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Thriving – Make This 1 Choice to Move Beyond Surviving

“I’m so stressed out!” When was the last time you said that? Last week? Today? Five minutes ago? I’m pretty sure that phrase makes it on the “Top 5 Things Americans Say” list. If not, it should be an honorary additi...

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You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...

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In Professional Communication, Fonts Matter

A number of years ago, a joke was made about the ridiculousness of the Comic Sans fonts and how no one should use it ever. A quite popular website was made called bancomicsans.com. And while Comic Sans is a universally terrible...


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Being Good at Something Doesn’t Mean You Should Do It

There’s a centuries old saying attributed to Confucius, “Do what you love, and never work a day in your life.” The problem with this quote in our society, though, is that we’re often raised not to do wha...

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5 Ways Your Boss is Judging the Way You Look

A recent article in Forbes called out “The Seven Ways Your Boss is Judging Your Appearance,” and while I agree that your boss is definitely judging you, I don’t necessarily agree with the findings of the artic...

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17 Counterintuitive Things Successful People Do

It’s easy to characterize truly successfully people as those who are perfectionists, those who never fail, and those who “have it easy.” The truth is, being successful is sometimes a much different path than w...


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Make The Internet Work For You With IFTTT

Wanna get a text every time it’s going to rain? Would you like it if every time you uploaded a Facebook photo, it’s automatically saved to a your Dropbox? How great would it be to have photos you post to Instagram...

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Happiness and the Rule of Thirds

LinkedIn blogger Jeff Selingo recently wrote about the key to happiness in life, and it resonated so strongly with me, I wanted to share it with all of you. Ask three questions: Are you happy with your job? Are you happy where ...

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Easy Ways to Become a Better Writer

I laughed out loud when I first saw this tiny infographic, but once I thought about it, I realized it’s the absolute best writing advice you’ll ever receive. If you want to be a great writer, follow these steps: In ...


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News Flash: It’s not going to fall in your lap.

I know someone who isn’t satisfied with his job. He’d like to change jobs, but instead of hitting the pavement to make it happen, he keeps hoping that the perfect job will land in his lap. Sure, sometimes head hunte...