AVOIDING THE PITFALLS WHEN WORKING FROM HOME

There’s no denying that working from home offers many advantages. In many ways it’s the ultimate freedom.  You get to set your own hours, working when, where and how you want. However, there are also a number of potential pitfalls you need to be aware of, and watch out for, or you’ll risk turning your home-based job into an unproductive …

Job Crafting – Make Your Job More Fulfilling

Do you wish your work was more enjoyable and meaningful? If so, Job crafting could help you transform your experience without having to change careers or even search for a new position. According a recent Gallup Poll, more than half of US workers say they aren’t emotionally or cognitively connected to their work.  Statistics about employee engagement reveal that 53% …

5 Tips on Staying Focused in an Increasingly Distracting World

Absentmindedly, you reach for your phone. You open your favorite app. Nothing has changed since you last did this 10 minutes ago, but you kind of forgot that you’d just done this. So, you open a different app… but you were just there, too. Does this sound familiar? Sometimes, we convince ourselves we’re being super productive by staying up to …

5 Reasons Why Dreaming Big is So Important

EmbracingThePowerofThinkingBIG We hear it all the time. It’s plastered on the back of every elementary school bathroom. And it’s what your mom tells you when you’re unsure of your future. Dream big. In theory, dreaming big sounds great—but it’s easier said than done. That being said, without big dreams, we’ll never reach our full potential. We have to dream big …

Thinking Small to Go Big

Did you know that only 8% of people reach their goals? That’s right! The other 92 % fail within weeks or months. According to researchers, one of the main differentiators who are successful, comes down to one simple thing: setting specific and challenging goals.  Naturally, there are several other factors to goal achievement, but for now, let’s focus only on …

Why You’re Unable to Just Sit Down and Do Your Work

Have you ever had important things to do, but you just couldn’t make yourself do them? Sometimes it’s simple procrastination, but that’s not the only explanation that applies when you’re resisting your work. There can be a variety of things that are preventing you from taking the action you know you should take Let’s get to the bottom of it. …

How is your career mojo?

How is your career mojo? Navigating a return to work after a long absence can be daunting, especially if it requires securing a new position. Typically, most people rely on networking as a common strategy. However, with so many workers, managers, and leaders furloughed or laid off, the competition can be fierce. Add to that bias about long-term unemployment, and …

Helpful Learning Resources for Leaders

Do you want to become the kind of leader who inspires others? Are you ready to achieve impressive results for your company? Making a commitment to continue to learn is the key to success as a leader, and these resources will help you along your learning journey!  Best Books to Read  Proactive leaders are always reading — you can learn …

Changing Careers? 4 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself

When we leave school, college, or university, often we have no idea what we really want. We choose a job or career based on what our parents, friends, or career advisors say. Then, ten years on, we find ourselves in a mediocre situation, with a growing sense of disappointment and dissatisfaction about our work and our place in it. Is …

You Can Train Your Brain to Switch to Positive Self-Talk

Numerous scientific studies have proven a more optimistic attitude will benefit you in terms of mental health and well-being. Even more intriguing is the idea that positive self-talk can lead to better physical health, happiness, and success in every aspect of your life. With so much at stake, it’s obvious that switching your brain over to a habit of positive …