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Finding a Hobby Can Make You Better at Your Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that having a hobby is correlated with a higher quality of work performance? This is because investing in something you like creates a sense of belonging and purpose, which removes stress accumulated from a typical workday. Whether it's attending a sports club, baking cupcakes for a party, or hiking in the woods, hobbies allow you to actively engage in your life without the pressure of having to meet someone else's expectations.

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Topics: Career Advice

The Importance of Workplace Interpersonal Skills

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Every workplace has employees with different personalities, and the only way to foster collaboration in such an environment is by cultivating good interpersonal skills as an individual.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Pay Attention and Accomplish More

Posted by Brian Spence on May 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're a worker bee or the boss bee, everyone wants to operate at maximum productivity. Even the most successful of us would say that they need to increase work product. Time management has been a buzz phrase for a long time. If you type it into a search engine, in half a second there are over four billion results. With those kind of resources available, why are we not the most efficient people on the planet? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Mental Health Obstacles When Working from Home

Posted by Brian Spence on May 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Advancements in technology have drastically changed the workplace and how it functions, including operations, communication and productivity. Technology has also made it possible to work remotely from home for many people. Teleconferencing, webinars, and video conferencing has made it possible for people to work effectively and efficiently while still being in the convenience of their home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Mental Health

Artificial Intelligence on the Job - Is the Joke on Us?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Since the first man, or woman, used a stone to make a chore easier, humans have been fashioning tools. And since those tools some 2.6 million years ago, according to the Smithsonian, human culture has advanced steadily. From small steps of making fire to giant leaps like the printing press and the steam engine, we have invented things to advance our civilizations.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Likeability Leads to Success

Posted by Brian Spence on May 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 says that likeability is a quality that leads to success. You may know someone who just seems to breeze through by being agreeable and good natured. They may not have the highest IQ or the most impressive credentials from a prestigious university, but their accomplishments are undeniable. Bradberry attributes this to Emotional Intelligence.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Positivity Enhances Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Patrick Bet-David is a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker and thought leader in business practices. His videos and presentations are designed to give life-lessons to burgeoning entrepreneurs in start-ups; but his lessons can be applied to any area of productivity. His enthusiasm is contagious, and listening to one of his lectures, you would never guess that his family escaped Iran years ago and settled in the United States to start a new life. Far from being discouraged by what he left behind, Patrick found a way to find the best life has to offer here and to share his secrets of success with others.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Resurrecting the Art of the Compliment

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

French writer Luc de Clapiers once said, "If people did not compliment one another, there would be little society." Compliments function like social currency and often grease the wheels of our interpersonal interactions. The recipient of a well given compliment may remember it for years. One study even found that when exercising, people seem to perform better after receiving a compliment. However, many of us have a complicated relationship with compliments and recognition in general.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Career Growth Through Volunteering

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you looking for a way to set yourself apart from other candidates when applying for jobs? Or maybe, you want to make a change in your career, but don't know where to start. It can be overwhelming to think about, but there are simple changes that can help you to gain new experiences, meet new people and build your confidence to go after that job you have always wanted.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

5 Ways Exercise is Vital to Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Work and working out are not often included in the same sentence. Exercise and career are usually thought of as separate activities. Physical fitness, however, can play an important role in job achievement. Here are five reasons why exercise is integral to a successful career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

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