8 Habits to Build More Personal Accountability in Your Life

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When things don’t turn out the way you want or expect, it’s easy to deny your role in the situation and look to external factors to blame. And while circumstances, other people’s actions, and even luck can impact your personal and professional lives, refusing to accept accountability can prevent you from ever achieving your full … Read more

11 Professional Goals Statement Examples for Your Next Job Search

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Are you among the many who have been professionally affected by the current recession? Unprecedented unemployment rates have come along with the COVID pandemic. In fact, all 50 states plus the District of Columbia have reached unemployment rates greater than their highest recorded during the Great Recession–and rates that have not been reached since data … Read more

5 Reasons Why Multitasking is Bad for Your Productivity

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Ten years ago, I found that “multitasking” was a highly sought-after skill in the job market. When in interviews, I would always throw that buzzword out there so my potential employer would know that I could do the job of three people at one time. That was one exaggeration in my job interviews, among others … Read more

How to Live in Self-Isolation During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Simple Resource

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Note: This post is provided courtesy of Morning Brew (with a few extra suggestions of my own). Morning Brew is a newsletter delivered every morning and designed to give you an update on what is going on in the world today. To learn more, you can read my review of Morning Brew here. In light … Read more

5 Reasons Why Time Management is Important

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Do you wonder what separates successful people from ordinary ones? The answer is knowing how to manage your time well. Many successful people have different approaches that got them to where they are today. But the one thing they have in common is that they know how to juggle high-level projects and make sure they … Read more

How to Do a SWOT Analysis on Your Personal Life (with Examples)

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A big part of working on personal development is having a clear picture of where you are right now. Knowing exactly where you are versus where you want to be can help you strategically plan for success. But how can you do an objective self-analysis to determine what makes you unique? If you do some … Read more

How Price’s Law Can Positively Impact Your Work

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Who are the superstar performers at your job? Do a handful of people come to mind who consistently make the most sales, design the best new products, or always seem to have the winning ideas? This person might be you if you’re the one who is adding substantial value to the team, but the larger … Read more

11 Proven Ways to Stay Focused at Work

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How do you stay productive at work without sacrificing your own well-being? The sad fact is that it has become increasingly difficult to stay focused on your tasks because of the modern work environment. One reason is due to the fact that work interruptions are inevitable. From phone calls and emergency meetings to coworkers who … Read more

The Eisenhower Matrix: Make Urgent vs. Important Decisions with 4 Quadrants

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The Eisenhower Matrix - How to Make Decisions on What’s Urgent and Important

Picture this: You have a long list of things to do, and you have no idea where to start. If you’re anything like me, you want to get everything done at the same time so it is all behind you and you can move on. But how can you decide what needs to be done … Read more

7 Best TED Talks on Procrastination: Tim Urban and Others

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Watch the 7 best TED talks on procrastination and learn how to stop struggling to get things done.

TED—which stands for “technology, entertainment, design”—is a company that posts lectures online with the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” The TED conference has been held each year since 1990, and while its initial focus was on technology and design, it has since expanded to include lectures on a wide variety of topics, including education, business, and … Read more