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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Perfect At Your New Job

I had no experience when I was hired for the first time as a copywriter. My boss decided to give me a chance. I had no skills or knowledge, except how to write correctly in English. I was so nervous about losing this job! I thought, “If I’m just good enough, they will fire me. I need to be perfect.” People want to be perfect because they are sometimes convinced that their own skills and potential are not enough. Here is what I’ve learned on the subject of perfection at work: 1. You don’t need to be an expert When I started my job, I was worried that I could be replaced by someone more experienced. I was concerned that I couldn’t offer my company […]

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Does Working From Home Really Work?

Every side has its own arguments when it comes to working or not working from home. But if the boss and the employee alike take a look at this issue from the eyes of the other person, they can sooner find a suitable and pleasing outcome for both sides. More and more people demand flexibility in their lives or look for a work-life balance. Companies started to listen, allowing staff to work from home either permanently or a few days per week. But there is still some tension between employees and their bosses, when speaking about home office. Employees: The bright side to “home office” I feel comfortable and relaxed: You generally feel best while at home so doing work from home can make you […]

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Best Countries for Studying Abroad.

Students who spend time studying overseas are offered many wonderful opportunities. They can study another language, establish friendships with other young people from countries all over the world, participate in internship programs, and develop skills that are important in today’s globalized society. The good news for American students is this: Several European countries have wonderful opportunities available for American students wishing to attend college on the other side of the Atlantic, or who are seeking internship opportunities in Europe. Many of these programs are tuition free, or require only a minor fee. Students who only speak English don’t need to worry about language barriers. Most universities who have programs for American students offer classes and degree programs in English. Other opportunities exist across the other […]

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8 Ways Jealousy Can Help You Grow

I’m sure we’ve all felt jealous at some point in our lives. Whether it was the friend who just bought that big house, the friend who is always in the limelight, that friend who is doing extremely well in their career or that friend who just started their own business, there’s a high chance we’ve felt that tinge of jealousy. But jealousy doesn’t have to be a bad thing Think about this, do you get jealous of everyone? Do you get jealous of people who have success in areas you know for sure you don’t like? Chances are, you won’t feel jealous and you’d be happy for them. So know that jealousy is not a bad thing (provided you don’t act on it and hurt […]

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What’s In Your Web?

Think all spiders are basically slackers just waiting around for home food delivery? Stop and look closer. Sure, some of them may not have any ‘gusto’, but the more industrious ones are driven to succeed. You’ll find not just one web but two, three or even four of them ready for the catch of the day. One might be larger (for the big hauls) and the others will be smaller (hey, snacks can be a meal!), but they are set up and ready. Pretty smart thinking on the spider’s part. Different size webs, kept within a defined area that was manageable. Think about it. You wouldn’t find a crab or lobster fisherman just setting out one trap, would you? Now, think about your own webs…your […]

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6 Bad Habits That Make Work Unbearable

Let’s face it, having to be somewhere for 8+ hours each day, even if you like it, isn’t ideal. I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of us would prefer to be doing something other than our jobs if we felt we had the choice. It’s a statistical fact that more than 70% of people are unhappy with their current jobs. This is a frightening realization and is due in large part to the habits we develop at work. As Napoleon Hill once said, “Thoughts are things. We become what we think about all day long.” When we think negatively, we start to believe it. We then begin to develop negative habits, which will compound on each other until we become of the 70% […]

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The one question that can make all the difference: “What am I really afraid of?”

It is often said that roughly two things motivate people: interest and fear.  A lot of self-development programs and books deal with interest related topics: What is it that I really want in life?  What is my passion?  What do I really-really want to do?  What would I do if I’d win $50 million?  These are actually all very important questions, but just as important is to understand: What am I really afraid of? So this has actually been the million dollar question for me in the last couple of years: “What am I really afraid of?” This is a simple question that you should also ask yourself often. It is especially helpful to ask this question when you’re at a crossroads and must decide […]

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How to Tell if You Have Mind Parasites and How To Get Rid Of Them If You Do

Susan woke early. Early for her was any time before eight on weekdays. Weekends she would sleep in until ten or ten-thirty. However on weekdays, eight meant that she had just enough time to get ready for work, grab a bowl of Special K and get to work three minutes late. Three minutes late was her little protest that nobody could complain about. It meant she was independent. This particular morning she had a hangover, though she was a full decade out of college and graduation was the last time, on stiff rum and cokes, she had been drunk, perhaps her hangover was a result of her desire not to be at work. “Maybe I am catching a cold,” she told herself. But her hangover […]

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7 Inspiring Reasons To Help You Follow Your Bliss

One of the first starting points to follow our dreams is to stop dreaming. Yes, stop daydreaming about what you’d love to do, or who you would love to be and start giving small steps towards achieving your goals. A long road is made of little steps, so no matter how small your efforts may seem to be… they’re leading you on the path to achieve what you want. BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT You’ve heard about this too many times but it never really hit you till you faced a loss, either of a loved one or a door was shut on your face and you were forced to realize how fragile life is and how everything can change in a second. Yes, life […]

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What I Learned About Achieving Goals and How to Achieve Yours

Behind every achieved goal, there’s a story about our own personal development.  It is a manifestation of experiences, challenges, and our inner abilities all accumulating to one glorious moment, marking off a goal from your “to-achieve list”. Every goal is a test; a test of willpower, courage, and intellect. But what really sets apart people who are able to reach their goals from those who cave in? Since achieving most noteworthy goals takes some time, it’s quite difficult to isolate the exact cause that allows some people to achieve their goals and prevents others from achieving theirs. So let’s ask ourselves a few questions first.  Hopefully by the end of this post, we’ll have a broader understanding of what it takes to achieve our own […]

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