A Health Career Starts With A Healthy Body

a healthy career starts with a healthy body

 

You might think you’re doing the best thing in the world for your life by concentrating all your energy on your career, but if you neglect your body not only will your health suffer, so too will that career you’re working so hard to establish.

 

Exercise increases productivity

The head at the top of a strong, healthy body is more focused, more creative, and better attuned to assess the options before it; not to mention less prone to the debilitating diseases of a sedentary lifestyle. You may not be great at sports, and you may feel like the gym is some sort of torture chamber, but that should in no way deter you from getting the exercise your body so very much craves. Check out these six reasons why exercise can supercharge your productivity.

 

Create an exercise routine

If you like going to the gym, then make a point of going. The exercise will benefit your body, mind and spirit. If you like sports then get yourself on some sort of team where you can add practices and games to your routine. If the thought of exercise makes you want to walk slowly the other way, then walk! Get up half an hour earlier and walk, or bike. What about rollerblades, do they appeal to you? It really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something. The key is getting into a routine where movement is part of your day. That won’t happen by simply agreeing with what you read. It will happen by building the exercise you love/don’t hate into your days.

 

Get up a little earlier and greet the sun for a morning walk. See if you can get a friend to become your walking/jogging/biking/rollerblading partner to keep you both accountable.

 

If none of that appeals to you, here are 101 ways to exercise without going to the gym from a women’s health.

 

Until you get into a routine, the thought of exercising everyday can be a little overwhelming. But remember, you’re not just doing this for your body, you’re doing it for your career, for mental clarity, better decision-making skills, and increased energy.

 

Once finding opportunities to move becomes a habit, and you start seeing the benefits in every aspect of your life, you’ll look forward to it!

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Long Distance Job Hunting

long distance job hunting

 

You want to move to a new city AND already have a job lined up when you get there. Is that even possible? Yes. If you plan for it.

Outstanding resume 

You already know you need a stand out resume to get a job in the city you’re in. If you want a job in another city that resume doesn’t just need to stand out, it needs to shine like a treasure in Aladdin’s cave.  Catch the recruiter’s attention with a glitter so irresistible you get the opportunity to talk to them and explain exactly what treasure you can bring to their cave.

Accommodate their schedule

If you are applying for a job in a time zone that is opposite your own, make sure you make it as easy as possible for the potential employer to have a Skype call with you. If that means interviewing at 1 am, then you are going to be looking and sounding spectacular at 1 am.

You don’t want to give them any reason to discount you. You’re the one applying from far away. They are already making allowances for you, so make the interview easy for them.

Make sure they realize you are not local

Address your current location and your total willingness to relocate right off the bat in your cover letter. Don’t try to trick them into thinking you’re already where they are because deception is not the foot on which to step into a new relationship. Honesty is always the best policy.

Start off by making sure everyone is on the same page and if all goes well, you’ll all soon be in the same city.

Chances Taken Today Lead to Less Regrets Tomorrow

Chances Taken Today Lead to Less Regrets Tomorrow

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” -Mark Twain

 

What’s your biggest regret? It’s a pretty common question among friends who are thinking about the past. We’ve all asked it and been asked it many times. Oftentimes you’ll hear people say they don’t have regrets because everything they’ve done up to that point has made them who they are today. However that may not always be the case. The quote above from Mark Twain quote points out why.

 

Just because you’re happy with who you are, that doesn’t mean you might not still wish you’d done things differently in the past.  When you make an inventory of things you did and didn’t do, Mark Twain suggests that you’re going to be thinking of things you wish you’d done, rather than regretting the things you did.

 

Avoiding Regrets

So how do you get to a point where you can answer that question, about your biggest regret, by honestly stating you have none? Go out there and do things. Don’t look for reasons why not, or listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Take chances and try new things.

 

Often when we think of regrets, we think about trips not taken, or opportunities missed because of the cost. Don’t forget to consider Mark Twain’s words in your daily job search as well. Try not to worry about your application being rejected, and apply for your dream jobs.

 

Cold call companies you want to work for and see if they’re hiring.

 

The fear of failure can stop you from trying new things. But in twenty years, when you look back on your life, it’ll be the things that you didn’t do that will end up being your answer when your friend asks you what your biggest regret is.

How Do The Extraordinary Do It?

How Do The Extraordinary Do It?

 

Of course every person that’s ever lived is a unique example of what it’s like to be a human being living here on this Earth. Some are better at music, some at math, some are super smart technically while others excel at working with their hands, yet most of us run somewhere within the regular pack.  There are some people however, that excel so far beyond the rest of us that they’re outside of the pack altogether. Can some of the success of the extraordinary be attributed to their daily routines? Perhaps?

 

Check out The Daily Routines of the World’s Creative Geniuses from upliftconnect.com

Become A More Persuasive Salesperson

Become A More Persuasive Salesperson

 

When you approach someone with your product or service chances are they weren’t sitting around thinking about how much they’ve been wanting that thing you’re about to offer them. Persuasion is the art of helping them decide that yes in fact that something they are interested in.

 

Establish a rapport

The first thing you want to do is establish a rapport and that begins by finding some common ground. The best way to find that ground is through questions. Smile, act confident start the process of getting to know this individual in front of you a little.

 

Focus on the positives

You wouldn’t be promoting your product or service if it didn’t have great things going for it. Now that you’ve gotten to know the person a little see if you can line up some of those benefits with something you’ve gotten to know about that person.

 

Turning objections into strengths

If someone throws out an objection about your product and you don’t have an answer ready, by the time you come up with one you’ll most likely be looking at the backside of your potential customer.

 

Come up with ways to turn all the objections you know about into strengths. Agree with the person’s objection and then explain how it’s not really a problem at all because the product actually has these strengths. Every time you hear an objection write it down and then figure out the strengths you can highlight to overturn it.

 

Start small

You want to the person you’re speaking with to agree with something you’re saying. It doesn’t have to be a big thing or even have anything to do with your product or service. Once they’ve had a positive interaction with you on one point they’ll be more inclined to have another positive communication because once a flow of conversation is going in one direction it will tend to keep going in that direction. A smiling, nodding, positive conversation full of yeses will tend to stay on that track.

 

Show them the bandwagon

People like to be part of the group. If they believe most other people are doing something or are interested in something they want to be part of the majority. Let them know how much other people are using or enjoying your product or service. If you have statistics or testimonials, all the better.

Why You Should Keep A Journal

why you should keep a journal

 

When we say “journal” there’s a good chance you probably immediately think of middle school girls. However, deep teenage secrets are only one small use for the fantastic resource called journal. Here are a few other ones.

 

Keep track of important information

 

 

If you keep a running log of what happens each day, you have an excellent resource to go back and look at whenever you need it. When did I start on that assignment? What day did she say I needed to have this in by? What was the name of that new person I met a few days ago? With a journal all of these things easily accessible in the same place.

 

To-do lists

 

To-do lists are one of the all time best ways of keeping track of what needs doing and motivating yourself to do them. Oftentimes when we don’t write down our objectives they fall through the cracks of the day. After writing out the day’s progress and events, a journal is the perfect place to jot down a to-do list for the next day. That way when you wake up, you have the tasks of the day right there in front of you without having to wrack your brain trying to remember exactly what you wanted/needed to do.

 

Venting

 

As you are probably aware, it is a fantastically bad idea to complain about your job to A) a blog B) a co-worker C) anyone who might spread what you said back to a blog, a co-worker, or anyone else with any affiliation with your job.

 

You need to vent. No problem, just keep it between yourself and the pages of your journal. You remain classy, and all your negative thoughts about a boss who doesn’t listen, and a coworker who can’t seem to stay away from the garlic are out of your system and into the sympathetic pages of your journal.