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Is updating your CV (Resume) a waste of time?

Lady dreaming about job

Have you asked yourself this lately?

Hiya,

I for one have never got a job based on my CV. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever had a CV. Maybe I’m fortunate, I’ve never looked for a job, one always presented itself as the old one came to an end or had served its purpose.

For a lot of people their CV is hugely important, maybe you are one of them. But consider this for a moment.. .what are the key elements of a CV?

  1. Where you are at the moment
  2. Where you were before that
  3. What your education level was

I know it’s more involved than that but that’s basically it.

The thing is that is ALL about who you were. If you want to experience something new you have to think differently than you did before. You have to try on a new mindset. Try a new perspective. Otherwise you are just looking for more of what you have right now. And if you’re reading this you probably have some frustrations about your job, right?

So ask yourself: is getting a better version of your present job the answer?

If it is – Great! Sort your CV out asap. If not, you might want to think more about where you want your life to head over the next 5 – 10 years.

The right job or career for you could be in your very near future, but if you don’t identify it now, you’ll never recognise it when it comes along.

Put that work in right now and figure out what it is you’d love (or even like) to do.

Let me know in the comments below. 🙂

Strive to thrive

Stu

🙂

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How To Ignore Negative Comments (Pt.2)

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The other day I posted on How To Ignore Negative Comments and I think it deserves further discussion.

Firstly, I think it would be a good idea to start with the premise that the negative comments are ungrounded, ie: not deserved.

(Of course if you being a total idiot about something expect some negative comments, listen to them, and stop being an idiot.)  🙂

So, what if they are ungrounded?

These can come from all quarters; what I refer to as the 3 Fs of Influence – Friend, Foe and Family. Some are well meaning, whereas some are just being mean.

Here are 5 questions to consider that can put you in the right Mindset to tackle them head on:

  1. Are they true and does that even matter?
  2. Do they reflect who you are?
  3. Do they spur you on or deflate you?
  4. How much do you value the opinion of the commenter?
  5. How determined to continue are you?

Let’s take a look at them one at a time…

1. Are they true and does that even matter? – If someone tells you that you’re not a very good writer should that stop you from writing? Of course not. You can either ignore it and remind yourself that there have been many successful writers that weren’t actually very good technically. Or, you can use the comment to motivate yourself to learn more about writing so that you can improve. Either way – continue writing.

2. Do they reflect who you are? –  Taking the first example above, does the fact that you might not be a very competent writer detract from you being a writer? Of course not, no more than being an objectively poor painter does not mean you are not a painter. You are whatever you desire to be and no opinion from anyone else alters that.

3. Do they spur you on or deflate you? – This is nearing the crux of the issue, if the negative comment spurs you on – motivates you, then don’t ignore it. In fact, welcome comments of this nature. If on the other hand the comments deflate you, demotivate you, then applying a process like this one to determine what validity they have, this will help you see that other’s opinions have no baring on your ambitions and dreams. Many people told Edison to quit searching for a commercially viable lightbulb – but he didn’t quit, thankfully.

4. How much do you value the opinion of the commenter? – A good teacher will encourage you down your own chosen path. They might offer advice on potential course corrections along the way – in order to be helpful. A bad teacher will encourage you to pursue something based on their beliefs about what you should do. Decide how much value you put on the commenter’s comments and why. Are they trying to help you or steer you to a destination of their choice. As with good parenting, the role of a parent is to give their children the best environment they possibly can in which to make their own choices. Then let them.

5. How determined to continue are you? – This is the deciding factor on whether you continue with an endeavour or not. If you are easily swayed away from an activity ask yourself if it’s really what you wanted. If it wasn’t, then maybe the negative comment was actually useful advice. If not, if you feel an urge to continue, then do just that.

The problem isn’t the problem. The problem is the way you are thinking about the problem.” ~ Dan Sullivan

The way we think determines every outcome in our life. If you want to master your own Mindset – learn how here: CLICK HERE

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: Don’t look back this time next year and find yourself exactly where you are now. Start thinking differently to create different results in your life – TODAY!
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How To Ignore Negative Comments.

Cartoon of negative comment towards employee

Look familiar?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Do you ever get negative comments at work, or even about work?

Maybe they are comments about your skills or abilities, maybe they’re comments about your achievements or commitment.

If you think about them honestly you might even agree with some of them. If you do, maybe you are in the wrong job!

You could decide to avoid those negative people that you can, and ignore the negative comments of the ones you can’t. But that might be burying your head in the sand.

Maybe you hear negative comments when talking about your ambitions and dreams. If you think the comments are unwarranted then just say in your mind ‘They don’t know me’ every time they bring you down with words like:

…be realistic…’ or

…you’re no good at that…’ or

…I don’t think that’s your strength…’ etc.

As you learn to do this you will believe in yourself more and more. And that’s a good feeling.

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Enjoy

Stu

:)

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How to know if you’ve been in your job TOO long.

Feel like this in Your job?

Feel like this in Your job?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

The brilliant Lifehack blog recently posted the 17 Signs You’ve Been Staying In The Same Job Too Long – take a look, it’ll make you smile!

If you find yourself agreeing with many (or ALL) of them – come back here and grab yourself a FREE copy of my new eBook: ‘Do You Hate Your Job?‘ – it will help you get clear about WHAT would be your perfect job and HOW you can move towards making that a reality.

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If you decide you’re one of the 80% struggling to enjoy their job at the moment, grab a copy of “Do You Hate Your Job?” right now at NO COST before you make any BIG decisions. If not for you – then for someone you know that’s struggling to get out of bed every work day.

It will help you understand if you can actually fall in love with your present job, or whether it’s time to quit.

Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s short, to the point, full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply – don’t look back on Feb 17th 2015 and find yourself exactly where you are now.

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Do You Hate Your Job? Really?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

I wrote an article for SelfGrowth.com recently, probably the biggest self improvement website on the internet with around 2 million views per month.

The article takes a look at whether you can actually fall back in love with your job – even if you have to do it for another company.

It also happens to be an excerpt from my latest book: “Do You Hate Your Job?” which you can get in full, at no cost, right here: –> CLICK HERE <–

You can read the full article here:  –> SelfGrowth

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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What can you say YES to today?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya,

Take the opportunity today to say YES to something you would normally say No to.

Is this a tricky one? Hmm, not sure. I think some of you might find this difficult depending on what the thing is and how challenging it might be.

To others it might be a simple choice of having a cup of coffee after your lunch when you normally don’t. Either way, try and say YES – see what happens.

Maybe there’s something you’re asked to do at work that you’d normally refuse because it’s not your job – today, have a go. Say “Yes, sure, I’ll do it.” See what happens with the rest of your day. Does it get better, worse, stay the same?

“Without change, there would be no butterflies. ” ~ Anonymous

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If you’re one of the 80% struggling to enjoy their job at the moment grab a copy of “Do You Hate Your Job?” right now at NO COST. If not for you then for someone you know that’s struggling to get out of bed every work day.

It will help you understand if you can actually fall in love with your present job, or whether it’s time to quit.

Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s short, to the point, full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply.

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How often do you thank?

Stuart Young, London, UK

Hiya

Take the opportunity today to say thanks.

This is the simplest thing in the world to do – and sometimes the hardest. We all have occasions where saying thanks to someone really sticks in our side. Sometimes we might even decide not to say it at all.

But saying thanks under those conditions can really make a difference, not only to the person you’re saying it to, but to you too.

When you can say thanks, and mean it sincerely, you are on the path to building a bridge with that person. That relationship could end up growing stronger or at least more bearable.

You can even say thanks to the universe for just being alive!

On the easy side – saying thanks to someone who has just held the door open for you or moved aside to let you through can brighten their day.

That thanks will wind its way through the day passing from one person to the next and the next. Be the one that starts that process off and then enjoy the thought of where it might end up.

You never know, your easy thanks in the morning could end up being someone else’s difficult thanks at the end of the day.

Nice thought huh?

Tomorrow is Monday – first day of the working week for many – give some thought right now to who you might thank at work – even if you really don’t want to.

Even if you hate your job at the moment, find someone you can sincerely thank.

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Click here to get your copy.

Enjoy

Stu

:)

 PS: It’s a short book full of useful, practical content, easy to understand and apply.
 

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