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Good morning, Achiever!

INSPIRATION

β€œAt the center of your being, you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills

Know Your Audience


The key to exceptional communication is to understand who you are talking to. Each person you communicate with is different in background and personality, but they also have a unique relationship with you. Compare your best friend and your boss. They both play an essential role in your life and are people you communicate with regularly. However, you can be more casual and less guarded with your best friend. Your boss, on the other hand, has certain expectations of you and expects a certain level of professionalism at all times.

Understanding this difference is called knowing your audience, and it can be an incredibly helpful exercise when it comes to improved communication. Before you start talking to someone, examine what their relationship is to you. If they are family or friends, you can probably be freer and say what’s on your mind. However, if they are a co-worker or stranger, you may want to keep your personal opinions to yourself and stick to the facts.

It is also essential to understand the communication style of the person you are speaking too. If they do not enjoy talking, do not try to convert them. Respect this fact and always try to get straight to the point. If you are speaking to someone who is notoriously busy, it may be helpful to organize your thoughts before speaking to them. This will show you respect their time and improve your relationship with them.

Lastly, when it comes to voicing opinions, complaints, and concerns, it’s key to remember there is a time and place for everything. If you are in a team meeting with a lot to cover, your boss expects you to deliver your updates quickly to ensure everyone gets a turn. It’s advisable to wait until you are speaking in a private setting to voice these issues. When you do, remember to back everything up with facts and try and leave emotion out of it.

ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics

Create A New Resume In Minutes!


Most of us stay in jobs longer than we should for a variety of reasons. The biggest? It’s familiar and comfortable. Then there’s the dread of having to update your resume and cover letter.

For some job seekers, a poorly put together resume is why it takes so long to get noticed in a sea of other unmemorable resumes. For others, it’s simply a problem of being uncomfortable speaking about your accomplishments or not being sure how to highlight them appropriately. Either way, if you want to land that new dream job, you need to start with a professional-looking resume.

Enter Resume Coach: an online program designed to help you create a resume and cover letter that will stand out among the rest and distinguish you as the ideal candidate. The Resume Coachplatform provides you with several distinct and innovative templates to choose from. It’s an easy process to follow, too, as step by step is detailed out for you. Input important items like your contact information, career objectives, past work experience, awards won, certifications, and anything else that tells your story.

Resume Coach then takes all the information you’ve provided, even prompting you for things you didn’t think to list, and crafts it into an impressive, professional resume that captures the eye and sets you apart. With Resume Coach, you’ll be ready to begin applying to jobs with confidence and may even apply for that position you didn’t think you could get before. Even Mark Cuban keeps a copy of his resume on hand in case he ever gets that call from Bill Gates

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STAND UP EIGHT: Persevere & triumph

To Fail Greatly


A child of the American Revolution, Henry Clay became a leader as one of the “Great Triumvirate” with John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster. He ran unsuccessfully for President three times and was passed over for his party’s nomination twice more (ouch). He wasn’t a winner, but he also wasn’t a loser. His skill and relentless ambition put him on the political stage and made him a legend in the House and Senate.

Despite being seemingly cursed from becoming president, Clay didn’t shy away from politics. He was called the “Great Compromiser” because he played a significant role in three landmark compromises: the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Tariff Compromise of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850.

After his first presidential defeat in 1824, he became Secretary of State (1825-1829) and was nominated to the Supreme Court (which he rejected). After losing the presidency in 1832 to Andrew Jackson, he authored the Compromise Tariff Act. Again in 1844, he was defeated by James K. Polk for the presidency and returned to the Senate.

He didn’t let his losses stop him; instead, they stoked his ambition. He kept vying and kept compromising, becoming an essential force in the 19th century.

Ironically, compromising was most likely his personal political tragedy. His compromising nature and the impression that his principles were negotiable made him unelectable.

Although it doesn’t seem like something he would say, Clay famously remarked, “I’d rather be right than be President.” People rarely remember the Presidents he lost to – Adams, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, Fillmore (who?), or Pierce- and far more remember Clay. His losses seem more like successes. He failed greatly.

NEXT LEVEL: Keep your success going

Getting Your Boss To Pay For Your Training


Personal development training is becoming increasingly popular among employees who want to increase their value and expand their knowledge. Professionals are often prevented from taking these types of training due to the price tag attached. However, an argument can be made that if a company is going to benefit from your training, then they should be willing to cover the cost.

Here are five easy steps to get your company to cover part or all of your Personal Development Training cost.

  1. Choose Your Skill: Choose the one skill you want to learn that can be directly applied to your current role.
  2. Select A Reputable Platform: You are more likely to have your training approved if it hosted by a well-known company
  3. Give Examples On How The Training Will Benefit The Company: Show your manager the specific ways the company will benefit by you learning this new skill.
  4. Lay Out Outcomes and Milestones: For more expensive training, present specific outcomes and milestones, the company can expect to calculate their ROI.
  5. Present Your Why: In closing, remind them that you are taking this training to be a more valuable employee and benefit the company’s overall success.

Checkmate.

SELF-DISCOVERY: Unleash the Achiever within

What Self-Love Looks Like


Maybe you’re feeling a little “off” and can’t seem to pinpoint why. This twilight zone feeling means that you probably need to take a breath and a step back to focus on yourself. Self-love is not merely a state of feeling good. It’s a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological, and spiritual growth.

What exactly does self-love look like?

  • Knowledge: taking the time to know who you are, what you like, and what you don’t like.
  • Compassion: being loving and kind to yourself always in all ways.
  • Forgiveness: forgiving yourself to mistakes or shortcomings and letting go of the hope you can change the past.
  • Self-Care: baths, manicures, reading, writing, cooking, running, organizing, Netflix-ing, sleeping, etc. everything and anything that relaxes you and brings you joy.
  • Commitment: being willing to solely and relentlessly focus on what is healthy and what feels right for you.
  • Inventory: asking yourself, how am I feeling? Does this work for me? What feels true?
  • Slowing Down: being able to recognize what is happening internally and giving yourself permission and grace to take it easy.
  • Acceptance: even in doubt, loving and accepting yourself completely.
  • Boundaries: saying yes when you want to and no when you don’t want to.

Practicing any of these self-love characteristics above might help pull you out of your fog.

FUN STUFF – EMOJI QUIZ

Can you guess the movie title based on the emojis? Answers below.

NEWS BREAK: Stay informed

  • US government and Pfizer reach $1.95 billion deal to produce millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses.
  • The United States said Wednesday that it has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston.
  • Kim Kardashian West is asking the public to show compassion and empathy to husband Kanye West, who is bipolar, after a series of tweets.

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Emoji Quiz Answers:

  1. Silence Of The Lambs
  2. Four Weddings And A Funeral
  3. Castaway
  4. E.T.
  5. The Sixth Sense
  6. Edward Scissorhands
  7. Blood Diamond
  8. Psycho
  9. Les Miserables
  10. Brokeback Mountain