Don’t make resolutions, and 6 other tips for success in 2019

Don’t make resolutions, and 6 other tips for success in 2019

Tuesday wasn’t magical. 

There, I said it.  Yes, the new year is exciting – time to turn the page on 2018, and look forward to the blank slate of 2019.  If your inbox is like mine, you probably had an onslaught of emails Tuesday and Wednesday with subject lines like “New Year, New You,” “New Year, New Discoveries,” or my favorite: “New Year, New Shoes” (because evidently, the 2018 me is good enough, but my shoes aren’t?!). 

But beyond the emails trying to get us to whip out our credit cards, the new year is a good time to reflect on last year and think about how we’d like the next year to be different.  Here’s the catch, though: You probably tried that last year, yet all of the new shoes in the world won’t help you make progress on your goals in 2019.  Instead, you need a dose of reality, and what we call the CAN-DO Formula.

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How Listening to Leslie Knope Changed My Life

How Listening to Leslie Knope Changed My Life

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration.  Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”

-       Amy Poehler 

 Three years ago, I didn’t know what a mastermind was.  Today, I know that my accomplishments over the last two years are attributable in many ways to the focus, accountability, and development that a mastermind provided.  In short, Amy Poehler (or, as I prefer to think of her, Leslie Knope) is right.  Let me back up.  

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ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, October 2, 2018

One of the best bits of advice we give our clients is about effective networking. This is really the first step to a successful job search process, but often overlooked. This week, the Video of the Week expands upon unconventional networking.

Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon addresses how we can get out of our narrow social circles with similar people and why expanding our networks through unconventional networking can lead to new ideas and opportunities.

ALL NEW: Video of the Week...Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“Get a mentor” is common career advice.  In this week’s Apochromatik Video of the Week, Lori Hunt discusses how mentoring made a difference in her own career and life, and the positive impact of mentoring on both mentors and mentees.  After you watch this quick TedxCCS talk, register here for the free webinar Amy M. Gardner is conducting this Thursday on how to build and utilize effective mentoring relationships.  

BEST OF: Video of the Week....Tuesday, August 28, 2018

We’re revisiting the “best of” the Apochromatik Videos of the Week — the most popular videos from the last year.  If you missed them the first time or just want a refresher, this week we present:

If it’s Tuesday, it’s VOTW.  Take 20 minutes and listen to this discussion between Mel Robbins and Tom Bilyeu.  If you have a collapsing career or if life is just not going the way you thought it would go…what are you doing to make the decisions that will move you forward?  Don’t “hit the snooze button” in your life.  Today is the day to “check-in.”

Don’t let tiny decisions take you off track.  Discover your greatness!

If you need assistance making sure you have your “five second moments” exactly when you need them please contact Apochromatik!

5…4…3…2…1…Apochromatik.

Why using your time off matters...

As summer winds down, it’s a great time to think ahead to time off over the fall and/or the holidays. Apochromatik’s Keith R. Sbiral was recently quoted by Work+Money on why you should use your vacation time.  Check it out and start planning to take advantage of the many benefits from using that time you’ve earned. 

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Video of the Week....Tuesday, April 17, 2018

If it’s Tuesday, it’s VOTW.  Take 20 minutes and listen to this discussion between Mel Robbins and Tom Bilyeu.  If you have a collapsing career or if life is just not going the way you thought it would go…what are you doing to make the decisions that will move you forward?  Don’t “hit the snooze button” in your life.  Today is the day to “check-in.”

Don’t let tiny decisions take you off track.  Discover your greatness!

If you need assistance making sure you have your “five second moments” exactly when you need them please contact Apochromatik!

5…4…3…2…1…Apochromatik.