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Just Do the 'Thing'

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

7 Ways to Test Out If a Career Is Right For You

Alexandra Rice | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The feeling is common, especially for students whose college major doesn't directly align with a career path.

What One Speaker Learned From The Teenagers On Career Day

Laura Munson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

As a dreamy, driven teen, it was a challenge that both daunted and inspired me throughout my high school career. My dreams were always out-of-the-box -- an artist of some sort -- an actress, maybe a film-maker ... but luckily I was someone who figured out how to comfortably be in-the-box, keeping my out-of-the-box thoughts mostly to myself.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

What 45 Minutes With Michael Jackson Taught Me

Jody Michael | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Jody Michael

Talking to Michael Jackson was my first stretch goal -- something so big and so unlikely that most people wouldn't bother going after it. Unbeknownst to me at the time, that 45-minute call was one of the most important conversations of my life. It shaped me to be fearless and tenacious in pursuit of my goals.

Do You Know What You Are Worth?

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

My inability to negotiate my salary and other terms and conditions of employment has cost me dearly over the course of my career. In nearly every area of my life I never felt that I deserved more.

Navigating Your Career Through Breast Cancer

Stacey Tisdale | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Stacey Tisdale

The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.

Early Influences Can Open Up the Future

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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?

Top 30 Success Tips from the Forbes Under 30 Game-Changers

Kiyan Rajabi | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Kiyan Rajabi

From October 19th to 22nd, Forbes hosted over a thousand innovators in downtown Philadelphia for the first-ever Forbes Under 30 Summit. Among the attendees were those selected for the 30 Under 30 lists spanning across a multitude of industries.

Will You Be Ready for the Next Recession?

Stephen Adams | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Stephen Adams

We can't predict when the next one will come, but those who fall in its wake will face a tough road to recovery. That is because recessions are increasingly structural events. They occur less often but involve more economic disruption.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

7 Tips For Choosing A College Major You'll Love

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 10.17.2014 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

Still, not knowing what to study when first starting college is normal--between 20% and 50% of students start off as undeclared. Your early years are the perfect time to explore your interests and figure out what you love doing.

From Suits to Sweats, A Woman's Reconciliation With Her New Self

Juliana Maio | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
Juliana Maio

Most troubling was the shift of identity that was taking place inside of me. Law had been so good to me, I couldn't think of shedding that identity. And why should I? I was still a lawyer; but in the eyes of the world, the metamorphosis from lawyer to author was at the very least confusing.

5 Things to Do When Your Boss Stresses You Out

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

If you have a difficult boss, you're not alone. I've been there, done that and lived to tell. According to a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents said their boss damaged their self-esteem and one-third said their supervisor didn't remain calm and constructive. Here are several ways to handle that tough boss.

9 Ways to Take More Initiative at Work

Anush Kostanyan | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Anush Kostanyan

Initiative and creativity move the world. They foster the realization of innovative ideas in various industries and contribute to constant development.There is a great demand for energetic professionals who are inventive and enterprising enough to be proactive in everything they do.

7 Ways to Success-Proof Your Career and Your Brand

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

How many of you would go on a cross-country trip without mapping your trip on your GPS or Google? So why would you go through life without a "life plan"? This is where a mission statement comes in. Do you have a personal and/or career mission statement? If you do not, then create one.

5178 Gigs: Our 40th Musical Anniversary

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

It won't be noted in any of the trade papers, but Oct. 15 marks the 40th anniversary of my first public performance with my wife and musical partner Suzanne Smithline.

Why College Is One of the Most Crucial Times in Your Creative Career

Jinna Yang | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Jinna Yang

You don't have to have all of the answers to the questions that will come along the way. You just have to start, and college is the perfect time to use your resources to help you do just that.

Why I Quit My Big Time, Powerful, Six-Figure Corporate Job

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

I'm not sure if it was divine intervention, spiritual awakening, universal alignment, or just the really amazing bottle of chardonnay I had shared with my husband the night before, but something amazing happened one morning in November 2010. As my eyes struggled to open in the brisk morning sun, I felt different. I had an epiphany.

Want to Move up the Corporate Ladder? You Need a Career Map

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The success of your career map is contingent on having strong communications skills, self confidence and the discipline to stick to and adjust your plan as needed. My goal is to empower women to rise above the sticky floor and crash through the glass ceiling. Now, let's get started!

How I Knew When To Change My Career

Kerri O'Loane | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Kerri O'Loane

If you really want to change your career, that voice won't go away, it haunts you every time something happens to make you want to leave your current career.

How To Deal With Criticism At Work, Even When It Feels Personal

Glamour | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Glamour

While it's unrealistic to simply grow a thicker skin overnight, there could be some benefit to accepting criticism instead of internalizing it (and obsessing over it, and, let's be honest, who hasn't done that?).

The Most Important Thing To Remember About Work Relationships

OWN | Posted 10.06.2014 | OWN

Spiritual teacher and bestselling author Caroline Myss wants you to get one thing straight: Your workplace is not a therapist's office. When she met 3...

At What Age Can You Teach a Global Mindset?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

You can't just take your kid on a vacation to Spain and consider your work done, nor can you sign up for a language course during sophomore year of college and check "global mindset" off your to-do list. Developing a global mindset should begin before birth and continue for a lifetime.