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Career Lessons to My Younger Self

career Mar 09, 2019

Recently Thrive Global asked it's contributors to share some career advice, lessons learned, and alternative choices we would have made about our careers in retrospect.

I shared what I would have done different in college and how I would approach those formative years today. 

You can read the article in it's entirety below:

A Career Lesson to My Younger Self

Live, laugh and unapologetically shine,

Carol

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How to Strategically Use Professional Associations to Advance Your Career

career Feb 17, 2019

Professional associations are a major asset when it comes to staying employed and developing a more rewarding career and in building your business. Whether you're seeking to expand your network, speak at conferences, advance your knowledge, or find a mentor, joining and being active in professional associations can prove beneficial.

There are a myriad of organizations out there, some with thousands of international members and others that are localized and smaller. Consider visiting a few of...

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5 Secrets to Getting More Done By Working Less

business career mindset Feb 15, 2019

You've heard the term, "work smarter, not harder" right? Well, what if you could actually make that happen?

The Perato Principle has already taught us that roughly 80% of our results come from just 20% of our work. Using this rule the first thing you can do is to cut time from areas of your life that aren't producing. Time wasters like getting lost on YouTube or Facebook, saying yes to activities that don't contribute value, or tasks that are outside of your...

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How to Use Fashion Feng Shui to Meet Your Goals

business career vision Jan 28, 2019

Your fashion choices can help you achieve your goals. That's where Fashion Feng Shui® comes in.

Everyone makes resolutions this time of year but you need to either create a vision board or set a word or theme to guide your actions and intentions for the year. Adding to the energy of these words, you can also use your wardrobe to support you in these endeavors. By leveraging the elements of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal into clothing and you can use your wardrobe for not only...

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Why Your Personal Brand is Critical to Advancing Your Career

brand career Jan 09, 2019

In today's competitive market it would be negligent, and irresponsible, not to develop a strong personal brand. A strong personal brand should be a key component of your career management plan.

In the past your personal brand could be defined by your logo and business cards. Today, in the age of information technology, your personal brand includes so much more.

Your personal brand is the cumulation of your identity, messaging, values, interests and image. It usually includes information...

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The Checklist: 9 Ways to Ensure Your Cover Letter Gets Noticed

career Jan 03, 2019

In the job search process, most people put their emphasis on creating a stellar resume. Although it's an important part of the process, and a big part of your personal brand, you don't want to put all your eggs in that one basket.

While there has been some debate about whether or not prospective employers actually bother to read cover letters, no one disputes the fact that you need one.

Since your cover letter will often be a recruiters or prospective employers first impression...

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Are You Ready to Become an Entrepreneur at 50?

business career Jan 01, 2019

Entrepreneurs aren’t limited by age. You can start a successful business at any stage of your life.

However, becoming an entrepreneur at 50 has its own unique challenges.

I know from personal experience.

While many midlife entrepreneurs (or "olderpreneurs" as they're referred to in the UK) may have thought about or even dreamed about owning their business, or more accurately becoming their own boss, I believe that many become entrepreneurs out of necessity or frustration, rather than...

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10 Keys to Successfully Changing Your Career

career Dec 20, 2018

Have you been fantasizing about changing careers? Whether you're in a great job that makes you miserable or stuck in a job where there's no where out, I want you to know it’s never too late to go after your dreams and start a new career.

Dreaming about a career change is one thing, but to actively engage in the change it another. There's a lot to consider from financials to your mindset. After all, it can be challenging to see yourself as a novice again after rising to the top...

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4 Reasons You Need to Align Your Work with Your Purpose

business career purpose Dec 05, 2018

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Are you stuck in work that's unfulfilling, or at worst soul-sucking? Have you been staring at the Starbuck's Barista thinking, "I should just quit and work here?"

Or are you a "rationalizer." You know, one of those people who tells herself that work is called “work” for a reason. That you should be grateful to have job. You also rationalize the fact that you're good at what you do,...

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Successful Work at Home Tips

business career Nov 19, 2018

Working from home comes with its own set of benefits, distractions, and frustrations that are quite different from those you find in the regular workplace.

Can you really work at home and achieve your career goals? The answer is up to you!

These thoughtful questions and informative tips can guide you toward successfully working at home:

1. Where can you devote space in your home to your work? Although it doesn't have to be a whole room, you'll need a desk and a couple of drawers designated...

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