Articles about Advice

Language

5 phrases that have no English translation, but totally capture what you’ve always wanted to say

Here are five words that quickly and beautifully distill some very "Thrivey" concepts less elegantly rendered in English.

Product Reviews

These are the best laptops you can buy right now

Smartphones may have taken over much of people’s screen time, but you still need a “real” computer.

Job search

Make your resume more like a blockbuster movie

So, how can you make your resume more tempting at first glance? Catch their interest from the first minute. We're here to help.

Productivity

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative and get more done.

Job search

This is how to answer ‘why should we hire you?’ (according to experts)

Directly tackling one of, by far, the most popular interview questions that comes up for a potential new hire and how you should be answering it.

Leadership

Emerging leader spotlight: Bank of America’s Lisa Bogart

This month we shine the Emerging Leader Spotlight on Lisa Bogart, Business Solutions Technology Manager with Bank of America.

Job search

11 bad and outdated job-hunting tips you should stop believing

There are job search tips that you might still receive that are just ... bad. Some tips are simply outdated and need to be ignored.

Technology

Smartphone detoxing: An antidote to the age of brain drain

Starting today, make a deliberate choice to unplug. Remember, detoxing is a habit. It takes time to build new habits. Don’t aim for a radical change.

Inspiration

The 37 most inspiring leadership quotes I know

No. 18: "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." – Henry Ford

Inspiration

How we can apply the lessons of the Fred Rogers documentary to our own careers

The new moving documentary on Fred Rogers worldview and career has lessons we can apply from the film to our own professional lives.

Motivation

The 3 requirements for achieving huge goals (according to psychology)

As your WHY gets bigger, the HOW gets easier and begins taking care of itself. It's a beautiful way to live and can be applied to all levels of achievement.

Entrepreneurs

3 ways to test your startup idea before investing money

Here are three simple steps to help you determine if there’s demand for your startup, before investing the time and money.

The Whole Human

Go the extra mile! Show everyone what you’re made of

When you go the extra mile, people notice the little things you do. By taking this initiative, you’re actually showing everyone what you’re made of.

Books

5 new books I’m reading to boost my career and life this fall

From Maxie McCoy to Brene Brown (and some are delightful new finds), I hope you’ll join me as I devour these books, page-by-page.

Office Life

5 ways to increase your employees’ productivity

Setting meaningful goals for your business and its employees can help drive better performance and increase productivity.

Office Life

Business professors share 5 tips for new-hire success

We’ve asked business experts to share their tips for success when you start a new position and want to stand out as a team player.

The Whole Human

Fundamental attribution error: Why you make terrible life choices

Live a happier more empathetic life. The next time you are tempted to give someone the stink eye or judge them, remember they’re human, just like you.

Remote Work

13 online career courses you can do from the comfort of home

Here are 13 online career courses that may help get you on your way to more success while working remotely or from home.

Self-Help

What happened when I listened to some unwanted advice

Unwanted advice can be productive. Sometimes, people may be able to spot something you can’t spot yourself or offer open your eyes to something new.

Self-Help

Harnessing systems to get more done (How to find your most productive hours)

A productivity system provides you the ability to manage and execute those commitments, communications, and information at a specific time.

The Whole Human

The simple reason it’s pointless to compare yourself with others

You can compare yourself to other people all day long and it won’t benefit you a damn bit. Instead, compare yourself to who you were yesterday.

Productivity

How to say no without feeling guilty: 6 secrets from experts

Being “too nice” can cause legit problems. So how do you say no without feeling guilty? Experts and research have answers.

The Whole Human

Responsibility: Not apologizing when you succeed or complaining when you fail

Don’t apologize when you succeed. Don’t complain or blame when you fail. Completely own and take responsibility for what you’ve attracted into your life.

Productivity

WNBA star Angel McCoughtry on the benefits of taking a forced break

WNBA star Angel McCoughtry has learned that chasing dreams doesn’t have to come at the expense of mental and physical health.

Success

Why the idea of ‘the big leap’ is total nonsense

You don’t have to risk it all immediately to get what you’re hoping for. A big leap doesn’t guarantee you getting to your desired future faster.