How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

February 14 , 2018

With February upon us, staying immune to some variation of the "winter blues" becomes almost as difficult as avoiding the flu. A general sense of restlessness and discontent may try to worm its way into various facets of your life, including your career. Or, perhaps, after the buzz and...

Filed Under: Attitude, Happiness, Psychology, Self Reflection

9 Skills that Pay Dividends Forever

May 25 , 2017

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.

Filed Under: Emotional Intelligence, eq, Good Habits, good habits, life skills, Personality, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, Self Reflection

Simple Ways to Stretch Out Your Summer Vacation

August 18 , 2016

Recently, my boyfriend and I completed a one-week road trip from the California Redwoods to Portland, Oregon. When I returned to work and everyone asked how my trip was, rather than responding with the typical “Too fast,” I responded that it was great. Lazy, hazy days these were not. We did so...

Filed Under: Happiness, summer vacation, Psychology, psychology, Vacation, vacation

8 Habits of Considerate People

August 08 , 2016

Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said, “Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.” It’s true. Being kind and considerate softens people and makes them malleable to your way of thinking.

Filed Under: Body language, Emotional Intelligence, empathy, Good Habits, good habits, Politeness, Psychology

Five Ways Mindfulness Will Launch Your Career

July 07 , 2016

Mindfulness is an increasingly popular notion in the workplace, with companies such as Apple, Yahoo, Starbucks, and Google using it to their benefit. Google, for example, offers employees a 19-hour course on the subject, which is so popular that thousands of Googlers take it each year.

Filed Under: creativity, Emotional Intelligence, focus, mindfulness, Psychology, Stress, stress management, Your Career

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

January 21 , 2016

Answer before you have an answer

Filed Under: Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, Communication, Focus, focus, good habits, memory, Strategy, Psychology

5 Remarkably Powerful Phrases That Will Help You Get What You Want

January 04 , 2016

Would you like to be better at getting what you want from your employees, co-workers, customers, bosses, kids, and partner or spouse? Sometimes a change in wording is all you need.

Filed Under: Attitude, Communication, communication, Confidence, Good Habits, Strategy, Psychology

4 Ways to Figure Out What You're Good At (Not Just Passionate About)

November 19 , 2015

It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.”

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, psychology, Self Reflection, strengths

The Basics of Business Body Language (Infographic)

October 22 , 2015

Most of the information people take in about their surroundings is visual. When someone is listening to learn more about you and your company, they're also closely observing your body language for even more clues. Are you conveying the message you really want to send?

Filed Under: Behavior in the Workplace, Body language, Communication, communication, good habits, Professional Development, Psychology, Self Reflection, Success

How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

October 08 , 2015

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems...

Filed Under: Attitude, behavior in the workplace, Decision Making, focus, Good Habits, good habits, Happiness, health, positivity, Psychology, psychology, Success, success