Personal Effectiveness

Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

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July 13, 2017
Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Into Success

Tweet Everyone feels familiarity, safety and security within their individual comfort zones.  Our daily routines and patterns help stabilize our emotions and thwart feelings of anxiety and worry.  To grow and transform, however, we must step outside of our comfort zones.  Dale Carnegie said, “Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is...
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Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

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July 6, 2017
Four Ways to Wow Your Willpower

Tweet Many people—myself included, exercise regularly in order to improve their overall health.  What I never realized, however, is that regular exercise increases productivity because our level of willpower works similarly to other muscles according to research.  Here are four ways to work-out your willpower and ultimately, maximize productivity.  Start with your stomach.  Kick your energy into high gear by...
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Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

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June 29, 2017
Three Steps to Setting Yourself up for Entrepreneurial Success

Tweet Have you been dreaming of owning your own business or have an idea based on a need you’ve identified in the marketplace, but aren’t sure where to begin?  At Dale Carnegie Training, we are passionate about helping people not only pursue their professional and personal goals, but to persevere.  Here are three steps...
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Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

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June 15, 2017
Three Ways to Win Work-Life Balance

Tweet If you struggle to achieve work-life balance, you’re not alone.  Alarmingly, 94% of professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half, more than 65 hours per week in a Harvard Business School survey. Whether at work or home, here are three secrets to winning work-life balance. Unplug.  The question is not,...
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Three Strikes, You’re Out—Top Interview Deal-Breakers

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April 14, 2017
Three Strikes, You’re Out—Top Interview Deal-Breakers

Tweet This spring, nearly three million college students will graduate with an associate or bachelor’s degree.  As many of these graduates embark on their professional careers, it’s critical that they perform at their very best during job interviews.  Here are three deal-breakers to avoid at all costs according to expert Human Resource leaders. Trash-talking. ...
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National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

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April 7, 2017
National Volunteering Month—Four Reasons to Lend a Hand

Tweet The entire month of April is dedicated to honoring all of our communities’ volunteers and encouraging volunteerism throughout the month.  Whether your current employer has a volunteer program or not, here are four reasons to consider lending a hand.  Experience the ‘Happiness Effect.’  The conclusion of the London School of Economics study of...
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Fine Tune Your New Year Resolutions to Fuel Success

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March 29, 2017
Fine Tune Your New Year Resolutions to Fuel Success

Tweet Shockingly, 92% of people who set New Year’s goals never actually achieve them according to research conducted by the University of Scranton.  As the first quarter of 2017 closes, it’s time to check-in and see how you’re tracking.  If you’re feeling frustrated and discouraged with your performance thus far, remember that you are...
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Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

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March 2, 2017
Four Business Lessons to Garner from the 2017 Oscars

Tweet Some are calling Sunday night’s 2017 Academy Award for Best Picture mistake a mix-up of epic proportions.  Here are four lessons that extend beyond show business worth incorporating into your daily routine. Smile- Whether the nominees were ultimately winners or losers, every single one smiled during practically the entire Academy Awards show.  It’s...
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Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

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February 9, 2017
Five Ways to Show Your Customers Some Love

Tweet Customer appreciation strategies need not be extremely costly or complicated.  Here are five simple ways to show your customers some love. Surprise and delight.  One of the easiest ways to love your customers is to reward them with complimentary perks.  Expedited or free shipping, and sample products, are affordable ways to drive revenue...
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Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

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February 1, 2017
Three Ways Remote Workers Can Pump Up Productivity

Tweet According to Global Workplace Analytics, more than 60% of employers that allow remote work report increases in productivity among telecommuters.  Perhaps you are among the work-at-home, non-self-employed population which has grown by 103% since 2005.  If so, here are three ways to pump up your productivity. Ensure your workspace is set up for...
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