Crushing that job interview – Part 2: During the interview

You’ve made it into the interview room. And sitting in front of you is the interviewer. So now what? First of, in case you missed the first part of the series on “Crushing that job interview”, be sure to visit Part 1. That said, here are some tips to consider during the interview: 1. Comport…

Crushing that job interview – Part 1: Before the interview

Are there right and wrong ways to prepare for a job interview? Maybe. Are there tips that can help you on your next job interview? Surely; and you can glean some if you read on. I have interviewed with a couple of companies; of those companies, some of the big guns include IBM, Google, Exxon…

The place of adversity

Sometime ago, a poll was conducted with the aim of ascertaining what the best university in the world was. When the poll result was announced, to the astonishment of many, the best university wasn’t Oxford, neither was it Cambridge nor the university you and I obtained a BSc from. The winning university was University of…

Success through a positive mental attitude

Are there really secret ingredients to attaining success in life? And can your mental attitude really affect your level of success? These questions and similar ones are explicitly dealt with in the phenomenal, motivational classic – Success through a Positive Mental Attitude [pdf, hard copy, audiobook and ebook] – by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement…

What’s your “moneyview”?

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are” – said Anais Ain. In other words, what we see is dependent on the lens (i.e. our thinking and perspective) through which we view things. And the way we view and interpret things determines how we interact with or handle them. For…

Make those goals SMART

Have you noticed how a couple of gadgets in our world today are becoming smart and hence more reliable. For example, smart phones, smart fridges, and other smart gizmos that are making life more convenient for humans. What then would you think of SMART goals? First of all, goals, as you know, drive us toward…

Maintaining a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

The saying that our attitude determines our altitude is a great truth that applies to virtually every facet of life. We are what we are and where we are because of the thoughts that we allow to creep into our mind. The wisest man who ever lived, King Solomon, put it this way, “… as he…

How to thrive in today’s fast-paced workplace environment

“Woo-hoo! I just got an offer for a dream job!” If that was you just recently – Congratulations! (Actually that was me also a few years ago.) Now that you’ve landed the job, you may be asking yourself questions such as: “Now what’s next?” or “Work life is a different ball game than school life…

Hello fear!

Everyone deals with “it”. “It” is what we feel when we consider moving into a new city, starting out on a brand new job, delivering a speech before a large audience and, possibly, turning off the lights before tumbling into bed. “It” is no other but F-E-A-R aka False Evidence Appearing Real. Research shows that…

The great launch: Overcoming the inertia (Welcome to my new blog!)

“3! 2! 1!” “Rocket away!!!” That’s a typical rocket launch scene. If you haven’t observed one before, then watch this one rocket launch video. You’ll notice something interesting as you watch the rocket ascend into the sky. At its launch (and some minutes after), a rocket somewhat “struggles” at about mid-air, and then travels swiftly…