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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

Self-Improvement for the Brain - Accentuate the Positive!

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

Happiness is not our default state of mind. Our brains are hard-wired to ensure our survival, and so they are on constant alert for threats. Even though we live in the most advanced technological society in the history of mankind, at the deepest level, our primal survival instinct is still intact from our caveman ancestors. We are not conscious of it, but our brains are constantly scanning for things that might eat us, harm us or take things from us. Our modern emotions translate this into negativity, producing cortisol, a hormone that can cause damage over the long term.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Career Advice: Empathy for Those Who Get on Your Nerves

Posted by Brian Spence on Aug 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Everybody has those coworkers that, for whatever reason, know just exactly how to get under people's skin. These sorts of fellow employees tend to make the workday and work week really long, exhausting, and irritating to those who simply want to get in, do their job, and go home.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

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

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