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Uncover Your Personal Success Factors

Have you ever done something, or had a skill, that seemed to amaze people? Did it perplex you as to why others were so enraptured by that ability you have, because to you it seemed so easy? Maybe it is being positive. Perhaps i...

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Right Fighting: Is It Worth It?

In January, Career Girl’s resident life coach, Rebecca Niziol asked us all to face a big question: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? The truth is, sometimes you can’t be both. I thought back to Reb...

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How To Juggle Life Like A Pro

With all we try to juggle these days, overwhelm is nearly inevitable. The problem with overwhelm (besides the fact that it can put you on edge or shove you into depression, depending on how you cope) is that poor judgement-call...


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10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

Here at Career Girl Network, we’re fascinated (some might say obsessed) by the tasks, words, and beliefs that separate extraordinary people from ordinary people. What is it, we wonder, that makes one person a leader and a...

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Conversation Tips for Building Relationships

I never set out to develop a personality that would uplift people. I don’t give fake compliments to make people happy, and I certainly don’t put myself down to make others look superior, but somewhere along the line I picke...

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Surviving a Boss Who Yells

As a management consultant focused on finance and interim management, I’ve always worked in a male-dominated field.  And for the most part, that’s been a good thing.  I’ve learned how to be (or act!) more confident, how...


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Capturing Time

If I could save time in a bottle….” ~Jim Croce A chart-topping oldie, the sentiment remains the same today as when the song was a huge hit in the seventies. It fires the imagination of many who deeply desire to hang...

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Be Smart About Email

  Email remains the primary form of communication in business, even though smartphones, IM, texting and social media have brought a more casual style of writing to the workplace. So how do you strike the right balance in y...

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Unlock Real Changes: THE Key To Making It Happen

In recent weeks, I’ve had more than a few people ask me, “Melissa, what’s important in choosing a coach?” All of these individuals are asking this question because they are considering coaching as a cata...


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Direct and Home Party Sales Companies: Annoying, Empowering or Both?

As a little girl, growing up in North Dakota, my mom was a stay-at-home mother until both my brother and I were in school full time. During that time, though, my mom was what the 1980′s branded “The Avon Lady.”...