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Five Ways to Increase your Self-Confidence

[ad_1] Trusting in your own judgment, abilities and personal power is the essence of self-confidence.  One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” It’s a great reminder that self-confidence is an inside job. Self-confidence can be like the weather. Some days your trust in your abilities and judgment may feel a little off and other days you may feel very confident. Hot, cold, cloudy or rainy, the weather is always changing.  Like the weather, some days I wake up feeling fantastic! Other days, I want to crawl back under the covers and wait for a new day. Yes, as human beings with thoughts, emotions, and feelings, we have moments...

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Expectancy Theory – Linking Motivation, Effort and Outcome

[ad_1] © GettyImagesFloortjeLinking effort to outcome can be a great motivator for making something special. What drives you to go the extra mile to bring in a project on time? Or to deliver the highest-quality customer service? Chances are, it's the belief that you'll be rewarded for your effort. The harder you work, the higher your performance level, and the greater your reward. This simple chain of perceived cause and effect is the basis of Expectancy Theory. It advocates creating and maintaining strong links between high effort, high performance, and proper reward. In this article, we'll explore how you can put the theory into practice, to motivate your team. ... Access the Full Article This article is only available in...

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Erin’s Things: November 28

[ad_1] You're reading Erin’s Things: November 28, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week I've discovered some cool light installations, a way to cook with one of the best and as always a little art and music to inspire. What made you a little happier last week? Leave a message in the comments below! MIKE KELLEY – One of the most ambitious and influential artists of our time, the late Mike Kelley’s work ‘Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011’ is organized in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation is now on display in an exhibit at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Los Angeles....

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Leading by Example – Making Sure You "Walk the Talk"

[ad_1] © VeerGreg EppersonLead your people by example to success. There's the boss who tells everyone to stay late, and then leaves promptly at 5:00pm to go golfing. There's the supervisor who criticizes everyone for spending time on the Internet, but is discovered buying groceries online in the middle of the afternoon. And the CFO who recommends layoffs to stop "unnecessary spending," but then buys herself brand-new luxury office furniture. Do you know any of these people? There's hardly anything worse for company morale than leaders who practice the "Do as I say, not as I do" philosophy. When this happens, you can almost see the loss of enthusiasm and goodwill among the staff. It's like watching the air go...

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Newsletter 503: Offering Support From a Distance

[ad_1] Mind Tools will treat your email address with complete respect and will not circulate it to any third party. (Click here to view our Privacy Policy.) If you have enjoyed this issue, please do email it on to your friends and co-workers. To find out about new resources on the Mind Tools site as soon as they're uploaded, click here to subscribe to the Mind Tools RSS feed (you'll need an RSS newsreader installed). You can also use Mind Tools in your organization. Our corporate division provides solutions from 25 to 10,000+ users and we connect seamlessly with leading LMS/Portals, so you can put our unique toolkit directly into the hands of your workforce. Find out more here. ...

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6 Side Hustles You Can Start With Very Little Money

[ad_1] Always dreamt of starting your own company? Want to branch out and earn money for yourself? What if I told you that you could keep the stability of your full-time job and earn significant cash on the side by offering up your skills in your spare time? That’s the spirit of a side hustle. You earn good money, but you don’t have to quit your job (yet). You need motivation, inspiration, and the right mental attitude to make a success of hustling, but luckily there are loads of tools and communities to help you out. Below I’ve listed six of the savviest side hustles that you can start — giving you an additional income with minimal, or no, start-up...

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

[ad_1] Dear PickTheBrain Community, Everyday I am given dozens of reasons to be thankful that you are part of this wonderful, ever expanding self improvement community – a group of people that are intent on growing yourselves as well as making the world around you a better place. Whether it comes in the form of lovely emails to my inbox, insightful comments on blog posts or, of course, the extremely generous donation of your intelligent, thoughtful and high impact content, you have all been key parts to the success of this blog and the millions of people it reaches every month. This year PTB has made a number of Best of the Web Lists, our new Podcast just launched, my...

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How to Be a Good Role Model – Setting a Positive Example at Work

[ad_1] © VeerAlexanderShalamovWho looks up to you? Have you ever worked with someone you really looked up to? Perhaps you worked under a leader who always kept her cool, even when she was facing enormous pressure. Or maybe you looked up to one of your employees, who always managed to stay positive, even when he was faced with a series of tough challenges. All of us have probably worked with people like this. But, have you ever thought about your own actions and behavior? Are you a good role model for those around you? In this article, we'll explore the benefits of being a good role model, and we'll highlight what you can work on to become a better role model...

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Newsletter 502: The Customer Can Be Wrong!

[ad_1] The Customer Can Be Wrong! Your customers are the lifeblood of your business but, chances are, they have sometimes been the source of great frustration!For example, you might have experienced customers who make "champagne demands" but only have beer money to pay for them. You can explore strategies for handling such situations with our article, How to Deal With Unrealistic Customers.Also, our article, Creating a Value Proposition, reveals how you can persuade your customers that your products or services meet their wants and values. And read How to Handle Brinkmanship for strategies to use if their demands end with, "Or else!"Enjoy this newsletter! ...

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Erin’s Things: November 20

[ad_1] You're reading Erin’s Things: November 20, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. This week I've got a little self-care (think massage), a little music and some pumpkin pie just in time for the holiday. Check out my list below for discoveries that made me happy last week! (and please share your cool finds in the comments below) BIGTHINK.COM – This podcast is outrageously good. Historian Nancy Koehn (Harvard) discusses resiliency and muses on the question of what is a real hero? Her research focuses on what makes people live lives of purpose, impact and worth, focusing on leaders of the past and...

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