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SPARKIN is an executive recruitment agency with a difference. We care more about your optimum fit than about making a placement! We are focused on aiding and abetting your career progression and optimization. Our primary target audience is strategic planners of all persuasion. We work with allies in key centers in the United States and around the globe. Our experience is based around the importance of relationships and becoming an expert at building them and through them attaining personal and career goals.

Employees and Personal Branding Baloney

If you’re an employee, what does personal branding really matter?

https://sparkin.createsend.com/reports/viewCampaign.aspx?d=i&c=EEBF7768F6BCE268&ID=6E5F7AA7C5601C4B&temp=False

Lost and withered on the vine or Simply Submerged Skills

”People who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs.’ (Tom Rath). And if you are engaged in your job, I’m sure any number of other surveys will reveal how much greater your chances are of being successful, in whichever way you define success.

For most of us, daily reality dictates very often that we do what we need to do simply to get the job done. That’s fine, but if that ‘needs must’ focus takes over your work-life, far from utilizing your key strengths, you may find that skills not only become submerged but underutilized skills become rusty and worse still, wither on the vine.

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Disproportionate Achievement

‘Either you run the day, or the day runs you!’ (Jim Rohn)

Making AAA use of your time is based in large part on being clear about which part of the day you are most effective and ensuring you address difficult challenges and lucrative opportunities when you are ‘firing on all cylinders.’ Do this and you will disproportionately achieve. Don’t do this and the most valuable thing you have, ‘time,’ will simply ebb away. Wishing you all AAA enjoyment and results.

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Succinctly Telling YOUR Story

Livingontheedge

‘If you don’t have an elevator pitch that concisely explains what you do, you’re in trouble. Particularly if you’re looking for a job.’ SCP

To make progress here, think about the part of the day or week where you make your greatest contribution. And/or, check out the following link:

http://www.sparkincoaching.com/#typicalquestions

 

 

“#Patience and #Tenacity”

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Career181“Patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness.” (Thomas Huxley) And clarity of purpose, a clear and exciting goal will make patience, tenacity and cleverness so much easier to find. So, get focused!

Great Focus = Enhanced Reality = Optimized Success

 

GatheringNations

 

George Lucas said ‘ Always remember, your focus determines your reality.’ And, your reality will be anything but a success if you fail either to:

– Have a clear direction.

– Fail to live in the moment optimizing ‘now’ and the people and situations you are involved in and with today. Nostalgia is great. The future and what it might bring is exciting too. But, it’s not likely you’ll achieve even clearly stated goals if you are not present.

How many of you had meetings today with colleagues or clients that are overtly ‘not there’ as they focused on their PDA’s and not those around them. Virtual reality can be fun when it’s your choice but otherwise it’s a lack of focus.

May the force of awareness be with you..

Great Focus = Enhanced Reality = Optimized Success

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GatheringNations

George Lucas said ‘ Always remember, your focus determines your reality.’ And, your reality will be anything but a success if you fail either to:

– Have a clear direction.

– Fail to live in the moment optimizing ‘now’ and the people and situations you are involved in and with today. Nostalgia is great. The future and what it might bring is exciting too. But, it’s not likely you’ll achieve even clearly stated goals if you are not present.

How many of you had meetings today with colleagues or clients that are overtly ‘not there’ as they focused on their PDA’s and not those around them. Virtual reality can be fun when it’s your choice but otherwise it’s a lack of focus.

May the force of awareness be with you..

Getting What You Want In a Timely Manner

‘Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.’ (Henry Longfellow)

And to be persistent you need to want something enough, so be strategic in clarifying what that something is and who might give it yo you or be able to help deliver it to you and then start knocking…and the rest will follow.. I hope it follows for you this week. scp

 

Getting What You Want

‘Perseverance is a great element of success. If you knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.’ (Henry Longfellow)

And to be persistent you need to want something enough, so be strategic in clarifying what that something is and who might give it yo you or be able to help deliver it to you and then start knocking…and the rest will follow.. I hope it follows for you this week. scp

 

A job at any cost?

When you are sufficiently unhappy with your current job typically you want another job. And, depending how unhappy you are, the more flexible you’ll be in what you accept. In so doing, unless you’re in luck, you set your self up for at best, a sub optimal career path and at worst, constant dissatisfaction. So, don’t let yourself get so disgruntled in the first place! And, if the unhappiness stems from some sudden event such as your being ‘fired,’ still focus on the following….

An opportunity where people truly respect your knowledge and experience; A place  where you respect the vision and culture/feeling of the agency and not simply the idea of what the advertising industry ‘tells you’ is cool to have on your resume. Be smart. Know what you want and don’t. Play to your strengths. And, even though you have bills to pay, understand you will be in true economic peril if you don’t think about taking the ‘right’ job for you versus any job.