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Fall Into Routine: 5 Ways to Have a More Productive Autumn

There’s no better time than the fall, the season of heading back to school and new fiscal-year possibility, to create new routines or recalibrate old ones. As a successful entrepreneur, I use routine to set myself up for productivity. Routine…

How to Build a Bigger Retirement Nest Egg With Your Side Hustle

Financial experts recommend you save $1-1.5 million to retire comfortably. If that number sounds impossible, you may be part of a national trend. According to the US Government Accountability Office, 48 percent of households headed by someone…

Why You Should Think Like a Salesperson When Hunting for a New Job

The art of sales and the art of securing a job aren’t all that different. Both center on your ability to hold a meaningful, mutually beneficial conversation. Both also have reputations for one-sidedness. Salespeople and hiring managers are…

Make Your Side Hustle Worth Every Minute With These 5 Principles

From driving for a rideshare company or tutoring online to reselling items on eCommerce sites or working at a local coffee shop, there are plenty of side hustles to earn extra money in the gig economy. However, all these side hustles take…

The 3 Keys to a Successful, Sustainable Career in IT

The current mantra is, “Everyone should learn to code.” The problem is most people interpret that to mean “Everyone should become a programmer.” Like many professions, programming takes a certain combination of talent and skills that…

Perfectionism Can Sink Your Business — Here’s How to Manage It

Article by Cecilia Meis Have you ever read a job listing that describes a search for a perfectionist? The hiring company must surely have the best intentions: It wants someone who will work hard to get the job done right. But if the company…

Forget Your Job Title: No Matter What Your Role Is, You’re in Sales

A firefighter, a professor, a computer repair technician, and a lawyer are having dinner together. Which one is the salesperson? None of them, right? One is in the business of saving lives, another teaches, one fixes stuff, and the last one…

So You Bombed: How to Move on After a Bad Presentation at Work

Have you ever had a horribly embarrassing public speaking experience? Were you mortified when you went blank in your high school French class when asked about Madame Thibeault’s small dog? Did you give a presentation at work and, when…

Coping With the Stress of a Job Search When You’re Newly Sober

Looking for a job can be stressful for anyone. For those who may be fresh out of rehab for drug and alcohol addictions, the same stresses that every job seeker faces can be amplified by still other stressors unique to early recovery from…

Don’t Let These Big Threats Hinder Your Leadership Success

Being a successful leader in an organization does not shield you from career failure. In fact, the higher up you are on the org chart, the greater the risk of professional setbacks. Mistakes and blind spots at that level tend to negatively…

14 Things You Should Never Say to an Interviewer

Who among us hasn’t had the experience: You walk into an interview for a job you really want, sit down in a chair, and immediately start saying things you regret. So much hinges on what you say in the job interview — and unfortunately,…

So You Made a Mistake at Work. Here’s How to Fix It.

We all make mistakes. It’s inevitable. But owning up to a blunder at work isn’t always easy. “I think it’s hard because to admit that you’re wrong is not something that’s comfortable for most people, especially in a situation…