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The Importance of Being Patient When Setting Long-Term Goals

From a previous article, I laid the foundation for effective goal-setting strategies. You have made a committed decision to reach a well-defined destination and you know in order to achieve your goal; you need to cultivate self-discipline, persevere, be resilient, etc. Is that the end of the story? Since there is no guarantee you will reach your goal within the time assigned, you will need … Continue reading The Importance of Being Patient When Setting Long-Term Goals

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How to Make Friends and Improve Your Social Skills

Humans are social animals. This observation was first made by Aristotle over 2000 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then. We now have scientific evidence that meaningful relationships can improve our well-being and make us happier. Neuroscientists using brain imaging technology—MRI—have shown that our brain releases dopamine and oxytocin when we bond with friends. While research has shown we are wired … Continue reading How to Make Friends and Improve Your Social Skills

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How Do I Stop Wasting My Time at Work?

Do you struggle to get things done at work? An article published in the muse finds the average worker wastes three hours per eight-hour workday. That’s over 700 billion dollars salary cost to employers in a year. Those statistics make devising a time-management strategy imperative for both employees and managers. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to navigate tight schedules unshaken, reduce stress, … Continue reading How Do I Stop Wasting My Time at Work?

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4 Skills I Wish I Mastered in My College Years 

It’s the day you and your family have been waiting for. Your first day in college! For the first time in eighteen years, you’ll learn what it means to live without your parents. After hours of making sure you are settled in, it’s time to say goodbye. As you hug your mom and dad, you experience a mixed feeling of fear and excitement. The freedom … Continue reading 4 Skills I Wish I Mastered in My College Years 

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What I Learned from a Seven-day Laptop Diet

As a sales representative by morning, an executive coach, and a blogger by evening, I usually work for eighty-two hours a week. However, last June I decided to conduct an experiment. What if I went on a seven-day laptop diet? That same week, I sold my used computer and ordered a new one online. I struggled to adjust at first, but the benefits of my … Continue reading What I Learned from a Seven-day Laptop Diet