NCG, Inc: New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

16 Things You Should Say GOODBYE To In 2016!

Every year we make New Years Resolutions. Things that we want to start doing to better our lives. Exercising, eating right, saving money, getting a new job, learning a new language, etc. Sadly, most of us only stick with these things for a few weeks and then we go right back to our old habits. We’re human, it happens. So, this year, NCG, Inc wants to help our people set themselves up for happiness and success in their future. Maybe instead of adding new things to our lives, we should focus on saying goodbye to things instead. With that thought process in mind, we found this amazing article about the 16 things you should leave behind in 2015 and not take with you into the new year. We shared it with our people and now we want to share it with you!

1. Say goodbye to the voices in your head.
Stop listening to the voices in your head that tell you you’re incapable of doing something or being someone. The thing about those voices is that they lie, a lot. You should know that by now.
2. Say goodbye to the need for validation.
We all need some validation from time to time, that’s fine. But, we need to stop pursuing it. As long as you see your potential and how far you’ve come, you don’t need to seek out others to affirm that for you.
3. Say goodbye to embarrassment. 
We all have moments that we’re not so proud of. Forget them. Remember that you’re human! No matter how old you are, you’re still learning how to live.
4. Say goodbye to broken promises.
Let go of the promises you didn’t keep or that others didn’t keep to you. Remember that good things take time and timing is everything.
5. Say goodbye to self doubt. 
Everyone will doubt themselves from time to time. In 2016 it’s time to stop doing that. Say goodbye to the self doubt and negativity that 2015 might have brought. This year may not have given you the happy ending you wanted, but it could be the happy beginning  you didn’t see coming.
6. Say goodbye to sadness.
Forget about the times you cried and that you were in so much pain. Forgive yourself for getting through yet another obstacle. Sooner or later you’ll get to the finish line.
7. Say goodbye to the people who don’t care. 
If people have written you off or don’t want anything to do with you, then let it be. They’re not meant to be in your life for one reason or another. Focus on the ones who do and the ones who care.
8. Say goodbye to old memories.
Let that memory that you keep playing over and over in your head go, good or bad. Focus on your future and create new memories, live in the present and leave the past in the past.
9. Say goodbye to virtual addiction.
Too many of us are obsessed with our phones and social media. Spend time with real people and nature. Remember, too much of anything is never a good thing and will eventually suffocate you.
10. Say goodbye to expectations.
All of us had painted a pretty picture of what our lives would look like at 25, 30, 35, 40… etc. That we should have accomplished this or that by a certain age. Life can be messy, the last thing you need is to get yourself attached to the chaos. Things change, sometimes they change for the better.
11. Say goodbye to people who made you love yourself a little less. 
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” <– LIE. Words can and do hurt. It’s time to let go of the words that people may have said to you that caused you to love yourself less. Think of how little those people really know about your life and your journey to who you’ve become today. Most likely, these people said things to hurt you because they wanted to feel better about themselves. Those people are cancers and what do you do with cancer? You cut it out. Say goodbye to those people and the words they said to you.
12. Say goodbye to regret.
Inevitably there were times in your past where you were immature, out of line or had no common sense. Those moments shouldn’t cause you regret. Those moments should remind you that you’re not perfect, no one is. You’re a work in progress, your mistakes are learning experiences. Focus on your future and not repeating your mistakes instead of crippling yourself with the past.
13. Say goodbye to the people who don’t miss you back.
It’s one of the most painful feelings to miss someone who doesn’t miss you back. Start doing things for you, eventually you won’t miss them anymore. Those people don’t matter, there are more people in your life now that miss you more than you know.
14. Say goodbye to your “plan.”
It’s time to forget about the trip you didn’t take, the city you never went to, the opportunities you missed. Learn that not everything will go as planned. No matter how hard you try, you can’t ALWAYS be in control.
15. Say goodbye to your flaws.
Stop pointing out every little flaw that you see about yourself when you look in the mirror. Forget about the times when you didn’t like the way the person you were seeing looked. Buy a new mirror if you have to. But, most importantly start liking who you see and the person who is looking back at you. Change the way you look at yourself.
16. SAY GOODBYE TO THE THOUGHT THAT NEXT YEAR WILL BE THE SAME.
Don’t fall into the thought process that nothing will ever change and that things will always be the same. Say hello to the possibilities, dreams, and opportunities that are waiting to manifest themselves for you.
NCG, Inc is a privately owned marketing company. We specialize in client relations and brand building. For our people, we offer a predictable career path that leads to an opportunity in management. To learn more about NCG, Inc. and the career opportunities available, please visit our website and see our careers page. www.ncgincorporated.com
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NCG, Inc Reviews: 6 Personal Habits That Can Hurt Your Business!

NCG, Inc. Reviews: 6 Personal Habits That Can Hurt Your Business

Is your business or team not producing and growing the way you had hoped? Worry that it might be you? Check out this great article from Inc.com that goes through the 6 personal habits that you might have that could be hurting your business!

 

1. Burning the candle at both ends.

A “fuzzy mind” will take THREE TIMES AS LONG to complete a task than a clear one. Get a good nights sleep and make time for your body to rest and recuperate. Go out with your friends for a night, go to a sporting event or a concert, or even designate a friend to get you out of town the weekend once a month if you won’t do it yourself. No matter what the scenario, make sure that you take time for you. Remember, rest and recuperate!

 

2. Being an office chair potato.

As important as sleep is, so is exercise. Sitting in a chair for 14 hours a day is not good for your health or your waistline. Take time out of your day to run, jog, or spend an hour at the gym. Even better than that, spend a day with your people. They’ll appreciate it and it will give you an opportunity to get on your feet and move around!

 

3. Stressing over personal finances.

If your mind is cluttered with worry about how you’re going to pay your mortgage, start a family, or send your child to college then you won’t be able to be productive for your business or team. Hire a financial advisor or someone that can help you manage your money properly and help you prepare for your future. Most importantly they’ll help you get rid of your worry. If your people see you stressed out about your personal finances, how can they feel confident working with you and the company?

 

4. Not getting along with your family.

If you’re fighting with your significant other and it leaves you feeling mentally drained, then it’s very likely that you’re behaving unreasonably towards your employees. Take steps to repair poor personal relationships. It will make you happier, your team will be happier and help you’ll build better relationships with your team.

 

5. TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING YOURSELF

News flash! The whole world does not need to sit on your shoulders. It will keep revolving without your help. Start delegating tasks to your team members and employees. They’ll be excited to learn something new and you’ll be able to attend to the important projects and tasks that require your attention instead of wasting your time and energy on something that could easily be completed by another member of your team.

 

6. Engaging in irritating behavior.

These things include: showing up late for a meeting or conference, not adhering to the dress code that you require for your employees, failing to make eye contact, using too much business jargon, always going for the hard sell, typing or chewing gum while you’re on the phone, etc. Recognizing your personal habits and how they are affecting your work is a major step towards creating a successful business. Change won’t happen overnight, but focusing on small but consistent improvements over time will work wonders!

 

 

 

NCG, Inc. is a privately owned marketing company. We specialize in client relations and brand building. We offer a Management Training Program that provides a predictable career-path with options to advance into management positions. To learn more about the career opportunities that we have, please visit our website: www.ncgincorporated.com and see our careers page!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: How to get an MBA in Entrepreneurship!

Entrepreneur is defined as: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.

So, how do you teach someone to take risks or work that hard? Well, the simple answer is, you can’t. So, if you want an “MBA” in Entrepreneurship, you won’t be able to get that in a classroom. You earn that so called degree, in real life.

Here are 5 Tips to earn that MBA!

1. Start a business
It doesn’t matter what kind of business it is, what i sells, and who the customer is. Give it a name, build a simple website (or have someone do it for you), get a logo. Do as many of those things yourself so you can spend as little money as possible and learn how to do them just by figuring it out.

2. Sell a product or device.
Once you have your business, website, and logo, put a product up for sale! Stand behind that product and tell everyone that it’s the best thing to hit the market since sliced bread! The more excited you are about the product, the better chance you’ll have of succeeding. Put some effort into marketing. This goes beyond a Facebook or Twitter account. Get creative and figure out a venue to put the product you are selling in front of the most people.

3. Hire someone for a month and then fire them.
Hiring people is difficult, but firing people is harder. There’s almost nothing harder for an entrepreneur to have to do than to let someone go. It will keep you up at night, leave a pit in your stomach, and cause you stress. But, you’ll learn from it and make tremendous growth as a person and a business owner. This one act will give you a semesters worth of knowledge in a fraction of the time.

4. Put your money where your mouth is.
Invest a good chunk of your money into your business. Starting out, you’ll probably lose most of this money and not really see a return on investment. The purpose of this is life experience! Someone telling you how to write a business plan or balance your company budget won’t help you understand how to make the right financial call for your business. It definitely won’t tell you how to deal with it and how to handle that feeling you have when it doesn’t pay off. Put in money and learn from the experience.

5. Pivot.
Completely change the direction of your company. If you were selling a product, now sell a subscription or service. It’s not going to be easy, but a company sometimes needs to evolve and change direction to stay afloat. Give yourself experience so that you know how to do that early on.

If you want to live a life that’s outside of the box from what is considered “normal.” Entrepreneurship is the way to go.

Northeast Consulting Group is a privately owned marketing company that specializes in public relations and brand building for our clients. Our job, is to help these companies continue to grow and expand throughout their selected target markets. To learn more about career opportunities within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. please visit our website: http://www.ncg-corp.com

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: How to Get Taken Seriously By Your Employees!

If you want to be successful as a manager, a business owner, or a leader, then the people who you lead need to take you seriously. This tends to be pretty challenging, especially if you’re recently promoted or not used to being in a leadership role. But, no matter how long you’ve been in these positions, sometimes earning the respect of those around you can be a challenging task. Since Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is committed to providing an atmosphere that gives our employees the resources that they would need to be successful in Management roles moving forward, when we saw this article on www.under30ceo.com/ we decided to share it with our people!

 

How to get taken seriously by your employees:

 1. Separate BUSINESS from PERSONAL:

It’s important for your employees to see you as the boss and think of you in that role. Bringing too much of your personal life into that equation can be troublesome. Don’t talk to your employees about your dating adventures, or spend hours on personal calls at the office. Nobody will take you seriously if they see these personal parts of your life. It is important for your people to see you as a boss.

 

2. Set an example with time:

Do you want your employees to show up for work on time? Do you want them to put in a full and productive work day? The answer of course, is YES. But, if you take two hour lunches every day and cut out of the office at 3:00 on Friday, then don’t be surprised if your people start adopting the same habits. Set a good example and demonstrate the behavior you want to encourage.

 

3. Don’t pass the buck:

Leaders get a lot of credit when things go well. But, they have to take responsibility when things go badly too. Don’t think you can, “pass the buck” and shift the blame to your employees. What they do under your leadership is a direct reflection of your management ability. If workers need more training, better supervision, or even reassignment to other duties, it’s YOUR job to make that happen.

 

Treat them like employees, not servants:

Unless this is your personal assistant, remember that they are employees of your company and not your servants. They come to work to accomplish corporate objectives, not to pick up your dry cleaning, buy your theatre tickets, or run out and pick up coffee. It’s demeaning for them to do these things. It shows that you don’t value their real job because you would rather them take time out of your day to do these menial tasks. If you want your people to be productive, you have to make them feel valued. You can do this by organizing weekly meetings and letting your employees talk freely about their concerns. Treat them like humans, not numbers. Everyone has problems, so as a boss, it’s your job to fix them.

 

4. Keep confidential information to yourself:

As a manager, you have a lot of information that comes your way on a day to day basis. This includes company plans, personnel issues, budget numbers, and salary figures. When this information is shared with you from an employee on a confidential basis, you NEED to keep it that way. Sharing private information is a big no-no. If you don’t want your employees talking about this information with each other, you have to set the right example first and not talk about it with them. As a boss, your people need to trust you. This can only be achieved if your relationship is professional and respectful.

  

5. Help your team out:

When there is a fast approaching deadline or task to be accomplished, it’s normal that you ask your team to put in some overtime hours, right? Well, it really helps them stay focused and motivated if you’re willing to do some extra work too. If you’re out enjoying your weekend while they’re slaving away, it can foster resentment. See what you can do to chip in and help out. Put in some extra effort yourself and make it a team effort. They will respect you more simply for the fact that you’re willing to go the extra mile. Also, this ensures that in the future they’ll take you more seriously the next time you ask them to put in extra effort.

  If you want your employees to take you seriously and respect you in the work place, the most important thing that you have to do is act like a human being. Even though you are in charge, don’t abuse your position. No one likes the over bearing boss who is on a power trip. Having a solid work environment is all about communication, interaction, and cooperation. People enjoy working in team environments with open communication because it allows mutual ideas to foster great ideas and great ideas lead to great business!

 

 

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/