Category Archives for "Career & Work"

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 […]

Ask Chuck: Creative Ways to Increase Income

Dear Chuck, My wife and I really want 2018 to be the year we get our finances in order and become better stewards. We have a significant amount of debt we still need to pay off, and recognize our need to save and give generously. Our finances already seem to be stretched thin, and we […]

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 […]

7 Trending Careers, and Why You Should Consider Them

Trending Careers

What’s your dream job? Finding a satisfying career (that also pays well!) is challenging. There are so many choices today! Books, articles, counselors and podcasts are informative, but there’s one aspect in career planning that tends to be ignored. When making a career choice you must consider how a specific job will fit. We each […]

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 […]