How to create Positive Personal Impact

Impact is everything. To be successful in life you need to be able to make instant positive impressions on others, communicate powerfully with them and to be persuasive and memorable. Everyone can have impact if they want it – and to know how to get it. Personal impact will take you from where you are to where you want to be.

What is personal Impact?

Personal Impact is not easy to define, but when you actually see it, you will realize the meaning of it. For example, when we meet someone and pretty soon we recognize they have a special quality. What we call that quality? Is it magnetism, charisma, impression, personality, call it what you like-but they stand out from the crowd.

Dictionary definitions of impact include:

  • The force of impression of one thing on another
  • An effect or change caused by some factor

This is what individuals with personal impact do: They make an impression on others, and through that they bring about some kind of change.

It is not how you are but it is who you are. Ordinary people can make an extraordinary impact.

When do you need it?

When do you need personal impact: Everywhere: at work, play, in the office, factory or at home. You need personal impact to pass an interview, get your point across at a meeting or to give an effective presentation.

Benefits of having personal impact

ü  Getting the job  of your dreams

ü  Earning more money

ü  Influencing others

ü  Meeting your soul mate

ü  Achieving your goals

How you create personal impact?

  1. Believe in yourself: When you believe in yourself and think things are possible, they start to turn into reality. So much of your success is down to your attitude.
  2. Be Positive: Your attitude shows through in everything you do. Project a positive attitude, even in the face of criticism or in the case of nervousness. Strive to learn from your meeting and to contribute appropriately, maintaining an upbeat manner and a smile.
  3. Be on Time: Someone you are meeting for the first time is not interested in your “good excuse” for running late. Plan to arrive a few minutes early. And allow flexibility for possible delays in traffic or taking a wrong turn. Arriving early is much better that arriving late, hands down, and is the first step in creating a great first impression.
  4. Be open and confident: When it comes to making the first impression, body language as well as appearance speaks much louder than words.  Use your body language to project appropriate confidence and self-assurance. Stand tall, smile (of course), make eye contact, greet with a firm handshake. All of this will help you project confidence and encourage both you and the other person to feel better at ease.

Are we doing enough to find relevant job?

Looking at the current economic climate depending on your particular career area, it can be challenging to find job opportunities. Question is: Are we doing enough to find a relevant job? How to improve your chances to find suitable employment? Below are few points we need to keep in mind while looking for work:

  1. Design a strategy: Have you prepared a right strategy? Always always have strategy on a piece of paper. It’s very important to have a strategy in mind before you jump to find suitable position. Write down, how you going to find work. Are you going to use traditional way or you will think outside the box and try something new. Are you going to approach Recruitment Agencies? Are you going to use different job sites? Are you going to use social media platform? Are you going to use word-of-mouth publicity?
  2. Conduct market research: Have you gathered the right information? Research the field which area you want to work. Use different way to extract information, use different job sites, read articles, read blogs, read newspaper. Take help from industry expert. This will give you an overview of the current scenario for job market and update on your respective job field.
  3. Attach cover letter: Write why you need particular job, how you going to add value to the organization, how you going to do the job differently, etc. Build your personal reputation in a covering letter.
  4. Flow your CV on different job sites. As and when needed update your CV. Showcase your talents and establish yourself as an expert.
  5. Social Media: Organization always looks for talented people but are you ready to be found? Social Media now opened the new world of opportunities. Use professional networking site like LinkedIn. LinkedIn allows you to display your full resume online for any future employer or recruiters to see. Make industry connections, join different groups, share your CV, ask for relevant feedback etc.

Wish you all the best for your job search

Say Good Bye to Smoking Forever – Benefits of Not Smoking

Living With Smoker Increases Absenteeism in School Children, U.S. Study Confirms

Science Daily (Sep. 5, 2011) — Children who live in households where they are exposed to tobacco smoke miss more days of school than do children living in smoke-free homes, a new nationwide study confirms. The report from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) — which finds these children have higher rates of respiratory illnesses that can be caused by second-hand smoke and details the probable economic costs of their increased school absence — has been released in the online edition of Paediatrics.

It’s never too late to quit smoking

I have been a past smoker & wanted to quit for long time and finally I have managed to quit this bad habit. Many people admit that they often smoke against their own will. Research says when you smoke, Oxygen level decrease by 15% to be replaced by carbon monoxide.

Now let us discuss the main reasons people smoke:

v  Smoking help us to relax

v  Smoking blow my trouble away

v  It’s a package of pleasure

v  Smoking is fun

v  Smoking  is reward

v  Smoking is pleasant & relaxing

v  Smoking is stimulating

v  Smoking provides support when things go wrong

v  A way to deal with stress & anxiety

Now we will discuss the benefits of NOT smoking:

ü  Health Benefits:

  • Blood pressure & pulse rate lower and approach normal
  • Mouth & hair no longer smell of smoke
  • Palms will be free from smell of smoke
  • Taste & smell improve
  • Stamina increase significantly
  • Energy level increase
  • Walking becomes easy
  • Risk of all disease caused by smoking is reduced – emphysema, heart attacks, cancer etc
  • Increase appetite

ü  Emotional  Benefits:

  • Improved self-image
  • Improved self confidence
  • Feeling of accomplishment and self-respect
  • Put yourself in charge of your life
  • Becoming happier, less depressed
  • Never again will you have to lie or make excuses, or feel guilty about needing cigarettes
  • Gain more love and respect from loved one/family/society

ü  Personal Social Benefits:

  • House, car & cloths don’t smell of cigarette
  • You will have more time to devote to family & friends
  • You will not become burden on your family members because of illness related to smoking cigarette

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