Success Wiser

What’s the worst that can happen? Just do it!

What’s stopping you from doing what you aspire to, but have not done yet? What are the benefits and added value if you do it? And – what’s the worst that can happen? Just do it!

This week I did my first FB live video on dealing with your fears and taking action towards your aspirations.

I’ve been aiming to do FB live videos for quite some time, as I know that by doing FB live videos I can reach out and share my insights and advice to more people at the same time – in comparison to the 121 coaching job and workshops in companies that I am doing. I can help many more ambitious and dedicated professionals and entrepreneurs build their personal brand to succeed in their career and business, elegantly and confidently.

But there was one thing stopping me – fear! Fear from doing a live video in front of a camera.  It is weird if you think about it – I love speaking on stage and doing presentations to hundreds of people in the audience, I love facilitating workshops on personal brand development and from the feedback I receive – I’m good at it!

But when it comes to a camera – I kept procrastinating.

And then I applied to myself the method I teach others – think about the benefits of doing it and – assess what’s the worst that can happen.

In my case: Benefits – being able to reach out and share my message to more people.

What’s the worst that can happen? – not being perfect or as good as I would like to come across in the video. So what? What’s the worst that can happen by that? Some people might think – its not as excellent as she always does, well – she is not perfect, she is human! So – what’s the  worst  that can happen? Some people might leave supportive comments, some – might get inspired seeing that I’m learning too!

And you keep asking yourself this question until you realize – I need to just get on with it and do it!

Last week at the Content creation workshop, one of my favourite content experts advised those who are reluctant to do a FB live video because of their perfectionism: to look at Gary Vaynerchuk’s first videos, they are not so great, but people don’t care. Because his current videos are.

I googled Gary Vaynerchuk first videos, and they are not so great. But the recent ones are. Everyone starts somewhere, right?

Now – here’s a call to action for you:

Think about one thing that you have been aspiring to do but for some reason have not done yet. What’s stopping you? What are the benefits of doing it? And what’s the worst that can happen?

Just go and do it, if you are truly passionate about the added value and benefits.

Or – leave the comment below – what’s still stopping you. Just do it!

How to find your real passion to have that dream job

I was giving a presentation last week in Riga Business School in alliance with University at Buffalo, The State University of New York on how to succeed in your career. One of the core messages in my presentation,  which  is something I strongly believe in, was – find your passion and do something that you are truly passionate about, or don’t do it at all. That statement massively resonated in the audience of entrepreneurs, business leaders and senior professionals in the room.

My 20+ years in business and career experience gives evidence that when you do the job that you are truly and naturally  passionate about and you have the opportunity to apply your talents to add value for others, then you are energized, inspired, well appreciated and recognized as a professional in the team and overall  in the business. If you do something that you are capable of and technically can do well, but have no passion for that job or the results or team or culture in the company – you do not have that sparkle in your  eyes that people highly value and your impact to the results and delivery is much lower. You also do not receive the appreciation and recognition from people around you since – you are just doing your job.

It works like a snow ball effect – the more passionate you are, the more eager you are to do the job with excellence, putting into it your heart and mind and being personally excellent at it. More people will recognize that and see how you add value – more projects and opportunities come your way as people notice that you are great at what you do.  As more  opportunities come your way to do the job that you are really passionate about, the more your inspiration, contribution, added value and appreciation grows. And then will come the time when someone comes to you and says: ”Would you like to take that dream job?” Literally. Evidently. Confidently. Because you are great at doing that kind of job and people have noticed your results, your drive and your passion.

When I reflect back on every job that I have been doing in my career – I have succeeded most in the jobs where I was truly passionate about what I do or the purpose and content of the job let me apply my talents. Or – when I shaped the purpose and content of the job to fit that well.

It is also been proven in the scientific research that when you do the job that you are passionate about, you are a more happy person and your soul and body reflects that – you are a more positive, solutions focused, impactful, healthy person. If you are not happy or do not enjoy the job that you are doing – your soul and body instantly reflects that through your behaviour, attitude and health.

But what to do if you do not know what is your passion? 

I have been asked this question frequently in the personal brand development workshops that I am facilitating with the companies to help professionals to be more personally excellent, better collaborate in the teams to implement the strategy and succeed in their careers. Also – in individual coaching sessions this question comes up time after time. And with no surprise – I was asked this question a few times last week in the presentation in Riga Business School.

There are several ways how to discover your passion. There is no one way that would suite everybody. I will share with you 3 most common approaches on how to discover your passion:

1. Sometimes you find your passion through challenges that you experience in life or at work

Sometimes the challenges that you experience in your life or career helps you to discover your real passion. At the beginning it feels really hard to experience and go through all these challenges, but when you have travelled that challenging journey and have found your solution or victory over the challenges, you learn something new about yourself, you discover a different angle of your personality or capabilities.

And – if you have resolved that challenging situation or period in your life for yourself, you become passionate to help others and share with others the tools and strategies that you have applied to resolve. Or the mindset techniques that you have learned along the journey. Or mistakes you have made and how others could skip them.

I will share with you a situation with one of my colleagues. Bear with me – I will cut the story as short as possible to bring the essence to life:

I had a colleague that experienced a very challenging period in her life and work. If you think your life is difficult sometimes, believe me – she had one terrible situation after another all year long. She has been a hard worker all her life – really dedicated, driven, committed to do her job with excellence. Once from some really tough emotional situation at work and a terrible accident in her wider family at the same time, her mind and body could not handle it any more and she had a really bad stroke, which took the majority of the year to recover.

Having  partly recovered and being totally committed and dedicated to work, she returned to work and worked a lot and hard, while the doctors did not want to let her come back to work yet and her body had not recovered yet fully from the stroke. During that period,  on the way to the office she got in a car accident which damaged her back and again – it took  massive amount of time and pain to recover. There were a few other really difficult situations in her work and private life. On the recovery journey the doctor and medical specialists recommended her to take better control of her emotional state, let go of the experienced emotions and bring in work life balance and mindfulness into her life.

Now she has fully recovered. She has let go the emotions that were upsetting her. She is a stronger, much happier and more impactful person. She has pulled together a workshop to help other colleagues to feel more confident to have wellbeing in their work life. She has even been nominated for the annual recognition awards in the company as “People Who Make a Difference”.

She is now passionate in helping others to ensure balance in their life and to be more effective while more congruent with themselves and work. She has been through really difficult times, but has since recovered and is now truly passionate to help others not to get  where she was. She is now a hugely energized, passionate, and happy person. And people around her recognize and appreciate that. And she gets the opportunities to do more of what she is passionate about. As she is great at it. And adds massive value for others. And now the HQ have established a new job role: Wellbeing Business Partner, as there is a business need to implement wellbeing strategies and tools across the business.

2. Explore your past likes and dislikes to discover useful insights

One of the techniques that helps to discover your passion is – exploring your past. Exploring what did you like doing in your past roles, or at school or in your free time or in your childhood. And how can you now translate it to the current business world to add value. As an example – I liked observing people, exploring what are their aspirations, what they want to achieve and what do they need to change or tailor slightly to be more successful.

Hence, I studied psychology and worked in human resources leadership and a few years ago I tailored that “like” in my passion for personal brand development coaching. The core is the same, it’s just a different way on how to implement it. Now I am coaching ambitious and dedicated professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs to unlock their highest aspirations, think bigger, get crystal clear clarity and success strategies to achieve their ambitions and sky rocket their career quicker, smarter and bolder.

I never liked to be told what to do or to fit in the particular process or system. Hence, I am more passionate about a  job that involves creativity, that needs to come up with solutions, resolve challenges and widen wider horizons to think bigger and act bolder.

3. Some people just need to keep trying out different things

What to do if you think you have discovered your passion, but after a while you are not sure and want to do something different? Well, some people just need to keep exploring and trying out different things. The well known writer Elisabeth Gilbert once said in her speech that maybe you are a hummingbird and have a curiosity driven life – you just need to keep exploring and trying out something new. We need these kind of people in our life who are great example of courageous moves – starting something new and different in their life, making that bold decision to change and start again. To not keep doing something that you actually are no longer passionate about.

Take one of my sisters for example – she is now studying to become an expert in her fourth different professional area. She has changed her interests from having completed professional cookery school and being a really great cook to obtaining an international tourism management degree in university and working in the hospitality and tourism industry to being a massage therapist and now for the next two years she is dedicated to study towards being a professional facial beauty expert – a completely different area from all before that involves medical studies, chemistry, physics and other subjects she did not study before.

For some people reading this, it might feel slightly confusing or indecisive, but I am proud of her that she does not settle with the job that she is not passionate about.

My recommendation is – keep exploring to find your passion and do something that you are truly passionate about. Or don’t do it at all. When you follow your passion, people notice your drive, inspiration and energy and added value, and will offer you to do more of it. Because you are great at it.

Take the driving seat in your own career!

Download FREE e-book and follow the Career Success Formula – it’s actually much easier to get what you want out of your career with it.

If you are an ambitious and dedicated professional, I’m  confident that you will take the driving seat and action success actions to sky-rocket your career.

 By investing a bit of effort and thought you will be amazed how new job opportunities will come to you instead of you running after them, chasing down ads and following leads that get you nowhere fast. 

The Career Success Formula consists of 5 steps:

1. Develop your Personal Brand to stand out

2. Get crystal clear clarity on your offering and credibility

3. Grow your confidence and know how you deliver value

4. Set your goals impactfully to achieve them automagically 

5. Share your message with the right audience and enjoy many job offers!

Are you ready? Come on in! Download the FREE Career Success Formula ebook by clicking here, take the action on valuable advice and enjoy succeeding!

Career Success Formula: FREE eBook!!!

You have already thought its about time to get promoted, haven’t you?

Or to be offered that dream job you aspire to.

Or may be because of constant change in the organization, you fear being made redundant one day?

Wouldn’t you like to have that peace of mind that you never have to worry about the next job?

If any of the above thoughts have crossed your mind, you are in the right place, come on in! Today I want to share with you an exclusive FREE eBook, get it with a click here: Career Success Formula. Take the driving seat in your own career!

This eBook is for ambitious, dedicated professionals like you who love to receive insights and take action to succeed in their life, career and business.

The FREE eBook will teach you simple concepts to follow so you never have to run after job ads again, but confidently get noticed and recognized for who you are and how you add value. By following the Career Success Formula you can receive your dream job offer without even having to apply for job positions. It sound’s great, doesn’t it?

Frequently I have been receiving questions from my clients – do you have a proven formula that could be easily applied and help to make an impact for career success. That inspired me to develop this eBook and share with you my proven Career Success Formula.

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This eBook is for ambitious, dedicated professionals like you who love to receive insights and take action to succeed in their life, career and business.

Frequently I have been receiving questions from my clients – do you have a proven formula that could be easily applied and help to make an impact for career success. That inspired me to develop this eBook and share with you my proven Career Success Formula.

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You will discover simple concepts to follow so you never have to run after job ads again, but confidently get noticed and recognized for who you are and how you add value.

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Develop Personal Brand to sky rocket your career

You might be the most experienced, knowledgeable, capable professional in the area, but I will tell you the truth – if you do not have your personal brand developed to stand out, you have absolutely no chance to sky rocket your career.

Research suggests that 83% of career success and promotion to an aspired role depends on your Personal Brand.

Between two candidates with seemingly equal qualifications, 39% of recruiters would be more inclined to consider the candidate with the strongest Personal Brand.

This is your great opportunity to take the driving seat in your career, develop your PERSONAL BRAND and elegantly and confidently win the race to your dream job.

Here is my “7 steps Personal Brand development formula” in a nutshell for you – to develop your brand, answer the following:

  1. What are your core talents?
  2. What is your passion that excites you?
  3. What are your highest values?
  4. What is your stand out behaviour or your WOW effect?
  5. What is your purpose – your WHY?
  6. What is your mission – what do you desire to accomplish?
  7. What is the vision you are aspiring to?

When you develop your brand, your confidence grows elegantly and astronomically. You become much more passionate, more inspired, energized. You are recognized for your contribution and become a dream hire in the eyes of employers. You do not have to run after your dream role, your future leaders and recruiters will run after you. It’s a much more aspirational place to be, isn’t it?

The outcome is excitingly enjoyable. You must have that burning desire and ambition to work through the Personal Brand development. It does not happen with a wave of a magic stick! But the rewards are immense. Let’s begin!

3-Step Success Mindset Technique For Your Dream Career Destination

There are two types of people on the journey of following their dreams: people who talk about following their dream and people who take action towards it. Be the one that takes action!

Here is a good method to follow the 3-Step Success Mindset technique to reach your dream career or business destination:

Step 1. – Pay attention

Pay attention to what you truly want to achieve. And why you are doing this. What is your WHY to follow your dream. What is your vision and mission along the way. Is your dream, for  example, to develop an organic cosmetics business with a vision to inspire people to live more healthy lives and get educated on  how much better organic cosmetics are versus chemicals that creates a number of dangerous illnesses? Or is your dream to develop your own pillow production company with a vision to ensure everyone who suffers from backpain gets the right pillow that allows them to sleep well, wake up well rested to have a fulfilling day? Or is your dream to get promoted to Customer Service Manager to ensure customers get the highest level of service to build trust and loyalty? If your vision is not big enough, you will not be able to get to Step 2 – get excited.

Step 2. – Get excited

Get really excited about your dream and how following your dream inspires you and people around you. Feel the excitement and energy shining out of you. Feel the outcomes that you will have by following your dream. How much more energized, empowered, and inspired  are you when you do it. See it, smell it, feel it – how absolutely fantastic it is when you follow your dream.

Step 3. – Never quit

If you are on the path to follow your dream, if you have made that decision and committed to it – never, ever quit. There will be walls of obstacles in  your way, that is for sure. But remember why these walls of obstacles are there – for you to figure out how to overcome them and learn new ways of doing things, communicating with people, getting things done, achieving your dreams. You do not want to quit just 5 meters before reaching the finish line, do you? Keep running. Keep being dedicated. Keep your commitment. Never quit.