Do You Have The Four D's You Need For Success?

Written by Gordon Bellows

In order to achieve any amount of success in your life, it is important that you understand four basic characteristics. Let's call these four attributesrepparttar four D's of success, and they are vital no matter what level of success you want.

Desire - Decision - Determination - Discipline

Desire isrepparttar 101832 most essential ofrepparttar 101833 D's. Without desire,repparttar 101834 other fundamental things just don't matter. There are many things we might like to have, and perhaps, we envy someone who already has something we like. However, we are not very likely to have these things for ourselves without desire. Not just a feeling of wanting something or thinking it would be nice, but a deep-down burning desire, a do-it-or-else attitude and a willingness to make sacrifices to reach that goal. By sacrifices, I mean things like giving uprepparttar 101835 extra servings to lose weight, watching less TV to have more time available for a special project, doing without a few things to be able to save money for a down payment on a new house. Without a strong desire,repparttar 101836 sacrifices may become more of a dreaded chore than a means to an end, in which case we are more likely to just give up and abandonrepparttar 101837 goal.

Decisions need to be made once you have a clear-cut desire. You want to accomplish a specific goal and now you need to decide how to do it. Decide on a method to reach your goal and how long it might take to get there. You can usually find valuable information that is related to your goal in a bookstore,repparttar 101838 library, or onrepparttar 101839 Internet. Other times, you might need to talk to someone who has accomplished a similar goal. Also, decide what sacrifices, if any, may be necessary for you to make in order to reach your goal. Reaching a goal is often easier by breaking a major goal into mini-goals, each one being a milestone in itself.

Tips For The Job Searcher

Written by Richard Lowe

I've searched for a few jobs in my time, and I've interviewed many hundreds of people. Here are some things that I've learned which have had great success. I hope they are of value to any job searchers.

Treat job hunting as a full time occupation - If you are currently unemployed and can physically (or mentally) work, then there is absolutely no excuse for not spending every waking moment looking for a job. You can read want ads over breakfast, go on an interview inrepparttar morning, spend lunch on repparttar 101831 phone scheduling a couple more interview for later inrepparttar 101832 week, go on another interview inrepparttar 101833 afternoon and write a few letters over dinner. After dinner, you can surfrepparttar 101834 internet researching your career, locale and companies. The point is, there is nothing more important than finding a job - it isrepparttar 101835 basis of survival. Treat it as such.

Research - Spend your evenings doing research about potential employers. First you are looking for companies who need to hire someone with your qualifications. This is your first research task. Once you find some companies, schedule some interviews. When you talk torepparttar 101836 receptionist onrepparttar 101837 phone, you could ask her to send you a brochure or some information aboutrepparttar 101838 company (ifrepparttar 101839 interview is soon you could pick it uprepparttar 101840 day before if possible). You can get onrepparttar 101841 internet inrepparttar 101842 evening and see if any articles have been written aboutrepparttar 101843 company. Remember to check various sources to see ifrepparttar 101844 company is financially sound - you don't want to get employed only to be laid off a month later if you can help it! Also find outrepparttar 101845 names of as many corporate executives as possible, but make sure your information is current.

What do you need this information for? The data has many values: first, you could find outrepparttar 101846 company does not meet your needs and not waste your time on an interview. Having information makes you more powerful duringrepparttar 101847 interview process, as you will not be going in ignorant of what's going on. Finally, you can use this information to convince your interviewer that you are qualified forrepparttar 101848 position.

Contacts - The plain fact ofrepparttar 101849 matter is, scanningrepparttar 101850 newspaper want ads is perhapsrepparttar 101851 least successful method of job hunting. Sending out hundreds of resumes simply does not work well either. In fact,repparttar 101852 best way to get a job is through personal contacts.

What does this mean? You need to get onrepparttar 101853 phone, get in your car or bicycle or whatever, and talk to people. If an interview does not work out, you callrepparttar 101854 person back and ask them if they know of someone else who needs your skills. Askrepparttar 101855 receptionist, askrepparttar 101856 human resources person, ask anyone who will talk to you. Open your mouth and get friendly with people. Once you get to know them a bit (which could be after five minutes of conversation or several hours, depending uponrepparttar 101857 person), ask if they know of anyone who needs your skills. If they say "no", fine. Onrepparttar 101858 other hand, you will occasionally get a contact. Now, that's how you find a good job!

Go on at least one interview per weekday - Try and schedule an interview, no matter how much of a stretch, every single day. In this case, more is better. Each interview is an opportunity to get a job, or, just as importantly, a potential source for leads to other contacts and interviews.

Treat "no" as an opportunity - It is inevitable that you will get a "no" now and then. In fact, you might get tens or even hundreds of them. It's often a good idea to callrepparttar 101859 person who interviewed you to talk to them. Onrepparttar 101860 surface, you are asking why you didn't getrepparttar 101861 job: but in reality, you are asking them for information. The primary purpose of talking to them is simple: "do you know of anyone else who could use a person like me?" Sometimes you will get a "no", and sometimes you will get a name and phone number.

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