How to Fix a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes. We all make them, and we make them at work. Screwing up on the job happens to everybody, so, just as it is important to avoid making mistakes, it is equally important to learn how to recover after messing up. The key here, as with many other things, is being proactive. If you make… Read more »

How to Deal with Fear of Failure

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Fear of failure is something that blocks many people from achieving their goals. They imagine how horrible it would be if they fail, and this sometimes prevents them from even trying or not giving 100 percent effort. Here are a few tips on overcoming the fear of failure. 1. Change how you view failure Your… Read more »

Reaching Your Goals

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We all have goals for our lives. They may be goals at work, connected to our career, or personal goals. Often, however, we have trouble reaching these goals. We never seem to be making the progress we would like to make. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to take a… Read more »

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness

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No matter what kind of job you have, you need mental toughness. Mental toughness is what gives you the tenacity and resilience to tackle the challenges you face at work. It enables you to perform at your best. It gives you confidence. Mental toughness is what enabled quarterback Tom Brady to bring the New England… Read more »

How to Move Ahead in Your Career

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Everybody wants to advance in their career. Naturally, performing well at your job is important to move ahead. But there are other actions you can take as well to help your career development. These are things that can have a major impact on your professional growth. 1. Having a mentor. This is someone who can… Read more »

What Not to Put on Your Resume

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If you have ever gone through a job search, you probably have seen all of the advice out there on how to create a good resume. There are different opinions about what to include and what not to include, and these also change over time, depending on what employers are looking for. Here is some… Read more »

Working from Home

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Because of more flexible schedules and better technology, the number of people working from home – part of the time or all of the time — is greater than ever. About one-fourth of all workers do their job from home at least some of the time, more than a 100 percent increase since 2005. Many… Read more »

How to Handle the Unexpected

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We all have to face the unexpected occasionally, and the same is true at work. There are unanticpated obligations and problems that constantly crop up, and, one way or another, we have to handle them. The world is inherently an unpredictable place. We constantly have to deal with actions and events that we cannot foresee…. Read more »

The Importance of Your Workspace

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Your workspace is important. You spend a lot of time there. But it probably doesn’t get the attention it deserves. You have probably given little thought to how things are arranged. You probably have items scattered around, everything from papers and folders and reports to pens and staplers and coffee mugs, maybe even a half-eaten… Read more »

Integrating Work and Personal Life

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Conventional wisdom about work-life balance has always been that you should separate the two as much as possible. When you leave your office for the day, you should leave your work at work. Do not mix the two. If you allow work to impinge on your personal life, you will only create more stress and… Read more »