Quote by Les Brown: “Most people fail in life not because they aim t...”
“Never Too High … Never Too Low …”
How do you feel when you get out of bed each morning? Stuck, confused and anxious about the way your life is panning out? However, as high performance and productivity coach Abigail Ireland explains, playing it safe is the quickest way to never achieve your potential. Problem: Are you cruising in life without questioning what you do and why you do it? Having no direction will keep you stuck and aiming too low in life. Solution: Spend time figuring out your vision and values.
During a job interview- you will be asked a variety of two types of questions: traditional and behavioral. They do not utilize critical thinking or provide any insight into your personality or mental state. As scary as this may seem- there are many reliable methods at your disposal for successfully answering a behavioral question. One of these methods is the STAR approach- which involves a very specific formula for answering questions. The following information will show jobseekers in any industry how to answer any behavioral question with confidence and ease. Before attending job interviews- you may want to take the time to memorize this acronym and the meaning of its letters. Emphasize Rationality: Employers want to hire workers who have the ability to keep a level head and remain realistic.
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After reading this quote, I am convinced that Michelangelo was not only a gifted sculptor, but also a fundraiser. How else could he possibly understand that sinking feeling during a solicitation when you realize your ask amount is too low because your prospect immediately agrees to the proposed amount? Worse yet, the prospect may even pull out a checkbook and fulfill their commitment on the spot! How do you aim high, but not too high? How do you set your sights on sacrificial giving without offending donors? Defining ask amounts is an art form in itself — a carefully sculpted number developed after a thorough analysis of historical data, wealth screening and conversations with key members of your institution or organization. If you are about to launch a campaign, a sound, in-depth planning study is a logical first step.