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Avoid Redundant Phrases in Your Writing

Even if you aren’t a professional writer, you probably do some writing in your job every day: You might write proposals, plans, outlines, or dozens of e-mails. We aren’t all grammar gurus or word masters, but we can...

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The Correlation Between Risk and Speed

So I’m hanging out over on one of my favorite websites, Kickstart Kitchen and their founder Jules Taggart wrote something that literally kickstarted me in an article titled “Calculated Risks for Business Success ...

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Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...


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Speak Up! Whispering Complaints Solves Nothing

You’ve heard it before standing around the water cooler: co-workers relaying a laundry list of complaints to one another about how the office functions. Maybe the meetings are too long, they’re asked to work overtim...

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5 Basic Tips To Get In A Productive Groove

Flow is key. With it, we feel a rhythm that is pleasing to the soul. And with it, our life isn’t filled with procrastination, distraction, overwhelm, missed deadlines, etc. Things just come together well. Without it, well...

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The Most Exciting Article You’ll Ever Read About Filing

You are being judged. For everything. At work and in your personal life. That’s just how the world works. And in case you didn’t know, your desk is being judged. When your boss walks by your desk and sees papers pil...


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Getting in a “New York State of Mind”

I am who I am. Period. This is the tagline I’ve elected for New York City. I had the pleasure of spending a few days there last week… wow, that city is one hell of a diva! NYC is filled with characters of all shapes and...

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Dealing with Anger in the Workplace

Face it, we all get mad. Your boss skimps on the bonus he promised you and you have visions of slapping her. Or maybe your colleague totally dropped the ball and you end up takin the heat for it. You’d like nothing more t...

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4 Tips to Ask for a Raise

Even when you have all the right reasons and know you deserve a raise, walking in and asking your boss for more money is a delicate process. You don’t want to come off as arrogant, rude, or demanding — but you do want t...


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A Kick in the Pants from the Universe

A very wise friend of mine recently told me, “You’re right where you’re supposed to be,” and I had an argument with him about it. The rational, question-asker, seeking answers with show-me-proof part of me called a bull...