How to Communicate Better

How to Communicate Better

Mobile phones, Internet connections, and spell-checks help us communicate more efficiently, but we still struggle to communicate effectively. One result of poor communication is misunderstanding. Misunderstanding creates most of our disappointment and strife with other people. You can be happier in your personal life and more successful professionally as you learn to communicate better. Let’s look at a few suggestions for improving your communication. [Read more...]

Going into Business for Yourself: Lessons Learned

Small Business Owner?

I heard someone once say, “When you go into business for yourself, you sleep like a baby. You wake up and cry every three hours!” When you start your own business, it won’t take you long to understand what it is he meant. [Read more...]

How to Find Work

How to Find Work

Finding work can be a discouraging challenge in a tough job market. It’s not simply a question about what jobs are available. It’s, “What jobs are available that I’m qualified for?” Finding work is much easier when you have (or can learn) in-demand job skills. [Read more...]

How to Learn a New Skill

How to Learn a New Skill

Learning a new skill is not difficult. There’s a lot of information available about what skills to learn to advance your career, but not much about crafting a learning plan to master those new skills. If you want to know how to learn a new skill, you need to discover your own learning preferences and understand some basic educational principles. As you master this information, you’ll be able to learn new, higher paying skills more quickly and accelerate your career. [Read more...]

Learn by Yourself to Advance Your Career

Learn by Yourself

You can learn by yourself and master new skills to help advance your career. Formal education and even certificate programs can cost you a lot of time and money. Learning these new skills and knowledge on your own may actually be more effective than enrolling in college courses. [Read more...]

High Paying Jobs: Pros & Cons

Are high paying jobs worth the cost?

If you’re tired of your job and want something that pays better, you may perform a Google search to determine which jobs pay the best. If you look at Forbes’ list of high paying jobs, you’ll see that they’re primarily medical and legal professions. If these jobs pay so well, why don’t more people work as doctors and lawyers?

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How to Think for Yourself

The three topic options for a term paper in my freshman philosophy class didn’t interest me at all. I looked over the requirements for our term papers – we wrote four over the course of the semester – and thought that it doesn’t explicitly say I had to write on the assigned topics to get an A grade. Knowing that the paper with the lowest grade got dropped from the calculation for our final course grade, I took a risk. I wrote a paper in flawless logic proving that, “Students in Philosophy 110 don’t have to write on the assigned topics in order to get an A on their term papers.” [Read more...]

10 Things to Learn for Getting Ahead

If you want to get new skills for a better job, to make more money, improve your business, or all of the above, your goals must include some type of learning. But what should you learn? The marketable skills today may be worthless tomorrow, so focus on abilities that will offer value for at least a few years. I’ve put together this list of 10 things that I personally feel will do you and/or your business a lot of good in the coming year. [Read more...]

5 Ways to Learn On-the-Job

You probably realize that to get a better job and income, you’ve got to learn new skills. But you can’t afford to quit your job to devote time to education, can you? How can you maintain your full time employment and still learn things to advance your career? You can do both at the same time! [Read more...]

The Highest Paying Career Skills

Highly-paid directors and executives have asked for my help to perform some very complicated tasks: inserting images into PowerPoint and basic formatting on Word documents. Seriously. Now, I’m not belittling their ignorance – “We’re all ignorant on different subjects.” I’m simply wondering if basic computer skills aren’t what brings in the high compensation, then which skills do? [Read more...]