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Congratulations on having a steady job because it isn’t something to take for granted. With unemployment rates rising, getting up for work in a morning is an achievement. No one wants to stand still, however, and after a while your focus will shift. Within a few years, the novelty of having a job will wear thin as you look to progress further.

Sadly, working your way up the corporate ladder is one of the hardest jobs in the industry. The grass is greener on the other side, yet you have to jump an exclusive fence with high-tech security. Business owners don’t promote people out of the blue, so you have to work hard and wait your turn.

Still, there are hacks which can help accelerate the process. The following may not get you to the top of the tree, but they’ll get you halfway. These are the tricks of the trade regarding the glass ceiling at work.

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Value Quality

The more posts you read on the subject, the more you will think it is down to office politics and networking. Both are vital, but they are not the be all and end all. Whether or not you feel the love in the workplace doesn’t matter unless your work stands out. Businesses don’t promote the people who are average because it doesn’t improve their bottom line. Therefore, everything you submit must set a high bar. There are times when the bosses won’t appear to notice, and you’ll want to let your standards slip. If you value your career, please don’t. A long and detailed history of excellence is the first step on the initial rung on the ladder.

Read

The HBR’s For Those Who Want to Lead, Read has some shocking statistics about the state of reading in America. According to an NDA study, “reading has declined in every group of Americans.” Maybe this doesn’t seem like it affects your career goals, but that is a short-sighted attitude. Regarding standing out from the crowd, there is no better way than to read. Firstly, studying for a postgraduate degree looks excellent for a variety of reasons, but because you are qualified. Of course, studying and working at the same time is a stressful proposition. However, the Tips for Going to School While Working as a Full-Time RN post has solutions. It might center on the medical industry, but the tips are transferable. Secondly, reading increases your knowledge base and ability to do your job. Employees who are work smart are more likely to maintain a high standard and get noticed.

Network

Being able to forge your own career path is an appealing option, but it’s a myth. Everyone from Bill Gates to Richard Branson has had a helping hand along the way, and you are no different. The trick is not to see it as a handout but a necessary step in the right direction. People need favors, and you are willing to provide them in return for your own. Therefore, networking is a crucial part of becoming a valuable company asset. Without the contacts to grease, it’s much harder to get results when the chips are down. Nowadays, making “friends” is easier thanks to the digital element. If you have time, 29 LinkedIn Tips for Professional Networking, Business & Marketing is worth a read. For the people who like to do it the old way, corporate events are a must. And, don’t forget to hand out a business card when the situation is right.

Mix Confidence And Modesty

Your colleagues have a big say in your promotion chances. It isn’t like they get a vote, but companies do love to research potential candidates. Any kickback won’t reflect well on your application. However, a handful of positive recommendations may be the difference between success and failure. How do you ensure the team is on your side? Start by being there when they need help. Anyone who helps a colleague in a time of need will create a healthy bond. From a general standpoint, make sure you are professional at all times. Cocky and arrogant employees are asking for trouble because people hate overconfidence. Be secure in your abilities, yet also be humble enough to know you’re a cog in a wheel.

Dress To Impress

The dress for success attitude might appear dead and gone, but it’s still alive and kicking. Modern companies, just like old businesses, make judgments based on looks. Everyone can see the cheerleaders at football games on a Sunday afternoon. Well, a cheerleader you may not be, yet you still get judged based on your appearance. To bosses around the world, a person’s appearance is a sign of their potential for the job. Anyone who is messy is unorganized and unprepared for the role according to employers. Workers have challenged this outdated theory for years with no success. So, whether you like it or not, it’s here to stay and needs factoring into your work life.

Be A Free Agent

Companies like to preach about the values of loyalty yet don’t practice what they preach. They expect you to stick around for the long haul without recompensing the effort. Unfortunately, employees don’t see this and continue to stay loyal until the end. The reason this is the wrong choice is two-fold. Firstly, there are better career prospects outside of the firm. Secondly, it lowers the glass ceiling. At every business, only so many opportunities for promotion exist. If there are hundreds of candidates for one position, the chances of succeeding are low. By considering yourself a free agent, there is no reason to dance to the company’s tune. As long as there is an alternative offer on the table, you are free to leave and explore different positions. Just don’t sign a clause which forces you to stay or else the firm will have the leverage.

Essentially, a promotion candidate has to play the game if they want to reach the top of the mountain.

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We all suffer with self-confidence issues at some point or another. The fear that you may not be good enough or that you’re bound to fail isn’t something that’s easy to get over. There are very few people on this planet who have never been afraid of taking a risk. But, that fear can hold you back from achieving your dreams. You owe it to yourself to boost your confidence, get out there in the big wide world and grab the bull by the horns. But, how do you do that?

I’m not going to lie- I had a total breakdown on Monday. A project I has been working on kind of fell apart at the seams and the higher-up I was working with was (understandably) not thrilled. I thought I was going to be fired. So I called my mom, my fiancé, and then my boss in panicky tears. I hate letting anyone down. After talking it out, I realized I had done the best I could under tricky circumstances and all was not lost. It’s sometimes really hard to not get down on yourself, but I woke up the following morning with a little boost and by the end of Tuesday, everything had fallen into place.

How do you give yourself a little confidence boost when you need it most?

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Dress to Impress

No, not to impress your boss or your partner or anyone else. Dress to impress yourself. There’s something about being in the right outfit that gives you the confidence you need to tackle the day. For example, if you walk into a meeting with potential clients feeling scruffy and under-dressed, you’re unlikely to win them over because you won’t feel at your best. If you walk in dressed to the nines and it makes you feel powerful, you have what you need to make them see your potential. My personal power outfit is a fitted black dress, a black heel, and a strong statement necklace… this outfit.

Take Care of the Exterior

Isn’t it amazing what a bit of grooming can do? Often, if you’re happy with what’s on the outside, you feel more confident on the inside. It could be anything, from a simple haircut to a consultation at drstephanieteotia.com. Self-image is one of the major keys to how you view your confidence levels. If you’re not happy with the way you look, low self-esteem often quickly follows. Do what you can to take pride in your appearance and you could see a big boost. I always feel the best after a hair-did situation with Jenn at Progressions or Amanda at Illusions.

Positive Outlook

Many of us don’t even recognize how we talk to ourselves. If you’re constantly convinced that you’re going to fail, it’s likely you will fail. Sometimes, we set ourselves up for failure without even realizing it. If you hear yourself saying the words, ‘This is too hard’ or ‘I can’t do that’ you need to start training yourself to think differently. Replace ‘I can’t’ with ‘I can’. It can help to give yourself a little pep talk every morning by enforcing positive thoughts, like ‘I am capable’, ‘I am confident’ and ‘Nothing can stop me but me’.

I actually woke up Tuesday to words clear as day, “you get out of the universe what you put into it.” It may have been God or guardian angels, but some force was telling me to get the hell up and put on a smile, so I’ve been repeating that in my head all week.

Learn to Act

Did you know that everyone you see on a daily basis has some sort of struggle with self-confidence? If you see someone acting confident, it’s often just that – an act. Acting confident can lead to actually feeling confident. Sometimes you just have to take yourself out of your own shoes for a while to be able to see that confidence is achievable. When your actions begin to change, so will your thought process.

I look back to when I first started blogging. Yes, I was terrified to go to events surrounded by gorgeous women in perfect outfits, but I went! I eventually found the perfect crew to run with all because I pretended not to be scared to meet Dani for brunch!

Find Your Tribe

Real queens fix each other’s crowns. I stand by this, and this is one of the main ideals of Bubbles & Bloggers. Surround yourself with uplifting people and even at your worst, you will have support you need to lift yourself back up. You have someone to commiserate with when your day is crap. On the flipside, they’ll celebrate the little achievements with you (no matter how little!)

Be Kind

It’s important to be kind to yourself and to others. Have you ever experienced the self-confidence boost you get from helping someone in need? It can help you to realize your self-worth.Improving your self-confidence, no matter how you choose to do it, could open up a whole new world for you.

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Bad things happen to everyone in life. Whether you’ve just lost your job or you simply feel like you’re going nowhere in life, our notions of what is bad are quite vague. More importantly, however, an unhappy event doesn’t need to have lasting negative consequences. More often than not, it’s your attitude towards the event that creates unhappiness in life. In fact, leading a happy life comes from within. It’s about your ability to find self-strength and embrace the potential of your life. Happiness, you see, is not a matter of ticking everything off the list from the perfect husband to the best job, it’s about what you do for yourself to tackle what life throws at you and make it better. Your happiness is about growing the self and avoiding the easy mistakes of your past – the ones that led you to feel unhappy right now.

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Self-help: Bad news doesn’t mean bad life

You know the saying when life gives you lemons, it’s time for a glass of sweet lemonade. While you might be wondering how to make lemonade out of losing your job or getting dumped, you need to get back to the core of your problems. The bitter bite that you feel right now will heal only if you choose to help yourself to get better. So you’ve lost your job? Time is not for despair; time is for positive actions. Get on the search for a new and better position. Or maybe start a freelance career and become your own boss! More importantly, whichever lemons life decides to throw at you, you need to react positively. Social isolation doesn’t help. Don’t let your social life regress because of a silly lemon. Instead, mingle with people and improve your network. It’ll help to improve your mood and your situation.

Self-awareness: Unlocking unknown potential

Have you ever thought about your life’s mission? There’s more to life than getting up and going to work. But things can be so overwhelming that sometimes it’s hard to see past your supercharged routine. That’s why you should refer to this site to unlock the mystery of your past identities and adventures. Past life regression, as it’s called, is a process of self-discovery. The better you know who you are – and who you were – the easier it’ll be to create happiness in your life.

Self-confidence: Believing in yourself

When was the last time you said: “I can do it”? For a lot of people, it goes back to a time of innocence during their early childhood. Then life got in the way and destroyed your self-esteem. Time to build it back! If fear of rejection gets the best of you, follow Jia Jiang’s approach: During 100 days he trained himself to desensitize himself from rejection, making crazy requests that people had to reject. Or maybe you simply need to focus on your successes and ignore the failures. Instead of creating a to-do list, make a did-it list, which will remind you of your achievements.

In short, you’re the master of your happiness. Only you can build it, using self-help, self-awareness, and self-confidence to pave the way from a life in gray tones to bright and optimistic days every day.

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If you dread taking photos of yourself, you’re not alone. According to estimates by the skincare company Dove, more than 75 percent of women didn’t like taking pictures of themselves because of the way that they looked. More than 96 percent of women classified themselves as looking “average,” which, of course, is a contradiction in terms.

Believe In Your Selfie

So what can we do to improve the way we look in every selfie? Here are some tips from medical professionals, photographers and stylists.

Groom Your Eyebrows

According to celebrity stylish Kelley Baker, one of the most important things you can do before taking a photo is grooming your eyebrows. She says that eyebrows that are arches rather than round like to make round faces look fuller. If, however, you have an oval face, softly angled eyebrows look better.

The bottom line, she says, is to choose the right eyebrow shape for your face. You can have thicker brows, she says, so long as you have wide cheekbones and a wider face.

Brighten Up Your Skin

Ask any medical aesthetic doctor and they’ll tell you one of the main problems with people’s skin is oxidation of fat just under the surface. No matter what your skin tone, this makes skin appear darker and less healthy, especially as we age. It’s a good idea, therefore to try to brighten it up. Reality television star Holly Madison says that she uses an old trick employed by Marilyn Monroe. To bring extra brightness to her face, she uses a light foundation and then pairs it with brighter, light jewelry and hair dye. A white stone in her diamond earrings, she says, brightens up the rest of her face enormously.

Go For A Jog Before Hand

Our bodies are designed for movement. If they’re not moving, they don’t look their best. For instance, one of the reason people’s faces look puffy in the morning has to do with the buildup of lymph just under their skin, especially around their eyes. But the good news is that exercise helps to drain this away, returning the face to its natural complexion. Next time you want to take a selfie, try going for a jog beforehand.

Keep Your Chin Up

If you want to look good in your next selfie, smiling might not be such a good idea. Why? Because when we smile, we naturally draw our faces back into our necks, creating the impression that we have a double chin. A better idea is to imagine that your nose is being pulled towards the camera. This will help keep the face from sinking back into the neck, making it appear chiseled and refined. It might feel funny not smiling for the camera if you’re not used to it, but it does make a big difference.

Get In The Right Frame Of Mind

Even small fluctuations in our emotions are written all over our faces. That’s why it’s so important to get yourself in the right frame of mind before a photoshoot. Nigel Barker, a celebrity photographer, says to imagine eating something delicious before you take the snap.

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In magazines, online, and even in everyday life, you’re probably going to see people talking about what clothes you should or shouldn’t wear based on your body size or shape. They’ll say that crop tops are only for skinny girls or that shorts are only for people with curves. Well, here’s the dirty secret that a lot of people don’t want you to know: you can wear whatever you want. It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, anyone can rock whatever look they choose. Sure, the media will try and tell you that there’s one look that’s true beauty and we should all be aiming for it, but the reality is that everyone can be beautiful, it’s just a matter of embracing who you are. With that in mind, here are a few tips to build up the body confidence that you need to embrace any look that you want.

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Wear what you want!

The first thing you need to do is to throw out the idea that there are specific clothes or accessories for specific people. A lot of people will turn up their noses at curvy girls who want to show off their tummies, but there’s no reason why crop tops and belly button piercings can only look good on skinny people. Check out this Article about belly button piercing by Catchyscoop.com to see how well anyone can rock that kind of look. Here’s a good thing to remember: if you like a piece of clothing and it comes in your size, then there is absolutely no reason why shouldn’t wear it with pride.

Find your own style!

Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should wear every style and item of clothing possible. After all, everyone has their own style, and it’s about finding the things that you think look good. Of course, the only way you’re going to find your own personal style is to try things on. Experiment with things that you wear. Sure, not everything is going to work but it’s always worth trying things out, that’s what fitting rooms are for after all!

Strut your stuff!

No matter what you wear, there really is only one thing that you need to look good in it: confidence. The most beautiful woman in the world could look bad in clothes if she doesn’t feel confident and happy in them. Be proud of who you are and the way that you look. Strut your stuff and don’t ever let anyone tell you how to look, how to dress, or what you should look like. Remember, beauty has no size or shape!

It’s important to remember that building up your confidence takes time. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like you’re not ready to strut your stuff or wear your favorite outfit in public. If you’re only able to wear what you want in front of your bedroom mirror, then that’s okay! The journey of building confidence always starts with a single step in the right direction!

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