted on Jan 21, 2014

So you’ve failed. You’ve put your heart and soul into a project, a promotion, an audition, a love-affair —just fill in the blank!—and it just didn’t work out for you. I’m not going to sugar-coat things here—failure sucks. Failing is never desirable, never easy—and unfortunately, always predictable. At some point in your life, you will fail. But you can do so successfully. Here’s how. 1. Wallow. The first step to succeeding at failure is simply to admit it. Recognize it, take it in. Accept it. Just owning up to your foible takes away a lot of it’s hurting power. 2. Trudge. It’s time to walk through the ring of fire, my friends. Don’t try to go around, just walk right through it. And yes, it’s going to hurt. Cry, scream, pound your fists into a pillow, vent about it to your (poor) husband, friend, anyone who will listen. You’ve just got to go in and earn your battle scars. If you take the easier way around now—Avoidance Avenue— that path of fire will only rear it’s ugly head again down another road. 3. Commiserate. The old ego may not want us to talk about things when we’ve flopped, but it is oh-so-healing to do so. Not only does it...

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