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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 […]

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My First Job After College

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My First Job After College

Most people don’t know this about me, but I majored in history as an undergraduate. Like many college students, I didn’t have a clear picture of what I wanted to do with my life. So I decided to study a subject I loved, figuring I would at least enjoy my classes even if I wasn’t […]

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 […]