Are You Properly Dangling Your Carrot?

You have only 15-20 seconds, at most, to get the attention of a hiring manager.  In a high unemployment job market, you just must dangle a “value carrot” and communicate what significant results you can deliver and produce better than other qualified candidates.  Common sense would dictate that assembly line, look-alike résumés won’t stand out when over 20 million people …

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7 Tricks to Turn Disappointment into Success

“For every success you experience in life, you must overcome 100 disappointments.” Jay Block You have to experience it if for your life to be worthwhile You must accept it as a necessary part of life You can’t avoid it You don’t have to fall in love with it The “it” I am referring to is disappointment. If you want …

Jay Block7 Tricks to Turn Disappointment into Success

Courage Can Be Learned: How You Can Develop (More) Courage

Courage is the most important characteristic for success, achievement, and happiness. Without courage – nothing of substance is possible. If desire is your wishbone, then courage is your backbone. Your backbone provides the sheer determination to achieve your desires – inclusive of fear, adversity, setbacks, pain, danger, hardship, and uncertainty. Harry Truman said, “To succeed without risk, to attain experience …

Jay BlockCourage Can Be Learned: How You Can Develop (More) Courage

Laughter is The Best Medicine

Henry Ford was furious. He was called ‘an ignorant pacifist’ in a Chicago newspaper editorial during World War I. He brought suit against the newspaper. During the proceedings, attorneys for the newspaper tried to prove that Mr. Ford was, indeed, ignorant. “How many soldiers did the British send over to America to quell the rebellion in 1776?” an attorney asked. …

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4 Questions an Effective Resume Answers in 15 Seconds

  In today’s new job market, the old way of “job search” simply doesn’t work. Think about it… when was the last time you bought something from a door-to-door salesman? It is time to stop knocking on doors, and giving them a copy of your “chronological obituary” (your old boring resume) and start a high impact, self-marketing job CAMPAIGN. The …

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You Can’t Fix a Problem With The Same Mind That Created It

John: “Hey Sara, what’s new?” Sara: “Nothing. Same old, same old.” If we are not creating anything new on a regular basis, we are probably heading in the wrong direction and blaming others or finding excuses. If we are not consistently creating something new, we are destroying possibilities and waisting potential. 1) A New Mindset Success, achievement, and happiness are not …

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The Hole in the Roof: A Story of Vision and Faith

* Note to the Reader: All accounts / events in this article are true and accurate. The ex con struggled to get in my car in arguably the poorest section of Detroit. It was Tuesday, January 26th of this year – 2010. When he finally settled in, I helped buckle the seatbelt behind him because I couldn’t stand to listen to …

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The Trip to the Seashore

Once upon a time, there was a lady who felt that she had reached the end of her rope. It seemed like all the passion of life had disappeared as had all her interests and desires. Her purpose for life had vanished or was hidden away somewhere deep in her soul. Her creative wells had seemingly gone dry. She still …

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5 Tips for Mastering Consistency

  An apple a day keeps the doctor away. John asks, “Can I eat 7 apples on Sunday instead?” The job seeker is advised to send out 10 resumes a day to plant seeds of new opportunities for his better future. He sends out six resumes one day, eight the next, nine the next, etc. The business owner plans to …

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Every Day is a “Birth Day”

What Birth Really Is The definition of birth is mostly associated with the birth of a child, and to commemorate our birth, we celebrate birthdays every year. But the origin of the word BIRTH derives from Middle English; from Old Norse byrth – meaning the beginning or coming into existence of something like the birth of democracy (Oxford Dictionary). It’s …

Jay BlockEvery Day is a “Birth Day”