Saturday, September 24, 2011

Now is the Time

New graduates hardly know where to start. Some do not start. They do not even take advantage of their college's career development services.

According to Lawrence Danks, it's often been said that those who do not plan for their future won't have one. You will have one of course, but maybe not the type you were hoping for. The best way to have a good future is not to become the victim of circumstances, but to do what needs to be done to be successful. This is not the time to procrastinate or to do less than you're capable of. Your future starts now. What you do today creates your tomorrows.

Lawrence takes us through a series of considerations within his extremely valuable discussion. Read more at

Monday, September 12, 2011

You are the Beginning of Your Career

Who do you look to if you want a career, or even if you just want a job? Is the government responsible for that? Is some company or non-profit responsible? Who?

YOU are the one responsible! Your career starts with YOU.

Pat Anderson says that there are indicators in your attitude and your actions that determine whether you will thrive or succeed no matter what the circumstances are. See her article ( to find out if you have the right mindset for success and, if you do not, how to change it to start achieving success.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Achieving Personal Success

You are responsible for your career. Yes, there are those who can help you along the way. But, you have to show the spark. Without that spark, there is nothing to be fanned into a flame, no matter how much effort is applied.

Ron Chordigian shows that there are eight pieces of evidence that indicate the spark exists:
1.  Always Take Full Responsibility For Your Life.
2.  Live Your Life With Purpose.
3.  Be willing to pay the price to achieve your dreams.
4.  Stay focused no matter what.
5.  Build credibility for your self as an expert in your field.
6.  Always have a written plan for your goals and dreams.
7.  Never quit.
8.  Do not let procrastination defeat you. It is your biggest enemy.