NCG, Inc Reviews: 8 Effective Listening & Communication Principles for Success!

NCG, Inc Reviews: 8 Effective Listening & Communication Practices for Success!

Non-verbal communication is just as important as verbal communication. Most people tend to overlook that. NCG, Inc is committed to helping our people develop both personally and professionally. So, we focus a lot of our morning meetings around gaining the skills necessary for people to improve their personal selves which in turn helps someone succeed in a professional setting as well. So, when NCG, Inc found this article about effective listening and communication practices, we couldn’t wait to share it with our people and then pass along the information to you all as well!

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Do You Want To Be Successful?

Do you want to be successful? If so, get rid of these common 10 lies from your mind!

 

There are so many people who aspire to be entrepreneurs, but are too afraid to take the plunge because they have preconceived notions about what it takes. Some concerns are valid because people are scared of the financial risk, or they have a steady career and worry about the cost of moving into entrepreneurship. But, there are no challenges in life that are insurmountable and no barriers to success which can’t be over come. If you want to be successful, choose to remove the next 10 points from your mindset.

 

1. Successful people are inherently “different” from me.

The only reason that someone would have to think this is because they probably haven’t done their research on the backgrounds of some of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs. Most of these people are similar to you and I and many of them have experienced adversity at a level well beyond what most people could even begin to imagine. Almost every entrepreneur has failed numerous times, but they have chosen to not let their failure define them. 

2. Successful people are more intelligent than me.

There are geniuses out there, but their intellect is focused on one particular area and they tend to be exceptions to the rule. knowledge, common sense, skills, and experience are what make 99% of entrepreneurs successful. Why would you downgrade your worth by comparing yourself to someone outside of your area of expertise?

3. Successful people have more talent for business than I do.

Many successful people can’t even balance a checkbook, but they are smart enough to surround themselves with people who can. Did you know that some of the Presidents that are considered the “best” in US history were actually inexperienced in politics? These people know how to surround themselves with brilliant Cabinet members. If you have access to a good manager and accountant, your lack of business skills doesn’t mean that much. Over time, you’ll learn.

4. Successful people have more education than I have.

There is a list of 55 Dropout Billionaires. If it was true that all successful people have more education than the average person, then that list would simply not exist! People like Richard Branson, Giorgio Armani, and Jenny Craig would be serving you burgers and fries instead of being the big names that you actually know. Life experience, common sense, and a good business concept will trump formal education any day of the week.

5. Successful people have never failed like me.

The fact is that successful people fail more than anyone because they’re always willing to try and never quit. Sylvester Stallone was homeless and cleaning cages at a NYC zoo when he wrote his script for Rocky. Walt Disney was in his second bankruptcy when Snow White became big and got him out of that. Failure is nothing more than a temporary set back that provides a wealth of learning and experience. 

6. Successful people have more of a winning personality than me.

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are extreme introverts who have overcome their shyness. Also, Steve Jobs didn’t believe in bathing. Only someone with the lowest of self-esteem allows this lie to be true within their lives. Many of the successful people you read about have quirks that would get them banned from local places. If you can smile and be pleasant with people, your personality is good enough! 🙂

7. Successful people are willing to take more risks than I am.

To be an entrepreneur does take some degree of risk, but that risk involves believing in yourself. Most successful people are not reckless and mitigate their risk exposure with a vast amount of research before launching any project. Risk happens everyday in our lives and we have to deal with it. There’s no reason to develop an aversion to risk when it comes to your own ability to achieve success.

8. Successful people started with more money than I have.

Having unlimited capital will make your business start up easier, but not having it doesn’t stand in your way of launching a successful enterprise. If you hae a roof over your head, food on the table, and gas for your vehicle, you’re way ahead of the many who began their careers homeless. John Paul Dejoria, the billionaire who co-founded Paul Mitchell Hair Care Products, started his company with $700 and an infinite amount of determination. Lack of money is never a good excuse.

9. I’m a woman, and men have a better shot at success than I do.

This might be true in some big corporate settings, but not for entrepreneurship. Sara Blakely, the creator of Spanx, Debbie Fields, the creator of Mrs. Fields Bakeries, and Marian Ilitch, the creator of Little Caesars Pizza, are all successful female entrepreneurs who started their careers with nothing but a dream and a mission. 

10. Successful people care more about money than I do.

Love it or hate it, the world is fueled by money. We need it, that’s why we work. However, entrepreneurs are motivated by much more than money. They are passionate about what they do and they love it. They have the flexibility and independence of being in charge of their own futures. They’re driven by the dream of making a difference in the lives of others. After all is said and done, the money they earn is just a nice bonus.

 

In conclusion, there are no worse lies in life than the ones we tell ourselves. If your initial assumptions about a fact are incorrect, everything else that follows will be wrong as well. Self-deception is the worst barrier to personal success imaginable. For every 100 excuses you can offer as to why you cannot succeed; only one reason is required to convince yourself that anything is possible. Every day, people with less capability and more disadvantages than you have made the transition to a successful and independent life. Seize the moment to act!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: The Secrets to Success!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. knows that the biggest question that people have is how to find success. So, we reviewed this article from Forbes about the secrets to finding it! Most of the gals that people set in life are centered around finding success in their personal lives as well as their business lives. These two things tend to depend upon each other.   Personal success supports and reinforces professional success. Professional success reinforces personal success. Together, they reinforce life’s most important pursuit – happiness. So how do we find it?

 

1. The Law of Attraction

The secret to success is positive thoughts. Your thoughts are a magnet that brings things your way and helps you to identify and externalize your inner strengths and capabilities. Put good things in your mind and they will happen!

 

2. The Element

Find out what you excel in. That’s where you have to position yourself. You need to find your own “element,” your passion. The right occupation that matches your inner strengths and capabilities will help you bring out the best in yourself.

 

3. Learn how to fail

You have to be willing to try, fail, try again, fail again, and still get back up. Understand that luck will play a part in your success, being in the right place at the right time can make a world of difference. “There is plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your head raised until it’s your turn,” says Scott Adams. “If you drill down to any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You cannot control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game. If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens.”

 

4. Law of Large Numbers

This states that you give yourself enough times to take advantage of success. Give yourself enough opportunity with equal chance for each possible outcome to occur. Your turn to succeed won’t work unless you can execute and stay away from harmful behavior that destroys your progress.

 

5. Get your priorities right

Use your resources wisely, stay focused, and develop the right relationships. Don’t be greedy and don’t be complacent. 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: 12 Things You Should Look For in a Job Other than a Paycheck!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. believes that there is more to finding success in the work place than just how much money you make. Of course, being in a position that rewards you financially is beneficial to your life, but at what cost should you sacrifice your happiness for your paycheck? So, we decided to review this interesting article by Joshua Becker about what to look for in a job!

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could have possibly imagined.” – Roger Caras

To help you get motivated to wake up and go to work every day, consider these 12 factors in finding your dream job other than what you’ll take home in your paycheck.

1. Choose a job that adds value. Does it make a positive difference in some way? By doing your job, are you leaving value?

2. You enjoy your co-workers. You spend most of your day, week, and life working. But, do you enjoy the people around you? It is comforting to know that the people in the workplace support you, cheer for you, and want to work together as a team.

3. You feel appreciated and valued. Having a big paycheck is always nice, but appreciation at work is something you carry with you every day. This can be communicated through respect, unexpected gifts, or even just a simple, “thank you.”

4. You are trusted. It’s a good feeling when you don’t always have someone looking over your shoulder. When you’re given a task, are you given the freedom to complete it?

5. Your work is something you enjoy. The old saying, “Find a job that you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” Look for a job that keeps you motivated by its nature not by your paycheck, because the luster of a big paycheck wears off quickly if you are unhappy in your position.

6. Your job should fit your personality. Anyone who has taken a personality test knows we all have unique personalities that will thrive in certain environments. Some enjoy working with people, some enjoy working alone, some enjoy calling the shots, others enjoy taking direction. Find a job that fits you!

7. It challenges you to grow! Find something that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Whether this is through challenging assignments, demanding of excellence, or educational opportunities, find something that forces you to grow beyond your current skill set that you’re comfortable with and makes you a better person.

8. The company values align with yours. At the end of the day, your integrity is what matters most. Don’t compromise that when you go to work. If you’re in a job that requires you to go against your personal beliefs, you should find something else.

9. Does your work provide you with a flexible and results oriented culture? A culture of flexibility suggests results-driven focus. A focus that is more interested in you successfully completing your job with excellence rather than clocking the amount of hours you spend working during the day.

10. It values family. You value your family right? Your job should too.

11. It brings you balance. Work is not so bad when you enjoy it. But, if you find yourself not being able to explore other endeavors because you’re always working, it’s not healthy for your soul, life, or body. Find a position that allows you to enjoy your life outside of work too.

12. Last but not least, it brings you SATISFACTION! Can you look back at your day, your week, your year with satisfaction? If the answer is yes, then this is more valuable than any number of digits listed in your bank account.

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: 6 Tips to Building Confidence!

Ever feel down in the dumps? Scared to try something because you’re worried that you won’t be good at it? Or stray away from taking risks because you’re worried you won’t be able to do it? The biggest reason for this is because we lack confidence in ourselves. So, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. decided to review this article from www.success.com/ called “6 Confidence Boosters.” So, incorporate these habits into your life that will help you become a more confident person starting today!

 

6 Confidence Boosters:

 1.Greet others with a smile and look them directly in the eye:

A smile and direct eye contact convey confidence. Answer the phone the same way whether you’re at work or at home. Eye contact shows that you are confidence because you’re not shying away from looking at someone or greeting them with respect.

 

2. Always show real appreciation for a gift or compliment:

Don’t downplay or sidestep expressions of affection or honor from others. The ability to accept or receive is a universal mark of an individual with solid self-esteem. If you shy away from compliments or try to downplay one that has been given to you, the message that you’re putting out is that you don’t believe in yourself as much as they do. After a period of time, the people around you will start to lose confidence In you too.

 

3. Don’t Brag:

It’s almost a paradox that genuine modesty is actually part of the capacity to gracefully receive compliments. People who brag about their exploits or demand special attention are simply trying to build themselves up in the eyes of others. The only reason they do that is because they don’t already perceive themselves as being worth of respect.

 

4. Don’t make your problems the centerpiece of your conversation:

Talk positively about your life and the progress you’re trying to make. Be aware of any negative thinking and take notice of how often you complain. When you hear yourself criticize someone (THIS INCLUDES CRITICIZING YOURSELF), find a way to be helpful instead. This way you can address the issue, but fix the problem as well.

 

5. Respond to difficult times or depressing moments by increasing your level of productive activity:

When your self-esteem is challenged, don’t sit around and fall victim to “paralysis by analysis.” The late Malcolm Forbes said, “Vehicles in motion use their generators to charge their own batteries. Unless you happen to be a golf cart, you can’t recharge your battery when you’re parked in the garage!”

 

6. Choose to see mistakes and rejections as opportunities to learn:

View a misstep as the conclusion of one performance, not the end of your entire career. Refuse to see yourself as a failure. Even though you have to own up to your shortcomings, you don’t have to let them consume you. A failure may be something you have done and may even do again on the way to success, but failure is not something that you are.

 

After an extremely poor performance, a team or an individual athlete often does much better the next time out, especially when the performance was so bad that there was simply no way to shirk responsibility for it. Disappointment, defeat, and even apparent failure are in no way permanent conditions unless we choose to make them though. Failure can be a painful experience, but it can be the solid foundation that we use to build our future success on.

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting in Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are committed to giving our employees the tools and the resources to be successful within our company. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. provides a predictable career path that can lead to the opportunity in Management within our company. To learn more about the careers available at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. please visit our website: www.ncg-corp.com/

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: How to Impress Your Boss!

Ever feel like you are that person who flies under the radar? Never really gets the recognition or appreciation you deserve in the workplace? If so, you would be surprised to know how many people share those same feelings everyday. With that in mind, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc found this article from www.under30ceo.com that was all about how to impress your boss.

When we think about impressing our boss, manager, supervisor, etc. the common advice that has always been given is “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive”, or “be REALLY good at what you do.” But, what if you feel like you are doing all of those things and still not getting the results that you are looking for? Well, there are some less common suggestions that every young professional should know about when they are trying to impress their superiors. 

1. Be a leader within the office

  • Now before you go ahead and say, “How can I lead if I’m not in charge?”, think about it. The most respected leaders are individuals who empower those around them. Do you have to be in charge to empower the people around you? NO WAY! For example, if someone in your office is struggling with something you have two choices. First, you could let them struggle to make yourself look good in comparison. Or, you can offer tips and help out that person so that you both succeed. That demonstrates how valuable you can be to the company because you care about the success of others, not just your own.
  • This concept is something that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc lives by and preaches daily. You make yourself irreplaceable if you are able to do a task well and inspire the people around you to do well too. This ensures that you make yourself a valuable member of a team. In turn, it allows you to have leadership by influence, rather than leadership by position, which is more valuable? Would you rather listen and follow someone who you respect and admire? Or, would you rather listen and follow someone because you have to? Choose the kind of leader that you want to be!

2. Be a problem solver

  • In the workplace, MONEY = TIME. Every time you ask your boss a question, understand that you are requesting some of their time. Most of the time superiors are happy to help someone navigate a new set of circumstances if it leads to increasing your capabilities and productivity. However, this is not justification to ask assistance every time a road block appears.

  • To be a problem solver, utilize your resources. For instance, if something is common knowledge, Google it! Confused about the directions for a project? Refer back to your original notes or training manual, the answer is probably right there in front of you. If you turn into the person that runs to your boss every time you need something, you WILL come off as needy and ultimately give the impression that you are more trouble than you are worth.

  • Also, do not just focus on identifying a problem, focus on the solution. By consistently demonstrating this, you show that you are self sufficient, a critical thinker, and someone who is ready for more responsibility. Increased responsibilities = promotions = $$!

3. Don’t treat the office like it’s school

  • In school if you do a good job you get an “A” at the top. At work, if you do a good job, you don’t get fired. While some bosses apply positive reinforcement, in reality, most office environments don’t do that on a daily basis. At work, you’re expected to do your best and if not, then it’s a reason for concern by the employer.

4. Handle pressure and mistakes with grace

  • No matter how talented you are, you will make mistakes. The real test is how you react to it. ALWAYS be honest and do not blame others or try to justify the situation. If you know you made a mistake, come prepared with a plan of action on how to fix the situation and what you will do next time to ensure that the same mistake will not be repeated twice.

  • You do not want to act nonchalant about making a mistake, you must make sure that you do not let it affect your professionalism or productivity. Most importantly DO NOT DWELL! Try to let it roll off your back. The ability to stay calm, not crack under pressure, and keep a cool head is a fundamental trait of someone who can handle responsibility.
  • Some people are better at this than others, but focus on what you can control to reduce stress. Things like going to the gym or for a walk over lunch, breathing exercises, or meditation can have a direct impact on lowering stress making it easier for you to be able to handle tough situations that may come your way.

5. Be responsible for your own growth

  • There is this thing called the internet now in days. It has countless educational articles, industry lecturers, and networking forums. Do not let your professional growth only occur between the hours of your job.

  • So, instead of waiting for someone to tell you to take some training sessions, give you new projects, or tell you to reach out. Do it on your own. Take your career development into your own hands by learning or strengthening a new skill and offering those services to your superiors. The major difference between a follower and a leader is that the first group waits for opportunities while the second classification CREATES them.

 

In conclusion, this entire article is based upon being a “do-er” in your career. Take the necessary actions to step up and set yourself apart outside of the common things. By following those 5 tips and still doing the common tips to impressing your boss, you basically ensure that you will be noticed. The people who stand out at work, for the RIGHT reasons of course, are always the people in the running for that big promotion, or raise, or holiday bonus. Instead of wishing that you were going to be one of those people, change your mindset on your career and take action!

For more information about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc and career opportunities within our company, please visit our website: http://www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: Healthy Habits for Increased Productivity!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: Healthy Habits for Increased Productivity!

There is a general assumption throughout people in the working world that you are only working hard if you are working strenuous and long hours. If you leave work completely emotionally and physically exhausted. This is not something that Northeast Consulting Group, Inc believes to be true. We believe in working smarter not always just harder. We found this article from Under 30 CEO that models our beliefs.

  Anyone in the working world knows that finding time to eat healthy, exercise, and keep up with the daily workload is huge challenge. But, adjusting certain behaviors in your daily life can increase your performance and productivity at work. Who wouldn’t want that?

 

1. Eat right to increase focus and stamina.

Struggling at the work place? Running out of steam before the workday ends? Find it a challenge to concentrate? Productivity at work is closely linked to energy levels on the job. Your mentality goes down when you are tired or hungry. So naturally, the output of work suffers when you are stressed. For greater productivity at work, use healthy eating to reinforce your physical condition.

Limit sugar and junk food. Eating too much sugar can lead to inconsistent energy levels throughout the day. The short-term impact of a glazed doughnut or two might seem like an energy boost, but the long-term affects outweigh the initial benefits.

Limit carb heavy lunches. We’ve all heard of the dreaded “food coma” right? There’s a reason for it! Carb heavy lunches slow you down in the middle of the afternoon because your body sees it as junk food!

 

2. Eat Breakfast!

Breakfast can start your day off on the right foot! Rather than loading up on caffeine, balance your intake of fruits, grains, and cereals.

 

3. Moderate activity enhances productivity

If you’re unlucky enough to be stuck at a desk all day and your daily tasks revolve around computer work and other stationary tasks, find a way to move around!

Exercise at your desk! It may seem unconventional, but desk workouts enhance productivity. This keeps your blood flowing and your body healthy!

Utilize your breaks and lunch hour! Your lunch break gives you the opportunity to reinvigorate yourself for the afternoon workload. Walk during your breaks, stand up, go up and down the stairs a few times, or take a stroll around the building. Proactive efforts to eat right and stay fit promote good health and higher employee productivity!

 

All in all, there is something to be said to the old motto, “eat good, feel good.” If you’ve been feeling slugglish at work or like you haven’t been working to your full potential, try out these simple tips and immediately change your performance!

 

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is committed to providing a predictable career path towards management for  our employees. For more information about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc please visit our website: http://www.ncginc.biz

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc takes a Business Trip!

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The Management Team, Corporate Trainers, and Account Managers at Northeast Consulting Group, Inc recently attended a Leadership Seminar. The purpose of this seminar was to provide targeted development for each employee of our company.  Northeast Consulting Group, Inc was able to set up the employees with a means to receive professional development in different focus areas in the leadership spectrum to help our employees gain the tools they need to bring their career to the next level.
 
Some of the biggest areas of focus were around the importance of planning, goal setting, working to your full potential, and understanding a changing role within a company. After returning to business as usual in Trumbull, there was a visible change in our employees. They had additional knowledge, excitement, and a fire for success that was directly driven by the additional knowledge they gained over the weekend.
 
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Once the seminar was over, the office got together for a fun dinner before we made the trip back to Connecticut. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc holds firm to the idea that you have to work hard, but still have some time to have fun and let loose!
 
 
To learn more about the opportunity within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc please visit our website: www.ncginc.biz
Northeast Consulting Group, Inc is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our company is committed to giving real world experience and a predictable career path for advancement for our employees.