Casting Vision

Casting Vision One of my greatest loves as a kid was fishing. This love developed quickly because my family owned a little bait shop that was located near Toledo Bend Lake in Louisiana. Toledo Bend is well known for its large bass and large quantity of crappies. I soon found out that there is a lot more to fishing than just catching fish. Learning to cast a fishing lure into a tree-covered fish hole takes great skill. But casting is just the start; you have to learn to make the lure look irresistible to the fish below, so irresistible that an attack is inevitable. Casting a vision for your organization works much the same way. Over the years I have …

Aspects of Professional Growth and Self Insight

Aspects of Professional Growth and Self Insight What we see as the perceived personality factors into the aspects of the ways that others perceive us as well. For instance, if you perceive yourself as a King on a Throne,” likely someone else may view you as a domineering person, except if you were enlisted as a King in a distance country where Kings and Queens exists. If you perceive yourself as a computer whiz, yet do not have the skills people in time will start to see you as a liar. Of course, we can bring into play self-insights to generate a professional representation of the self, but one had better damn well have actions to back his or her …

Take Control of Rising Prices on Gas

Take Control of Rising Prices on Gas Does your money seem to evaporate with every trip to the gas station? You can add miles to every gallon you pump simply by maintaining your vehicle and practicing fuel-saving driving habits. “Most motorists don’t realize that it’s the little things that don’t take a lot of time or cost much that can really make a difference when it comes to saving money at the pump,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. “Loose or missing gas caps, underinflated tires, worn spark plugs and dirty air filters all contribute to poor fuel economy.” The Car Care Council offers these gas-saving maintenance and driving tips. * Secure your vehicle’s gas cap. …

7 Key Steps to Unshakable Confidence

7 Key Steps to Unshakable Confidence Do you remember that day? Perhaps it was your first job interview. Perhaps you were speaking to a group for the first time. Maybe you were starting a challenging new career or meeting a special person for the first time. Your throat became dry and your knees wanted to shake. You were about to leave a place of mental and emotional safety. You were putting your skills on the line and taking a risk. If you were successful, there could be great reward. However, self-doubt was trying to discourage you. Confidence is essential in our lives; without it, we will not make the first attempt to do what we really want. Confidence allows us …