Yesterday, I received an email from one of my clients who was clearly in crisis because he is in the wrong job. His ADD symptoms continue to spiral out of control and it is impacting not only his work, but those around him. He is at the beginning of his process and does not see the light at the end of the tunnel yet (but he will). See if this does not resonate with you:
- You do not feel as if you "fit it" with your work environment
- You make mistakes
- You say the wrong things or you are at a loss for words when you need to speak up
- You can feel the spiraling effect of those around you losing confidence in your abilities
- You beat yourself up and "feel stupid" because you just can not seem to get it "right"
- You think if you just work harder, everything will work out
- You are able to process the information and connect to your job tasks quickly enough
- You are working in a "cube" and miserable
It is interesting that basically all of these symptoms either go away or are decreed when we are in the right job or career for us.
But, if you are in the wrong job and you know in your gut that this is true, here are some tips to help you manage where you are today:
- Negativity CAN be managed. We all have negative thoughts because most of us were raised with them. For us Warrior Spirits (ADDers), it's only natural to go to the dark side because we think so fast and are literally bombarded with thousands of thoughts every minute.
- First notice when the a negative thought occurs. Try noticing for the next hour, or for the next few minutes if you get distracted easily.
- When a negative thought comes into your mind, just notice it and wish it well (I know this sounds a bit crazy, but it works).
- Then let it go.
- Say to yourself – "hmmm that's interesting" or "there goes another one."
- Now, you can DECIDE to focus on one thing that makes you feel good, like your supportive spouse, your child's smile, your friend who is always there to cheer you up, or for the ONE THING you actually enjoy about the work you are doing now, even if it is small, like answering emails or eating at a great restaurant near your place of work.
- If that does not work, intensify the thought until it is almost overwhelming and it will dissipate, then send it light and let it go.
- Now, think about one good thing about your JOB today – one thing that you like to do and do well. It does not mean you should stay at that job, just notice the parts of the job, no matter how small, that you actually make work, understand and derive even a small amount of joy or interest.
- For at least one hour during the day,
Discover how to make a profitable copywriting career the easy way by emulating the easy steps practiced by professional freelance copywriters.
To become a successful copywriter, you should compile and organize your portfolio. Include the best copy you've written giving priority to copies that was published in respected and major websites and products. Include in your compilation written articles and essays as well as literary and creative works if any. Be sure to categorize your portfolio for easy reference. It would be handy if you can digitize your works and convert it to PDF file, so that you can have an electronic briefcase you can easily send to prospective employers and contractors. Secure your electronic portfolio by copy protecting it, which is available in Acrobat. Next build your own personal website that contain your profile and curriculum vitae. Your works should be uploaded also to the site and make it available as a read only document.
This will contribute your online catalog. Sign up in every copywriting portal and professional websites. You may need to invest a small amount in these websites. These websites will match you to employers or contractors, so it will be an advantage for you because you can access an established network through this. However, do not limit yourself to these portals. You can sell your copywriting skills to companies by advertising your services. Another way of promoting your expertise is to create an online magazine and publish – edit it. This can greatly boost your professional standing and adding integrity to the kind of service you are offering.
You can also publish useful tips and how to guides in several public websites to establish your name as an expert in copywriting and web content creation. These easy steps can greatly help and boost your career in the copywriting industry. You may discover that having an enjoyable career in your field can also be profitable and financially rewarding. …
Legal careers and legal jobs are becoming one of the most dynamic and rewarding career choice; as our legal system has become an integral part of our daily lives. Either minor or major, we need legal expertise and guidance for every right that we possess.
We live in an information age, where people are aware of their fundamental rights and duties, so lawyers and other legal professionals must know how to have success for a client. A meaningful law care that solves client's needs, leads not only to career satisfaction and a sense of achievement; but, it also can result in a high income earning potential.
More and more bright young aspirants are considering law as their prime career choice to become as successful as the lawyers and professionals they idolize. But not all who begin with high hopes succeed. So, what could be the most important qualities to obtain success in a legal career and the legal profession?
In his book, The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles notes that those who "thinks in a certain way" will succeed pure and simple. Here, let's take a look at the things that successful legal professionals embrace. If you do these things in that same way that the successful legal practitioner does, you will, in fact, succeed. Here, then, are a few ingredients that will lead to success in any legal job:
- Communication: A legal professional is bound to have exemplary communication skills. Communication skills cover your written, oral and listening skills. In the legal profession one has to interview suspicions, witnesses, clients and all sorts of people in order to extract any and all information associated to their case; not only that but he also needs to analyze that information on various fronts to verify the veracity of the information received. Therefore, working and improving upon your communication and listening skills is essential to your success in a legal career. Any seminars, books or training devoted to increasing your communication abilities will inevitably lead to success.
- Empathic and Rational: Being empathic in the legal profession means the capacity to understand and know emotionally what a client has experienced and the ability to put oneself in clients' shoes. Note I did not say to be sympathetic. Sympathetic means you feel sorry for your client. Empathy involves the quality of appreciating your client's situation. At the same time a legal professional should have a rational mind and clear thinking, because as my mother used to say "rule your life with reason."
- Out of the Box thinking: Legal professionals must have the ability to find what is hidden and present the best choices for their clients. Typically, clients are in conflict with an adversary. The creative legal professional can break deadlocks through creative solutions that lead to mutually beneficial solutions
- Specialized Knowledge : One needs to have expert knowledge in their area to work in any profession, but in this is especially so in the legal profession. The top legal professional must not
Believe it or not, sales jobs may be one of the best career choices during a recession. At first glance, this may sound strange, since people tend to stop spending money during a recession. Naturally, you would think that this would mean sales jobs would be laying people off left and right. After all, if people are not buying, why should a company keep on a sales force? Yet, the opposite tends to happen during a recession, and this recession is no exception. For the most part, not only are existing sales jobs safe, but new ones are being created at a brisk pace. Here's why.
One of the largest tasks of any company during a recession is to drum up new business. The more new business a company can generate, the better it will do financially and the better chance it will have of staying in business through the recession. A big part of the job of a company's sales force is to generate new business .. Sales people not only sell products, they develop leads. These leads are always important, but are especially critical during tough economic times. Companies want to keep as many people on staff as possible which primary job is to bring in new customers. That's why many companies continue to hire sales personnel during recessions.
Further, most sales jobs are both salary and commission-based. This means you get a base salary, and a commission on top of that whenever you sell something. Some companies pay agreements just for generating leads. Depending on how good you are at your job, this can mean a lot of extra money in your pocket. People who are good at sales jobs may find themselves with pockets lined with cash during down economic times, while their non-sales friends are struggling.
Believe it or not, it's not as hard as you might think to make a sale during a recession. When times are tough, people want to feel pampered to stave off the blues, so they'll spend money on small luxuries like short stays at a resort, massages, and make-overs. They also always need certain things, like cable and cell phone service, so those may be easier sells than non-essential things, especially if your company is offering a good deal. So, if you're looking for work during a recession, consider sales jobs. They may just be your ticket to good financial times in a bad economy. …