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Hard Work

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

Lessons from Thrive, on Passion and Commitment

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

So if we stay calm and focus on our passions, they will transform in what we truly want to be and do, because we are human beings willing to make a meaningful difference in the world, at least for the amount of time we are on earth.

5 Ways My Dad Taught Me What It's All About

Jennifer Meer | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

He taught me to work and love hard, and feel grateful for the hardness because it makes all the sweeter parts of life that much more so. In other words, he taught me how to parent.

Gifted or Hard-Working? Which Is Better for Long-Term Success for Our Children?

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Giftedness is no guarantee for success. In fact, the world is full of gifted failures and yet we, as parents, often hope and pray we have gifted children. This is then a parenting misperception used to validate a parent's sense of worth.

Handprint of a Leader: Red Robin's Remarkable Denny Post

Elise Lelon | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business
Elise Lelon

For installment #2 of AWE's Inspirational Female Leaders Showcase Series, we have chosen Denny Post, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, at Red Robin.

Notes From a Default 'Feminist'

Courtney McKinney | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Courtney McKinney

If we continue with the expectation that men will do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively), then gender equality will continue to evade us. However, if high expectations are set regardless of gender, I think default gender equality is the most likely outcome.

5 Unexpected Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Belle Beth Cooper

As I worked through the list of techniques I'd collected, the post became so long that I had to split it in half. Here are even more suggestions to help you make your day more productive without putting in extra hours.

Celebrating the Millennial Perspective

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

Millennials have learned a lesson that many of us Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers never did, a lesson in priorities that is both surprisingly mature and quite refreshing.

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

The Important Thing We Are Missing

Kristen Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

In an effort to make family a priority and give our kids what we didn't have, we've become a child-focused culture. In many ways, we've lost our purpose. 

The Rich Aren't Rich Because They Work Harder. They Work Harder Because They're Rich!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The path to financial stability is harder to navigate than it has been in almost a century. And yet, the 99 percent forge ahead unappreciated by the fortunate few who reap the profits and call themselves deserving.

Stop! Don't Buy That! Be Happy!

Nancy Deville | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Conspicuous consumption is kind of a fun concept. We've all done it. Clothing. Cars. Jewelry. Homes. Does buying more things make you happier? Actuall...

I Didn't Know That

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships are generally co-created by people who are willing to be wrong, or at the very least recognize the difference between their opinion and what is factually true.

The Thing That Makes All The Difference In How Your Life Pans Out

Tammy Bleck | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

There's one good thing about building your life from the dirt up, you recognize the bottom and the people you met there. You respect it, and them. And while you don't want to live there, you know it says more about you than anything else you will ever do.

Will Congress Act on the Working Poor Crisis in 2014?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Much ink is spilt in end-of-year recaps this time of year, but the most compelling national analysis so far came from Joan Walsh of Salon. She proclaimed 2013 as the year "Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor." But unfortunately Congress still hasn't discovered it.

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

Work, It's a Dirty Job We Should All Love Doing

Phil Butler | Posted 07.04.2014 | TED Weekends
Phil Butler

"We've declared war on work." With two minutes to go in Mike Rowe's solid TEDTalk on the merits of dirty jobs, the host who's done maybe more crappy jobs than anyone, he spills the beans on a huge problem.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Reinventing Yourself

James Altucher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
James Altucher

Here are the rules: I've been at zero a few times, come back a few times, and done it over and over. I've started entire new careers. People who knew me then, don't me now. And so on. This is what worked for me.

10 Reasons Why I Love Dancers

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 12.17.2013 | Arts
Sarah Draugelis

Since I have moved back to NYC and am temporarily living with two dancers, I have begun to realize (or re-realize) a VAST difference between the two breeds: humans and dancers. Here is my list of the reasons why this experience has been so charming.

Is the Antidote to Burnout Actually Harder Work?

Liz Wiseman | Posted 12.07.2013 | Women
Liz Wiseman

We face a problem of abundance -- too much information, too much to do and too many growing demands on our finite time. Much of the technology that promised to make our lives easier is actually leaving us overwhelmed, exhausted and feeling burnt out.

How-To Work Your Social Change Ass Off

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Social change requires tenacity, strength of commitment and old-fashioned hard work. Bluntly, you may not be tough enough. If social and economic ju...

Hard Work

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

If you met me at the age of 14 you would have voted me the least likely person to become a CEO of a multi-million dollar company. I have to be honest and say it is those jobs, those experiences and that sweat that led me to this path and this success.

Luck Has Nothing to Do With It

Katie Lance | Posted 10.09.2013 | Small Business
Katie Lance

I tell people all the time, I feel so blessed in life and in my business. In the 10 months since I started my own consulting firm, I have been busier than ever.

Tackling the Dysfunctional Workplace

Randy Hain | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

So often businesses focus on the bottom line or sales growth, but don't do the things necessary to keep the employees--who are the backbone of the organization--happy, fulfilled and engaged.

How Using My Brain Has Helped It Heal

Marian Salzman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Marian Salzman

No matter the trauma you face -- and we all will, because life is never trauma-free -- never underestimate the power of hard work, or working hard at your passion, to heal.