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How to navigate the workplace when you’re the youngest one there
Landing a new gig always marks a pivotal time in your career. Your smarts, personality, and work ethic got you here, and the unique perspective you bring as a young professional is an asset — until it’s not.
The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity
The Ivy Lee Method is a simple, powerful strategy for stress-free productivity that highlights the importance of doing the most important thing first each day. It’s a reminder that fewer priorities lead to better work and performance. A reminder that simplicity helps to guide complex plans, behaviors and actions.
Sprints: The secret technique to getting more done in less time
Work overload is a distraction. Many people struggle to find the willpower and energy to focus on what’s really important. Starting today, reclaim your ability to focus, be mindful of what you are doing, and you will create meaningful accomplishments every week.
5 ways to leverage your social intelligence to get ahead at work
We live in a society that frequently values productivity and efficiency over relationship and communication. Yet, social intelligence can have dramatic, though indirect effects at work. If you’re not tracking it, then you’re throwing opportunity out the window.
Helpful strategies for people who are new to networking
Many people will tell you that you should be networking, and that it’s really important in your career. In reality, forced networking is rarely productive. For networking that is worthwhile, you need to have a direction.
Why it’s better to be human than to be right
Being right is overrated, especially when the price you pay for it, is being unkind, impatient and insensitive — you forget to be human.
30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)
Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons for making excuses. Fear of what we don’t understand is also at the top of the list. Whatever your excuse, know this — you’ll never get to where you truly want to be if you continue to make excuses. Start making solutions instead. Here’s one excuse for every day of the month and one solution to counter each one.
8 small things people use to judge your personality
The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.
It’s not you, it’s them: How to survive a gaslighting boss
Whether it's the boss that overshares, the boss without work/life balance, or the one who micromanages, bad bosses are the subject of happy hour grievances and the top cause of employee turnover at companies across the country.
How to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy
The most common and cliche advice about seeking a happy life and prosperous career is to “follow your passion.” Millennials are notorious for seeking fulfilling and passion-filled jobs, only to be left disappointed and disappointing.
Transform your life by transforming your habits
When I talk about habits, I don’t talk about outcomes. I talk about changing our actual behavior so that it improves the quality of our lives. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s my four-step process for making life-changing habits stick.
These are the cities where renters can best afford to live alone
Many renters don’t enjoy living with roommates, but in order to live alone you need to find an affordable home. This can be challenging, especially with rents on the rise across the country. However, there are some cities where living alone is within reach for a large number of workers. Below we look at these and other factors to rank the cities where you can afford to live alone.
The 5 differences between amateurs and true professionals
The only way to become better at anything is to spend time working on it. But, how can you put in your ‘reps’ if you’re not consistent enough? And, why do some people live up to their potential, whilst others don’t even scratch the surface of success?
2 words every public speaker should avoid at all costs
When we fall back on the same words during a speech, the audience senses it right away. People start to think, “He’s really doing that a lot. Kind of annoying.” What’s “that”? A distracting tic or habit.
If you live in these cities, you’re probably fitter than most others
It is that wonderful time of year when The American College of Sports Medicine releases its annual rankings of America's 100 "Fittest Cities" and you feel bad about skipping the gym for the third time this week.
If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think
Are you currently off-course? How long have you been off-course? How would you know if you are on the right course? How can you minimize the turbulence and other conditions distracting your path?
The one thing I wish I had known at 22 that would have changed my life
In thinking back to my younger self, as I was just graduating from Boston University as an English Literature major, I can say with complete certainty that, while there were some very important things I did know, there was one essential, life-changing fact I didn’t. And because of my lack of understanding of this fact, I suffered, floundered and wasted 18 years in a professional life that made me sad, sick and searching desperately for life purpose and meaning.
How your take-home pay compares to workers around the world
Tax season has finally come and gone, and by now most Americans have either gotten their refund or established a payment plan for taxes owed to the government. Here’s a nice thought experiment: go back and look at your tax return to figure out how much money the government claims through all forms of taxation. How does your own situation compare to the rest of the world?
How to make your healthy habits even healthier
Consider yourself healthy and active? With Summer on the horizon, there’s no doubt you’re putting your health at the top of your agenda to feel and look your best once the sunshine starts heading our way. Here, we have listed some small lifestyle changes that can make your healthy habits even healthier!
What are the advantages of working for bad bosses?
This piece focuses on the topic we kept coming back to: the idea that, well, bad bosses aren't all bad. We all had suffered through bad bosses, and had seen them do all kinds of damage. BUT during the course of the conversation, we started realizing that a bad boss (especially the kind who doesn't really have the power to hurt you very much) can be a great thing in some ways.
That nightmare you had may be the key to figuring out what is stressing you at work
Nightmares are rough. They are scary, disturbing and usually leave us with lots of questions about ourselves. They also can lead to major sleep deprivation. For people that suffer from true recurring nightmares they may try to avoid sleep in order to not have a nightmare which can take a major toll on both their mental and physical health. But it turns out, nightmares may have one perk. According to research, they can actually help you manage your stress better during the waking hours.
Science explains why the office window seat is so coveted
Getting the seat by the office window is a coveted prize, and now science backs up why we want it so much. According to a new daylight study conducted by Cornell University’s Dr. Alan Hedge, our proximity to natural light can boost our productivity.
19 activities super successful people do over long weekends
With the long weekend approaching, it is interesting to look at how super successful people spend their free time. Do they totally unplug from work or do they use this as a time to pursue more projects? Or do they just have six hour brunches? Here are the long weekend activities of several successful people.
9 awesome work situations that make you say YES
There are workplace situations that, for some, come by so rarely that they are worth their weight in gold, and they have nothing to do with the salary! These are the things that make any person wake up excited to go into work and more likely to work harder to perform their best.
You’re invited! Now what? Dealing with summer soirees
Work, weddings, barbecues and other summer soirees; the invitations seem to come in fast and furious this time of year. So, do you have to attend just because you’re invited? And more than that, do you have to bring a gift or give a speech? And while we’re at it, when can you beg off?