As yet another year is getting ready to end, wise business people look toward the future year. They plan and dream. They set goals and outline how they plan to reach those goals. Here are some tips on what to include in your goals.
I don’t know about you, but when the weather outside goes from cold and dreary to sunny, it inspires me. It makes me want to spring clean my home inside and out (although I’m a bit behind on that right now, but don’t judge!). But when it comes to cleaning and updating, you might forget […]
I used to work for a business that gave out end of year bonuses every year. Granted, some years it was a lawn chair, umbrella, or a blanket displaying the company name. But some years the bonus every employee received was monetary. Whenever the bonus was money I usually hung onto it until I figured […]
There are a lot of things I love about the holiday season. One example is seeing the pretty lights and decorations everyone puts up in their homes and businesses. I also enjoy special holiday food dishes, Christmas music, and the parties where friends and loved ones gather. What I don’t love is trying to find […]
Many people need extra money in their budgets from time to time. I did a couple of years ago, and that led me to freelance writing and virtual assistant work to pay down debt. Eventually it grew enough to let me quit my full time job and work from home.
Lots of times switching jobs is exciting. You may get to meet new people and learn some new skills. In addition, you might be glad to leave behind a job where there were ill feelings.
Staying at one job for your whole career isn’t as common as it used to be. Changing jobs is sometimes a way of moving up the ladder. It’s what I did several years ago to advance to a higher position and pay. But sometimes it doesn’t pay to change employers. Making that decision can be […]
It’s pretty common these days for people to have a side hustle to boost their budgets. Actually, I had a side hustle myself up until very recently when I quit my full-time job. Now I work my freelancing side hustle full-time instead. To other people, though, a side-hustle could be any number of different occupations. […]
Recently, a former co-worker of mine quit her job. While she didn’t flip her finger when she left, she did make it known that she hadn’t been happy while employed there. The town I live in has a population of just over 5,000 and, as a result, jobs are sometimes hard to find. My employer, […]
It’s a strange realization when you start a new job, especially when you’re an entry-level employee and this is possibly your first “real adult” job, that you have to manage your boss. If you had good mentors, a good internship, or perhaps a really good Career Center in college, someone may have told you this […]
If you’re a Millennial, get used to learning how to manage your last two weeks at work. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, Millennials will have four job changes by the time they are 32. There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the best things to keep in mind when […]
Many of us have seen the comics or sitcom TV shows, where the main character has finally had enough and just storms out yelling “I quit!” (or some colorful variation thereof). Hooray for him! we cheer, because we’ve seen how horrible his boss is, or how crazy his coworkers are. Finally he got out of […]
One of the best ways to earn more money is by getting a raise at your current job. A pay increase may mean a little more work, but if you like your job and are good at it, it’s not as tough as getting a second job or starting a completely new career. While it’s […]
Happy holidays! Are you back to work already? Sometimes it just seems like the holidays fly by – which can be a good or bad thing, depending on your viewpoint! One thing that’s for sure: for those of us back to work in an office, feeling productive after the holidays, when the office is mostly […]
This time of the year can be tricky in the office: in addition to avoiding all the tasty treats in the office (holiday pounds!) and the minefield of wishing someone “Happy Holidays” vs. “Merry Christmas” (a true minefield depending on the politics of your office), the last thing you need to worry about is giving […]
I recently attend a really awesome business/financial conference called FinCon16. If you’ve ever attended a conference as a business person looking to make new connections and grow your business, you know how overwhelming these conferences can be. There are so many conferences out there, so many things to learn and implement immediately, it’s tough to […]
There’s a lot to be anxious about when you’re going on an interview: am I qualified? Will they like me? Have I prepared for the most common interview questions? What about uncommon interview questions? While there are dozens of ways to try to prepare for an interview, there are a few easy ways you can […]
When I first started traveling for my job, I thought I had the whole travel experience down. After all, I traveled for vacation as much as I could – what could be different about traveling for business? It turns out there is a lot of difference between traveling for business and traveling for fun, including […]
I consider myself a bright person, generally. Tell me something once or twice, and I can remember and do it the way you asked. However, I recently found out that I have been doing something completely opposite of instructions for YEARS. I have listened to advice, taken notes, and… ignored it all. If you work […]
In previous posts, I’ve covered how to leave your job, and the pros and cons of making your side hustle a full time gig. There are serious pros to starting your own business and running it where ever you want: flexibility, location, and being your own boss. However, there are a lot of compelling reasons […]