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The #1 Way to Build Your Professional Reputation

When we think about building our professional reputation, most of us tend to think about working towards large-scale accomplishments. We plan big goals and think that our reputations will be built when we achieve them. Of course, growing our experience and skills is critical to building our career paths. But, our professional reputations are not […]

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How to Train Your Brain to Be Positive

No matter how focused or productive we are, there’s one thing I know to be true. Even badasses have bad days. Days when plans go off the rails. Days when an offhand remark from a stranger feeds your worst insecurity. Days when you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Bad days […]

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How to Stay on Track with Your Goals

Our motivation is strong in January. We’re starting new habits and chipping away at our goals. But, I know from my own experience that you can’t count on pure motivation to keep you on track all year. I’ve tried it countless times—it doesn’t work. By springtime, my willpower and focus fade. Then all of my […]

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Start the Year Strong with Clear Goals

When I reflect on the past decade, it’s clear to me that all of the wonderful things that I’ve accomplished or manifested into my life started with a small practice. About 10 years ago, my best friend and I met up to dreamscape about the year ahead. We’d brought our notebooks to our favorite neighborhood […]

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Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career

It’s Thanksgiving week! Right about now, anyone with a social media feed is getting barraged by hand-lettered graphics reminding us to “be thankful” and “count our blessings.” But, let’s be honest. When these messages are being delivered by artfully curated Instagram accounts that want to sell us leather boots on Black Friday and by distant […]

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How to Crush Every Work Assignment

One of the most effective ways to show up as a badass is to be known as someone who crushes every assignment. That might sound a little crazy. But, I assure you it is possible. It’s not all about working hard. It’s about working smart.    Working smart starts with one key principle: Don’t Make Assumptions. […]

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Why You Need a Power Squad

There’s a powerful quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that I’d like to share with you. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn This quote has been repeated, paraphrased and recycled many times by countless sources over the years. It’s sage advice, and words that I […]

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How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss)

The world is full of opportunities. Many times, your next best step can very well be available at the company where you are already employed. Internal jobs get posted on official boards, recruitment emails with lists of available positions are sent, and co-workers tip you off about new possibilities. If you are happy at your […]

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How to Catch Up When You’re Feeling Behind

Buckle up, we’re heading into a busy time. Life picks up speed as we head into the holiday season. At work, at home, everywhere! It’s easy to feel like there’s simply not enough time in the day. Especially at the workplace. I can’t give you the gift of more time. But, I can help you […]

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Stop Letting Email Rule Your Day

I’ll be blunt. Email doesn’t count as real work. If you are spending the workday in your inbox, you are wasting your day. Email is an insidious little time stealer. Email is an insidious little attention stealer. Email is an insidious little soul sucker. It’s time to stop letting email control your day. I admit. […]

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