How to Make Working at Home Work

How to Make Working at Home Work

It's easy for the freedom, sparkle and shine that comes with working at home to be a little intoxicating. But, if you don't sober up pretty quickly, bad habits and a lackadaisical attitude can catch up with you. You don't want to put your sweet little gig at risk, or you at risk of getting a good talking-to from you-know-who…

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Time Management: Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

Time Management:  Is Tracking Your Time on Your To-Do List?

It’s important to learn early in your career how to account for time and track it. It’s always going to get away from you, and you won’t ever have enough of it.  Just about everyone underestimates how long just about everything takes. Most people don't have a clue how much time they spend on…

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Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

Straight Talk About Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace and What You Can Do

We've always had sexual harassment in the workplace. It’s not a new phenomenon. What’s become painfully obvious is we are still so confused over what it is, exactly.  The term sexual misconduct is getting a lot of attention lately.  Whereas some people may understand it’s the broad term to encompass…

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If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

If You Want More Work-Life Balance in 2018 Schedule Your "life"

I took some time off over the holidays. I stepped back entirely from my day job and distanced myself from YOM. It was delightful. I used part of my time to regroup, get things organized, get ready for the new year, and try new cocktail recipes.  Decluttering, organizing my 2018 planner, and most importantly cleaning out my closet…

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Thanksmas: Gifting Clients Without Breaking the Bank

Thanksmas: Gifting Clients Without Breaking the Bank

The holidays are here which means it is the most exciting time of the year. For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, it’s Thanksmas time – so let the client appreciation gift rollout begin! For most, the process of gift selection is daunting, and when it comes to client gifts…

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4 Things You Need to Do Before Dating a Co-Worker

4 Things You Need to Do Before Dating a Co-Worker

Mishandle workplace dating, and you can jeopardize your career. Have a series of love interests, and your professional reputation can take a hit. You don't want to go into workplace dating lightly. You’re never really done with a workplace romance unless you can both handle the breakup and control your emotions. Or, you can quit if it gets too messy.  Stop for a moment and let that one sink in…

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How to Say No to More Work Without Getting Fired

How to Say No to More Work Without Getting Fired

If you feel work overload now, you don't want to take on anything else. Period. "It's not fair!" you scream inside. And, the thought "Give me a raise and make these other people do their jobs" runs through your head at times. Often the best, most talented, most reliable get the most work. But, you already know that…

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How to Stand Up When You Have a Problem With Your Boss

How to Stand Up When You Have a Problem With Your Boss

You probably hesitate to approach your boss about "some" problems and issues. You know, those situations in which you need to stand up for yourself, challenge the status quo, balance an inequity, right a wrong, but mostly stand up for yourself. Don't wait until you're ready for the damn exit interview before you do it.

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