Archive For The “Career” Category

No, Really: It’s Never Too Early to Get Ready for Retirement

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“Really wish I had saved less for retirement,” said no one, ever. Also never spoken: “That was quick and easy, building up my retirement nest egg!” And for good reason. Amassing enough wealth to coast comfortably through your sunset years is no simple feat. So here’s why both saving and careful planning are necessary: To…

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5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful

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You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything done. What if there was a way to end every day knowingthat it was successful? Unfortunately,…

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How to Be a Better Manager (When Your Team Members Are All Different)

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Whether you’re established and experienced or a total newbie, managing a team isn’t easy. You have one team member who responds really well to constructive criticism, while another needs feedback phrased in a gentler way. You have one employee who prefers to communicate via email, while another thinks one-on-one chats are more productive. One of…

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So You Want to Start a Blog People Will Actually Read

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There are a lot of blogs out there—and we mean a lot. In 2016, it was estimated that 2.7 million blog posts were published every day. Now that’s a lot of blog posts. But it’s not meant to discourage you. With a massive number of blog posts comes an equally massive pool of readers out there. Personally,…

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10 Little Things That’ll Have a Big Impact on Your Career

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When you think of the phrase “career-changing impact,” your first thought is that serious projects lead to serious results. And sure, some people can brag of big wins like working overtime for three months and then scoring a competitive promotion. But it’s just as important to remember that to accomplish anything, much smaller (and simpler)…

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This Is How Successful People Overcome Their Insecurities

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Over the past month, I’ve interviewed some of the most exceptional and accomplished people in the world, including Nobel Laureates, Olympic medalists, Oscar winners, and Fortune 500 executives for The Influencers podcast. In the process, I’ve learned one surprising commonality among all these industry leaders. No matter how successful they become, they’re still insanely insecure and want to be…

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When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Tell Your Boss You’re Job Searching

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If you’re not thrilled with your current work situation, chances are you’ve probably discussed your options with family or friends. You may have even confided in your co-workers. But there’s probably one person you haven’t run it by: your boss. Whether you’re unhappy in your present position or simply seeking new challenges, you may be…

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3 Effective Ways to Create Boundaries at Work Without Being Rude

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Ever feel stretched too thin? Like everyone wants a piece of your time, and because you want to be a team player, you find yourself saying yes, embracing the conversation, accepting the email intro, attending the meeting, and chiming into the discussion. It’s a tough spot to be in, but if you find that your…

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