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Rise & Shine! How to Establish a Morning Routine

Although many of us fight it, most would agree that waking up early is good for us. Some would even go as far as to say it is essential to success in our careers, health, even our overall happiness. No matter what your opinio...

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8 Inspiration Kick Starters for a Mid-Year Boost

1 Can you believe it? We’ve made it to July. Which means, we’re half way through 2013. Crazy, yes, but also reality. Think back to January 1st. Remember that fresh start? The motivation you had to go on another diet...

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Lessons for Your Career from Paula Deen’s PR Catastrophe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you’ve heard the controversy surrounding Paula Deen’s recent lawsuit, controversial statements, and the PR catastrophe that has ensued since the story bro...


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Get That Promotion! It’s Time!

There are many times in my career when I have stood out for terrible reasons.  Reasons like refusing to make coffee when I was the most junior person on the team (I thought it was demeaning and also, I didn’t know how...

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Down With Corporate Jargon! Use Real Words

You have all been in meetings where things devolve into buzzspeak: You know, going forward, net-net when we look at things apples to apples at the end of the day when we’re flying at 30,000 feet and collaborating on value...

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Improve Your Meetings This Week With One Simple Trick

Whether you’re in a meeting heavy corporate culture or your job requires you to have only a few meetings each week, meetings can be both a productive part of your job as a team member and frankly, a nuisance. While you al...


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How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...

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4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

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The Collective Unconscious – Are you bought in?

Remember when you were a kid? You wanted to be an astronaut, or a safari guide, or a Hollywood actress. You weren’t afraid to dream big and believe it was possible for you… flying to the moon, hanging out with lions, and st...


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Attitude Adjustments: They’re Not Just for Teenagers

When I was 16, my father gave me a bookmark with the word “Attitude” on it. The bookmark was an acronym, with every letter of the word “Attitude” representing something related to the word. And while I d...