Get ahead, sell yourself. (Part 1)
Conventional wisdom dictates that if you work hard and show competence on the job, career success will inevitably come your way. But experts say you may have a long wait coming. Keeping your nose to the grindstone may not get you anything except, well, a raw snout. Nowadays, the best strategy for getting ahead is not to wait to be noticed but to deliberately call attention to yourself.
Achieving high visibility is not easy; there’s a very find line separating effective self-promotion and boastfulness. If you can come on too strong and give the impression of bragging, it could backfire. Tooting your own horn without sounding offensive is an art, so learn how to hit the right notes:
1. Assert and promote yourself
While you wish the higher-ups would reward their employees solely on merit, the real world doesn’t always work that way. Remember, “the squeaky wheel gets the oil”. Individuals who rewarded often boldly asks for it. If you don’t want to be caught in a freeze frame as everyone zooms by, practice to be assertive and self-advertise. Whenever possible, subtly make it known to your superiors about your progress, successful project or a great presentation. You may find this uncomfortable initially but remember, no one will know about your accomplishments if you don’t broadcast your accomplishments and take credit. Worse, somebody else may even take your credit away.
2. Take a bow
And while you’re at it, learn to accept the kudos that comes your way. Don’t brush them aside with self-deprecating expressions like “oh it was nothing,” or “I’m sure others could have done it just as well.” Your boss might agree with what you say them often enough.
3. Join forces with allies
Of course, you can always rise to the top of corporate ladder on your own. But wouldn’t your climb be swifter and easier with a helping hand or a gentle push? Seek a buddy or a mentor to look after you and support you, someone who will say “that’s a great idea!” when you present your proposal in the next brainstorming meeting. Of course, be sure to reciprocate in kind.
4. Build self confident
It’s difficult to put all your plans in motion if you suffer from low self-esteem. To bolster your self-image, you’ll have to catch negative thoughts that play in mind and replace them with positive statements. If your inner voice insists your opinions are worthless, your work unimportant or that nobody listens to you, muzzle it until it learns to stop saying “bad words.” Teach it to say, “I have something good to offer,” “My thoughts count,” and “I’m impotant.”
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Twelve ways to succeed:
Integrity is knowing who you are no matter what life brings your way.
If we can bend with the strong winds of life, we will never break.
Leaders see not only the destination but also the way to the goal.
Faith is knowing that something wonderful might be just around the corner.
The resilience of the human spirit is proven in the difficulties one overcome.
A good name, like good will, is attained by many actions but may be lost by one.
In matter of style, swim with the current; in matter of principle, stand like a rock.
We learn to welcome change from the example of nature, which recreates itself for every season.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
You must speak to be heard but sometimes you have to be silent to be appreciated.
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
Persistence is the element of human nature that daily moves us closer to our dreams.
Friday, June 4, 2010
The Back-up Plan is a comedy that explores dating, love, marriage and family in reverse.
After years of dating, Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan (Alex OLoughlin) a man with real possibilities.
Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hide the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says hes in. Never before has love seen a courtship where a wild night of sex involves three in a bed Stan, Zoe and the ever-present massive pregnancy pillow. Or, where date night consists of being the focal point at a near-strangers water birth which does for kiddie pools what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean. The real pregnancy test comes when both of them realize they really dont know each other outside of hormonal chaos and birth preparations. With the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other.
later, if have time, wanna watch this movie.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
selamat Hari Gawai Dayak 2010
aku bersampi Gayu Guru Gerai Nyamai
Bulih reta Bulih tengkira
Bulih nama bulih keresa
Hari Gawai adalah perayaan yang di smabut oleh masyarakat Iban secara khasnya, dan Dayak secara umumnya di Sarawak
Perayaan di sambut bagi mengucap syukur kerana padi telah masak
di samping masa untuk bertemu sanak saudara yang jauh
hanya di sambut setahun sekali
genap 1hb 6 setiap tahun
bagi yang tidak mengetahui perayaan ini
di harap anda akan tahu bahawa Malaysia mempunyai pelbagai kaum,agama dan kebudayaan
sebagaimana Hari Raya di sambut begitulah juga Hari gawai. (it is not the same, but more less the same)
tahun 2010 ini, merupakan tahun yang paling bertuah bagi saya
kerana pada tahun ini saya akan memakai topi idaman semua
topi apa? topi konvo la
di harap pada tahun ini rezeki berbuih seperti semangat padi
P/s:Dengan ini saya mengucapkan selamat Hari Gawai Dayak 2010 kepada yang menyambut.