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Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake. – Francis Bacon Sr. What’s the reason why we work hard so hard anyway? Do The Beatles’ lyrics ‘I’ve been working like a dog… I should be sleeping like a log’ strike a chord with you? Unfortunately, this is the path that many are…

What are your talents? It’s a seemingly simple question, but so many of us struggle to answer it. Yes, there are the fortunate among us who can quickly list that they are good singers, dancers, artists, teachers, or salespeople. For others, it’s difficult. We often go through life doing things that help us earn a living, and make our mark as contributing adults. But, how often do we see these we do as being an…

The topic of mental health has become one that’s more easily talked about in recent years. There are always conversations on social media about it, but what about in the workplace? Mental health may feel like more of a sticky subject in a place where you only feel comfortable making small talk, but it’s crucial that people are supported and provided for in this regard. Read on to learn what you can do at work…

It takes an exceptional set of skills and qualities to make a great leader. Even the most successful managers, and directors are continually finding new things to learn, improve and change as both themselves and their teams grow. Although you might think that some people are just born with great leadership instincts and everything comes naturally to them when coordinating a team, it’s usually not that simple. It takes a lot of commitment, hard work,…

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others;…

Logical intelligence has traditionally been considered the most important success factor in life and business, but things have drastically changed in the last few decades. Today, most people realize that emotional intelligence is the basic precondition for success in their personal and professional lives. This is not an assumption, but rather a proven fact. Studies show that almost 90% of employees and executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures. Many other reports…

Even if you love your job, work can be stressful. From overpacked schedules to pointless meetings, it can be hard to avoid frustration in the workplace. If you’re sitting at your desk trying not to pull your hair out, consider what you can do to create a stress-free environment at your very own desk, providing you with personalized space where you can thrive. 1. Fix the Lighting In a survey of more than 1,600 employees,…

Stress at work can be tough to avoid, especially if you are stuck behind a desk. Combined with long hours, it can take a serious toll on mental health, especially for women according to a new study. The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that women who put in 55 hours or more every week at work had a higher risk of depression. Working weekends also increased depression risk for both men and women. Researchers…

What is the thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning? We all need a trigger to keep us motivated and build our persistence to reach goals. For some the trigger is money; for others it is praise. There are those who get motivated by the need to make a difference and those who have the desire to climb higher on a professional ladder. Regardless of what drives you to grasp your…

Everyone dreams of becoming very successful at a young age. But only a handful of people realize this dream. Why does this happen? There is only one thing that determines whether a young person will be successful early in life or not. That thing is choices. Every person is faced with a series of choices at any given time. What kind of choices determine whether you’ll be a successful young leader or not? It’s those…