Personal Effectiveness

Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

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October 15, 2018
Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

According to Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, the expression ‘KEEP ON KEEPING ON,’ dates back to the 1910s. This adage is often used today, but is it really a sustainable strategy? Here are four career lessons you’ll be grateful to learn sooner rather than later. Regret robs your ability to enjoy the gift of the present...
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Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

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October 8, 2018
Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

Last month WalletHub revealed its 2018  list of the Happiest States in America.  The researchers examined all 50 states across 28 key metrics including, but not limited to, depression rate, sports participation rate and income growth.  If you reside in Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, or California, congratulations—you in live in one of the nation’s happiest...
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Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

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October 2, 2018
Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

Have you ever left a job interview with a gut feeling that you completely blew it?  Most people have and the natural response is a tall order of feelings of frustration, shame, disappointment and sometimes even—depression.  Walking away to wallow and wish things had gone differently won’t benefit anyone. Instead, follow these four ways...
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Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

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September 18, 2018
Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

A whopping 67% of American employees are not taking all of their eligible time off according to a study by job site Glassdoor. In fact, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken 54% of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. When employees...
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Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

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September 12, 2018
Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

As we get into the tail end of 2018, it’s common for people to reflect on their professional performance over the last nine months, and to double-down on reaching those goals that have yet to be attained. With such high stakes and pressure, it’s critical to prepare—and avoid the following six mistakes. Appearing needy...
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Four Networking Mistakes to Avoid

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September 4, 2018
Four Networking Mistakes to Avoid

No matter what industry you’re in, networking is critical to your overall success. Connecting with new people not only enables you to refine your interpersonal communication skills, but also to ultimately expand your professional opportunities. Here are four networking mistakes often made and how to avoid them. 1. Feeling too intimidated to attend networking...
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Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

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August 20, 2018
Six Sources of Stress and How to Squash Them

I once assumed that an ER doctor faces much more stress than my mailman, however this isn’t always necessarily true. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), the root causes of stress are highly subjective, citing the following factors as stress contributors: Personality: Different things impact people differently. You may thrive under pressure while...
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Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

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August 14, 2018
Overcome Obstacles in Three Steps

Despite our best efforts, everyone encounters challenges that seem insurmountable. Procrastinating, worrying or wishing the challenge never presented itself only wastes precious time. Instead, apply these three steps to overcome them. 1. Get out of your head. When presented with a challenge, the stress often feels all consuming which hinders your ability to think clearly...
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It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

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August 6, 2018
It’s Time to Re-Work Your Work-Life Balance Beliefs

  Do you ever feel that your life at work and at home, is all work? You may find yourself doing only the things you must do at work rather than spending time on something about which you are truly passionate—and then you get home and feel the same way. While this lifestyle may have...
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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

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July 24, 2018
How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

Thanks to technology, opportunities to work remotely are now abundant as nearly 3.9 million full-time U.S. employees report doing so at least half of their work week. This total reflects the increase in telecommuting workers of a whopping 115% in a decade, according to a report from Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs. If you commute to...
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