Get out of Debt in 2010
I found this great Article highlighting five key tips for helping you make some financial changes this year. It has some straight-forward advice that everyone should find useful.
- Save $500
- Raise your credit scores
- Make a vow: no new debt
- Expect to live until you're (at least) 80
- Change your financial destiny
To read the full article, click here
- Start school
- Change careers
- Move to a new city
Another great article I stumbled upon was in relation to self-esteem. I subscribe to many email newsletters and have found that "Mind Tools" has consistently high quality material. It covers career advice and advancement techniques, personal development and some high-level business strategies.
The self esteem article in a nutshell:
Think about yourself positively
- The only person who can change your view of yourself is you! No one
else can give you self-esteem - you have to build it by thinking about
and using all of the positive things in your life. Make sure that you
get into the habit of positive thinking, and learn how to detect and defeat patterns of self-sabotage. And be your own best cheerleader and supporter!
Take pride in your accomplishments - CELEBRATE!
Remember that you aren't perfect
Look after your physical self
Strengthsfinder 2.0 I read a fantastic book this week that comes with an online self-assessment tool to help you identify your strengths. It is by Tom Rath and titled Strengthsfinder 2.0
If you are unsure about what makes you unique, this is a great tool to use. Once you have done the online assessment, you get a report with your top five strengths and details about the strengths and how to use them.
From there, you can focus on your personal branding with job search, your current employer or for decision making. Wouldn't it be great to be able to go in for an interview and have an answer when they ask you, "what are your strengths?" Or even know how to better leverage yourself at work?
Instead of saying, "I am a good planner," you could say, "One of my main strengths is that I am strategic. This means that I am able to quickly spot relevant patterns and issues and that allows me to develop intelligent alternatives and ways to proceed."
How would you feel saying that?
I suggest buying this book. It will give you a one-time use access code in the back allowing you to take the individual strengths assessment.
Check out www.strengthsfinder.com
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