Guide to Prepare Yourself for the New Year

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It has almost been a week in the new year of 2021. The same old anxiety and stress have slowly replaced the excitement, aspiration, and positivity from new year's eve. You began to fall off of your fitness routine. Your job is still stressful without any end in sight. All the news outlets are still reporting only about the pandemic and the recent political turmoil. You began to ask yourself, “Why hasn’t the new year bring the changes expected? Where are the new year's spirits and excitement? Where are the positivities? …


An Exclusive Interview With Tracey Bissett, Financial Fitness Coach and the Host of Young Money Podcast

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Today is the last day of your lease. As you look back into your empty office, you remembered the excitement when your business first launched. You were full of excitement and energy. You really thought your idea would disrupt the industry. “What happened?” You asked yourself, “It was going so well, what did I do wrong? When did I run out of money? Why can’t I succeed in starting my business?”

“Spend time upfront to invest in systems and processes to make long-term growth sustainable.”

-Jeff Platt

Like what the famous entrepreneur and the CEO of Sky Zone, Jeff Platt, stated, starting a business is not hard. The challenge is to keep the business alive and profitability to sustain a livelihood. As a life coach and a senior executive in the financial industry, I have dedicated myself to help individuals and businesses to succeed financially. Over the years, I have seen individuals achieved their dreams by building long-lasting businesses. I have also encountered many entrepreneurs who failed to reach their potentials due to failures in launching their ventures. …


Guide to Avoid and Overcome Assumptions to Succeed at Work

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Here it goes again. You are reviewing all the reports that your team has composed over the week before the big presentation tomorrow. You assumed that the tasks were outlined clearly, and therefore you neglect to inspect the progress along the way. To your surprise, your final projection is off, and you don’t know which part of the report led to the miscalculation. You asked yourself, “How did this happen? I thought I made my points very clear; where did it go wrong? Who is responsible for this mess? …


Guide to Create Long-Lasting Positive Habits

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Here it goes again. You hit snooze on your alarm and missed your pre-plan morning jog. This is the fifth time you have broken off your morning exercise habit after a great three weeks run. You thought you had it. You thought this time; you will build a long-lasting healthy habit. However, like many other positive habits that you tried to build, it never sticks. You asked yourself, “How do I stick to my plan? How do I change for the better? Why can’t I build positive habits that stick?”

What is a Habit? Some people described habit as a mindless routine that your body is accustomed to. Others state that habit as just pure muscle memory. Webster Dictionary defines a habit as a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. In my perspective, a habit is best explained by Darrin Hardy, the world-renowned American…


Guide to Become a More Effective Leader

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Tomorrow is your last day. It has been nine long years since you stepped into this company, and now it is time for you to move on. In the past nine years, you have devoted all your available time and efforts for the sake of the company. You stayed behind countless times to fix problems resulted from the flawed systems when no one else would. You worked numerous overtime to assist the company through multiple transitional periods without getting any reward in return. A few hours ago, you were visited by your area manager, and once again, you were reminded why you decided to leave. There was no personal thank you from him. There was no handshake or even an acknowledgment of your existence. He spoke with everyone in your team except you before he departed from the short visit. You asked yourself, “Why am I feeling so undervalued? Why is someone that provokes such negative feelings in a position to lead? How will I lead differently in my next job? …


Guide to Practice Empathy to Improve Work Relationship for Success

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You just walked out of another failed sales presentation. After preparing for days, your only feedback is, “This seems like a good product, but I don’t think it is right for us at this time.” Somehow, this rejection reminded you what one of your departed direct reports said on his exit interview, “I don’t think this company understands what we need as employees to be productive.” After seeing many setbacks in all aspects of your job, you asked yourself, “How do I present to others that I care about them? How do I earn others’ trust? How do I put myself in their shoes? …


How to Be the Master of Your Time

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It is 5:05 pm. You are 10 minutes from the end of your shift. You look at the files that have been piled on your desk since the morning. You sigh as another OT is unavoidable. You remember what your manager warned about overtime in your last performance evaluation. You feel you work so hard, but the workloads seem to be never-ending. You ask yourself, “Why can’t I finish on time? Why can’t I have more time? How do I become better at managing time?

“Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing” — Miles Davis

Time, like that jazz legend Miles Davis stated, is the only thing that we all have equally, but how we used it dictate our lives. All of us have 24 hours in a day, but not all of us can say with confidence that we manage them wisely. So, how does one manage time correctly to succeed? …


An Inspiring Story to Teach How to Manage Fortune for Success

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It is Wednesday morning; you took your $20 Mega Million ticket out of your wallet. You have been feeling unlucky lately. There were annoying issues at work. You had some pep talk from your manager about your declining performance. Your partner has been vocal about some of your living habits at home. You feel like you need a win to bounce back on your luck. You are hoping that the ticket you hold is the turning point of your life. You scan the ticket with your app, and you have won $4. After weeks of buying lottery tickets and invest over hundreds of dollars, you were rewarded $4. You asked yourself, “Why can’t I have a win? Why can’t things work well for me? Why are other people seen to have luck on their side? …


How to Change From Salesman to Advisor

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You just got hang up for the 10th time in a row. Your production has been steadily declining as your goals continue to increase by your management. You felt enormous pressure as your manager continue to doubt your ability to hit the target. Many of the prospects that you called or interacted with may actually benefit from your product and services that they never gave you a chance to speak. You ask yourself, “How do I make my customers hear what I have to say? How do I make them feel that I am different than a normal salesman? How do I make them believe that my recommendations are in their best interest? …


Easy Guide to Master Job Interviews for Career Advancement

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Today is the big day that you have been waiting for. You have prepared weeks for this moment. It is time to show that you are good enough to advance in your career. Suddenly, you feel your palm is sweating. You feel the tension in your stomach as you hold on to your resume tightly. As your interview is getting closer, you start to wonder, “Maybe I shall start with some humor? Maybe I shall focus on just one specific topic? Maybe I am not ready?”

Interview, one of the most significant events that influence the direction of a career. In just one session, how do candidates showcase their qualifications and persuade the interviewers that they are good enough to be invested for the growth of the company? …

About

Life Plus Up Podcast by Kevin Yang

For over 15 years, I have been a coach who is dedicated to help others achieving successes in the three core components of life: Personal, Finance, and Career.

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