BEGIN ANYWHERE

Have you ever hesitated to start a project or pursue a goal because you just didn’t know where to begin?  If so, you’re not alone.  When facing a large or unfamiliar pursuit, not knowing where to begin is one of the most common reasons for procrastination.  The good news is, it’s also one of the …

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IMPOSTOR SYDROME

If you’re a go-getter who thrives on challenges, no doubt there will be times in your career where you’ll feel like a fraud.Even if just for fleeting moments, as you take on more responsibility, change careers, get promoted, earn a higher salary or start a business, you will question your competence. In pop psychology, this …

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Micro-networking

With everything going “micro” these days – loans, brews, and even apartments – why not networking?  What is micro-networking?  It’s a way to cultivate your network through ”mini-yet-meaningful” interactions. Research suggests that it takes 6 – 8 interactions to build trust, which is the basis for a strong relationship.  With busy schedules, it can be …

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FREE YOURSELF FROM GRUDGES

One of the most powerful lines I’ve heard about the case for forgiveness is, “Holding onto a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.” Humans are complex and have different values, beliefs, and opinions.  If you’re interacting with others, your buttons will eventually get pressed.  If you believe strongly in a …

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EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY

Orson Welles said, “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you end your story.”  Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s easy to forget that everything is temporary.  Both the painful moments and the joyful ones pass.  Life goes on. We can greatly reduce our suffering in life …

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Successfully Work a Crowd – 5 Networking Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, I am pretty happy being at home with a good book or eating lunch alone while catching up on e-mail.  While “re-charge” time is important for introverts, I realized early in my career that I was missing out on professional opportunities because I wasn’t cultivating my network.  While walking into a large …

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