Achieving & Setting Goals

Signs of a Burnout at Work

Signs of a Burnout at Work

The longer it takes to recognize a burnout at work, the harder it’ll be to bounce back. These signs of work burn out will help you recognize what you need to do to take care of yourself. Your emotions, relationships, cognitive abilities, and physical health will tell you what you need to know. Those four […]

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3 Ways to Stop Being Paralyzed by Self-Doubt at Work

3 Ways to Stop Being Paralyzed by Self-Doubt at Work

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a woman who doubts herself at work. Women are more likely to be paralyzed by self-doubt on the job, self-criticism even when colleagues praise them, and fear that they’re not good enough at work. Here’s what Lisa Bloom writes in Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in […]

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Help for Foster Kids – 6 Ways to Overcome Shame and Powerlessness

Help for Foster Kids – 6 Ways to Overcome Shame and Powerlessness

I was in 3 foster homes before I turned 12; my mom was single and schizophrenic. I didn’t realize how rare it is for foster kids to overcome shame, powerlessness, and poverty until I wrote a cultural self-identity paper for school (I’m getting my MSW at UBC). Growing up, I was neglected, on welfare, and […]

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My Boyfriend Isn’t Ambitious – Will He Drag Me Down?

Q: I am deeply in love and in a relationship with a man who is ten years older than me. Despite the age difference, we have a great time and lots of fun. My biggest problem with him is that I’m in my 20′s and life is just starting for me, but he has NO […]

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How to Stay Positive When Looking for a Job

Written by on August 6, 2012 in Achieving & Setting Goals, Career, Motivation Tips with 0 Comments

It’s vital to stay positive when you’re looking for a job because it increases your chances of getting hired. Who wants to hire a negative, depressed, miserable employee who can’t bounce back from a setback? Here’s what Miranda says: “Yesterday I was laid off from my job as a personal assistant at a law firm […]

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How to Choose a New Career When You’re Over 40

Written by on August 5, 2012 in Achieving & Setting Goals, Career, Motivation Tips with 0 Comments

Making a career change when you’re 40 or over is both exciting and terrifying; the secret to successfully choosing a new career is to get comfortable with the idea of taking risks in life. And, you need to follow through at every step of the way. “Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t […]

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How to Quit Your Job When You’re Scared

How to Quit Your Job When You’re Scared

Written by on May 14, 2012 in Achieving & Setting Goals, Career with 13 Comments

Maybe you’re scared to quit your job because you don’t have a new job, you need the money, or you don’t want to disappoint your boss (that’s me! I’m not your boss…I’m the person who is scared to quit her job because of what her boss will think). Quitting a job can be difficult for […]

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How to Win a Blog Contest – 6 Tips From a Survive the Blog Finalist

How to Win a Blog Contest – 6 Tips From a Survive the Blog Finalist

If you want to win a blogging contest, you have to take it a step further than “just” blogging! These tips and strategies will help you win first place in any blog contest – or any writing contest, for that matter. To win, you need skill, discipline, and organization. Here, a blogging expert outlines six […]

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10 Steps to Changing Your Life – Getting From Here to There

10 Steps to Changing Your Life – Getting From Here to There

It doesn’t matter if you want financial security, a happy marriage, or a healthy body – these steps will change your life. These tips for getting from here to there are inspired by quips from one of the most successful businesswomen in America: Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics. “Don’t limit yourself,” she says. “Many women limit themselves […]

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Is Quitting Healthy? How to Know When to Give Up on Your Goals

Written by on June 10, 2011 in Achieving & Setting Goals, Emotional Health Tips with 5 Comments

Yes, quitting can be healthy – and giving up on your goals is sometimes the best, smartest thing you could do. If your goals are so unrealistic and unachievable that they cause insomnia, stomachaches, and headaches are other physical and emotional symptoms of stress, then you need to consider quitting. “We’re socialized that we must always […]

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