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Motivation Monday: Come On!

Motivation Monday

Monday is the start of a new week. Let’s clean the slate- start from scratch- a big do-over.

Who’s ready?

Today is the first day for a new you. You can be who you want to be and do what you want to do! (Mind over matter kind of stuff!)

What do you want to happen this week? Do you want to land a job or land a promotion? It all starts today. No matter how long you’ve been looking or trying, today is day one!

This means you’ll have to leave behind some stuff.

First, no more complaining about the “black hole”, age-discrimination, the bad economy or anything else out of your control. Drop the “poor me” attitude.

Second, stop making assumptions. A fresh start requires a fresh outlook, untainted by your past experiences. If you are going to assume anything- assume positive intent.

Third, networking isn’t a dirty word. It doesn’t mean taking from others or asking for favors. You have to give to get.

Your List for This Week

Let’s start with a different kind of to-do list this week. Instead of thinking in terms of what you need to do for YOU, make a list of things you can do for other people.

  • fresh fruitSupport an organization that needs help.
  • Visit someone who needs companionship.
  • Forward an interesting article along to someone you know would appreciate it (include a note explaining why.)
  • Say “thank you” with a smile to every store clerk you encounter.
  • Give someone an unexpected gift (it doesn’t have to cost any money, think flowers.)
  • Reach out to someone who you haven’t spoken to in several years. Only ask about their life!
  • Do something kind for your neighbor; bring in their trash cans, or bring them a treat.
  • Offer to teach someone something you know how to do well.
  • Introduce people you know who would benefit from knowing each other.
  • Share a job lead or company contact name with someone you know who is looking for work.

Good luck starting your week with a fresh perspective!

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  • Greg Taylor May 20, 2013, 7:58 am

    Ya gotta have a plan and a partner is a good idea too!  Last night a bud and I agreed to take action on our words of winter… to lose our guts.  Monday, the day to start fresh.  It takes the first step to get the second done.  Been to the gym for an hour of cardio.  Breakfast just an orange, light yogurt and water, third glass of the day.
    Thanks for suggesting some items to include in our Monday plans, Hannah.  Carry on!

    • careersherpa May 20, 2013, 8:37 am

      Greg Taylor YES! An accountability partner is key in sticking with the plan! Good luck and you seem to be on a roll today!

  • razwanawahid May 22, 2013, 2:48 am

    This post made me smile, Hannah – something to apply to more than just Monday’s !
    - Razwana

    • careersherpa May 22, 2013, 5:03 am

      razwanawahid Thanks! Absolutely something that can last a lifetime! Have a other-centered week!