How to Keep Your Professional Edge & Stay at the Top of Your Game in the Workplace; 6 essential characteristics that will pave your way to successs

Useful & uplifting words to keep in mind during the work-week.


always invest in yourself

Do you feel stuck in your everyday routine? Do you need some inspiration and motivation?? It’s so easy to get stuck in the whizzzz of everyday life that one forgets to make those small, but extremely meaningful efforts to stay at the top of their game in their life.  After time you start caring less about the way you dress to work, standing up for your ideas (because you don’t think it will make a difference anyways), and overall you just start investing less in yourself.  This happens to sooooo many of us and we don’t even feel it because we are in an extreme comfort zone.  Our bills are being paid and we are safe and at no risk, so we just keep on moving along.  But wait! STOP!!! Is that the life you want to live?? There’s still more opportunities for us to live with a purpose and…

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Life is like a pen, paper, and white out.

Paper is your life.
The Pen is you.

We go through life making our mark wherever we go.

It is impossible to never make a mistake.

Sometimes we scratch it out. Start a new sentence or just continue on like it doesn’t exist.

Sometimes we use whiteout to hide it and mask it. Pretend it’s not there, pretend it never happened. We write over it, above it, below it, around it.

Sometimes we don’t even know we made a mistake until we stop and take the time to reflect and review.

We stop using whiteout when we don’t care.
We stop scratching out when we don’t mind.
We stop looking for mistakes when it doesn’t matter.

Whatever the case, the mistake is there. We will always know where it is and how it got there. We know the truth behind the mask. We know what it took to fix that mistake. We may forget that it exists, but when something comes about that reminds us of it, we will always remember how little or much it hurt.

*I didn’t make this up myself, but it caught my eye and got me thinking*

Take a moment…

I think many forget about what’s really important in life lately. I wish we could all just take one step back for a moment and remember the basic values; caring for our loved ones, tending to own needs/well-being, displaying kindness for those less fortunate. We get too caught up in knowing, even studying the business of others when all of a sudden we can’t even remember what’s nutritious to the soul. Stop keeping tabs on what others think about you, pay attention to what you think about you. Do you like you? When you’re all alone are you truly pleased with yourself? Do you honestly enjoy what you do on a daily basis, or are you just doing it because you have to and you’re stuck in your robotic ways? I have to make it a point to start reaching out to people I’ve lost touch with and show that I am selfless, share memories and enjoy some good wholesome company. I have to make a promise to make those I really love happy, when they are happy I am. It’s in my nature to nurture.

The Golden Rule

“do unto others as you would have them do unto you”

A simple thought, yet so difficult to follow. I know because I am guilty of it. I think we as¬†people just tend to¬†forget it¬†when getting lost in our own daily¬†concerns. If only we had a switch in our brains that told us, “hey, you sure you wanna do that?” Or gave us a quick video clip of what it would be like if what we were doing at that moment to someone else was happening to us. I’d suggest that this clip¬†has features with choices¬†such as “how would your mother feel?” We get so caught up in the moment that we may not even care what anyone at all thinks or would have to say.¬†That’s where another switch would come in handy, one that keeps us grounded. But then we would be robots and the world wouldn’t be as complex and unique as it is.