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 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!

 

Social Media Tips to Keep Your Profile Professional

At LNE Consulting we understand the importance of maintaining an online presence that is both professional and informative. The simplest search engine can unearth comments, likes and pictures that you may not have considered appropriate for a potential employer or colleague.

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It is very likely that most companies that consider you for a position will do some basic online searches to see how you carry yourself online, so check out these tips for keeping your online profiles professional.

  1. Be sure to have school and work sections filled out. This way it will match what is on your resume and there won’t be any confusion about where you earned your degree and what you’ve been doing since.
  2. Update your profile picture, particularly since this often is visible despite your privacy settings. Ask yourself: “If a potential employer or client saw this one picture of me, would they find me trustworthy and professional?”
  3. Go through your pictures and be sure that anything you’ve been tagged in since you joined Facebook circa 2005 are pictures that you want someone else, someone who’s never met you to see.
  4. Watch the comments. Avoid curse words or negative comments in general or on pictures. Depending on your privacy settings, it can be very easy for a boss or potential boss to see you complaining about work, or even about them. If we’ve learned anything from social media it’s that not very much is private.

From all of us at LNE Consulting we hope these tips are informative and useful in keeping your online presence both presentable and professional.

 

3 Ways to Keep Learning After College | LNE Consulting

Here at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL) we believe that if you truly want to be successful, you need to constantly seek out new ways to learn and grow.

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College is an excellent place to grasp complicated concepts and develop new learning techniques. However, once you’ve graduated, lessons aren’t thrown at you every single day. In other words, new information comes to you in college, yet when you leave, you need to make an effort to find it on your own. This can be difficult because, well, life is busy. The hunger for knowledge can be replaced with job hunt anxiety and a plethora of real world problems. Don’t be mistaken: this hunger can never stop if you really desire success!

LNE Consulting has come up with 3 ways for you to keep learning even after you have left college!

1. Build your vocabulary

We learned fundamental vocabulary in grade school and it increased in complexity in middle school and high school. However, rarely are there college classes where you focus solely on expanding your vocabulary. Although you probably built a solid lexicon through years of pursuing your degree, it is important to remember that there are dictionaries full of words you have never seen before. A wonderful way to continue your hunt for knowledge after college is to build on your vocabulary and never stop!

2. Find a mentor

Mentors are experienced and trusted advisors who will help you move in the right direction. Being able to have someone who knows the ropes and wants you to succeed is invaluable. You will be able to learn a lot through their successes and failures while also augmenting your career. Our people at LNE Consulting can tell you all about the benefits of having a reliable mentor!

3. Listen to podcasts

Listening to podcasts on your commute or while you are exercising is a fabulous way to learn new information. The best part? They’re free right on your smartphone! There is a seemingly infinite amount of podcasts out there covering everything from finance, to ancient history, to complicated sciences. They can boost your knowledge with minimal effort, making you an expert in conversation and jack of all trades!

5 Ways to Thank Clients and Coworkers This Thanksgiving [LIST]

We love Thanksgiving here at LNE Consulting (Hollywood, FL)! It is a time for appreciating all that we have and all of the wonderful things that our clients and employees do for us. Giving thanks is an important thing to do because it reminds the people that you care about why they are so special to you.

In an age of rapidly increasing technology, personal displays of appreciation are diminishing through clicks and links, which can really take the meaning out of meaningful interactions. Here are 5 ways that you can thank your clients and coworkers this Thanksgiving!

1.  Handwritten Notes

We love in-person communication at LNE Consulting, but sometimes that isn’t always possible!

If there is anything that has been forgotten in this fast-moving society we live in – it’s handwritten letters! What’s actually great about this, though, is that writing someone a letter by hand has become a sincere display of appreciation. Sending a text message or a copy-and-pasted generic email is easy, and therefore has less meaning. Make sure to pull out a pad and paper and wish your customers and coworkers a Happy Thanksgiving, while including some reasons why you appreciate them!

Make sure to pull out a pad and paper and wish your customers and co-workers a Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to include a few reasons why you appreciate them!

2. Get Specific

Don’t be generic with your ‘thank you’ greetings! Thank that employee for staying late all week to work on that project. Let that client know how much you appreciated that referral they gave you last month. Make sure to be as specific as possible and it will make the recipient feel important and thankful for you as well — an ongoing cycle of admiration!

3. Add a Gift

If you really want to go above and beyond this Thanksgiving, add a little gift to show how thankful you really are! It does not have to be expensive to be impactful. Going the extra mile and showing the recipient that you care enough to buy a little something for them will mean the world!

4. Make it Personal

If your client is located in the Northeast, tell them that you hope they are enjoying the fall weather. Even beter, why not wish your client’s children good wishes by name? I hope Billy and Sally enjoy the Tofurkey! Maybe even check out the Thanksgiving Day football schedule and wish your client’s team good luck! Remembering and acknowledging small details are key to showing people that you care, which is a small facet of the relationship-building strategy we have at LNE Consulting.

5. Include a Recipe

This adds some more spice — pun intended — to the personal effect of your gratitude. Along with the other thankful, personal, and specific things that you say to your client or coworker – send them a little recipe to make for their family’s feast!

If you have a famous stuffing recipe that kills on Thanksgiving, don’t be afraid to share the secret with the person to whom you’re giving thanks! It’s personal touches like this that keep clients and employees engaged and excited to be involved with you!

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5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Mornings Easier [LIST]

Mornings can be rough, can’t they? At LNE Consulting, we understand the importance of not being stressed out and rushed before you head out to a full and productive day of work. We put together a list of five things you can do to ease your morning routines, reduce stress and make mornings much more enjoyable.

1. Make your lunch the night before. You may be tired and would really rather leave it until morning, but you’ll thank yourself in the morning when all you have to do is grab your lunch and head to work instead of waking up earlier to make it.

2. Set multiple alarms, earlier than you need to be awake. This way you’ll gradually start to be aware that you need to wake up soon, and you’ll also be able to reward yourself when you can sleep in an extra 10 minutes before you actually need to wake up!

3. Lay out your clothes the day before. Don’t waste time in the morning trying to find the perfect tie or that left sock – if you look ahead of time then all you have to do in the morning is wake up and get dressed. Dressed for success, always. 

4. Turn on the coffee machine while you’re in the shower, this way the moment you’re out you can indulge in a wake me up and continue getting ready without having to wait for the coffee to brew.

5. Always put your car keys back in the same spot to ensure that you’re not scrambling around come morning. Routines are the best way to ensure that you don’t lose or forget important things and car keys are especially important.

Hopefully, these things will help to ease the rush and stress of the morning before work. LNE Consulting understands that coming into work after a morning where everything went wrong can be especially difficult, but we commend you for doing it because the work wouldn’t get done without you and the sacrifices that we all make to do the things we love.

From all of us at LNE Consulting we hope you have stress-free mornings and productive work weeks!

How to Effectively Dress for Success [3 Easy Rules]

Here at LNE Consulting, one of our biggest keys to success is having high standards. This, in part, means dressing professionally and looking the part. They say that your appearance subconsciously dictates how you are perceived by others. So it only makes sense that dressing professionally boosts your reputation and can help you expand your network.

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That doesn’t mean you have to spend 4 digits on a suit or splurge on a pair of nice dress shoes. Looking professional can actually be boiled down into a few basic rules. You’ll come to find that it’s not as difficult as you think.

Rule #1: Be clean and crisp

It doesn’t matter what brand you wear or how much something costs. The truth is, if you take care of your clothes properly then you’re bound to look presentable. A $200 shirt can actually look worse than a $10 shirt if it’s not properly cleaned and pressed. What it comes down to is cleaning your clothes per that little label on the inside, hanging them on a hanger, and ironing them if need be. If you take care of your clothes, they’ll take care of you!


Rule #2: Find a color medium

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It’s hard to take someone seriously when they look like a bag of skittles. The way you dress is a testament to who you are, so feel free to give it a little flare, but keep it professional. Throw in one or two articles of clothing that make your outfit pop – but that still allow you to be taken seriously.


Rule #3: Dress for the occasion

Most people have an outfit or two that makes them feel invincible. Be sure to have a sharp suit and well-kept shoes on reserve so that you’re ready to look presentable if you’re invited to an event or a meeting with a client. Never underdress. It’s significantly harder to overdress than underdress, so play it safe by pulling yourself together!

It’s not about your style or how much money you spend on clothes. It’s how you present yourself with what you have. At LNE Consulting we know being professional is the name of the game, and dressing appropriately is a large component of that.