Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: How To Embrace Failure In Order To Become Successful!

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. offers a Management Development Program for our people to gain experience, provide personal and professional development, and to teach our people the skills they need to be successful. Part of the advancement process within our company is learning how to fail correctly and move forward. The people who advance within our company are able to see their so called failures in a different light that helps them learn the right things to do. So, when we came across this article from Forbes Magazine, we had to share it with our people.

 

“If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was considered a failure from an early age. He didn’t speak until he was almost 4 years old and didn’t have fluent conversation until he was almost 12. Because of this, his teachers and family thought he wouldn’t amount to much. As most of us know, Einstein proved all of these people wrong, however it didn’t happen overnight. It took time, dedication, perseverance, and a willingness to fail – repeatedly. Those failures were what made it possible for him to achieve greatness and be remembered as he is today, a genius. Why was he able to achieve this? Because each time he failed, he used it as a lesson and moved forward.

Changing the way you view failure can help you move forward in life. It’s not always a bad thing. If you manage to learn, your failure can be the exact thing that propels you to find success.


 

Here are a few tips to help you start changing your mindset, today!

1. The only person you can control is yourself.

You might manage employees, but you certainly can’t control them. If you micro-manage them, you’re doing it wrong. Hire the best and most brilliant and get out of their way and let them do their job. If you’re a used to a controlling management style, this will probably be tough. But the sooner you can start letting go, the better off your people and your company will be.

Some people view failure as the ultimate loss of control. It isn’t. You can’t control the weather, the market, or a bad campaign response. But, what you can control is your reaction to it. Instead of blowing a fuse or assigning blame, you can choose to take responsibility, learn from your mistakes, and make corrections going forward.

 

2. The only person who can help you is yourself.

Anyone else in your life will let you down at some point. This isn’t a negative, its human nature. You will let down other people who count on you at some point too, no one is perfect. But, the only person you can count on 100 percent of the time is you. Once you realize that you’re the one in control of your own destiny, you can begin to make a significant change. It won’t be easy but it’s possible.

Start by realizing that everything is your fault, good or bad. If things go well, it’s your fault, so be happy! If things aren’t going so good, it’s your fault. Take accountability, own up to it, and if it’s necessary, make changes.

 

3. You’re going to need GRIT:

“G” is for guts. Guts is the secret super power that allows you to overcome adversity and steer a course over, under, around, or straight though life’s many obstacles and challenges. Having guts is about living in the moment and doing things you’re afraid of right now. Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, or even next year. It’s about being confident in your opinion, voicing that opinion, and not being afraid to disagree with people.

“R” is for resilience. Resilience allows us to bounce back from life’s defeats. It also allows you to enjoy the journey on the path to eventual success. The journey will take insatiable drive, the compulsion to create change, and to be the change. It will teach you to genuinely care about people, to care about the community around you, and to care about the impact that you will have on the future. Don’t limit yourself to what is immediately doable. Instead ask yourself, “What is possible?”

“I” is for initiative. Initiative is the entrepreneurial spirit that inspires us to act on our biggest ideas and build a life and career for ourselves. With initiative comes the risk of failure, which is why doing so well is worth it. Either it takes you forward into a new direction, or you fail and those failures take you in a new direction.

“T” is for tenacity. Tenacity ultimately determines how hard we fight for our dreams. Tenacity can be summed up as, “improvise, overcome, adapt,” regardless of the odds. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t’ take. A tenacious person never has to say “would have,” “could have,” and “should have.” Don’t think too long about things, just go for it! To begin making real progress you need to learn where you’re most comfortable, most skilled, and most proficient. Then, move on and find the place where you feel the most uncomfortable, most uncertain, and the most unsure of yourself. That’s the first step. Get outside of your comfort zone. Because if you’re always comfortable, you’ll never grow.

 

 

 

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Northeast Consulting Group, Inc Reviews: The 7 Most Critical Habits for your 20’s

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is committed to providing development for our people inside and outside of the work place. The professional success of our people is just as important to us as their personal success as well. So, we reviewed this article from http://www.uncer30ceo.com that was all about the habits that people can form in their 20’s to build a solid foundation for their future.

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” Aristotle

When we think about our 20’s, it’s supposed to be the most fun and important decade of our lives. We begin to experience the world and to develop habits that will either positively or negatively impact our future. Living in the present is essential to enjoying life, but it’s also important to not forget about the future too.

Warren Buffet, in his speech at The Nebraska Forum in 1999, mentions that the two most important things you can develop as a young adult to reach your full potential are: education and habits. Education helps unlock your potential and habits are what keep you reaching the next level. He says to think about the person who you admire and to think about hte person you dislike the most in your life. Then, write down a list of qualities on a piece of paper for each person that you can look at everyday. The solution is simple, emulate the person you admire and avoid the qualities of the person you dislike.

But, why are habits so important? Well, Duke University researchers published a paper in 2006 that showed that more than 40% of the actions performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits. Habits are nothing more than the choices we make everyday. At some point, we stop thinking about these choices and they become second nature, so, a habit.

Here are the seven most critical habits you can develop in your 20’s to ensure a solid foundation and a bright future!

1. Intentionally Experiment
Society perceives that people in their 20’s should be figuring out what to do with their lives. So, doing things like taking AP classes, going to college, get a high-paying job with benefits, climb the ladder, and retire at 65. The only problem with that is that it doesn’t guarantee true happiness and fulfillment. Your 20’s is a time to experiment, get to know more about yourself, and figure out the kind of person that you want to be. So, experiment and find out where each and every opportunity takes you and see what aligns with your interests.

2. Be Grateful.
Young adults want things, and want them now. Gratitude is about shifting your focus from what your life lacks to what you currently have. It makes people more resilient, improves health, and reduces stress. People who practice gratitude tend to be more creative, bounce back faster from adversity, have a stronger immune system, and have stronger social relationships than the people who don’t practice gratitude. “To feel grateful is not to say that everything in our lives is necessarily great. it just means that we are aware of our blessings.” -Dr. Robert Emmons

3. Ask Yourself Better Questions.
Have you ever been afraid to ask a question when you were in school? You were just too worried you would sound stupid in front of the class. But, just understand that asking questions is the only way to become knowledgeable. Tony Robbins says, “The things you can change start by changing your reality. To change your reality, you need to change what you focus on. The best way to change what you are focusing on is to ask yourself better questions.

4. Love Your Body.
Your body is the vehicle through you carry on your life’s purpose. There are countless studies about the benefits of regular exercise and healthy heating. You can’t be happy if you aren’t healthy.

5. Expand Your Body of Knowledge.
Understand that knowledge and education expand way beyond the classroom and it’s a constant process of learning, applying, and experimenting. Read books, watch videos, read magazines, etc. Commit to learning everything there is about your particular field, become a master of your craft. Knowledge is everywhere and is there for the taking.

6. Meditate.
Emotions are part of our system of sensing and responding to the world. Without them, we would be machines. But, emotions can wreak havoc and spread pain throughout our lives. Meditation helps in noticing different emotions and letting them be what they are. Meditation has been found to help increase a sense of purpose and reduce the feelings of isolation and depression.

7. Develop a Circle of Friends With Qualities You Admire!
There’s a famous quote by Jim Rohn that says, “You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.” When you surround yourself with people who are far ahead and more successful than you, you cannot help but feed off their success and grow as a person.

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews: The Top 10 Interview Tips!

Are you a recent graduate about to start interviewing for your first real job? Have you been in the workforce for a while now and looking to do something different? Well, interviewing is part of this process. As simple as it seems, there are certain things that will help you make a better impression with the company you are interviewing with. Positive impressions are more likely to get you the job. So, Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. decided to take a look at this artice3 from Nancy R. Mitchell about having proper interviewing etiquette.

 When you are going into a company for an interview, your attitude and behavior towards others is just as important as your resume, your previous work experience3, and your innate abilities. Today, more people are too worried about the look and appearance of their resume rather than their manners. What people don’t realize is that companies that are hiring aren’t just concerned with a resume, but finding someone to be a part of their “business family.” They look for things like: courtesy, respect, trust, and reliability. These are the foundation of good relationships which translate to success in business.

 

 

Here are the top 10 things that you should avoid when you’re going in to interview for a job.

 

1. There are no “do-overs” in first impressions

You make a first impression with 5 seconds. When you’re interviewing for a position, you are given a little more leeway. But, that time to make your first impression with an employer happens within your first 30 seconds. This means that you’re on stage the second you walk into the building where your interview is being held. You never know who is around. You could be walking in with a representative in the company or in the elevator with them. The first thing you should do is turn off your phone before you arrive. There is nothing worse than introducing yourself to someone only to hear your phone start ringing from a call, chiming from a text or email, or vibrating loudly in your pocket. When you arrive, smile and shake the hand of the person who is there to greet you as well as the person who escorts you to your interview. When you enter the interview room, make an impression! You need to have enough enthusiasm and energy to mask your nervousness.

 

2. Avoid wardrobe malfunctions!

Always dress up and conservatively for a job interview. Whether the job is at a corporate building, a fast-food restaurant, or a relaxed environment, your goal should always be to dress to impress your employer. When you were growing up your family probably told you to dress up for holidays, to go visit family, or for a big family occasion, right? The reasoning behind it was to show respect. It’s the same concept when you go in for an interview. How much you “polish up” shows the person who conducts your interview that you respect them and the interview process.

 

 3. Don’t underestimate the power of a smile

No matter how “sharp” someone may seem on paper, they need to match that in person. Going into a 30-40 minute interview with someone and not flashing a smile can hurt your chances of getting a position. Your employer will be distracted by wondering what is wrong with you rather than being able to conduct an effective interview for you. A smile shows confidence and an overall pleasant personality. It makes people want to get to know you and be around you. When you’re interviewing, you’re not just going in to get a job, you’re about to enter a business family.

 

4. Body language speaks volumes

Employers will judge your interest and attitude in a position through your body language just as much as from what you do, say, and what is on your resume. The right thing to do during an interview is to sit up straight and have your feet on the floor. Many people think that a “relaxed pose” shows confidence, but in reality it shows a lack of respect or interest in the position. Also, pay attention to where you put your hands, DO NOT have your hands on your lap under the table, you’ll look nervous. You should have one arm on the rest of the chair or on the table. Just as important as your body language is your eye contact. You should face the person who is speaking with you and maintain eye contact.  If you’re a someone who struggles to sit still, hold a pen or pencil if that helps you control it.

 

 

5. Mastering the art of “Meet & Greet”

How you greet someone reveals a great deal about your confidence, attitude, and overall demeanor. Learn how to give a GOOD HANDSHAKE. You should always stand for a handshake in business and give yourself space from the person. Maintain open posture, smile, and make eye contact. Also, don’t forget to say your name!

 

6. Use your interviewer’s name

The sweetest sound that people here is their name. So, us the person who is interviewers name when you meet them and when you leave. You don’t need to sprinkle their name in multiple times throughout the interview, but you should remember what it is.

 

7. Table Talk

After you go in for your interview, always stand behind the chair and wait to be asked to take a seat. Never place your personal items on the table; you should always place them under your chair or beside you. The only thing on the table should be a portfolio if you have one and a pen.

 

8. Your phone should never ring

If you have somehow forgotten to turn off your phone and you’re unfortunate enough to have it ring during an interview, you have to do some serious damage control. NEVER answer your phone, simply reach down and turn it off! Then apologize sincerely. At this point you have to show why you are the top candidate for the position so that your lack of preparation for the interview is not what your interviewer remembers.

 

9. Exit Strategy

When the interview is completed, always reinforce your interest in the position and thank your interviewer for taking time out of their day to meet with you. Make eye contact and shake hands with your interviewer and use their name when you tell them goodbye. If possible, thank the person who greeted you when you arrive as well. This simply, is just good manners. You should have a smile on your face until you are completely out of the building, in your car, and on the road to go home!

 

10. Post game play

Write a small thank you note to your interviewer within 24-48 hours of the interview. It shows good manners, interest in the position, and that you’ve appreciated the time they have taken out of their day to meet with you for your interview. During your interview make sure you show your people skills. When your interviewer likes you, they will “pull” for you to do well. They will even answer your questions more thoroughly and even relax around you. All of these things will help you to succeed in your interview.

 

All of these tips are not intended to say that a strong resume is not important, but it’s a way to give yourself the edge over the other person interviewing with you who didn’t take as much care in preparing for the interview as you did!

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/

Is Anything REALLY Impossible?

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. Reviews Roger Bannister

It’s Only Impossible Until Someone Makes It Possible

It’s a common notion that when someone says something is impossible, it is usually because someone has not done it yet. If everyone went along with this ideal, we would not have many of the common luxury items that we have now such as: internet, television, computers, cell phones, phones, and airplanes. As people, it is normal for us to doubt what we have not seen proven to be true. But, why is anything impossible? If we have goals, dreams, or visions, why do we not do everything we can to make those things our reality? Whether or not we like to admit it, the biggest reason is because doing something that has never been done takes an incalculable amount of hard work and dedication. One of Northeast Consulting Group, Inc’s favorite stories comes from runner, Roger Bannister. He did something that people said could not be done and he changed the way people viewed competitive running just from his achievements. In case you did not know Roger Bannister is most well known for being the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes.
Before he reached this achievement, everyone said that running a mile in less than four minutes was impossible and it couldn’t be done. The year after Bannister was able to run the three minute mile, 27 other people achieved this task. So, what changed? The mile did not get any shorter and time did not tick any slower. The difference was in the mentality of the people attempting to reach this milestone. After Bannister ran the mile in under four minutes, everyone knew that it was possible. They did not let their mind limit their belief as to what was possible. The mindset shifted from, “I don’t know if I can do this, it hasn’t been done,” to “If he can do it, I can do it.”
The moral of this story is to remember that our mindset about a task, our goals, and what we are capable of as individuals can limit our success. The mind is a powerful thing and if you truly believe you can do something, then you can.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

 

Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. is a privately owned firm that specializes in direct marketing, brand building, public relations, and consulting for Fairfield County, Connecticut. To learn more about Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. visit our website: www.ncginc.biz