Build a Strong Work Ethic and Get Things Done

We often hear that success is the result of hard work. Hard work does pay off, but not everyone has the right work ethic to put in a full day of work. It’s common to daydream, avoid work, and procrastinate. A strong work ethic is both useful and admired. Many …

What Every Employee Needs To Know About Initial Probation Periods

When starting a new job, you may find yourself facing an initial probation period. In these hard economic times where there is stiff competition for jobs, more and more companies are instituting probation periods for newly hired employees. Read on to discover the ins and outs of these probation periods …

A Beginner’s Guide to Conducting an Effective Training Session

Maybe you’re nervous because your boss expects you to pull together a workplace training event, and this is your first time having to do something like this. Relax and use this step-by-step guide to prepare and lead a rewarding training session to make participants want to come back for more. …

How to Look Confident Even When You’re Nervous

Confidence gives you an advantage in any situation. You’re more likely to ace an interview, charm your date, or convince your child to eat their vegetables when you’re sure of yourself. Just looking like you’re confident is often enough to make you more persuasive and successful. Plus, our behavior tends …

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6 Easy Ways to Incorporate Short Breaks into Your Work Day

While you’re at work, it’s common to feel overwhelmed with all the projects you’re juggling. Concentrating for a long period can be taxing, both emotionally and physically. This often results in a tired mind, aching muscles, and a complete lack of energy. What can you do to rest and revive …

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Keeping Your Self-Esteem after a Job Loss

If you’ve lost your job, there’s no denying that it can be a devastating ordeal. It can be a real burden, especially when your whole family depended on that job and the income it provided. However, you can find the strength to recover from a tragic job loss. Sometimes it …

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14 Career Tips to Help You Brush Up on Your Soft Skills

For many job hunters, describing their soft skills can be the hardest part of applying for a new position. You’re prepared to send your transcripts and discuss your sales record, but how do you prove that you’re a team player or early adopter? In case you don’t already know, hard …

12 Signs That You Are Being Too Self-Critical

It’s admirable to do your best and attempt to be the best person you can be. It only makes sense to examine your negative results in life and try to do better the next time. But it’s also easy to become too self-critical. A high level of self-criticism is detrimental …

Set Yourself Free by Leaving Your Past Behind

Everyone has a past. You’ve experienced exciting moments and beautiful memories that you’ll keep with you forever. Yet, you’ve also likely been through situations that were challenging and full of heartache. Certain things are always better left in the past. But how? Put this knowledge to work to let go …