3# To help move yourself forward after a mistake *** Being human means we will all make mistakes. The question is, how will you learn from your past mistakes and move forward quickly in a positive direction after you make one? When I started my first company Jobs In Nonprofits, I had the dream of being President of a large staffing firm. After a false start with the business, I realized I preferred leading workshops and trainings to managing a staff. I changed the business focus from staffing to speaking and trainings. I was well positioned to find my […]
Career Tip #13 – Confidence booster *** To build your confidence, get engaged in (or lead) a pro-bono project in a type of work that you have done before. If you have had experience with preparing tax returns for others, you might offer to teach a tax prep course at one of the local workforce development offices. If you are skilled in events management, then help manage an event for your favorite nonprofit. I have interviewed thousands of individuals, so I do volunteer work in helping others with their interview skills. Confidence increases as we practice what we are […]
18. To improve your health *** Research has demonstrated that stressful living causes excess weight gain and has other adverse effects on your health. By building your self-esteem, your confidence, your love, and your joy, you will discover how to live a less stressful life and overcome unhealthy habits. We have all heard that the buildup of stress can be unhealthy, to the point of being life-threatening. When you feel better about yourself and are truly grateful for what you have, you are less likely to eat the wrong foods or have too much to drink. When your heart […]
7. To meet a business associate *** Where did you make your last important business connection? Did you immediately have a sense of trust for that person and his business? The more that business associates trust one another, the better collaboration can take place. I met Paul Hutchinson of Hutchinson Consulting, who is someone I run trainings with now while volunteering at Career Collaborative in 2008. I also met my current marketing consultant, Melissa of MGD Design, volunteering at a nonprofit supper program last year. I felt sure that they would be individuals I could trust, especially since we […]
Inspiration It is something or someone that brings you heart felt elation? Do we lack it in this nation? Is it true human excellence? Is it earth shattering joy? Is it your favorite toy? Inspiration How does it feel deep in your heart? It certainly does not feel like a fart? Is it a form of love from one person to another? Can it transform us to help each other? Inspiration Does it call you do be more? Does it call you to open up the door to your mind and soul at a deeper level than before? Can […]
Mark McCurdy runs the www.thenonprofitcareercoach.org. Kerry Connor is the National Recruitment Director for Jumpstart, a national non-profit organization that focuses on early intervention for at risk preschoolers. They place older adults to work one on one with at risk preschoolers. Mark volunteered at Read for the Record, a national campaign to raise awareness around the country for early childhood education. There were over 11,000 events around the country last year. Kerry learned about Jumpstart from the NBC Today Show. Education has always been important to Kerry. She grew up in Savannah Georgia and went to a school where the […]
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When focusing on social impact careers, I suggest asking yourself each morning, “For whom am I trying to make a difference?”. Answering this question will empower you with purpose, accelerating your social impact career. Being part of a purpose that is larger than you will help lead your career on an organic path of self development. Life has a habit of bumping us off coarse now and again, and I have found many of my clients, and even myself at times, beginning to sway off course from our true purpose from time to time due to other mitigating factors in our lives. Having a well-defined purpose is a wonderful natural guide back to your purpose of creating impact and making a difference in this world.