Is Your Professional Life Moving forward, Stagnating, or Retreating?

No matter where you are in your career, you are either moving forward, staying stagnant, or retreating.  Where is your professional life right now? Moving forward doesn’t have to mean you are seeking a promotion or have a “big hairy audacious goal” of hitting a certain income in your business. It CAN simply mean that …

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How to Handle the Workplace Nag (How-to)

Hope received an early morning text from her colleague, Von.* “Please don’t forget to (insert task here) sometime early this week.” Sigh. She’d already put a note on her desk as a reminder to do the task when she got to work.  He’d already talked with her on the weekend about the task. He’d already texted …

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How to Keep Your Desk Surface Productive for YOU (How-to)

My desk could be considered cluttered. That may surprise you, given that I write about ways to de-stress and be more productive as a professional. But having some clutter doesn’t necessarily translate to being inefficient. Stop and take a look at your desk surface right now. What’s on it? Mine has several inspiring items, a …

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Five Things a Real Professional Should Not Say (3 minute read)

We’ve all let out the snippy retort or the thoughtless response to an email. But a true professional will be conscientious about how he/she responds to others at work, knowing that good relationships are the foundation of professional effectiveness. The following examples are based on real-life dialogues I’ve experienced or heard about. “You obviously missed …

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