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Scheduling Self-Improvement Time Can Change Your LIfe

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Americans are busier now than ever. With increasing technology that keeps us connected to our jobs after work hours, more demanding work schedules, and coordinating seemingly endless family activities and school projects, there can sometimes be little leftover for self-care. Without a little me-time worked in every now and then, you may feel like your tank is on empty, leading to unhappiness. So, what's the best cure for unhappiness?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

How to Show Up and Really Produce at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Every organization wants their employees to come to work, excel and be highly productive. A major factor in productivity is employee wellness and employers have a responsibility to address employee wellness issues such as workload concerns, stress, and professional advancement. Conversely, employees have the responsibility of tending to their own personal and professional wellness needs so that they can bring their whole selves to work. Bringing your whole self to work is about taking an active leadership based approach to your job rather than a passive going-through-the-motions one. This is the key to really showing up at work and increasing productivity. Below are 3 strategies for bringing your whole self to work and producing like never before.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Improve Mental Health With These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

You are what you think. Battling mild depression and anxiety can be draining. Allowing negativity to dominate your thoughts can rob you of energy, motivation and interfere with your quality of life. There's never a second while you're awake that you are not thinking about something. If you are plagued by self-doubt and fear of failure or contemplating impending doom, there are ways to turn your thoughts to work for you instead of against you.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

Boost Worker Productivity Tenfold with These Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 13, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Managers inspire their staff to perform at optimal levels. Competent, inspiring leaders encourage their employees to work hard with adoration and respect. What are the best ways that leaders can challenge their workers to deliver outstanding productivity?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Self-Improvement - What Makes Some People More Appealing Than Others?

Posted by Brian Spence on May 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever met someone you instantly liked? They may not have been the best looking, most talented, independently wealthy or the child of someone famous, but they were unmistakably attractive. There was just something about the person that made you want to know them better, to spend more time with them, be a part of their inner circle.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Boss Management - Managing Up!

Posted by Brian Spence on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're not in management and think you should be, there are steps you can take to make that happen. It won't necessarily be easy, but it is doable. One strategy is to manage your manager, or "manage up". Having a boss who falls short on managing his team is always problematic. Whether affable and disorganized or difficult and passive aggressive, a poor manager can make problems for the whole team.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement for Business Leaders: Acknowledging a Fatal Flaw

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Fortune 500 executives believe they accurately know their true strengths and faults. These leaders also think they can identify areas where they need self-improvement, but two Harvard Business Review columnists learned that the administrators' insights were incorrect.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement by Adjusting Your Focus From Goals to the Process

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Most people are familiar with the process of setting goals. You decide you want to achieve something. You work toward that goal until you achieve it. One entrepreneur, James Clear, though, has another idea for self-improvement. No matter what you want to achieve, he suggests focusing on systems rather than the goal. With the systems approach, you are focused more on the process than on the end result, but the end result happens because you worked on the process.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement: Overcoming the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety and depression are rampant in our world, and while many cases are due to chemical imbalances or extreme circumstances, a fair share can be attributed to unfulfillment and the disappointment of unmet expectations. While the feelings that spring from the latter stimuli can seem overwhelming, there is good news. Much of the unfulfillment and disappointment in our lives can be mitigated by simply being honest with ourselves.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Career Success is About More Than Doing the Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Being a great employee is about more than just having the right education and training to perform your job well. A Financial Express article from earlier this year talked about some of the other skills you need if you want to succeed in your profession.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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