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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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Career Success and the Power of Perception

In the business world, it can be tempting to believe we’re all operating in the same objective reality. After all, we deal in things like facts and data. We forget sometimes that reality is actually quite subjective; it’s shaped by the observer. Different people can interpret the same facts and...

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Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

One question I get a lot is around the topic of professional certifications. People want to know if they’re worth it. After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. And most require a significant investment of time and energy on top of it.  So, do professional...

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