Avoid mistakes by taking action

Avoid mistakes by taking action

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The best thing about learning from the mistakes of others is that you can develop and practice techniques to avoid them.  This was something that I was fortunate enough to learn early on in my career – a piece of advice I received that I’ll never forget.

So, that’s why in the Motivation Series 101 report, we’ve not only discussed what the 7 mistakes people make at work that limits their motivation, performance and success but we’ve also discussed ways you can avoid falling victim to them.

I’m not saying that you’re never going to make mistakes because mistakes are actually a good way to learn but, in the report, we’re giving you a heads up on what to be aware of to minimise the impact of these mistakes.

For instance, one way to avoid some of the mistakes is to “invest in yourself”.

I’m a big reader and supporter of ongoing learning. When you look at some of the most successful people in the world today (who are most fulfilled in their lives) they are constantly reaching out for more information. This includes learning from others – through mentoring, coaching or reading biographies – but also includes seeking out knowledge through engaging with people in their surrounding community.

By investing in yourself you’ll constantly learn new ways of approaching challenging situations and understand that most successful people have been through their fair share of ups and downs along the way.

This is just one of the methods you can use to avoid some of the mistakes mentioned in the Motivation Series 101 report.  Hopefully you can use the 7 I’ve included to better your career and life day-to-day.

New workplace guide promotes career growth

New workplace guide promotes career growth

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LONDON – Motivational speaker and consultant Obi Abuchi shows readers the keys to developing a winning attitude for career success in his informational new nonfiction, “The Magic of Monday: A Fable about the Winning Formula for Career Success” (published by iUniverse).

Abuchi explains the inspiration for his book:

“Far too many people go to work on a Monday anticipating the quick arrival of the weekend and miss out on the magical opportunity to see work as a place that enables them to develop, grow, and contribute to the world. On top of that, we’re at a
point in history when competition for jobs is fiercer than ever; unemployment levels are extremely worrying, even for those in employment; and the concept of a ‘job for life’ is no longer the norm. This reality is a challenge for millions of young people and
young professionals with a desire to secure work, advance their career, or simply rediscover their career ambitions and go on to achieve career success.”

“The Magic of Monday” sets out to change the mindset of workers everywhere. Abuchi interviewed 75 business leaders, senior executives and high performing managers from across the UK to glean lessons they had learned throughout their careers that could be passed on to others, particularly young professionals.

Taking the insights from his research and combining it with those from personal experiences, Abuchi pens a fable about “developing a winning attitude and unleashing the greatness within you for career success,” he explains. “It is an opportunity to learn vicariously from the experiences and wisdom of those who have gone before you.”

Readers are invited to follow and learn from the fictional adventures of Josh, a beleaguered young professional who is already feeling burned out and discouraged. His friend encourages him to find a mentor and it proves to be a life-changing experience that introduces Josh to new ways of thinking.

About the Author
Obi Abuchi founded Motivatem in 2008 as a consultancy to help organizations improve performance by effectively tapping into and releasing the full potential and motivation of their employees. He, his wife, Peju, and their three sons live in London.
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