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Can’t Focus at Work? Use Task Batching to Organize Your Brain

cant focus at work? try task batching instead of multitasking

Creativity has never been a more in-demand skill. As automation takes over millions of low-skill, easily repeatable jobs, human creativity is one of the core attributes that differentiates us from machines. Real creativity, the kind that leads to breakthroughs in thinking and design, requires long stretches of deep, uninterrupted concentration. Multitasking is the biggest threat […]

The Often Overlooked Pros and Cons of Working From Home

pros and cons of working from home

Making money from home means living the dream, right? Well, yes and no. The flexibility and autonomy of working from home is great when you have clear boundaries, personal discipline, and your family respects the difference between your work hours and personal time. But if your days lack structure and boundaries, working from home can […]

How to React to Conflicts With Your Boss Without Ruining the Relationship

Conflicts between bosses and employees upset everyone. I know because I’ve been in both positions. I’ve experienced firsthand the tension, discomfort, and frustration that stem from unresolved issues. That’s how I know all conflicts must be addressed, no matter how awkward or difficult those conversations may seem. Problems don’t go away until they’re solved, and […]

Why Hard Work is Severely Overrated

Hard work matters, in fact it’s biblical, but it’s not the only factor in your success. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that hard work can be overrated if done the wrong way  “Work heartily unto the Lord”, but be a good steward of your time and talents. The Power of Mentors […]

How to Become a Life-Long Learner

Last week, I talked about the importance of continual learning and self-education. Not only does it benefit your career, it boosts your confidence, exercises your mind, grows your connections, decreases stress, improves familial relationships, and brings you closer to God. Now that you know the benefits of continuous learning, the question becomes: How do you […]

Why Continuous Self-Education Is Good for More Than Just Your Career

For most people, learning — at least, intentional learning — ends after college. They toil through their high school and university years, maybe pursuing an advanced degree. But once they’ve accepted that final diploma, their learning days are done. Or so they think. In reality, we learn all the time. Every work assignment and every […]

Want a Fulfilling Career? Stop Networking and Start Building Genuine Relationships

Want a Fulfilling Career? Stop Networking and Start Building Genuine Relationships

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Business is all about relationships. The old saying is true, but it’s repeated so often, you might be tempted to dismiss it as a cliché. I’m here to tell you that cliché or not, this is the most important piece of advice you’ll hear […]

Is It Selfish To Leave A “Good” Job For Something Else?

Is It Selfish To Leave A

People leave jobs for one reason: better opportunities. Those might come in different forms, depending on your priorities. For some people, better opportunities equate to a higher salary. Others take new jobs for the chance to hone their skills or challenge themselves professionally. Whatever particular opportunity they seek, they know they’re not finding it at […]

Is a Flexible Work Environment Right For You?

The gig economy in the U.S. is big and getting bigger. Freelance workers comprise 34% of the workforce, and that number could reach 43% by 2020. As on-demand businesses such as Uber, Lyft, and TaskRabbit offer people the opportunity to create their own schedules and work on their own terms, people have flocked to gig […]

How to Play Offense With Your Career & Create Your Best Chance for Financial Success

How to Play Offense With Your Career & Create Your Best Chance for Financial Success

Ever since the Great Recession, Americans have clamored to improve their financial educations. As the economy crumbled, people realized that much of what they took for granted — their jobs, their retirement funds, their ability to repay their loans — wasn’t guaranteed. Plenty of great financial minds stepped up to fill this knowledge gap and […]

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