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5 Tips for Business Travel Like a Boss

I was talking to some of my former colleagues about silly adventures we’ve had while out of town, and it made me reminisce about my business travel days. After learning the hard way, I no longer use my carry-on exclusive...

People-questions

Improve Your Communication in 1 Easy Step

There’s something about humans that makes us able to understand even the most nuanced of situations, and yet we are terrible at simply communicating ideas to each other. I don’t know how many times I’ve active...

shopping girl

5 Steps to a Refreshing May Makeover

Oh boy, do I ever need a makeover. I’m down almost twenty  pounds from the last time I went shopping, so my clothes are too big. I haven’t bought a new pair of shoes since I-don’t-know-when, and my hair is gr...


i-quit

Get Better at Giving Up

I wanted to become a certified personal trainer to help me break into the active lifestyle industry, so I signed up for courses and material to get certified last fall. It went well around the holidays and then I realized that ...

intern

4 Ways to Create a Win-Win Scenario Internship

Today, I was prepping for a first day with a new intern. She is eager to get work experience to supplement her degree, and is feeling the pressure of a weak job market post-graduation. I was in the exact same situation a few ye...

SettingGoals

6 Ways to Go for the Goal

Goal setting is a popular topic lately—from career moves to weight loss, what’s the big deal? The idea is easy: you want to get somewhere, so you figure out where that is, and then you do it. What’s so hard about ...


seniorpreneurs

What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...

self-promotion

The Art and Science of Self-Promotion

Have you ever uttered one of these phrases? “Oh, thanks, it’s not that difficult.” “It’s no problem. I had a lot of help.” “I don’t want to sound cocky.” “…” Also known as silence. The discussion on ...

inbox

Inbox Management

There’s a lot of hype around the concept of “inbox zero,” a phrase that means you have a totally empty inbox. It’s not a new idea: you feel less stressed when you’re organized and confident that you’ve addressed all...


trishspaulding

Trish Spaulding – Sitting Pretty

By all accounts, Trish Spaulding was doing well as a PR and Marketing Manager for a construction company in 2007. She had a reliable and revered position, but saw the market for housing and construction slump all the way to its...