Category Archives for "Maximizing Your Potential"

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 […]

Why Your EQ May Be More Important Than Your IQ

emotional intelligence

It’s been said that a high IQ can get you a job, but a low EQ can get you fired. Do you know the difference? IQ stands for “intelligence quotient”, and is used to measure intellectual levels. EQ, or “emotional quotient”, is the ability to recognize, understand, process and manage emotions in oneself and in […]

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

Making a career change is challenging at any age, but it can seem especially daunting if you’re decades into a particular path and have a family depending on you. Rather than feel excited about the prospect of starting a new career, many people feel trapped and hopeless. When you’re unhappy in your current job but […]

So You Think You’re Going Back to School

So you think youre going back to school

In today’s rapidly changing environment, it has becoming increasingly important to stay competitive by adding value to your company. Since a greater percentage of the workforce have college degrees, higher education has become less of an option and more of a necessity for many fields. A major paradigm shift in the workplace is that employers […]

Why You Can’t Measure Your Self-Worth in Dollars, Titles, or Possessions

Why You Can’t Measure Your Self-Worth in Dollars, Titles, or Possessions

Early in my career, a mentor told me, “You’ve got to look for the people who’ve got fruit on the tree.” He was referring to Matthew 7:17, “Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” My mentor believed that if a person was wealthy and successful, they must be an […]

3 Ways a Career Personality Test Could Change Your Life

3 Ways a Career Personality Test Could Change Your Life

A few weeks ago, I met an interesting couple. I had just given a speech at a seminar, and they approached me to ask how they could improve their relationship. They were very much in love, but personality conflicts were creating problems in their marriage. “You need to take a personality assessment,” I told them. […]

How to Find Job Satisfaction No Matter Where You Work

Job satisfaction

If you Google the phrase “how to be successful”, you’ll find plenty of advice telling you which TED talks to watch, which mindsets to adopt, and which steps will help you achieve a fulfilling life. Type “success” into Amazon’s book search, and you’ll get 101 pages filled with books on every aspect of success. Everywhere […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing a Trending Career

choosing a trending career

Dear Chuck, I have been in my current job for only two years since graduation and am starting to feel I made a mistake. I don’t like the hours I am required to work and the compensation is not keeping up with my needs. To make it worse, the outlook for this field is bleak. […]

Instead of Running From Problems, Run Towards Opportunities

Did you know in the new “gig” economy, the average person will change careers 8-14 times in their lifetime? That may sound like a lot but it’ll soon be the norm. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with changing careers; what matters is the motivation behind your change. That’s the difference between a serial job changer and […]

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