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October 6, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited In a day and age when everyone seems to get a trophy regardless of how they place, is it possible to get addicted to praise. And as a result, can it really mess with our career progression? In a recent article at Inc.com, J.T. O’Donnell suggests that we should not let praise become our professional demise. According to her, compliments can actually be a bribe that may be holding us back in our careers. Here’s why, and some things we should consider as well: Without intrinsic motivation, our careers may suffer. Parents and teachers… Read More
October 6th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited Unfortunately, I’ve had my fair share of experiences with organizations where gossip was the norm. As a result, there was often a lot of fighting and drama between team members. At the end of the day, I guess you could say, team members were working against one another rather than with one another. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s hard, looking from the outside, to determine whether or not an organization’s culture really is a good fit for us as prospective team members. Recently, I came across a great article on LinkedIn by Andy Sellers, titled, “5… Read More
October 5th, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited “How are you?” is kind of cliché. In fact, we use the question often as a simple ice-breaker to start conversation; however, we often don’t ask, “How are you? Really?” I would argue that if we asked the question the second way, more often than not, we might get an entirely different answer. And the same is true if we were to ask ourselves the question, “How am I? Really?” Would we really say, “Fine,” or just “Good”? Or would we perhaps be a little more honest with ourselves regarding how we are really feeling?… Read More
October 5, 2016 by Purpose Unlimited Do you ever get tired of the meaningless things your boss has to say(?) You know, the old cliché’s that are really meant to make them appear to be smarter and/or a better leader than they really are. The funny thing is, if you really pay attention, you may even find yourself saying some of these meaningless phrases. At the end of the day, many of them have been drilled into our heads so often, they easily roll off the tip of the tongue. In a recent article by Mr. Jeff Haden in INC. Magazine,… Read More
By Sondra Whitt As we go through life, we all experience pain, hurts, adversity, wounds — sometimes self-inflicted, sometimes inflicted by others. The wounds that we suffer may be physical, emotional, spiritual, or financial. They may be small wounds that we can easily recover from or so devastating to us that it takes weeks, months or even years to fully recover. People respond in different ways to these wounds. Some people are so hurt and broken that they give up, surrendering to bitterness, self-pity and victim-hood, while others grow stronger and become better people because of the adversity and struggle… Read More