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Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

Places You Can Be Productive (Besides Your Office)

It’s 2 p.m., and time is ticking away at snail speed. But all you can seem to do is watch the clock, waiting for 2:01… and then 2:02… Seriously, where is 5 o’clock? When productivity starts to wane and those cubicle walls just aren’t inspiring you anymore, get out of the office. Leave. And go […]

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

4 Ways To Be Productive At Work – Always

Life at work is hectic. There is so much happening there—new projects, client meetings, internal discussions, etc. It’s good to be busy. It’s also essential for you to be productive at all times. However, there are times when you do encounter some sort of a ‘block’ at work. Even though everyone encounters such a block, […]

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Day Job

When you think of an “entrepreneur,” which personality traits do you think of? For many, the idea of an entrepreneur conjures the image of someone who has risked it all to pursue their passion. Someone who quits their day job, sleeps on friends’ couches, works out of a garage, and eats ramen for breakfast, lunch […]

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

5 Ways To Connect With Your Spouse At The End Of The Day

A typical scene when my husband gets home from work: I’m trying to finish up transforming ramen and broccoli into something that will pass as “dinner.” Sadly, the kids’ screen time has just expired and they are acting as though they’ve never had the TV shut off before. My husband enters in and my first […]

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

How To Say No And Still Get Ahead (Without Guilt)

I hate saying no. Just the thought of having to say no triggers this all to familiar three-phase process: PHASE 1: I get a pit in my stomach. PHASE 2: My inner critic appears with a series of thoughts that go something like this: “If I say no, they’ll never hire me again; they won’t […]

Fuel Your Business By Answering These Two Questions

Fuel Your Business By Answering These Two Questions

Think niche! That’s actually a scary thing for entrepreneurs. You are starting a brand new business, and you don’t want to say no to anyone. You want — and need — to make sales. Naturally, the idea of targeting a very specific market, thereby excluding others, is scary. I get it. When I started out, I positioned myself […]

3 Ways Women Can ‘Do It All’ Without Burning Out

3  Ways Women Can ‘Do It All’ Without Burning Out

Juggling career and family and outside interests and just plain life is hard for everyone, but still: men have it easier. It’s not fair but it’s no less true. Knowing that women face added pressure — from others and from themselves — is one thing. Knowing what advice to give is another. Fortunately, I know […]

The 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Office

The 7 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Office

We all have office habits, some good and some bad. We recognize some of our bad habits as distinctly “bad,” but at the same time, we keep engaging in them because it’s what we’re used to (or maybe we’ve gotten used to getting away with them). In any case, these bad habits make a lasting […]

5 Management Strategies to Avoid Like the Plague

5 Management Strategies to Avoid Like the Plague

There’s no magic formula for being a great boss. It’s a confusing mixture of providing both constructive criticism and praise, overseeing performance without micromanaging, and hoping your employees like you—but respect you, too. Plus, every team is different in size, personalities, responsibilities, and skill level—so if you’re looking to become a better manager, there’s probably […]

The 6 Qualities Real Leaders Live and Breathe Every Single Day

The 6 Qualities Real Leaders Live and Breathe Every Single Day

Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes—or in this case, all positions and roles. Let’s say your boss just asked you to take on a new project where you’ll manage a team of employees responsible for increasing traffic to your company’s site. Or, your co-worker suggests you volunteer to lead the weekly meetings for the […]

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