Holiday Overwhelm Remedy: Take These Simple Steps

By Linda L. Hardenstein Wow! Where did this year go? With Thanksgiving just around the corner I feel the pressure of the rush to start my holiday shopping, get my cards and greetings done, shop for turkey day next week – yikes! I’m behind and I haven’t even started yet! It’s easy to get overwhelmed…

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Five Proven Success Strategies for 2012

By Linda L. Hardenstein There are lots of ways to set yourself up for success this year. Here are five proven strategies for moving you forward in 2012: Create your vision board. This tool helps you identify what you want, concentrate on it throughout the year and imagine that you already have it in your…

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Holiday Overwhelm Remedy: Take These Simple Steps

Wow! Where did this year go? With Thanksgiving just around the corner I feel the pressure of the rush to start my holiday shopping, get my cards and greetings done, shop for turkey day next week – yikes!  I’m behind and I haven’t even started yet!  It’s easy to get overwhelmed with holiday activities and…

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How to Land Your First Job in a Tight Economy

When unemployment rates rise, the competition the job market becomes increasingly challenging. Whether you’re looking for your first job or trying to land a new position, it’s more important now than ever to stand out from the growing crowd of job applicants. Sometimes people in the midst of a job search become so focused on…

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How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

By Linda L. Hardenstein Staying motivated when you’re searching for a new job can be a challenge. When I moved to Washington, DC from San Francisco some years ago without a job I thought I’d land a job right away with my degree and experience. What I hadn’t counted on was it taking almost eight…

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Following Your Path to Greatness

By Linda L. Hardenstein This is an update of my August 31, 2011 post entitled “Career Success: Following Your Path to Greatness.” Steve Jobs had a lot to teach us about truly “listening” to and being guided by our inner voice. What an amazing example of boundless creativity and fearless action that man was. “Trust…

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Are You a Professional Dealing With a Horrible Boss? Secrets for Winning – Part 2

By Linda L. Hardenstein This is Part 2 of my previous post providing tips for dealing with a horrible boss. It’s not uncommon at some point in your career to have what you would describe as a “horrible boss.” Handling them and surviving is an art. In addition to the previous tips you can: 4. …

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Are You a Professional Dealing With a Horrible Boss? Top 3 Secrets for Winning – Part 1

By Linda L. Hardenstein “My boss is always yelling,” said an attorney when listing the primary reasons for wanting to change not only jobs but careers. A friend who overheard this and who works on his own remarked that he couldn’t believe things like that happened in “professional” environments. As a veteran of law firm…

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What Do You Love?

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” — Maya Angelou Have you ever noticed sometimes when people ask you what you love to do, what…

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Productivity and Work Life Balance – It Can be Done!

Is it possible to be productive without working so hard? Evidently so according to The Business Insider’s article on the ability of the French to work shorter hours and produce more. Clients who take my Overwhelm Busters® classes learn about a productivity study conducted at a major corporation some years ago. A group of employees…

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