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5 Ways to Defeat Procrastination

Posted by Brian Spence on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

We have all procrastinated at work. Usually, we just explain it away with excuses of laziness or the unpleasantness of a task. Unfortunately, procrastination is more than just a nuisance. It hampers productivity and negatively impacts our mental health. As Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa points out, procrastination is actually a failed attempt at emotional regulation. Here are five suggestions to defeat procrastination.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, 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

Mental Health and the Anxiety Economy

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

Freeze! What are you doing this very minute? If you're playing with your hair, chewing on a fingernail, or balancing a pet on your lap, you're using coping mechanisms to relieve stress and calm your nerves. And there's a whole industry out there trying to sell you more stuff to make you feel better.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

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

Self-Improvement: The Benefits of Taking Risks!

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Self-improvement allows you to constantly move forward in both your personal and professional life. Often times, it means taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone. This is especially true when it comes to your career. It is very difficult to pursue a dream job or make a huge change that not only comes with risks but puts you in uncharted waters. 

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Healthy Ways to Self-Improvement

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

Are you motivated to be a better you? Are you willing to commit to a plan for self-improvement? If the answer is yes, then verywellmind has some tips on how to make a healthy and effective self-improvement plan that will really work.

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Topics: Self-Improvement

Useful Ways to Start a Conversation for Career Success

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you're in a room full of people, where do you start? Do you form a tight little circle with the people you know? Do you slide over to the punch bowl and stay there all night? Or do you reach out to others, embracing the opportunity to meet new people? Even people in the last category, those natural networkers, sometimes run into a problem. How do you start a conversation with someone you don't know? Here are some tips gleaned from "The Muse" which you might find useful the next time you're in a room full of people.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Attitude Adjustment for Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Don't Worry, Be Happy. Or so the song tells us, but that is easier said than done. Sometimes circumstances seem to keep us in a rut, or an unsatisfying job, a toxic relationship, a worrisome legal situation, etc. etc. etc. You can feel like a prisoner of your environment, unable to make things different, make a move, or get away. And it might be true for the moment that there are things you don't have control over. But there is one thing you do have control over; that is the way you think. You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can change your mindset.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

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