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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

Give Positive Career Direction to Others

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

Making a positive difference in someone else's career might be easier than you think. Author, Stav Ziv, shares a story about a professor who listened to her career ambitions (deep dive reporting) and kindly pushed her in a different direction (leadership roles). Her professor believed in her abilities to be a good leader, and he foresaw this field being more successful for her than her own chosen path. Because he respected her enough to give her good advice, and she respected him enough to listen to his good advice, his wisdom positively affected her career.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Can You Ever Have Too Much Productivity Advice?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself wondering how some people get so much done in so little time? One contributor to Forbes wondered about this on social media, and the answers he received inspired him to write an article and create cartoons about simple ways to boost productivity.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Reaching Your Career Goals

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When you have big career goals, you don't want to let anything stand in your way. Unfortunately, being employable isn't always as easy as walking into the job you've always dreamed of.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Self-Improvement Tip: You Are Not Responsible for the Happiness of Others

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 22, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Is your goal to make everyone in your world as happy as possible? To be blunt, this is a pipe dream. No matter how thin you spread your time, your talents and your soul, it is never possible to please everyone. And, truthfully, to take on the responsibility does a disservice not only to you but to them. There is a better way to live your life and impact that of your community. Consider changes which will empower you and others.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Learn How to be Yourself at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you feel like you have to act a certain way at work, and when you go home you can finally be your normal self? Career coach Sara Young Wang encourages you to be yourself at work, too! It is stressful and tiring to try to be someone you aren't.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

How Much Exercise is Too Much for Mental Health?

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

Exercise is well known to benefit mental health in many ways. Not only does it help minimize symptoms of depression and anxiety, but it may even prevent certain mental illnesses. A recent large-scale study provided further support for the importance of exercise to mental health, but it also had one surprising finding: too much exercise might actually have the opposite effect.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Mental Health

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