Bud Bilanich http://www.budbilanich.com Your Career Mentor Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:02:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 How You Can Write the Perfect Resume http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-write-the-perfect-resume/ http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-write-the-perfect-resume/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:02:13 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7839

I tell members of my career mentoring site that there is no one perfect resume, but that there is a perfect resume for every job.  This means that you need to create a unique resume for every job in which you’re interested.  I’m a big believer in creating a BAR (Big Ass Resume) that lists everything you’ve done and accomplished.  Your BAR is a source document.  You should use it as a starting place when you are creating a unique resume.

This article provides some great common sense advice on how to write a resume that will get you an interview.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/heres-how-to-tweak-your-resume-to-prove-youre-the-perfect-fit?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Email%20List&utm_campaign=Here%27s%20How%20to%20Tweak%20Your%20Resume%20to%20Prove%20You%27re%20the%20Perfect%20Fit

You’ll notice that the title of the article refers to “tweaking” your resume.  I think that you need to do more than tweak, you need to start from scratch.  But that’s a quibble.  I love the advice — and the examples — the author provides on how to decode a job description and then prepare a perfect resume.

She is right on when she says…

“Next time you read a job description and think, ‘This position would be perfect for me,’ use the relevant experiences and key words to prove it. You’ll be one step ahead of the candidates who expect hiring managers to connect the resume dots themselves—and one step closer to landing the job.”

I love the examples of characteristics for which employer are looking and key words associated with them:

  • Team Player — work with, collaborate, partner, participate, merge, unite, contribute, develop relationships with
  • Leader — facilitate, manage, supervise, teach, direct, delegate, mediate, recruit, advise, administer, moderate, instruct, guide, counsel, coach, arbitrate, coordinate, inspire, influence
  • Fast Paced Environment — prioritize, expedite, organize manage, high volume, dynamic environment

Reread the article.  Look for the characteristics and the key words that relate to them.  You’ll notice that most of the key words are action verbs.

As I’ve said, there is no perfect resume, but there is a perfect resume for every job.  Take the time to learn as much as you can about a job in which you’re interested.  Use your BAR to identify the accomplishments that make you a good candidate.  The write a resume that makes use of the relevant keywords.  You will land more interviews this way.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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Resilience and Your Career Success http://www.budbilanich.com/resilience-and-your-career-success/ http://www.budbilanich.com/resilience-and-your-career-success/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:53:16 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7836

Over the weekend Cathy and I went to see the latest Disney animated movie, “Inside Out.” Like most Disney/Pixar films lately, it’s a very clever movie with a message. The main characters are five emotions that live inside and run the brain of the main character, Riley a young girl: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust.

Riley is a pretty happy girl, until her family moves from Minnesota to San Francisco. Up until then, Joy has been in charge of her brain most of the time. Riley has a difficult time with the move. She misses her old friends and doesn’t like San Francisco. Sadness, Fear, Disgust (at things like broccoli pizza) and Anger take over her life. She tries to run away.

Joy sets out to save her, but finds that she can’t do it alone. She enlists Sadness to shock Riley back into realizing what she will be losing if she runs away. Kind of sappy I know, but there is an important life and career success message here. We can’t be, and should not expect to be, happy all the time. Life can be difficult. A little sadness – or fear, or anger or disgust — aren’t bad things. But we just can’t let these negative emotions come to define us. We have to be resilient.

JT O’Donnell, my friend and found of Career HMO advises her clients to avoid NST, Negative Self Talk. I advise members of my career mentoring site to focus on being resilient, to bounce back from setbacks and failures.

I send a daily motivational quote to my members. Yesterday’s quote is from General George Patton, Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”

This quote gets at the idea of resilience — or grit, determination, perseverance, toughness, ability to recover quickly and roll with the punches – or whatever you want to call it. We all will stumble. We all will fail. We all will be fearful. We will get angry over real and perceived injustices. We all will be sad when thing don’t go our way. But successful people learn what they can from life’s disappointments and move on. They are resilient. They bounce back.

Tweet 37 in my book, Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or Less, says, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it. Don’t dwell on the negative, use it as a springboard to action and creativity.”

Stuff happens as you go through life: positive stuff, negative stuff, happy stuff, sad stuff, frustrating stuff. The important thing is not what happens, but how you react to it. In other words, smash your negative thoughts; replace them with positive ones. Don’t dwell on the negatives, use them as a springboard to action and creativity.

Commit to taking personal responsibility for your life and career. Be resilient. Take the time to mourn your losses – to be sad – but move on. Don’t let a slow day get you down. If you come back empty handed in your quest for success, get up the next day and keep working. Set high goals. React positively to the setbacks, problems and negative people and events in your life. Keep at it. Get up every day with optimism in your heart and keep working.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

 

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Let’s Stop All This Craziness About Generational Differences http://www.budbilanich.com/lets-stop-all-this-craziness-about-generational-differences/ http://www.budbilanich.com/lets-stop-all-this-craziness-about-generational-differences/#respond Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:57:27 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7828

You’ve probably heard of the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. I had one of those moments the other day. I read one too many posts about Millennials.

In general, I think that focusing on differences – age, gender, race – is a counterproductive way to go about building relationships. We are all human, and therefore more similar than different. I’m a boomer – born in 1950, right smack dab in the middle of the baby boom. I remember what older generations said about us – entitled, don’t want to pay our dues, high maintenance, want special handholding, not willing to stick with one job, too idealistic, narcissistic, spoiled.

And check this out.  Socrates, who died in 399 BC, is reputed to have said, “The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt for authority.  They show disrespect for elders and chatter in place of exercise.”

Sound familiar millennials?  I’ve bet you’ve heard these stereotypes a time or two.

Way back in 1965 — 50 years ago, The Who nailed it with their song “My Generation.” You can listen to it and see the lyrics here.

My point in all this simple. Yes. each generation is unique, but not all that different from those who have come before.  Instead of focusing on differences, let’s focus on understanding one another. The best way to do this is to listen for the feelings and sentiments behind what others say. Ask questions when you don’t understand. Don’t assume that others understand your intent – or that you understand theirs for that matter.

Let’s focus on building strong, mutually beneficial relationships with others, regardless of how similar or different they are from us.

That’s my rant on generational differences. What do you think? I’d love to see your thoughts and comments on this post.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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You, Yes You, Need To Be Writing Handwritten Notes http://www.budbilanich.com/you-yes-you-need-to-be-writing-handwritten-notes/ http://www.budbilanich.com/you-yes-you-need-to-be-writing-handwritten-notes/#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:59:25 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7826

I get lots of requests from folks who want to do a guest post for this blog. I turn down most of them. But this post is an exception. Beth Schart from Personal Scribe Services has written a great post on the importance of handwritten notes.

Check it out…

Handwritten Notes Are a Winning Business Practice

Your habits and behaviors speak to who you are and where you’re going in life, and now more than ever the real you is on display. Your employees, customers and colleagues have the power to talk about you to a large (sometimes huge) audience. And isn’t word-of-mouth the holy grail in our business lives?

Well, only if it’s positive.

The good news? This is completely within your control.

I like to tell my clients, If you want great word-of-mouth, give people something to talk about. Making handwritten notes one of your routine communication habits is a great place to start and a practice that’s worth the effort. Here are 3 reasons why:

  • In our digital world, it’s not widely done. In fact, it’s hardly done at all. On one hand that’s unfortunate but on the other, it makes note writing all the more effective for those of us who do it. (Note to those too young to remember: Even when many people did it, it deepened and solidified a relationship. Now, that effect is multiplied because the practice is so rare.)
  • It’s simply good manners. Certainly, a well-written, well-timed note shines a light on the writer, but that’s not why we do it. A thank you note is a tangible way to count our blessings and while it helps us stay mindful of the good people in our lives, it lets those people know, in the nicest possible way, that they matter to us. Heartfelt gratitude whispered to the universe is about you. A handwritten thank you places your focus where it belongs.
  • In order to be remembered and remarked upon you must first be noticed. Some businesses have the resources to create expensively crafted, professionally produced marketing messages, then hope for viral sharing on social media, but do you even remember which companies were behind those Super Bowl commercials you watched and shared months ago? Relationships (both business & personal) become much deeper and longer lasting when you cultivate and nurture them authentically, the way it should be done…one person at a time.

Let’s be honest…

There’s a fine line between writing notes because it benefits you and doing it as a sincere and genuine form of communication, so here are some suggestions to keep you on the noble side of that line:

  1. Whenever possible, hand write your own notes. This advice might be unexpected coming from the founder of a note writing service but there it is. Ideally, we all pen our own notes. That said, it’s better to have some help from a service than not to do it at all.
  2. Hand address your envelope and use a real stamp. Labels and metered postage take the warmth of your note down a notch. By the way, if you’re writing to someone you see at the office every day so you think this doesn’t apply, think again. Resist the temptation to leave your note on their desk. Mail it to their home instead. They’re likely to share it with family members and leave it in a visible place where it will be read and re-read, reinforcing your message and your relationship. And if they happen to live alone, what a nice surprise they’ll receive upon arriving home at the end of a busy day, which brings me to my last point.
  3. Remember the 4 S’s of a great note. Keep it short, sincere, specific and spontaneous. Spontaneous in this case means that the recipient doesn’t expect your note so is pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t mean that you can’t have a plan to keep your notes flowing.

In closing I’d like to remind you that sending handwritten notes is a win-win business practice. You’re a person who appreciates others and you’ll form stronger ties when you let people know that. The fact that it can benefit your career is a bonus.

I agree with Beth. Handwritten notes are a win-win business practice. Get yourself some nice notecards, begin writing and sending handwritten notes and watch your career flourish.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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Another Life Lesson From the Rugby Pitch http://www.budbilanich.com/another-life-lesson-from-the-rugby-pitch/ http://www.budbilanich.com/another-life-lesson-from-the-rugby-pitch/#respond Thu, 25 Jun 2015 05:22:10 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7832

Members of my career mentoring site will tell you that I repeat certain messages frequently…

  • Be resilient
  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Honor your commitments
  • Don’t shy away from a challenge
  • Do what you think is right

This article features Chris Mattina, the son of close friends of mine, Dominic Mattina and Helen Yee.  Read it and you’ll see that he embodies each of these characteristics.

http://www.goffrugbyreport.com/news/delaware-captain-acheives-dream

For years I’ve known that Chris Mattina is a great rugby player.  He has succeeded on the pitch at every level.  After reading the article I now know that he is a stand up guy who is willing to take on big challenges and see them through to completion.

Rugby is a big part of my life.  Chris’ father, Dominic — a pretty good player himself, and I met way back in 1972 when we were playing for the University of Pennsylvania side.  We’re still close friends today even though he lives in New York City and I in Denver.  Most of my close friends have some sort of rugby connection.  I’ll be heading off to a lunch of retired ruggers tomorrow.

But I learned many valuable life lessons on the rugby pitch that are even more important than the friendships I made.  I learned the importance of discipline, teamwork, commitment to a goal, how to win and lose graciously.  These were invaluable life lessons for me.  I’m better for them.  I’ve built a successful business on them.

So Chris Mattina, I salute you.  You make me proud to know you and proud to be a fellow rugger.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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Why You Should Take a Job You Hate http://www.budbilanich.com/why-you-should-take-a-job-you-hate/ http://www.budbilanich.com/why-you-should-take-a-job-you-hate/#respond Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:43:56 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7822

Dan Redler, my Career HMO coaching colleague, recently published an article on LinkedIn called “Choose a Job You Hate.”  If this doesn’t make sense to you, you need to read the article.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/choose-job-you-hate-dan-redler

Dan’s advice, “A job you hate will focus you on thinking about what you want to do.  If you’re already in a job you hate, embrace it as an opportunity to take action and fuel your quest for passion. When you hate a job, you stay active pursuing something better. When you find it your life changes.” is true.

Here’s a personal story.  Way back in 1969 and 1970 when I was a college student I worked two summers for American Bridge.  American Bridge was the fabricating division of US Steel.  We built bridges and skyscrapers.  My hometown, Ambridge PA was so named because American Bridge was headquartered there. So yes, I grew up in a true company town.

I worked the 3:00 to 11:00 pm shift when I was at American Bridge.  This allowed me to spend my mornings at the country club where I caddied.  I didn’t have much of a life.  I got up at 7:00, hitchhiked to the country club, and did a loop.  I got home around 1:00 had some lunch and headed off to American Bridge.  After work, I would have a beer or two then head home to get some sleep so I could start over the next day.  I made quite a bit of money those two summers, and saved most of it.

I liked caddying, but I hated working at American Bridge.  The work was hot, dirty, loud and dangerous.  I wear hearing aids today.  My audiologist tells me this is most likely a result of working on an American Bridge rivet gang while wearing no ear protection.

My dad worked at American Bridge.  He told me that he wanted me to work there for at least one summer so I could see what it was like.  He told me that if I didn’t finish my education, I would be likely to end up like him spending my life in a hot, dirty, loud and dangerous place.  He gave American Bridge 37 years of his life.  They closed the plant when he was 57 years old leaving him without a job.

My dad and I didn’t see eye to eye on a lot of things back in those days, but I agreed with him that I didn’t want to spend my life working for American Bridge.  I hated it there.  But those two summers fueled my passion for getting an education.  Every time I didn’t feel like hitting the books when I was back at school, I remembered how much I didn’t like working at American Bridge.  I stayed active in pursuing my education because I saw it as an opportunity to do something better with my life.

The point here?  Simple.  Working at a job you hate can pave the way for you to find something you really love, something about which you are truly passionate.  Working at American Bridge helped me find my passion for education — which led to an amazing life and career.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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How You Can Write a Dynamite LinkedIn Summary http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-write-a-dynamite-linkedin-summary/ http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-write-a-dynamite-linkedin-summary/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:24:19 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7820

I tell members of my career mentoring site that LinkedIn is a great networking tool and that their LinkedIn profile is the key to their networking success.  Yet too many people don’t put in the time to craft a great LinkedIn profile.

This article lists five approaches to writing a great LinkedIn profile…

https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-templates-thatll-make-writing-the-perfect-linkedin-summary-a-breeze?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Daily%20Email%20List&utm_campaign=5%20Templates%20That%27ll%20Make%20Writing%20the%20Perfect%20LinkedIn%20Summary%20a%20Breeze

I use a blended profile approach.  Check it out and you’ll see what I mean.

I’ve been fortunate in my life and career.  My grandfather never went to school.  He went into the coal mines in Central PA when he was eight.  My dad worked in a steel mill for 37 years.  Because of their hard work, encouragement and example, I ended up with a Harvard PhD and have run a successful management consulting and executive coaching business for the past 25 years.

My mission is to help as many people as I can to create the life and career success they deserve by mentoring and coaching them.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned in 25 years as a career consultant and mentor to hundreds of senior executives in Fortune 500 companies and boiled it down into four common sense steps for life and career success.

As you can see, I begin by sharing a little bit about my life story — that’s a personality profile approach, and then move to a mission profile approach.  This works for me.  It may not be right for you.

I like the five approaches suggested in the article for a simple reason.  They provide you with some guidance on best to present yourself on LinkedIn.  You will be more or less comfortable with each of the five approaches.  Choose the one that feels right for you, and then follow its advice for writing your LinkedIn profile.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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The Power of Quotes http://www.budbilanich.com/the-power-of-quotes/ http://www.budbilanich.com/the-power-of-quotes/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:59:49 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7816

Just a short post today.

I am a big believer in the power of quotes.  That’s why I send members of my career mentoring site a daily motivational quote.  If you want to begin receiving these quotes go here.

This short video contains some great thought provoking quotes…

http://www.viewbix.com/v/Inspiration-365/3c312cf8-140a-463b-bb2d-fc8e45f84b92?utm_source=Walk+the+Talk+Master+List&utm_campaign=826c63e031-POI061815&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_46fccdf186-826c63e031-84405067&ct=t()&mc_cid=826c63e031&mc_eid=445078a357

Pretty cool ideas, huh?

But ideas and quotes are really helpful unless you put them to work.  Here’s what I suggest.  Anytime you see a quote that really speaks to you do these three things…

  • Ask yourself, how does this quote apply to my life and my career?
  • What will I do differently as a result of this insight.
  • Put your thoughts into action.  Do something.  Take advantage of the wisdom you found in the quote.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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10 Crazy Questions You Might Get in a Job Interview http://www.budbilanich.com/10-crazy-questions-you-might-get-in-a-job-interview/ http://www.budbilanich.com/10-crazy-questions-you-might-get-in-a-job-interview/#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:15:09 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7805

You worked hard to get an interview.  You networked, created a resume tailored to the job, composed a dynamite cover letter.  You don’t want to blow it.

This article lists 10 somewhat odd questions that you might get asked in an interview.  I present them here because you can be sure that hiring managers have read this article and will be trying out some of these questions.

http://hr.sparkhire.com/interviewing/10-of-the-most-revealing-interview-questions-to-ask-job-candidates/

The first question, asking a candidate what he or she has learned from the company’s website should be an easy one for you to answer — if you’ve done your homework.  It’s always best to go into an interview knowing everything you can about the company, it’s products, industry and competitors.  This knowledge makes it easier to answer other questions, not just “What did you learn about us from our website?”

You need to have a solid answer to the fourth question, “What is motivating your job search?”  You can prepare for this one in advance too.  Being able to clearly articulate why you’re in the job market is a must have going into any interview.  The eighth question is similar.  You need to be able to clearly articulate why you’re out of work and looking for another job.

Number 7, a variation on the “weakness” question is another one for which you can prepare.  The important thing here is the second part of the question — “What did you do to correct this situation.”  The best way to answer a weakness question is to tell the interviewer the steps you’ve taken to overcome that particular weakness.

The tenth question — “Explain a time when you demonstrated _____________, ” is another easy one.  Use the S.T.A.R.T. (Situation, Task, Action, Result, Takeaway) model.  First, describe the Situation.  Then describe the Task you were asked to perform.  Explain the Action you took to complete the task.  Then describe the Result you achieved.  Close with the Takeaway, what you learned from the experience.  You should prepare several S.T.A.R.T. answers for questions you anticipate.  But even if you haven’t anticipated the exact question, you can still use the S.T.A.R.T. model to craft a solid answer.

While it is difficult to prepare for the other questions, realize that they are being asked to get a better picture of how you think and what you value.  Armed with this knowledge, you should be more prepared to answer off beat questions.

One final word of advice, when you get an offbeat question, it’s OK to take a second to gather your thoughts.  You can say, “That’s an interesting question, please give me a second to think.”  Don’ let that second drag on to 10 seconds.  Taking the time to gather your thoughts demonstrates that you are taking the question, and the interviewer, seriously and not being glib and spouting some nonsense.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

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How You Can Become Known as a Positive Person http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-become-known-as-a-positive-person/ http://www.budbilanich.com/how-you-can-become-known-as-a-positive-person/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:22:09 +0000 http://www.budbilanich.com/?p=7803

Self confidence is an important key to your life and career success.  I think of myself as an expert in self confidence.  I do a lot of talks on the topic.  I work with members of my career mentoring site on developing their confidence.

In my talks and my one to one coaching, I tell people that there are three keys to self confidence: Optimism, Positive People and Action.  IN this post, I’d like to focus on the importance of positive people.  Hanging around with positive people is a great way to build your confidence.  Positive people believe in their hopes and dreams, and they’ll help you believe in yours.

The secret to building a strong network or positive people is simple — be a positive person yourself.  Like attracts like.  When you are positive, other positive people will want to spend time with you.

Darren Hardy is the publisher of SUCCESS Magazine.  I’m a subscriber.  I read each issue cover to cover.  I’m also on Darren’s email list.  Last week, I received an email that listed eight ways that you can demonstrate that you’re a positive person.  Check them out…

  • Be friendly to those you don’t know.
  • Tell someone they did a great job (and mean it).
  • Use the power of a smile to reverse the tone of a situation.
  • Enjoy the unexpected, even when it’s not what you originally wanted.
  • Be a source of energy that lifts those around you.
  • Show happiness for someone else’s success.
  • Pay a compliment, even to a total stranger.
  • Vocalize the beauty of the view, the weather or your surroundings.

Great advice — and you can put it to work immediately.  You don’t need to study anything, take a course or whatever.  All you need to do is commit to being positive, to using these eight ideas.  Do so, and you’ll begin to attract positive people.  And surrounding yourself with positive people is an important key to building your self confidence.

Your career mentor,

Bud

PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to www.BudBilanich.com/join to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.

 

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