Articles about Success

email

Writing the perfect subject line when you’re looking for a job

With an estimated 269 billion business emails sent every day, it's harder than ever to get yours noticed. And since email is often the first point of contact for job seekers and hiring managers, the subject line can make all the difference.

How To

How to (actually) find your purpose

To find your purpose, commit to working on what you love to do every week for at least two years. There are no shortcuts to reach enlightenment.

career change

So, you think you can freelance? Questions to ask yourself before taking the leap

Becoming a freelancer is a big step. It means creating your own business, being your own boss, becoming an entrepreneur. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. So before you jump right in, take a breath, and ask yourself three questions.

The Whole Human

7 things I wish my current self learned when I was younger

I wish I learned these a long time ago. It would have helped me get on the path to a happier and healthier life. But, remember that it’s never too late to make a difference. So go out there and make it happen!

Interview

How to answer the ‘sell me this pen/pencil’ question in a job interview

I've been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in The Wolf of Wall Street you don't want to start talking about how sleek the pen is or more generally listing all the properties of the pen.

The Whole Human

How to stay humble and sincere when you’re doing really well

In the age of the humblebrag, it can be slightly complicated to know when or how to brag and when to keep your good news to yourself.

Salary

Study finds that ‘very unattractive’ people make more money

A study from the Journal of Business and Psychology of 20,000 young Americans, interviewed the subjects at home at age 16 and then three more times before they turned 29-years-old. The researchers looked at the correlation between attractiveness and income of the participants based on a five-point scale of physical attractiveness from "very unattractive" to "very attractive." They found something very interesting when it came to looks and earnings...

This is the brilliant advice Jeff Bezos just gave on how to hold yourself to high standards

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos certainly doesn't harbor many professional "regrets," but in his most recent letter to company shareowners he illustrates another work principle that he takes very seriously—high standards. In addition to revealing that Amazon has more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, Bezos took a deep look at the power of applying high standards to every aspect of your work. Here are some takeaways from his letter. 

Leadership

This is the one takeaway from Steve Jobs’ 1992 MIT talk you must remember at work

Apple titan Steve Jobs spoke to students at the MIT Sloan School of Management decades ago in 1992, but one of his biggest takeaways on work remains relevant today.

Office Culture

How you can encourage your company to make an impact

Every company wants to turn a profit and keep their shareholders happy, but I know from experience that businesses can make money and be a force for good.

Career Advice

The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

It is the best piece of career advice I’ve ever received. It’s good because it’s simple. And it works for every single industry.

Productivity

6 signs you are stupidly bored with your job

Do you worry your current gig has lost its appeal? Here, career experts give the undeniable signs it’s time to seek a new opportunity or make a change ASAP.

stress

3 big things I learned from a new stress management course on LinkedIn

A new, online stress management course taught by an integrative neuroscientist and executive director of The American Institute of Stress on LinkedIn Learning taught me that stress isn't always a bad thing. In fact, there are ways to use it to your advantage.

mental health

The way you think about willpower is hurting you

Studies suggest that we’ve been thinking about willpower all wrong and that the theory of ego depletion isn’t true. Even worse, holding on to the idea that willpower is a limited resource can actually be bad for you, making you more likely to lose control and act against your better judgment.

success

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

When you develop rare and valuable skills, and have invested big in the right relationships — you’ll be able to make big asks.

success

This is how much the happiest workers in America make

Recent LinkedIn Learning research shed light on people in the yearly income bracket who like their jobs the most. Surprisingly, 81% members of the $51,000-$75,000 pool said they have "job satisfaction," the most of any category. But this wasn't even the highest amount of income surveyed. 

Connections

Get serious about networking: 5 tips for making a connection

Networking is the ultimate route, and the reasons are endless. You’ll meet investors, leaders, and potential team members. Here are some of my favorite networking methods that continue to work for me.

Work Fashion

5 wardrobe tips for when you’re working remotely

While it's true that working from home affords employees a more casual experience, it doesn’t mean that showers and professional attire should be optional.

According to Science

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

Why do smart people make stupid decisions and how can it be avoided? Learn the science of how to avoid poor decision making.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

mentors

This female tech CEO says women need more male mentors

Brit + Co CEO Brit Morin wants to remind you that you should not shy away from men when it comes to choosing a mentor.

Leadership

How to lead with influence instead of authority

It is important to understand that leadership is not about title, level, or office. Equally important to mention is that the best of leaders are even better followers.

The Whole Human

Why ‘am I a success or a failure?’ is the wrong question to ask

It is best to travel through life with a focus on what you are learning and how to get a little wiser and better right now, rather than fretting or gloating over what you've done in the past (and seeing yourself as a winner or loser).

success

Cosmo’s former top editor: ‘Being gutsy almost always wins the day’

Kate White sat down with Ladders to discuss her long career and what she wants young women working today to know.

Books

The hosts of this hot podcast on the key to bootstrapping your business

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are the hosts of the Being Boss podcast, and now they have written a book that digs into the mindset, habits, routines, boundaries, branding, marketing tactics, business strategies, systems, and processes that help you make money doing what you love.