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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5 Steps for Improving Attention Span and Concentration

Diagnosed cases of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) continue to rise hand-in-hand with TV, Internet, computer game, and portable media use. Marketers compete viciously to get your attention. It takes louder noises, brighter lights, and extreme headlines to pierce the wall of media’s onslaught. All these tricks leave your mind numb and unable to focus on your work, creativity, or studies. As you fight back and recognize the battle going on for control of your mind, you can increase your attention span and improve concentration. [Read more...]

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...]

3 Ways to Improve Your Imagination

When you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting! In other words, “You can’t solve problems using the same kind of thinking you used to create them,” to paraphrase Einstein. Your professional and personal success will depend on your ability to develop imaginative, innovative thinking.

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