May 112013
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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Apr 302013
How to Stay Focused on What Matters at Work

Work distractions come from all directions – and what is your biggest source of distraction? You. Here are three tips for staying focused on what matters most at work. These tips are from Peter Bergman’s 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done (my newest all-time favorite life and business book).

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Apr 252013
How to Find the Perfect Job Without Taking a Career Test

These tips aren’t for job hunting, resume writing, or career test taking. Nay! I believe finding the perfect job is about aligning your personality, education, skills, passion, abilities, and life purpose with the money making possibilities in your environment. My first tip is to read The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the

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Mar 192012

Need venture capital from a business investor? These tips are from Robert Herjavec’s book Driven. He’s one of the stars of CBC’s Dragons’ Den – he’s an honest, smart, motivated, encouraging businessman. “Greed combined with a lack of understanding of basic business principles has destroyed many dreams of pitchers on Dragons’ Den,” writes Herjavec in Driven: How

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Jun 142011
Best Jobs and Careers for People Who Like to Be Alone

Here’s a list of jobs for introverts and quiet people, plus job search tips for introverted personality types. I also included a test for introverted personality traits, in case you’re not sure how introverted you are. Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead by Nancy Ancowitz is an important read for introverts who are

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Mar 062011
How to Negotiate a Salary Increase - 4 Negotiation Tips

Knowing how to negotiate a salary increase can help you achieve your career goals. These negotiation tips are crucial, and they aren’t just for negotiating a raise. Negotiation plays a very important part in our lives. We negotiate in the workplace, at home with family members about who does the dishes, with children about curfew,

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Oct 262010
How to Telecommute - 5 Tips for Working From Home

If you know how to telecommute successfully, you’ll save time, money, and energy. You’ll get more done in less time – and you may even be happier and healthier! But not everyone agrees that telecommuting is valuable. “When employers analyze their bottom line, they find that teleworking seldom provides value,” writes Howard Levitt in “Telecommuting

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Sep 172010
5 Tips for Achieving Your Career Goals - From Confusion to Clarity

Are you confused about where your career is going? These quips and tips for achieving your career goals will bring clarity – they’re from Stephen Cline, MBA. But first, a quip: “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” ~ Sidney Howard. It’s all good to

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Aug 092010
How to Reduce Stress by Managing Your Time Better

Managing your time better can help you reduce stress – and be more productive, creative, and happy. These time management tips will reduce workplace stress, help you manage your time better, help relieve anxiety and stress. Managing your time wisely is empowering because it gives you a sense of control, which relieves anxiety. And, good time management

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