Dr. Phil’s Prescription For Success

Category : LIFESTYLE

As seen on savvy sugar, 10/23/2012

Wouldn’t it be great if we all knew what the secret to success was? Turns out there’s no secret formula to success, and achieving something great takes a lot of hard work and motivation. Dr. Phil McGraw, who spoke at the O You! Conference in Los Angeles this past Sunday, spilled to the audience what it takes to become successful.

  1. Name it to claim it. You have to envision it; Dr. Phil said people who are successful are able to see what success is.
  2. Get a plan. Have a strategy. “The difference between goals and dreams are a timeline,” said the talk show host.
  3. Make a move. Get yourself started because “the universe rewards action.” Successful people are the ones who take action toward unknown outcome. Keep on doing it until you achieve what you want. Dr. Phil put it best when he said, “Winners do things that losers don’t want to do.”
  4. Take a risk. Winners are willing to take a risk. Playing it safe might make you feel better for the time being, but you might be losing out on potential rewards.
  5. Deal with the truth. Be honest with yourself, and don’t hide behind a veil of self denial. It’s very hard to be self aware, and if you’re unsure of something, seek feedback from others. Take stock of what others say, but ultimately you need to make your own decision.
  6. Build a support network. Choosing the right people to surround yourself with will help you with your struggle to the top. Have a support network that believes in you and wants you to do well. “Build a nucleus that wants you to succeed,” Dr. Phil advised.
  7. Have a passion. Have a passion to pursue, and if you don’t have one, you need to get one, whether it be related to religion, sports, politics, or whatever can get you excited. You need something to look forward to.
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Two out of Three Workers Are Looking for New Jobs, Often by Using Social Media

Category : CAREER

By Jen Hubley Luckwaldt, PayScale.com

This will come as a surprise to almost no one who has been riding out the bad economy over the past couple of years, but even people who have jobs now would like new ones. In fact, a recent survey by Jobvite, 69 percent of employed folks are looking for new gigs, and many of them are using social media to do it.


Of the 2,100 people who answered the 2012 Job Seeker Survey:

  • 52 percent of all job seekers reported using Facebook in their job search
  • 38 percent used LinkedIn
  • 34 percent used Twitter
  • One in six said social media for helped them find their current jobs

Why so much interest in social media job searching? Once again, we can look at the frustrating economic conditions of the past couple of years. It used to be that job seekers who didn’t have much luck cold calling or networking through professional acquaintances could depend on internet job listings for leads.

“Job seekers have become increasingly frustrated at searching for jobs online and getting no response, and they intuitively know that the best opportunities are found through people, not search engines,” says Dan Finnigan, president of Jobvite.) “As social networking has become a core part of our cultural dynamic, we are continuing to see more and more job hunters taking advantage of a vertical they are comfortable with in order to find work.”

Or maybe they’re just going where the recruiters are. Previous research from Jobvite indicated that 86 percent of HR recruiters look at social media for candidates.