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How Long is Normal to Go Without a Raise?

In my monthly Q&A sessions, I commonly receive a lot of questions about raises. This one comes up frequently: How long is “normal” to go without a raise? Is it a problem to have the same salary for 5 years or more? Here are my thoughts on the subject and some key points you should keep in mind...

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How to Deal with an Intimidating Boss

Let’s face it: Everyone has had an intimidating boss. After all, there’s a clear hierarchy in the relationship—bosses are inherently “superior” to employees. They have authority over you. They can, in essence, make or break your career future. So, it’s only natural if you feel somewhat on edge in...

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How to Find Your Voice at Work

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.” While writing my new book (The Invisibility Cure: How to Stand Out, Get Noticed and Get What You Want at Work), I experienced quite a few personal revelations. One in particular has really stuck with me. You...

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How to Raise Your Visibility at Work

About a year ago, I was hosting a training session on the topic of emotional intelligence. I asked the professionals in the room to shout out some of the feelings they experience on an average workday. I heard: happy, frustrated, stressed, angry, overwhelmed, fulfilled, engaged, irritated,...

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There Are No Shortcuts to Success

I’m back again writing another article based on the wisdom I’ve gained from Jeff Haden’s amazing book, “The Motivation Myth.” If you missed my previous article, you can read it here. This concept is not a new or revolutionary one, but it still strikes me as important given our world today. Haden...

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The Secret to Motivation

I’m currently listening to the book, “The Motivation Myth” by Jeff Haden. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s been incredibly motivating! I’m only about halfway through and, already, I can confidently say it’s one of the best books I’ve read on the topic of goal achievement. If you’ve set some lofty...

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How To Bring More Love Into Your Work

Love isn’t something most of us think about at work. We’re professionals after all. But, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. You see, love doesn’t have to be about romance. I actually believe the essence of love is much more profound than that. I also...

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Are You Overly Invested in Work?

The philosophy behind Eat Your Career is that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience. That’s a tall order, I realize. I really do believe that work is a very important part of life. When you’re not happy with your career, it can impact all other areas of life. Your mental, physical...

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Should You Have Friends at Work?

I’ve long believed that friendships and work don’t necessarily mix. However, in the past few years I’ve refined my stance on the topic a bit. The Argument Against Friends at Work First, a little background: I’ve seen many situations where friendships in the workplace create sticky, complicated,...

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15 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

As a career coach, I hear a lot of the same questions. While human beings are endlessly unique, they’re also surprisingly similar. Many people struggle with the same career and workplace challenges. One of the most common questions I hear is this: “How do I know when it’s time to quit?” It’s a...

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