Get Out, Get Noticed, Get A LIfe

Written by David Stoddard

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Then, here isrepparttar advertising part, we need to get out there and make ourselves known. Be it through a letter or a phone call or a trip to visit, we have to makerepparttar 123980 first real contact. We need to know what we have to offer and what is in it for us. And we don’t have to stay in any one thing forever. We can get out and try different things.

Even us shy introverted folks can userepparttar 123981 Internet to get in touch with others who have similar interests. Can join local message groups and get to know people. Just don’t make sitting atrepparttar 123982 computer “chatting” with people your whole life unless it is really leading you to something you want to do inrepparttar 123983 “real” world.

The idea is to get out there, so you can get noticed so you can get a (better) life. The hardest part isrepparttar 123984 first step. Actually, its thinking of allrepparttar 123985 possibilities and having to narrow them down. Then comesrepparttar 123986 actual decision of what to do first.

Just get out there, do something for yourself for a change. Once you’re on your way towards something you enjoy, so many things will begin to open up. People will come into your life whom you would have never met otherwise. You’ll get to see new places in which you may have wanted to go to for years, but never tookrepparttar 123987 time. There will be different activities to be involved with which may have only been a wish to do.

Takerepparttar 123988 chance. Makerepparttar 123989 time. Get out there. Get noticed. And get a life you enjoy.

© 2002 David Stoddard

David Stoddard is a freelance writer and emerging motivational speaker in St. Louis. His first booklet, “In Search Of Ourselves,” as well as subscription to his weekly newsletter is available on his web site.

The Vision to Prevail in an Economic Slowdown - Peripheral That Is

Written by Jim McCormick

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Inrepparttar midst of an economic lull, of a slump in sales, of a profit crunch, we become very focused. The challenge is clear. Revenues growth and profit margins must be restored. There is clarity of purpose.

But inrepparttar 123979 frenzy of single-mindedness, as all other goals become secondary, are you missing opportunities? Are you missingrepparttar 123980 signs of an economic Spring? You must not.

This economic slowdown will pass. And so far, it is barely a slowdown. It is more like a runner taking a welcome rest between sprints. When it has passed, what will berepparttar 123981 state of your customer relationships? When optimism is restored, will devastatingly costly employee turnover increase? How aboutrepparttar 123982 vendor relationships you have worked so hard to develop. Will your extraordinary efforts that went into creating them be negated by short-term decisions during this time of uncertainty?

Yes, there is a clarity of purpose in a time of economic uncertainty. It may not berepparttar 123983 time for new initiatives. But lapsing into a survival mentality, while perhaps successful at restoring revenues and profitability, comes at a potentially enormous cost.

Don't missrepparttar 123984 signs for a economic Spring. Don't missrepparttar 123985 inexpensive opportunities to bolster a client relationship or exploit a passing opportunity because your laser-like focus on improving profitability and revenues has cost you your peripheral vision. Berepparttar 123986 one who seesrepparttar 123987 emerging Spring wildflowers first. Stay openrepparttar 123988 possibilities there to be noticed and developed. It will be a richer experience, more than just financially. You'll be taking a risk, but all great accomplishments require it.

Jim McCormick brings his motivational messages to business and association audiences nationally. He draws on his experiences as a World Record and North Pole skydiver and former Chief Operating Officer of an international design firm to help people take the critical risks that lead to improved personal and organizational performance. More information is available at

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