Personal Effectiveness

Dodge Depression this Holiday Season

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December 11, 2018
Dodge Depression this Holiday Season

Tweet As winter days darken and end-of-year deadlines grow, the holidays aren’t merry and bright for everyone. For some, December can be the most difficult time of year, and having a negative attitude or feeling depressed is not limited to people diagnosed with clinical depression—it can happen to anyone. Here are three ways to...
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Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

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December 3, 2018
Five Steps to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

Tweet We all have ‘off’ days from time to time. Whether you didn’t get enough sleep or aren’t excited about what you need to accomplish on any given day, here are five steps to staying motivated so you can get the job done. First, visualize your goal and document the reasons for attaining it. Sometimes...
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Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

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November 12, 2018
Master an Interview After Leaving a Job on Bad Terms

Tweet Leaving a job on less-than favorable terms sometimes results in feeling defeated, depleted and awkward. Worse yet, it’s difficult to discern how to discuss why we left a previous employer once we land an interview. Whether you were let-go, resigned with less than two weeks’ notice, or got burned out and quit, have...
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Four Challenges Only The Success Mindset Can Overcome

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November 5, 2018
Four Challenges Only The Success Mindset Can Overcome

Tweet It often amazes me how some people perceive challenges as insurmountable while successful people see them simply as obstacles to overcome. When Martin Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania studied this phenomenon, he concluded that success in life is based on one critical distinction—whether you believe that your failures are the result of...
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Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

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October 28, 2018
Three Tips to Put Your Networking Fears to Rest

Tweet Networking effectively is important to succeed in any line of business, yet many people fear putting themselves into uncharted waters and meeting unfamiliar faces. Think back to the last networking event you attended, perhaps it was a conference or new product launch party. Did you look new faces in the eyes as you...
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Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

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October 23, 2018
Three Fears to Overcome When Job Searching

Tweet A longer-than anticipated job search can crush self-confidence and fertilize fears of rejection. When your livelihood is at stake and landing a new job is a priority, here are three fears to overcome—and how to do it. 1. Enlisting the support of others. Research shows that most people are too reluctant to ask for...
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Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

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October 15, 2018
Four Career Lessons Better Learned Now Instead of Later

Tweet According to Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, the expression ‘KEEP ON KEEPING ON,’ dates back to the 1910s. This adage is often used today, but is it really a sustainable strategy? Here are four career lessons you’ll be grateful to learn sooner rather than later. Regret robs your ability to enjoy the gift of the...
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Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

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October 9, 2018
Find Your State of Happiness Regardless of Where You Live

Tweet Last month WalletHub revealed its 2018  list of the Happiest States in America.  The researchers examined all 50 states across 28 key metrics including, but not limited to, depression rate, sports participation rate and income growth.  If you reside in Hawaii, Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota, or California, congratulations—you in live in one of the nation’s...
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Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

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October 2, 2018
Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

Tweet Have you ever left a job interview with a gut feeling that you completely blew it?  Most people have and the natural response is a tall order of feelings of frustration, shame, disappointment and sometimes even—depression.  Walking away to wallow and wish things had gone differently won’t benefit anyone. Instead, follow these four...
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Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

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September 18, 2018
Three Reasons to Use—Not Lose! —Your Vacation Days

Tweet A whopping 67% of American employees are not taking all of their eligible time off according to a study by job site Glassdoor. In fact, the average U.S. employee (of those who receive vacation/paid time off) has only taken 54% of his or her eligible vacation time/paid time off in the past 12 months. When...
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