Admit it … you’re angry.
You’ve worked long hours, taken on extra assignments and attended office parties. Your boss said he or she liked your work, even hinted at an imminent promotion. But when the time came, the prize went to your coworker.
High fives, pats on the back and congratulatory emails fly around your office. You keep a stiff upper lip and even offer your congratulations. Inside you’re seething. The promotion should have been yours.
And you ask yourself, why are they better than me?
Or has my boss just been pacifying me so I would work harder and sacrifice my personal life?
You pack up your laptop and pass your colleagues on their way to get a celebratory drink. It feels like you are the out part of the in crowd. As you lay awake at night, you worry that your career has gone stagnant. Click Here to Read Article …
Graduate at the top of the class.
Become a CEO.
Get on the cover of Forbes.
Have the world’s most influential leaders on speed-dial.
Save the world.
Lofty goals consume us, sometimes in healthy ways, sometimes not so much. Goals are everything — they tell us where we’re going and inspire us to do what it takes to get there.
Nevertheless, no matter how beautiful and well-defined our final destination might be, without the rest of the map to guide us there, it’s nothing more than a pretty picture on a piece of paper. Click Here to Read Article …
From 2002 to 2012, I shared my life with the four-legged love of my life, a Czechoslovakian Shepherd named Kona.
He meant everything to me, and I wanted to give him the best of everything!
However, almost from the day of his birth, Kona had health challenges, all of which were serious but treatable.
When I say “treatable,” I mean, extremely expensive to treat.
In the first 18 months of his life alone, his vet bills cost over $10,000 – and every year, they skyrocketed.
Now, during those 10 years, I was very fortunate to have a job that paid me enough to cover my own needs and all of Kona’s vet bills. But the workplace environment and office politics were at times emotionally and spiritually draining. Yet, I chose to continue working at this job in order to give Kona the best possible care I could afford.
Along the way I had to find a way to make it easier — notice I said easier, not necessarily easy — to show up and do the work. Click Here to Read Article …
This is not a guide to dealing with anxiety.
It’s not an article on why anxiety is evil.
I’m not going to tell you why we should feel good all the time.
This article is about the various anxieties I’ve felt as a freelance writer and how I’ve negotiated them.
It’s about how these anxieties often produce better material as a result.
There are three types of anxiety I most commonly have as a freelancer: Click Here to Read Article …
For many of us, the working day can become monotonous, and this can really hinder our productivity.
A lot of us have tasks that need to be completed before the end of the day — having free reign over how to go about our work days is a luxury most of us just don’t have.
Our lunch hour is the one part of the day that is ours to take advantage of.
It’s a time we should be using to its full potential, and not just sitting at our desks eating lunch.
Through the years of working an office job, I’ve been exploring new ways to enjoy my lunch breaks instead of wasting the one part of my work day that I can call my own. Click Here to Read Article …