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
Index: http://thoughtcatalog.com/rania-naim/2015/12/16-things-you-should-say-goodbye-to-in-2016/

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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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/

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.’s Featured Employee: Cesar Nunez!

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This week Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to recognize Cesar Nunez for being our Featured Employee! Cesar has been with the company since February and has already proven himself to be an invaluable member of our organization. He has demonstrated natural leadership ability and has a natural drive to succeed. So, we decided to get to know him a little bit better!

 

Cesar was born in Yonkers, New York. Growing up he moved around a lot throughout Connecticut and even lived in Tampa, Florida for a while. He eventually settled down in Connecticut again and attended Naugatuck Community College to study Liberal Arts. Growing up, Cesar was big into sports. He played football for a total of six years. He even played semi-pro football for two years! Besides just playing football, Cesar is a huge New England Patriots fan.

 

When Cesar has downtime, his favorite thing to do is to go fishing for blue fish. He loves to be out at sea. He also likes racing, drifting, working on cars, and moving fast! But, Cesar does find time to give back to the community as well. He has volunteered for the L.A.D.S. Program which is designed to help troubled kids get involved in sports.

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. would like to thank Cesar for letting us get to know you a little bit better! We can’t wait to see what else he will have in store for us moving forward. We can’t wait to help you hit your professional goals and advance within our company!

 

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. We are committed to giving our people a predictable career-path that can lead to an opportunity in management. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. and our career opportunities please visit: www.ncg-corp.com

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.

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: How to Be Successful & Not Burnt Out!

Want to still work hard, be successful, but not be stressed out and exhausted? Most of us do. Northeast Consulting Group, Inc found this article in Entrepreneur Magazine about how planning ahead and working smarter are the keys to keep you going without getting tired or frazzled.

 

1. Weigh the payoff of every task.

Make sure the time you spend doing something aligns with your business goals

Don’t just do something to pass time, do something that is going to benefit your future within your company and be meaningful to your success

 

2. Learn to delegate!

If you aren’t using the people around you, START!

If you’re in a leadership role, the reason you have people working with you is for them to help lighten your load. The best leaders are the best delegators.

Also, remember, you CAN’T control EVERYTHING

 

3. Rein in after-hours messaging.

Lay some ground rules.

Let your people know that you won’t respond to weekend emails, texts, or phone calls that are business related until Sunday night.

For most leaders, this is hard to resist, but it is important to have a work life balance and not let those areas cross over into one another.

 

4. Make time off non-negotiable.

Reserve part of your weekend to unwind.

Everyone needs a little bit of down time. Find something else that you’re passionate about or makes you feel good to occupy your time and give you satisfaction outside of the workplace.

 

5. Leave some work on the table.

The world WILL NOT slip off it’s axis if you do not complete a low priority task before you leave.

You can either have a business that is “complete” or you can have a business that is “growing” — What would you rather have?

All in all, this article focused on the importance of giving yourself some free time and space. People are more productive when they work smarter and for less hours, than they are spending all of their time at the office for a 70 hour work week. Working 70 hours a week leaves an individual, their families, and friends unhappy. Unhappy people aren’t productive. So, plan your week and reserve a little time for yourself, your family, your friends, and for what is really important in your life!