Posts tagged work

Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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When to Quit Your Job: 5 Signs that It’s Time to Go

According to Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, 51% of American workers are actively looking for a new job. 3 million workers voluntarily left their job in 2016, a number that’s gradually increasing as worker confidence increases. People leave their jobs for all sorts of reasons. Some simply can’t stand their current work anymore. Others are undergoing important life changes, like a new…

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Can Working from Home Help Your Work-Life Balance?

Your alarm rings first thing in the morning, before the sun even comes up. You’re filled with the same dread you feel every morning: The dread that comes with knowing you’ll have to get out of bed, put on some big kid clothes, and head out to work. Who hasn’t fantasized about working from home, also called telecommuting, during these moments? What greater joy could…

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Going Back to School? The 5 Tools You Need To Get Ready

The school buses are revving up and the last days of summer are fading. Back to School season is in full swing, whether we’re ready or not. While I’m sure many of our Fabulous users have been planning and organizing for weeks now, others going back to school might not be quite as prepared. For whatever reason, if you feel like you’ve been floundering through…

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I Hate My Job: Can You Learn To Love Your Job?

We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else. When you retire you will have spent a combined total of 90,000 hours or a third of your life in the office. That’s why it’s so important that you actually enjoy that time and find your work valuable. Sadly many people express dissatisfaction with their job, in fact, last year in a poll by…

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The Power of “No” – How to Say No and Reduce Your Anxieties

Have you figured out how to say no? Picture this; It’s 4:59pm on Friday. You’re finishing up the last of your day’s work, relieved that in less than 60 seconds, you’ll be free to go home and decompress from a long week of meetings, errands, and workplace drudgery. After dedicating your time and energy to the people around you, it’s finally time to look after…

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Michael Bungay Stanier on Work, Goals, and the Power of No

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of several top-selling books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work. He’s also the founder of Box of Crayons, a company dedicated to helping organizations and business leaders do great work. This is his story on work, goals and why you should learn to say no —– The snowball started back in 2002 when I wrote my…

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Acceptance, Persistence, and Laughter: Kevin Hart’s Life Lessons

When you open Kevin Hart’s new book I Can’t Make This Up, the first thing readers might notice is that the introduction is labeled “Mandatory.” The message is repeated in the first two sentences: “This introduction is mandatory. That means you have to read it.” In this mandatory introduction, Hart introduces three words to readers that he explains are important for understanding the lessons he…

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