You Need Mind Numbing Work

Have you ever enjoyed mind numbing work? You need work that’s not going to weigh down your brain. A heavy brain gets tired. On the other hand, a slightly distracted brain is a light brain that can work on other problems.

How to Feng Shui Your Workspace

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Estela M. L. Go of My Dog Ate My Blog Want to improve both your productivity and happiness level? It's time to feng shui your workplace. Feng shui is a practice that will help you design your environment so that it brings the best of you out. By following the 10 practical ...

Why You Should Start Your Own Business

I’ve talked a lot about developing your superpowers over these past few months. It’s because I believe we all have powers that we don’t use that could make a significant impact on other people. It’s why I’m a big fan of starting a small business. Too often we get caught in a position within our careers that doesn’t allow us ...

Enjoy Every Step of the Uphill Climb

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Nicole Joy Leibman of Little Purple Cow “There’s only going to be one first, one opening” I hear my mother say as she finishes preparing dinner.  It had been about a year since I was let go from my job as an attorney, and decided to pursue my dream of starting my ...

9 Tips to Boost Your Motivation

There are days when you will struggle to do even the easiest task. A short email can feel like an hour long torture session. These days can really test your will. These rough days also give you a great opportunity to achieve significant personal growth at work. When you are struggling the most, you should rely on every resource you ...

Reposition Your New Career

Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Art Decker of New York self storage “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” This occurred to me during a recent move, but I was skeptical. I was moving from Chicago, where all my friends and family lived, where all my work contacts were located, to San Francisco. San Francisco is a ...

What Do My Arch Nemesis, Listening and Chili have in Common?

So I’ve been putting off these small projects that I know will help my business. I keep finding something better to do. I’ll send off an email or check my Google RSS reader or come up with a plan for some new product or grab myself a snack. The good news is that I realize it’s not my fault. How ...

How to be Fearless and Fear Less

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Susan Chambers of SAGE Editing and Research Services. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unjustified, unreasoning terror which paralyzes needed effort...”  (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1st Inaugural Address, 1933) Did you know that 12% of Canadians (source: Canadian Mental Health Association) and 18% of American adults ages 18 and ...