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5 Ways To Cope With Workplace Stress

Workplace stress happens to the best of us. Even if you love your job, there are going to be days where you are likely to feel overwhelmed, overwrought or just plain stressed out. Things won’t always go your way. People won’t always deliver things to you on time, or do things the way that you’d want them to. Deadlines get moved, pressure gets ramped up and clients can be a nightmare. The more importance you put on your work, the more stressful it can become. But that doesn’t mean you should start slacking and not putting so much into what you do – well, not really. Think about it – that job you had when you were in college or as a teen wasn’t that […]

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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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4 Ways to Stop Coasting at Work and Feel More Challenged

You work eight to 10 hours a day, five days a week, wracking up anywhere from 40 to 50 hours in the office. With only 168 hours in a week, 56 of which you (hopefully) devote to sleep, you’re spending nearly half of your waking hours on the job. Don’t you want them to be worth your time? No one should need to tell you to choose a career you enjoy, but many people still consider this a luxury. In my experience, feeling challenged at work fuels that enjoyment. This may sound irrational, since challenges usually make us think of a struggle, but without challenges, we never grow or improve. Is your job making you feel challenged, or are you cruising on autopilot? 5 Signs […]

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6 Simple But Effective Ways You Can Reach Your Goals

Goals push us to keep going. They motivate us and help us lock on to a target. Through evolution we have learned that the best way to get results is to focus our attention on one thing at a time. And just like hunters in the past, modern humans continue to use goals to find a target, plan to reach it and dominate it. So keeping that perspective in mind it’s important that all of us fully harness the power of goals and know how to effectively reach them. And luckily for all of you that is what I hope to share with you right now. Here are 6 Easy Tips to help you reach even the most seemingly difficult goals: 1.    Radiate Self Confidence […]

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10 Tools & Tips For Escalating Your Productivity

A lot of us put in a lot of time and work in our daily activities, and push ourselves to the limit without getting the desired outcomes. This can be really frustrating and can take a toll on your health. Here are a number of tips that will help you get the most out of your time and efforts without infringing on your well-being. 1. Refuse unwanted meetings– time is one of the most resources we have at our disposal. Not all meetings are necessary. A lot of meetings that take up our time are of very little consequence and should be avoided. It is important for you to know which meetings are important and which ones are not. For example, a meeting with your […]

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Checkmate! How to Capture the King of Jobs

Happy at work? No? Already searching the job board? That’s great: it shows you’re ambitious to move on.  And there’s nothing wrong with ambition. In many ways, it’s the driving force behind every career move (even the unsuccessful ones). It may be time to start proactively planning your career progression.  It’s something everyone should be doing.  It’s the only way to ensure it happens! Your move Firstly, be clear about what you want to achieve and give some thought as to what your next two or even three moves need to be.  Ensure your ideas are realistic and achievable.  Gather as much information as you can about the job you desire.  Ask other colleagues, search the internet for tips and study requirements and specifications of […]

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Interview Tips: What Not To Say During Your Next Job Interview

Your interview can help you secure the position of your dreams, or it can also sabotage your efforts by saying the wrong things. In addition to having a solid resume and dressing professionally, you should be aware of what you should and shouldn’t say during your interview in order to leave a potential employer with a good impression. Here are a few topics you should never discuss during an interview: Complaints Complaining about old jobs or your current position can make employers not want to hire you. You should also be careful to not complain about things such as the local traffic or parking conditions. Any type of complaining might make hiring managers believe that you possess a pessimistic attitude and are uncooperative in your […]

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A Clear Space, A Clear Mind – Tips For Office Organization

We’ve all heard the saying, “a clear space, a clear mind”. But what does it actually mean? Well, it’s quite simple – the more cluttered the space around you is, the more you have to think (or worry) about. This can apply to your personal or your working life. For the purposes of this blog however, I’m going to focus on working life. So here are some tips for office organization – so you can finally cut the clutter once and for all. Have a big clear outWhen I first started my job, I was amazed at how much space there was on my desk. A quick look around told me that this probably wouldn’t be the case for very long. Everyone else’s desk was […]

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How to “Hack” Your Networking and Grow Your Income Using a Email Newsletter

One of the best things I’ve done for my business in years is starting an email newsletter.  Now, you may be thinking: what a hassle! I have enough to do already!  I don’t need another thing on my plate. Well, good news. An email newsletter actually doesn’t take any more time, beyond the initial set-up. In fact, it’s actually saved me loads of time. If you do it the right way, starting an email newsletter is an amazing way to grow your network, your business and your income, while actually minimizing the amount of time and effort you have to put into your business. If that sounds like some “get rich quick” scheme or too good to be true, well, it’s not. You do need […]

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Why Self-Confidence Should Be Your Top Goal This Year

Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track?  Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that’s the case, you aren’t alone. Research from the University of Scranton reveals only 8% of people who make resolutions keep them. We all have great intentions to improve our lives, get healthier, make more money, or improve our relationships. But the vast majority of people fail in their efforts. There are many reasons people aren’t successful in achieving their goals and resolutions. •    They set big, complicated goals that are overwhelming rather than small, attainable goals;•    They don’t set tangible, achievable metrics for their goals that are […]

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