Date Published: August 16, 2013 - Last Updated 5 Years, 105 Days, 14 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Do what you have to do to make a living and keep a roof over your head and food on the table – but never, ever give up on a dream. Keep learning, keep reading, keep networking, keep honing your craft. That dream job may or may not become yours some day but if you don’t keep trying and dreaming, then what’s the point? I applied to KLOL 4 or 5 times before they finally hired me. Astronaut Clayton Anderson applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times (Wikipedia) before getting his dream job to fly in space.
What is your dream?
Metal paper clip trick
If you are on the move a lot in business, taking your laptop with you when you go, here is a great trick for you to keep from losing the charger cord behind the desk each time you leave. (I hate that.) Take one of those large metal paper clips and attach it to the desk. Then run your cords thru it and plug them back in to the wall plug, external hard drive, etc. Brilliant. I want to kiss the person who came up with this little gem.
On a stage speaking to and inspiring people since she was a teenager, Dayna Steele is the author of several books, including, 101 Ways to Rock Your World: Everyday Activities for Success Every Day, and Rock to the Top: What I Learned about Success from the World’s Greatest Rock Stars. Dayna creates custom success strategies for individuals and companies with her Rock Star Principles of Success. Readers’ Digest magazine calls Dayna “one of the 35 people who inspire us,” AOL says she is “one of the foremost experts on career networking,” and Successful Meetings magazine calls her “a pep talk from the deejay booth.” Audiences consistently rate her as one of the best speakers they have ever seen.
Dayna is also the author of Your Daily Success Tip, a witty and informative piece of advice that is delivered directly to you every day.