These 4 Quotes Will Transform Your Definition of Success | LNE Consulting

LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) shares a collection of quotes that will change the way you think about success.

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In every career path, people strive for the same thing: success. But success—ever desired and often elusive—is nearly impossible to quantify. A person who is largely viewed as successful may vehemently deny that they have reached such a status. The truth is that success comes in many different forms, each of which should be recognized and celebrated. That’s why LNE Consulting gathered 4 of the most thought-provoking quotes about success, guaranteed to challenge and transform the way you think about it.

1) “Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.”—William J.H. Boetcker

This quote is a fantastic reminder that those who constantly compare themselves to other people will never be content with any amount of success. At the end of the day, you are your biggest competitor. It’s you versus you. Your personal success should be measured by your personal progress!

2) “Life is about making an impact, not making an income.”—Kevin Kruse

So many people believe that the mark of true success is wealth. As Kruse reminds us with this quote, life should not be wasted in pursuit of financial gains. Your focus should be on leaving an impact that will live on after you’re gone, because money can’t buy you a legacy.

3) “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.”—Robert T. Kiyosaki

This quote is one of many which emphasize the role of failure in reaching success. The lesson here is that success is never reached without the wisdom learned from failure. People who are too afraid to try will never learn such lessons and therefore never find prosperity.

4) “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”—Winston Churchill

As Winston Churchill reminds us with this quote, nothing is permanent. Those who reach success may become prideful and fall from it. In contrast, those who fail should not be discouraged, because the courage that they gain in persevering is pivotal in the pursuit of success.

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Did You Just Graduate? Here are 5 Tips from LNE Consulting

Graduating from college can be an exciting, confusing, and overwhelming experience—just ask our some of our team members at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL). However, first and foremost, we would like to congratulate you on this impressive feat! A lot of hard work, determination, and long nights of studying have finally paid off and you are officially ready to take your talents to the big leagues.

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The real world can prove to be a lot different than the safe and structured life of a college student, but instead of paying to work hard, you are on your way to being paid to work hard. Nonetheless, instead of living by the structures and guidelines of your professors and university, you will now have to create your own path and it is heavily influenced by the choices you make. To help with this bewildering period of transition, LNE Consulting is ready to deliver you 5 things to keep in mind as a college graduate.

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1. Don’t Get Discouraged

As your friends enter the workforce, you will start to notice some of them getting their dream jobs right off the bat. This is incredibly rare and, while you might not land the “perfect” position straight out of the gates, it’s important to know that it isn’t a race and you shouldn’t beat yourself up about it. The grass is always greener where you water it, so keep your head down and hustle early and often.

2. Adapt and Adjust

In the words of Outkast, you can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather. Just like anything in life, finding your groove in the professional world will be difficult and there will be plenty of curveballs and obstacles. When these events seem to threaten your precious career plan, adapt to your current situation and adjust your plan accordingly. If we didn’t adapt to unexpected changes here at LNE Consulting, well, you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now!

3. Find Mentors

Influence is everything and having an experienced, personable, and available mentor will have an enormous impact on your success. This will be somebody who has been there before and can help you make those puzzling decisions that you’re not sure how to make yet. Their perspective will be valuable because of their experience and their desire to watch you grow!

4. Don’t Play it Too Safe

Calculated risks are the name of the game—it’s how you get ahead and, while there are no shortcuts to success, the decisions you make and the risks you take will carve the path for you. Be sure to weigh the advantages and disadvantages before you dismiss an opportunity for being too risky!

5. Stay Humble

You’re new, young, and inexperienced, so make sure you come off as somebody who’s eager to learn and is up for a challenge. Don’t be the hot shot who talks a big game without actually knowing whether or not you can follow through. Grind it out, impress your coworkers with hard work and durability, and you’ll see the benefits in no time.

Once again, LNE Consulting congratulates you on your academic success—but don’t worry, there’s plenty more success to be had!

3 Key Differences Between Strong and Mediocre Leaders

Excellent leadership is a well-known part of our culture here at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL). However, becoming a great leader isn’t easy, it’s actually one of most difficult skills to attain. You need to be able to guide a group of individuals to reach a common goal, while at the same time acting in a way that’s responsible and respectful.

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As with anything, there is a huge difference between strong and mediocre leadership. The major difference between the two, and the one that matters the most, is that mediocre leadership yields average results and strong leadership creates excellent results. To get those exceptional results, you must first understand what separates a strong leader from a mediocre leader—which is why LNE Consulting is here to share 3 key differences between the two!

1. Excuses

Average leaders always have an excuse when something goes wrong. They try to protect themselves and their image instead of acting in the team’s best interest. The problem with making excuses is that it isn’t productive. When you aren’t showing accountability for your mistakes, you are telling yourself, and the rest of the team, that nothing needs improvement. Strong leaders take responsibility for their decisions and always make an attempt to learn and grow from those failures!

2. Tough decisions

As does any company, we have to make plenty of tough decisions here at LNE Consulting—it’s a necessary part of business. As a leader, you are going to be faced with this throughout your entire career. You can either accept that fact and do your best to be comfortable with confrontation, or avoid it at all costs and let your team suffer. The way in which leaders handle these tough decisions is what makes the difference!

3. Accepting criticism

Feedback is essential for improvement. As a leader, you need to realize that criticism is a two-way street! You are not perfect and, if you act as if you are, you will never gain the respect of your team. It takes humility to accept from the people you oversee. Weak leaders avoid this type of criticism while strong leaders thrive on it for improvement and growth.

What are your best tips for strong leadership? Share them with LNE Consulting in the comments below!

 

3 Ways to Be a More Resilient Person | LNE Consulting

Resiliency is a trait that is often overlooked in the business world. Some people assume that just because you are talented or have leadership skills that your career will be a chain of successes. But any venture is sure to be full of pitfalls; there will be ups and downs, but the important thing through those hard times is that you bounce back.

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LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) tries to help our team members develop the resiliency to make it in the sometimes harsh business world. Often, success is all about pushing through the valley and climbing up the mountain to get to the peak. Courtesy of LNE Consulting, we put together some tips and tricks that are sure to make you into a more resilient person. Happy reading!

  1. Focus on the positive. A sour interaction with a customer or negative feedback from your manager can feel like it’s the end of the world. Just remember that you can use criticism constructively and that tomorrow will be a brand new day. If you go into work with a big smile on your face and a plan for the day to be great, it is more likely that little set-backs will be less bothersome. Stay focused on the good that you can do and the value that you can bring to the table.
  2. Be confident in your own work. There will always be those who manage to get more recognition or seem to excel in things you’re not quite as comfortable in—but if you are working your hardest and take pride in the work that you do, never fear, you will be noticed and likely commended for remaining confident and dependable.
  3. Accept that even the most resilient people need help. No matter your field, it can be really hard to stand on your own without seeking out support. Mentors and connections will be one of your most valuable tools. Not only will they provide you with advice, more resources and other points of view, but they can prove to be loyal and worthwhile connections that might just push you from being better to being your very best.

LNE Consulting hopes this list will prove helpful and inspiring!

 

Here Are 6 Pranks to Play this April Fool’s Day

It’s no secret that the LNE Consulting team is full of fun-loving individuals. We’ve gotten pretty good at balancing work and play, so it may not come as a surprise that April Fool’s Day is one of our favorite holidays to celebrate over here in Hollywood, FL.

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We’re always looking for new ways to prank each other every year! That’s why we rounded up a list of 6 tricks to play on your friends, family, and coworkers this April Fool’s Day.

1) Print out a sign that says “PUSH” or “PULL” and stick it on a door that requires the opposite action to open it. For example, put a “push” sign on a door that is supposed to be pulled and vice versa for a door that is supposed to be pushed. Don’t forget to stick around to see who falls for your prank!

2) Put an opaque cup or container upside down on a colleague’s desk, kitchen counter, or table. Stick a sign that says something like “Warning! Spider trapped underneath, do not move!” and watch the panic set in when someone encounters your trick!

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3) Stretch a length of plastic wrap across a doorway at an average person’s shoulder height and be sure to firmly secure it to both sides of the doorway. Hide nearby and watch an unsuspecting acquaintance stumble into your trap.

4) Trace and cut the silhouette of a spider or other insect out of paper. Stick it to the underside of a lampshade. When the light is turned on, it will look like a big frightening bug is hiding under the shade!

5) Cover any room entirely in sticky notes. Bonus points if you cover the ceiling too! Another version of this prank is to cover the exterior of an unassuming victim’s car entirely with sticky notes so that they have to remove them all before they can drive anywhere! If you don’t have sticky notes on hand, aluminum foil works well too.

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6) Fill an empty donut or pizza box with broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. Leave the supposed treats in your home or office kitchen next to a sign that says “Please help yourself!” and watch for the look of disappointment on people’s faces as they open the box to discover a pile of plain vegetables!

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What are your favorite April Fools pranks to play? Tell us in the comments!

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3 Tips on How to Grow Awesome Employees

Our team members keep the show going at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL). In fact, they are the show! Employees are the most important asset of any business—and they need to be treated as such.

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However, some companies treat their employees like a liability, which can be phenomenally detrimental to the growth of any business. These are the people who will be operating all of the moving parts of the machine that is your company! One of our fundamental beliefs at LNE Consulting is that as a leader, you must always be training your people to become the best that they can be.

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Here are 3 tips on how to grow awesome employees!

1. Training is Everything

You want your employees to come out of training fully prepared and ready to go. Our training program at LNE Consulting is extensive and we invest highly in it. If you lack a professional, top-tier training program then you are going to produce unprofessional, lower-tier employees. In addition, your employees will feel unprepared, inadequate, and unsupported if they are not trained properly. Every company needs motivated and prepared employees that are happy to be at work, which is one of the many reasons training is so crucial!

2. Professional Development

For each new person who joins the LNE Consulting team, we make sure to arrange a meeting to discuss their individual interests, professional interests, and career goals. This is a practice that we’d recommend highly to everyone. Help your team members to make a development plan that includes measurable goals and timeframes for those goals, and be sure to regularly discuss their progress. This is one of the many ways that LNE Consulting keeps our employees motivated and hungry for progress and results!

3. Constructive Criticism

Feedback is incredibly important. If you do not let your employees know how they are performing, how can they know what areas they need to improve on? Constructive criticism is not meant to belittle an employee and it should never be delivered in that manner. It needs to be done regularly and professionally with data and metrics to reference. Delivering feedback effectively will result in exponential employee growth!

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