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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Achievement: What Does Smiling Have to Do With It?

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of grocery shopping. I am however, an expert at reading environments and advising my clients how to make their work spaces more productive, inviting, empowering and profitable. That’s why a local grocery store captured my attention. I always feel good in there. An early morning…

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Five Easy Steps for Getting Your Career Back on Track

Are you feeling stressed, burned out, or like you’re going nowhere in your career? If you find yourself constantly complaining about your job to family, friends and co-workers, it may be time to set a new career direction. Here’s five easy steps for getting your career back on track: Review these 11 Signs Your Career…

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Stressed Out? Five Quick Tips to Help You Chill

It’s summer and the living should be easy – right? These days almost everyone is stressed about something — jobs, money, the economy, health, etc. It takes conscious effort to stay in a peaceful state of mind in today’s world.  Here are five tips you can try for chilling out: In her book “99 Things…

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Overwhelmed at Work? Up Your Energy

If you’re like most of  us, you’re overwhelmed with work on a daily basis. What’s the secret to being able to effectively manage all you have to do with all you have on your plate? There are many tips for conquering overwhelm that I share with my clients, but one key element for success is…

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Are you Finding a Job or Building a Career?

“What Career Seekers Need to Know” a teleseminar this week brought up some enlightening points about finding the work that is right for you. (Contact me if you’d like a recording of it.) It brought to mind a conversation with Tom, a parent seeking advice about how his son, a college graduate, could find a…

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Happy Graduation! Some Hot Tips for Finding a Job

If you’re a recent college graduate – congratulations! Do you know your next steps for finding a job and starting your career? When you graduate it’s easy to feel like all the hard work is done and you’ve earned your entree into the job market. Having a degree does make it easier to qualify for…

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What?! Step Away to Get More Done?

If you like getting things done it’s easy to convince yourself the most productive way to go after it is to sit at your desk, focus, and plow through whatever is on your plate until you are finished. I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent hours chained to my desk due to this mindset.…

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