No one quite understands what the holidays mean to those of us who have both a family and career. The planning, logistics, shopping, meal prep, and holiday shopping along with client appointments, emails, shopping for client gifts, and closing out projects before the new year.
And that's just over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Those closest to us don’t fully understand the level of multi-tasking required to keep it all together.
It's enough to make you want to stay in...
Burnout is a very real problem, especially for entrepreneurs. Even though partnerships can have their ups and downs, at least you have someone to handle some of the stress and responsibility.
If you're an entrepreneurs, particularly a solopreneurs, you're probably bearing the entire weight of making your business work on your lone shoulders. This amount of responsibility can often lead to working 14+ hour days and losing track of what’s happening in other parts of...
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Clothing is an integral part of our everyday lives. What we wear not only conveys how we feel about ourselves, it communicates who we are to the world. It's takes a 1/10th of a second to make an impression so this is a skill set you want to master. While some people have figured out how to leverage their clothing for greater confidence and standing, others are still trying to figure it all out.
Admittedly it can be confusing if you're simply relying on the...
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...
When we send our kids off to college at 17 and 18-years old we're in effect asking them to determine the course of their lives in a year or two. We're asking them to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Without much life experience and little to no work experience, how can we expect them to know?
Maybe it's time we rethink that process and remove the pressure of choosing a major and return to a liberal education. After all, less than 27% of people are actually working in...
Whether you’ve just joined the workforce, graduated college, or have been in the workforce for several years and are getting bored, it’s always the right time to think about your career. The question of “What do I do now?” or “Where do I go next?” can be answered with a little introspection and time.
Follow these three steps to put you on the road to a career that fulfills you.
Ask yourself some of the same...
Looking for a job doesn’t appeal to many people, but it’s a common part of adulthood. At some point, you’re either going to be let go from a job or dislike a job enough that you’ll do anything to make a career change.
A job interview is always required for anything substantial. Most of us can benefit by working on our interview skills. It’s not something many of us do well without considerable practice.
Looking self-assured can help you to feel more secure even when your palms are sweating and your heart is racing. Plus, a confident appearance encourages others to trust and admire you.
It's not surprising that being more confident at work can mean more promotions. In fact, a study at the University of Melbourne found a correlation between confidence in elementary school and success at work as adults.
Confidence is not the same as arrogance, and it's important if...
In today's world, it's important to take your personal brand seriously if you want others to take you seriously. Try out these tips for understanding the importance of personal branding, defining your own personal brand, and marketing your brand for greater career success.
Your personal brand helps you to:
1. Prosper as a free agent. Your personal brand is your reputation. It's the way others see you. If you're like most people, you may be...
While many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied. Consistency may be the most important component of success.
A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time.
Are the little things you do each day adding up to something positive? Or is the quality of your life slowly slipping away?
With consistent action over the next 10 or 20 years, what could you accomplish?
Five cold calls each day / 5 days per week equal 1300...