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If you recall from a couple posts ago, How Mice and Zorro Led to Smaller Goals for my “Side Hustle” I’ve set some “mouse” goals for myself.  These are small goals that I aspire to give approximately 10 minutes to  each day.  I’m not at 100% achievement everyday but I’ve certainly made gains.  One of my goals was to read 10 pages of a personal development book each day. Because of this goal, I completed the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  I started the book over a year ago.  I never

Do you know yourself? Great leaders know who they are. They know their strengths, weaknesses, preferences and capabilities.  If I asked a leader what his/her greatest accomplishment was, he/she would be able to answer me right away.  This is because s/he spent time considering things like this about himself/herself.  It could be because s/he practices intraspection (the act of self-examination or reflection according to FreeFactFinder.com).  Perhaps she/he takes self-assessments or questionnaires regularly.  It may even be because he/she makes a habit of asking others for input on things that are noticed about

A close friend of mine is a flight attendant.  She was asked for some interview tips from a young person who was about to attend her interview for the same airline.  As I was going over her response text, I thought the ideas she was sharing would be great for anyone embarking on a job interview.  Her text went as follows: This industry is very competitive.  Look the part.  Wear a professional outfit.  No jeans or low-cut tops.  If you have long hair, wear it up and out of your face.  Your make up should

  Imagine there was no such thing as failure.  Would that be a world you would want to live in?  The fear of failure can be overwhelming for many.  Some will limit their goals because of their expectation of it.  They go through life making safe choices to avoid it at all costs. Isn’t that failure in itself?  Have you ever attempted to answer the question “what would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”.  If not, it is a great exercise to make you think about your potential.  It removes the barrier of failure

Life, Lessons, Leadership I keep a journal (several actually) where I record thoughts, ideas, memories and dreams. On one page, I jot down lessons that have been key to keeping me centred and grounded. Here are three lessons that I want to pass on to future generations of leaders: Keep your chin up I don’t mean this in the proverbial way of getting through tough times (although that is great advice too). I mean it literally. When walking or sitting, look up. Show people your eyes, look at the world,

When I am researching for articles, posts or material for VNC Image & Etiquette, I have many words that I will use in my search that are related.  I’ve included them here.  Let me know of words that you might think of and include them in the comments below. Etiquette Manners Image Wardrobe Style Fashion Look Leadership Career Success Civility Kindness Courtesy Mentorship Career Politeness Positivity Optimistic Friendliness Thoughtfulness Respect Self-esteem Confidence Congeniality Social Grace Charm Protocol Butler Poise Elegance Class

Some people just stand out. At the grocery store, maybe it’s that one cashier that you always go to, or the guy in the suit standing next to you in line at the bank machine. For whatever reason, some people just “catch our eye”. What is about them? Are you one of those people? Not sure? Here are some things to consider if you want to “get noticed”: 1. Posture – Memorable people walk, stand and sit with their heads up and shoulders back. They are looking forward and don’t

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