These hacks can increase your impact at work

Do you pride yourself on meeting the expectations in your job description and completing tasks on time? That’s a great start, but if you want to be the first one promoted in good times and the last one fired in bad times it’s important to stand out from the crowd. In today’s employment market, many […]

3 Brilliant ways to ask about an internship

You have a polished resume. Your portfolio of work that is top notch. You even have an elevator pitch to describe your value in under a minute. You take that perfect package and you start sending out inquiry emails, submitting applications, and making cold calls asking about internship opportunities. And then… Crickets. This may sound very familiar […]

I still believe in work-life balance

A brilliance mindset tells us that success and routines go hand-in-hand. Developing routines that are geared toward supporting your success – at work and at home – and repeating them daily almost guarantees that success. A brilliance mindset does not tell you to achieve your professional goals by casting aside who you are or what you […]

Why time management fails you

Time management is a highly desirable job skill. It matters for your work. It matters for your daily life. Photo by Some Tale You need to make it to the movies on time. You need to pay bills on time. You need to deliver that report to your boss by Friday. You need to have […]

6 surprising ways to self-sabotage

You may have heard the saying, “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Unfortunately, most of us are well-practiced in the art of avoiding discomfort — so much so that we can sabotage ourselves in order to avoid it. It can be the discomfort of failing, succeeding, or having to perform tasks that make us feel insecure. Have you […]

How to study so you can pass the NCIDQ

This post originally appeared in 2012 under the title “NCIDQ I’m in ur base, pwning n00bs” and was one of my most popular blog posts of all time. It was cited all over the interwebz because, apparently, studying for the NCIDQ was so traumatic that no one could bear to relive the experience by writing […]

The 3 mentors you really need

There are three mentors you need to raise your career and lifestyle and reach your goals. Before you seek a mentor, though, ask yourself: What is it I really, really need from a mentor right now? Here are some things to consider when you begin your search. » Mentors are everywhere. For a formal mentoring relationship, you can […]

Abundance means more than money

Some people equate financial success with abundance. Having enough money is a significant part of abundance, but there’s much more to it. Abundance is a mindset and a belief system. It’s a way of viewing the world, the people in it, and yourself. It’s making the decision to believe that the universe will provide, as long as […]

3 Essential questions to ask before a career change

When we leave school, college, or university, often we have no idea what we really want. We choose a job or career based on what our parents, friends, or career advisors say. Then, ten years on, we find ourselves in a mediocre situation, with a growing sense of disappointment and dissatisfaction about our work and […]

6 ways to set healthy boundaries at work

With smartphones at our fingertips, boundaries around the business are more blurred than ever. Applications like Slack and Gmail make us radically accessible, conference calls can happen at any time of the day, and laptops make it easier than ever to work on the weekends. It’s no surprise, then, how stress begins piling up. Things […]