Monthly Archives: January 2014

The top two reasons an employee feels engaged

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Here are the top two reasons an employee feels engaged:

  • #1 The extent to which employees believed that their senior management had a sincere interest in their well-being.
  • #2 The extent to which employees believed that they had improved their skills and capabilities over the previous year.

Do you feel engaged at work in either of those two ways?

As opposed to the top 10 reasons an employee hates their job.

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for details of how you can get your f.ree copy of my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” – which shows you how to change the way you think about your present situation if any of the above relates to you.

Related posts: What’s your potential?  Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Enjoy,

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you take the next step in your career), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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What is excellence?

How frequently are you being excellent?

How frequently are you being excellent?

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Why we MUST fail and that’s good!

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

When you read that title: ‘ Why we MUST fail and that’s good! ‘ – how does it make you feel?

When we consider that we can never really know anything because as we gain more data on a subject we alter our hypothesis about it, we must then realise that even though we gather knowledge, when we make decisions they are at least partially (if not wholly) guesswork.

To make the correct decision one must evaluate ALL the data. As data is infinite, all decisions must be made based on limited data. Therefore, all decisions are snap judgements.” ~ Alan Watts  (Paraphrased)

We see this all the time in the form of history repeating itself. Apparently we learn so we can avoid the mistakes of the past but as we’ve already posed – our knowledge is ALWAYS limited so however many times we try to decide on an outcome we are only guessing and therefore we are open to failing.

When we do fail however, we get an opportunity to assess, then alter our next course of action – realising always that we are still guessing as our new direction may be worse than the last. Even so, it would be an indicator of how to next decide and so on.

In conclusion, it is inevitable that we fail. As long as we are continually assessing the circumstances we can continue to course correct for the future. At some point we may conclude or even stumble upon success.

We’ve all heard the story of Edison and the lightbulb. If he hadn’t already tried 999 ways to invent a commercially viable version of it – and failed, he wouldn’t have got to the 1000th CORRECT way.

We must nurture determination, resilience, resourcefulness and reflection.

Related posts:

What’s your potential?

Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you take the next step in your career), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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What’s your potential?

That's a lot of potential!

That’s a lot of potential!

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Ever asked yourself “What’s my potential?”

The answer by the way is: Unfathomable.

Yes – you can’t even imagine what potential you have. Take a look at the humble electron above. A tiny spark of electricity (electrons) start the chain reaction that creates the biggest unnatural explosion known to man.

Although electricity is a stream of electrons, it only takes ONE to start the reaction. From that one electron the output (final explosion) is a million billion times bigger – approx.

If you are that humble electron right now and you applied yourself in the right direction, taking tiny steps each and every day – think of how big a reaction you could create.

You DO have the potential. Question is: will you use it?

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle (which will help you explore your potential), just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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Tony Robbins: How to rescue a business deal.

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The brilliant Tony Robbins just released a training video about ‘How To Rescue A Business Deal‘. But it’s sooooo much more than that.

If you’ve ever had to ask your boss for a rise, or to change what you do somehow.

If you’ve ever had to negotiate rates with an existing or potential client.

If you’ve ever negotiated anything to with your job or career whether in an employee role, employer role or even a freelance role, then this video is an eye-opener.

It’s about 38 mins long but I urge you to give it a look and it may just save you, or earn you a ton of money.

Watch it here before he pulls it down:  http://getrmt.com/v1.php

And no, I’m not an affiliate – I won’t earn anything if you go watch it or buy anything from him. 🙂

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

PS: To get your f.ree copy of my new eBook ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, just sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page and you’ll get details soon.

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How to Deal with Frustrated Employees

Excellent post about how managers can deal with frustrated employees reveals lessons for both parties…

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Do you suffer from Blue Monday?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

You may have heard of Blue Monday , it’s the day in January that’s supposed to be the most miserable day of the year (as decided by Cliff Arnall but largely attributed to Porter Novelli PR agency).

Some say it’s the last Monday of the month, some say it’s the first.

According to the article it was a formula based on the weather, how many days it had been since Christmas, the amount of collective debt there is, and the time since failing any new year resolutions.

The equation has since been widely ridiculed but, there probably is some truth to it. This is the time of year when, certainly in the northern hemisphere, we are coming down from the high of the Christmas break. The weather IS terrible, we have spent to much, eaten too much, drunk too much and we generally re-evaluate our lives using the new year as a symbolic time of rebirth.

The Independent newspaper wrote about it the other day, as did many other papers and periodicals, so I guess this is on people’s minds everywhere.

But what can we do about it?

Well you can only change the things you can – the weather is the weather, everything else on the list is a matter of choice.

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

For most people the act of going back to the same old workplace is key to the misery. If you are one of them maybe it’s time you start by looking at what you do for a living as a priority.

Do you want 2014 to be the same as 2013?

Enjoy

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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Is a new page in your life turning?

Timing is always perfect!

Timing is always perfect!

Enjoy

Stu

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PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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What if your job gave you this sense of achievement?

Hiya,

In the video below Prof Tim Noakes superb TED Talk explains the importance of the right Mindset (and of getting the right coach) if you want to achieve anything.

He explains how Roger Bannister became the first person in history to break the four minute mile even though there were better athletes around at the time.

Often we’d like to achieve something via the work we do, but most think of that as a pipe dream. If you are dissatisfied with your job at the moment it may well be down to the way you are thinking about it. However, if you hate it and want to find a new job or career – one that you’d be excited about every morning, that would give you a sense of fulfillment and purpose, read my f.ree eBook ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ before you do anything else.

You can get a copy of it simply by leaving your details here.

Enjoy

Stu

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PS: In the book you’ll also find details about my own ‘Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life‘ 90 Day Program which goes ‘Live’ in another few days.

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Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The late great Earl Nightingale spends 30 minutes in the video below teaching us about The Strangest Secret.

Including:

  • WHY you should set goals
  • How changing the way you think will be your greatest asset
  • And a 30 Day test to improving your chances of success

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for details of how you can get your f.ree copy of my new eBook “Do You Hate Your Job?” – which shows you how to change the way you think about your present situation.

Enjoy,

Stu

:)

PS: To get your f.ree copy of ”Do You Hate Your Job?” a full two weeks before it goes on sale on Kindle, simply sign up for my f.ree ‘Ponders, Quotes and Questions‘ thought provoking email list here on the top right side of that page.

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