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But Seriously ... Are You a Professional?

By: Monica Villar
Posted: August 27, 2009, from the September 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Sometimes when your job or personal life does not seem to be meeting your expectations, you may have a tendency to blame others, or, in the current situation, the economy. It may be time to change the channel from CNN to Comedy Central; rather than rearranging furniture on a rainy day, take a walk; instead of sleeping late, get up and exercise. One of the best ways to find your silly is to spend the day with children, living by their rules.

Make a commitment

Making a commitment to your business can be the difference between being successful or not. It means devoting time—even unpaid time—to promote yourself. It means constantly looking at what you are doing and finding ways to do it better. A personal mentor says, “If you want to be successful, you have to inconvenience yourself.” And that’s advice you can take to the bank—literally.