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This Startup Entrepreneur Lives On Min. Wage So He Has More Money To Donate

Linch Zhang | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact
Linch Zhang

Ben West is a startup entrepreneur based out of Madison, Wisconsin. He is also a member of the Effective Altruism community and had donated over $100,...

5 Important Steps to Take Before You Resign

Consuela Dezso | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Consuela Dezso

Resigning can be somewhat nerve-racking, because there is change and uncertainty involved, which the majority of us don't like to deal with. Nevertheless, there are some steps you can take to eliminate part of the stress. Here they are.

Focus on the Process--Whether Growing a Business or Publishing a Book

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

We're an instant gratification society always focused on the finish line.

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

What Is The One Thing You Long For Most In Your Life Today?

Kathy Caprino | Posted 03.14.2016 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Think about the one thing that you believe would generate the biggest breakthrough in your life today. And be specific -- don't leave it at the world "fun," for example, but share in one word the deeper expression of what fun represents to you. What would "fun" make possible in your life, work, and family?

I Bombed the Interview. Now What?

Andrew Lee | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
Andrew Lee

After a night of sulking, you eventually accept your lot, and begin performing an autopsy on exactly what happened during that interview. You ask yourself what went wrong. Was it my outfit? Did I stutter? Did my leg shake? Countless questions race through your mind, but the central question still remains -- I bombed the interview, now what?

Millennials Who Move Up and Those Who Move On

Dianna Booher | Posted 03.08.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Let me start with some definitions: By "up," I'm talking about increasing responsibilities and earning power -- either within the same organization or at a different organization.

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

The New Way To Focus At Work (And At Home)

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 12.14.2015 | OWN

The authors of Getting to It! show us how to eliminate distractions and concentrate on the projects that make us more successful -- and happy. Becaus...

How Millennials Are Redefining Success

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Brad Harrington

Millennials are ambitious, and are willing to work for success. Career growth opportunities are rated at the very top of criteria for the selection of an employer.

Bob Dylan: Fate's Encounter With a Mighty Spirit

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Hindsight is 20/20: The Leadership Edition

Sara Canaday | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Sara Canaday

I believe this leadership evolution is admirable, and companies that apply these updated strategies are reaping the benefits. When leaders are groomed with this richer set of leadership competencies, the organizations experience a significant increase in a number of key areas.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Former Charles Schwab CEO David Pottruck's Breakthrough Change Into Right Work

Leni Miller | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Leni Miller

He practiced brutal self-reflection and took responsibility for his mistakes. He learned from his experience and grew beyond his pain. Now he is rapidly becoming a significant thought leader and expert in the area of change itself. Today, Dave is contributing to business and life at a level far bigger than that of being CEO of one company.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.31.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?

The Life Out Loud: Fostering a Creative Community

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.14.2014 | Arts
MeiMei Fox

I'm not afraid to say, and I say it with zero ego, but when it comes to the dreams of those who choose a life of creating for film, television and the...

The Personality Trait That Will Make You A Successful Midlifer

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, people can become so overwhelmed with multiple demands on their time that they can't get started on anything, much less those tasks that they need to get through somehow. You've got to get stuff done at work, pick up your kids, finish cleaning out your closets, maybe head to the gym, and get dinner on the table.

If You Want A Successful Career, Marry This Type Of Person

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings

It's known that personality plays a role in professional success. However, new research suggests that your spouse's personality can greatly affect you...

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

Ready to Shine? How to Start Using Your Natural Talents and Light Up the World With Them

Kathy Caprino | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

If you feel off course and know you're in the wrong job or career, I'd recommend taking these three steps to move away from thinking and actions that are keeping you from reaching your highest potential and being of service in the way you dream to:

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Redefining Career Success: A Simple Framework

Scott Uhrig | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Scott Uhrig

Think about your current job -- how does it stack up across the parameters of the framework? Most important, think about your next job -- how will you decide what's most important to you?