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  • Be a Quester: Adapt a New Attitude to Succeed
    by Carole Kanchier - March 18, 2019
    Who are Questers? What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same? Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/ Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
  • The Power of Positive Self Talk
    by Carole Kanchier - March 11, 2019
    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau. Self talk can boost you up or take you down. Athletes use positive self-talk to reach their personal bests. Some people use negative self-talk to justify the ruts they find themselves in. Mike and Eugene are exampl...
  • Invictus
    by Carole Kanchier - March 4, 2019
    I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole. I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, A...
  • Where Are You in the Career and Life Cycles?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 25, 2019
    Do you feel restless? Are you wondering what to do with your life? My research on occupational change, described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, suggests growing adults experience cycles of discontent every five to ten years with the average cycle occurring every 7.5 years. https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963 Although we all have our own rhythms of change, we generally pr...
  • Be a Quester: Develop a Visionary Mindset
    by Carole Kanchier - February 18, 2019
    We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets. A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
  • Do You Have Control Over Your Career?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 4, 2019
    Do you take control of your own career? Or, do you wait for others to make your career decisions? How Autonomous Are You? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I often do things I don't want to do at work. 2. I accept responsibility for the work I do. 3. I'm usually self-reliant at work. 4. I perform tasks required in my job description. 5. I have little influence over things that happen to me at work. 6. I can us...
  • Boost Brain Power: Enhance Each Side of Your Brain
    by Carole Kanchier - January 28, 2019
    Do you have right or left brain thinking abilities? Or do you use both sides equally well? Although we use both hemispheres, scientists suggest we have preferences or strengths for one or the other. To be competitive in today's job market we must develop both creative and analytical thinking styles. Analytical and creative problem solving abilities rely on different skill sets. Sometimes the difference is describe...
  • Are You a Perfectionist Who Procrastinates?
    by Carole Kanchier - January 22, 2019
    Are you reluctant to try new things? Make big plans, but don't follow through? Tend to be critical of self and others? If so, you may be a perfectionist procrastinator. Perfectionism and procrastination often go hand-in-hand. Certain characteristics drive perfectionists to delay things. What does this quiz say about you? Are you a perfectionist procrastinator? Answer “yes” or “no.” 1....
  • Learning Resilience in a Changing World
    by Carole Kanchier - January 15, 2019
    How do you react to unexpected challenges? Do you rebound from major setbacks stronger than before? Or do you play the victim, blame others? It's essential to strengthen resilience to adapt and succeed in changing times. How resilient are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' 1. I like trying new ways of doing things. 2. I find it challenging to recover emotionally from losses. 3. I adapt quickly to new situations. 4...