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What Is Forever

I grew up with a starry-eyed notion of forever. Forever and a Day. That’s what he’d say. It sounded like a long time.

“That’s safe,” I sigh.

It’s the late nineties. Boyz II Men is crooning in the background. My heart skips a beat while I bury myself underneath the covers. I can barely hear the radio anymore.

I trace letters around with my fingers and smile. A promise of forever seemed ideal for my young, naïve heart. It felt like nothing could ever go wrong in the world.

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How to Seek the Right Mentor for You

There is little doubt over the critical role that a mentor plays in putting the career of a professional on the path of glory. All the articles, expert opinions, books, tutorials combined cannot match the real world exposure and experience of a mentor who has been there before you. There are many professionals out there who know that mentorship is important to their career but are unaware of how to find the right mentor for them. This is an attempt to simplify their search.

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5 Things Every Leader Must Do For Personal Development

By the time you have a C-suite, you probably have a pretty good handle on how to do your job. You know your company and your department like the back of your hand, and you know how to make sure that your area functions like a smoothly oiled machine.

Many leaders, however, struggle with personal development, the soft skills that help them become not just good employees, but good leaders. If personal development is the lifelong process that leads to assessing your skills and abilities, then it follows that you’ll never be “done.”

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Live Happily: Here are 7 Self-Improvement Ways for You

What will you want to be — a winner or a loser? Obviously, with a blindfold, it is to be a winner. Transforming yourself into a better person is not that much easy, especially when you are not that much aware of the positivity. It is not a mandate that a winner needs to be a good person, but should be reasonable with whatever he or she is doing.

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Change Your Reality by Dealing with Negative Emotions

It all comes down to your mentality. Your mentality directs the actions that you take.

The truth is people are competitive and will want to hit you with the worst possible – they will want to drown you and hit you with a fire extinguisher to ensure that you do not get ahead.

Being successful is as much about dealing with the negative emotions as much as anything else. When you really go for what you want you are going to have detractors: there’s no doubt about it.

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6 Signs You May Need a Productivity Coach

Getting through the day productively is quite a feat since sustaining high levels of energy all day can be quite challenging. Now, how about being as productive for weeks, and even months after? Those are bigger challenges, right?

If you can see yourself managing your productivity level well through time, good for you. However, if you can see yourself struggling with the tasks and responsibilities you handle, you are encouraged to get a productivity coach. Your productivity coach can assess your situation, identify your weaknesses, and guide you to achieve your goals with confidence every action step of the way.

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Popular, Yet Unfair, Myths About Business Coaching

Given that business coaching is somewhat new to the job market, many people may not have a clear idea of what it is. In short, business coaching involves helping a company to define and reach its goals on a company-wide level while also fitting in the goals of company executives. But the myths surrounding this field are detrimental to the potential positive impact that business coaching can have on whole industries. So it’s worth stepping back to find out what this novel field is really all about. Who knows, you may even discover that it could be a valuable tool for your own business!

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The Different Practical Self-Improvement Ideas for Success

Obviously, no one wants to become unsuccessful in their lives. People generally look for easy ways to be successful in life, which is almost unattainable. One of the most important ingredients that you should have for success is self-improvement. You must make constant self-improvement in order to enjoy success in your personal life as well as professional life. Self-improvement is something that you cannot learn from school, college or university because it comes through your life experiences. However, self-improvement is really a crucial weapon that you should have in your armory to avoid failure and also to get used to […]

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How to Find the Right Career Coach

College students typically have a career coach of sorts assigned to them for the duration of their enrollment. Academic and guidance counselors will be able to guide you in some aspects of your career. Like career coaches, counselors can assess your talents and interests, and help you set goals accordingly. They can sometimes even set you on course through securing an internship in your field of interest. The downside is that counselors will inherently be limited with the time they can give you, as they are also helping other students. Their techniques will differ as well, and many assessments they use can be more time consuming than those employed by career coaches. But they might have a wealth of career coach references for you to follow up on. Find out if they can refer you!

If you have a mentor or someone you often go to for practical and professional advice, find out if they can refer you to a talented career coach. Who knows, they might even have one themselves!

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Value Identification – The Heart of the Journey

I’m often asked what I believe to be the key element in coaching my clients. I always say “current time value identification” without a doubt. Often times, a client will find that they’re stuck in trying to fulfill a goal from an earlier point in their life. While sometimes it’s revealed these goals are aligned with their current day value system, often times the goal is not in sync with today’s values.

My experience as a coach has taught me that an in-depth initial client intake that includes a multi-faceted value assessment is essential, irrespective of how absolute a client may be on a particular goal. Every goal, every choice and every decision is rooted in our value system. Values change as we change and grow. Think for a moment of what you value, what’s important to you today. Now, think back 10 or 15 years, are the values the same? Usually not.

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