Harry Heijligers

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    Harry Heijligers has more than 25 years of experience as a Project Manager and more than 17 years of experience as an NLP Trainer. He has a Dutch blog about NLP here: HarryHeijligers.com. If you'd like to know about the Smart Leadership Hut, please check this: Smart Leadership Hut.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years … well?

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? That's the question!

    One of the most famous questions in job interviews is: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I don’t know about you, but I’ve done a lot of job interviews during my career, and in practically every job interview I got this question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

    And then I always thought: In five years from now? Who can look so far into the future? I even don’t know how my next week will look like, let alone my future in 5 years from now! And by the way, dear interviewer, do you know yourself where you will be in 5 years from now? And do you have any clue whatsoever where your company or your department will be in 5 years from now?

    Later, I came to understand that this particular interview question had a goal. As soon as I realized that, my response to the question "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?", became totally different.

    So, why do interviewers ask you this question anyway?

    And how can you benefit from this question?

    Please read on to discover the 4 magic ingredients which will help you in answering this question in a way that will make you stand out from the crowd!

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    How to do something you don’t want to do?

    Admit it! Your life is not always rosy. You have probably lot’s of stuff on your to-do list you’d rather not do. And that’s entirely human, and I’m guilty of that too! As my former High School teacher used to say: “You can’t win the Nobel prize every day.” In other words: there is a lot of unsexy, mundane, hard laborious work to be done before you arrive at that final glorious moment of succeeding in your goals. And until then, a lot of hard work has to be done, if you like it or not. So, how to do something you don’t want to do?

    That’s the question I want to answer in this article.

    So, if you're going to finally pass that stage where you put things off you don’t like to do, then please, read on:

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    Start and Stop Mentality to get more done

    How good are you in stopping things? Did you know, that stopping things is even important than starting things when it comes to your productivity?

    Please, read on, if you'd like to know how you can be more productive by increasing your ability to stop your movements:

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    Dare to make mistakes and make them as quickly as possible

    This article is one in a series of Anti-Procrastination Mindset Hacks. Today the first Anti-Procrastination Mindset Hack: Dare to make mistakes and make them as quickly as possible. Making mistakes is only human so you better get over it as soon as you make one. Don't shy away from making mistakes because they are your ticket to learn something new and they guide you away from dead-end zones.

    Please, read on, for today's Anti-Procrastination Mindset Hack:

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