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9 Tips for Balancing Work and School

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If you are like most students, you probably have to earn at least some money to keep up with living expenses.

You may even need to earn wages to offset some of the costs of your tuition and other educational expenses.

This means getting, at the very least, a part-time job.

Some students are able to balance work and school with no issues.

However, these students often do not have challenging class schedules, nor do they have particularly challenging jobs.

If you are in rigorous classes, if you work many hours per week, or if you have a job that is mentally or physically taxing, balancing work and studying becomes a big task to overcome. Don’t be discouraged. Many people have made it through college while also working. Click Here to Read Article …

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9 Qualities of Amazing Public Speakers

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Speaking in front of a large group can be turn many people into a bundle of nerves, but if you are out to make an impact for the greater good, then avoiding public speaking isn’t an option.

You have to channel all of the inner courage locked inside of you.

Public speaking is all about sharing your ideas, concepts and views with a large crowd in order to spread awareness or open hearts to new directions.

Without a sharp, focused and confident mind however, it can all come crashing down fast.

Let me share with you what I’ve gathered — the finest tricks and tips to channel the natural orator within. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Ways to Get in the Zone

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When thinking of Zen, instead of asking yourself what it is, ask yourself when it is.

Zen is simply now — the practice of complete awareness of the present.

While Zen has immensely beneficial applications in a multitude of personal situations, it can be extremely helpful in the work environment.

We all have the potential to experience Zen at the workplace, and the wonderful benefits it promises.

It’s just a matter of recognizing what Zen is and applying a few of its principles.

Have you ever been so involved in what you are doing at work that you fall into a hyper-focused state, and before you know it, you look up from your work to see the time has zoomed by? Click Here to Read Article …

Why You Still Work at a Job You Hate

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You hate your job, don’t you?

You’re tired of the same schedule and the lousy pay.

You’re tired of busting your ass only for your boss to get all of the credit.

You’re tired of begging for days off. You’re sick of working when you’re sick. You’re fed up with having more work piled on you when you’re busy enough as it is.

I’ll bet you weren’t offered a raise when they said you have to take on more responsibility, were you? Click Here to Read Article …

5 Questions to Find Meaning in Your Work

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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 …

How to Handle a Career Transition

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Depending on why you are choosing, or have chosen, to switch careers you may be facing a variety of emotions — but it’s a safe bet that they will include both exhilaration and trepidation.

Finding your feet in a new field can take time.

That’s why it’s a good idea to lay the groundwork by taking at least one course that relates to the area you plan to work in, even if you’re just moving within a certain field.

Not only will this help acquaint you with any legal and professional issues you need to be across, it will also inform you about practices and information that might, at the beginning, be unfamiliar.

It’s important to choose a study program carefully and wisely. Online courses are very popular now, as they are flexible and can be fitted in around other commitments.

Use a good, comprehensive resource and make sure that you select a course that meets your needs and goals. Embarking on a period of study is also a great way to connect with others who will also be entering your chosen field, via online professional forums connected with the subject. Click Here to Read Article …

Are You on the Right Sleep Schedule?

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How common is it for people who run their own businesses to sacrifice sleep?

Do a lot of us get three or four hours a night?

Have you ever pulled a full all-nighter, and it wasn’t for a chemistry exam back in college?

Getting that exalted eight hours is something I’m here to recommend. And yet …

Here are some bright-eyed and bushy-tailed thoughts on some alternatives to a traditional night of sleep for those of us who either have too much to do or who just have a hard time operating on a traditional timer. Click Here to Read Article …

9 Signs It’s Time to Change Careers

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What is your first thought every morning from Monday to Friday?

If you seem to toss and turn, hitting the snooze button while mumbling about how you hate your job or your life, then you’re probably one of those people who think a job is a deadly chore.

You are a miserable soul, and your job or career is sucking the life out of you.

Is it time for a change? Not necessarily.

Maybe the job isn’t the problem, in which case a job switch wouldn’t help much. On the contrary, you might feel that your choice of career has everything to do with your misery.

Here are nine tell-tale signs that your career is to blame — and that it’s time for a change. Click Here to Read Article …