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8 Simple Hacks to Overcome a Fear of Quitting Your Job for Entrepreneurship

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

This post was originally posted on Unsettle.org I don't know when the shift happened. I went from thinking I could never quit my job to sitting down...

How Exceptional Leaders Push Star Performers Out the Door

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

I once managed a guy named Tim (name changed). His work was strong and I considered him a key player on our team. But I noticed shortly after his two-year review that he was losing steam. His work was barely making it in on time, he was less collaborative in meetings, and folks were starting to wonder whether he was on his way out.

7 Ways to Be a Better Conversationalist

Quora | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

How does one become a better conversationalist?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Le...

Will Learning to Play Poker Help You in Your Career?

Quora | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Quora

Is learning to play poker worth it?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from exp...

What Can Running a Marathon Teach You About Life?

Quora | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

What Running a Marathon Taught Me About Life: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn...

Know Place Like Home: Manuevering Midlife Meltdowns Via Divine Intervention

Greg Archer | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

So, there I was minding my own business when, from nowhere -- well, that's debatable -- I received "a sign" from The Universe to write about my Polish family's odyssey surviving Joseph Stalin's mass deportation of approximately 1 million Poles during the 1940s.

5 Valuable Things I've Learned As a Young Professional

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

Historically, I've tried my best to remain positive and appreciate the process. I do my best to stay focused on the fact that all things in my life, both positive and negative, present themselves for a reason.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiating

Kim Keating | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

Negotiating is not always an easy thing to do. In our survey, 45 percent of respondents said they fear to negotiate for their salary due to "lack of negotiation skills" while 18 percent said they do not negotiate because of a "perceived lack of skills." In the past, I've talked about what TO do in a negotiation. This blog is about what NOT to do -- what I like to call the seven deadly sins of negotiating.

Good Advice Will Kill Your Dreams

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

When you're trying to orchestrate a major change in your life, it can get a little scary. It's a very natural reaction to look for advice from people you trust, but you need to be very careful about what you ask for, and even more careful of who you ask for it.

4 Ways to Get Expert Career Advice Without the Fuss

Ebonie Townsend | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Ebonie Townsend

Here are four resources you can tap into today to connect with ambitious, helpful, successful people who are more than happy to give you advice!

Second Career Success Story: This Man Deeply Influenced Steve Jobs On Innovation

Karthik Rajan | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Among Steve Job's top 10 favorite books, there is only one business book on innovation. It is by Clayton Christensen. All this happened for Clayton in his 40's/50's! Here is his story.

7 Ways I Set Myself Up for Failure As an Athlete

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Uberoi

Here are seven ways I set myself up for failure as a pro tennis player:

Why I Don't Believe in a 5-Year Career Plan

Shivani Bhagi | Posted 08.02.2015 | HuffPost Home
Shivani Bhagi

After 15 years in corporate working in IT & Management Consulting firms, I left the industry, my home, my country and opened up a restaurant in another continent altogether.

11 Ways to Master the Art of the Email Introduction

Quora | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Quora

Email introductions are a poorly understood art and are often done too hastily without careful thought. Making introductions the right way can be the best way to help two people and create a lot of value. But doing it wrong can make one of the parties look bad and can alienate one or both parties from you.

A Toptal Coder Shares His Journey Exploring the World While Escaping Winter

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"Basically, I hate the winter. I love Argentina, I love my country, but when it gets cold, I go to a place where I don't need a jacket. I can't stand the cold."

You Don't Have to Quit Your Job to Get International Experience

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Mark Horoszowski

No, you don't have to quit. In fact, maybe you can get your boss to sponsor it. Like Tausha shared, you don't need to quit your job to travel, and she has plenty of resources to help you out.

Why Don't Students Demand More Career Information From Colleges?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 07.28.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

In almost every modern industry, technology is changing the way that users access information. GPS-based applications like Waze provide commuters with real time, crowd-sourced traffic updates, while websites like E-Trade and Yelp give consumers unprecedented transparency into the financial and restaurant worlds, respectively.

The 7 Things That Dad Wants You to Know as You Start Your Career

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.

Top 5 Ways to Master the Art of the Conference Call

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

The art of conference calling. Wait. You didn't know it was an art? It's definitely a skill worth building if you're running a modern business, and it is as much an art as any other form of presenting. Whether you want to blame it on technology and the internet, or the costs associated to flying, or even the huge slowdown in flying America took after 9/11 that forced us into doing more calls, the conference call has become a huge part of doing business and you can't escape it.

What Frat Are You in, Bro?

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
Brian Hanley

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8 Keys to Successfully Move Your Way Up the Work Totem Pole

Quora | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Quora

Contrary to popular belief, working the hardest and the longest hours is not the path to management. Sure, in some companies maybe, but if that's the way to get to management in a company, I'd swiftly exit said company. In that type of environment, the "higher up" you get, the more doggish hours you're working.

How to Stop Hating Sunday Nights

Melinda Parrish | Posted 07.24.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

If you spend Sunday nights with your stomach in knots and your mind racing about all the possible, terrible things that might happen to you in the week ahead, chances are that there's an area of your life that you're unhappy with.

10 Tricks to Becoming a Better Negotiator

Quora | Posted 07.26.2015 | Business
Quora

The best negotiation is when both sides end up equally happy and equally unhappy, but here are some tricks I've learned from far better negotiators than me. When I use these tricks, I find everyone is happy. When I don't use these tricks, everyone is usually broke.

6 Reasons Why Lawyers Are Unhappy With Their Jobs

Quora | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Quora

Most attorneys work about six days a week, generally fifty plus hours per week, and the norm now is to be available anywhere at any time. It is not uncommon during extreme times (trial, an important deal closing, etc.) for those hours to increase substantially and days off to become elusive.

If Life Is a Party, Are You the Guest or the Host?

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

Who do you think has a better time? Almost everyone remembers a party they hosted. Few remember the parties they minimally attended. The host is engaged, making it happen, talking to everyone. The guest is only waiting. Who are you? What would it take you to transform yourself from a guest to a host?