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/
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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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NCG, Inc Attends the Smile Event!

NCG, Inc Attends the Smile Event!

Last week, Owner Jolene Foor, was invited to attend 13th annual Smile Event in New York City hosted by Operation Smile. Operation Smile is a charity dedicated to helping provide life changing surgeries to children born with cleft lips and palates. This year they were celebrating the fact that they’ve been able to raise enough money to perform over 220,000 surgeries to date! The Smile Event was hosted by Kate Walsh and Eli Manning!

Host: Kate Walsh
Owner: Jolene Foor
Special Guest: Eli Manning
The Red Carpet!
Operation Smile Founders: Dr. William P. Magee and Kathleen S. Magee

NCG, Inc Reviews: 5 Reasons Why We NEED Mentors!

NCG, Inc Reviews: 5 Reasons Why We NEED Mentors!

NCG, Inc knows that there is always room for improvement or new knowledge to gain. As your business grows and matures, so will your team, and so should you. But, if you’re a leader, you’re probably getting pretty good now at getting your team to grow, providing them with advice and useful tools for their development. But, how do you grow? Growing as a leader is essential to your success and to do that you need to find a mentor.

1. Having already “walked the walk.”
A mentor can provide knowledge based on various business experiences. The best mentors have successfully navigated the same industry as the entrepreneur and can provide insight on the obstacles you’ll face. A solid mentor might not automatically have all the answers, but will know the questions to ask or the direction to guide you. They will try to understand where you’re coming from and that can make all the difference.

2. Offering a sounding board.
By definition, the best mentors are there to help, which means they have no hidden agendas. Once you build up a strong relationship with such a mentor, you have a rare opportunity to freely seek professional advice, without worrying about conflicts of interest or misplaced trust. Additionally, the mentor can be a neutral party and provide candid feedback on your plans or strategies and help you make your decisions with confidence.

3. Offering networks to leverage.
Even if a mentor can’t help you on a certain issue, chances are they’ll know someone who can. This persons networks and resources are probably much more extensive than your own and a mentors referral or introduction carries more weight than a business card at a networking event. Building a strong relationship with a mentor will broaden your network.

4. Providing perspective and vision.
Part of your job as a leader is to focus on the big picture. But, it can be difficult to maintain perspective at a time of stress. A relatively minor setback can seem like an urgent crisis, whereas smaller problems left un-handled can have long-term negative effects on your business. A mentor can help you navigate through both types of circumstances by providing a fresh pair of eyes to evaluate and assess the situation and give you a nudge or two when necessary.

5. Focusing on the person not just the company.
As leaders you have a lot at stake when it comes to your business ventures. Everyone is looking at you to lead and it’s not uncommon to lose yourself as you put the best interest of the company before your own. A mentor can help you take a step back and offer a chance to focus on you as an individual, which is essential for maintaining your sanity and your company’s successful growth.
NCG, Inc is a privately owned marketing company. We specialize in client relations and brand building. Our job is to help the companies that we work with grow and expand through their target markets. For our people, we provide them with the tools and resources necessary to grow within our company and advance into management positions. To learn more about the career opportunities available, 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

Featured Employee Khayree Johnson!

ImageEach week the employees at Northeast Consulting group nominate someone who they feel has been demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and setting the pace in the office. This week, they nominated Khayree Johnson for our Employee Spotlight! Khayree has been with the company for five months and has already shown tremendous growth within our company. He quickly achieved his first promotion and is putting himself on the fast track to management! So, we decided to get to know Khayree a little better!

Khayree was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. After high school, he made the move to Connecticut to pursue a career in carpentry. After a few years working within his trade, Khayree decided to change his career path and started working here at Northeast Consulting Group.

While growing up, Khayree really enjoyed playing sports. He took any opportunity he could to play football or a pickup game of basketball. Khayree is still a big sports fan. His favorite teams are the Los Angeles Lakers for basketball and the Saint Louis Rams for football.

In Khayree’s free time, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, playing video games, and bowling. When it comes to hidden talents, Khayree admits that he sure knows his way around the kitchen! He also loves music and even writes and produces some of his own!

Moving forward, Khayree has set some big goals for himself. He is determined to continue to advance his career with Northeast Consulting Group and reach his promotion to Management within one year of his start date!

Thanks for letting us get to know you a little bit better Khayree! All of us here at Northeast Consulting Group are so proud of you and what you have accomplished in the last few months with our company! We can’t wait to see what else you’ll achieve in 2014!