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There is a dangerous myth about what it takes to create a successful life and career. That myth is “good performance is enough.” Nothing could be further from the truth. In today’s highly competitive business world, good performance is not enough – it’s merely the price of admission to the career success sweepstakes. Tomorrow I will be presenting a webinar called, "How to Create the Life and Career Success You Want and Deserve: Dispelling the Biggest Myth About Career Success." In this webinar, I’ll show you what you need to do to create the life and career success you want and deserve. We’ll cover the seven keys to creating your life and career success that I’ve developed in my 35+ years in business and from my exhaustive study of successful people...


  1. Clarify the purpose and direction for your life and career.
  2. Commit to taking personal responsibility for your career success.
  3. Build unshakeable self confidence.
  4. Become an outstanding performer.
  5. Create positive personal impact.
  6. Become a dynamic communicator.
  7. Build strong relationships that will lead to your career success.
I’ll show you the importance of each of these keys, how they complement one another and how to make them work for you. In my experience you have to proficient in all of them, and really good at two or three. Sorry, this event already happened. But you’re in luck, we’ve embedded the recorded version below. Enjoy! Bud Bilanich, author of Success Tweets is a motivational speaker and blogger who will help you create the life and career success you want and deserve. Read more » articles by this approved career expert | Click here » if you’re a career expert Photo credit: Shutterstock
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Everyone needs to feel their voice is heard and their contributions are important. Something as simple as sharing a drink the last hour of the day on a Friday with the team to recap wins and give praise can build camaraderie within the team.


All of the above are fairly simple to implement but can make a huge difference in morale and motivation. Have any of these tips worked well for young the past? Do you have other tips to motivate your creative team? If so, please share them with me!

Encourage curiosity. Spark debate. Stimulate creativity and your team will be better at handling challenges with flexibility and resourcefulness. Create a safe space for ideas, all ideas, to be heard. In ideation, we need the weird and off-the-wall ideas to spur us on to push through to the great ideas.

Sure, there are a ton of studies done on this, but here is my very unscientific personal take. When team members can make decisions about how they work on projects, they are more engaged and connected to the project outcome. When they see how potentially dropping the ball would affect the entire team, they step up. When they feel like what they are doing is impactful and valued, they are naturally motivated to learn more, and be even better team members.

Rarely does a one-size-fits-all style work when it comes to team motivation. I have found that aligning employee goals with organization goals works well. Taking time to get to know everyone on your team is invaluable. What parts of their job do they love? What do they not enjoy? What skills do they want to learn? Even going so far as to where they see themselves in five years career-wise. These questions help you right-fit projects, and help your team see you are committed to creating a career path for them within the company.

Most designers I know love a good challenge. We are problem solvers by nature. Consistently give yourself and your team small challenges, both design-related and not. It will promote openness within the team to collaborate, and it will help generate ideas faster in the long run. Whether the challenge is to find a more exciting way to present an idea to stakeholders or fitting a new tool into the budget, make it a challenge just to shake things up.

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