A Simple Guide to Being Authentic

A Simple Guide to Being Authentic

In today’s world we get mixed messages about what’s real and what’s fake. Everything seems to be crafted for optics. And as a result, we’ve become so desperate for authenticity. We long to have clarity and trust in everything in our lives down to our own views of ourselves. How can I be more authentic with myself, in my relationships, and in my work? Through six simple suggestions, one can begin to live out a more authentic life—step by step and day by day. It need not be hard, it just needs to be sincere. 

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Screen Addiction is Slowly Killing Us and Our Relationships

Screen Addiction is Slowly Killing Us and Our Relationships

There is no denying that we are spending more time in front of screens than ever before. While technology is infinitely useful, it also comes with a dark side. Our increased screen usage is becoming addictive and that’s impacting our mental health and social bonds. We can take steps, however, to wrestle back our autonomy by choosing where to put our time and attention. Contained within are practical suggestions to help change our habits so technology remains our servant not our master.

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New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

New Grads Need These Social Skills to be Successful in the Workplace

Every year following college graduation, thousands of graduates begin their new careers in the workplace. Unfortunately, the excitement and anticipation are quickly met with unexpected culture shock. One of the biggest missteps happens when new grads start their jobs without considering their workplace reputations. This has a lot to do with incongruent social skills and underdeveloped soft skills. Contained within are 8 suggestions for new grads to better align their social skills for the workplace and to optimize the start of their careers.

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6 Ways to be Optimistic When It Seems the World is Falling Apart

6 Ways to be Optimistic When It Seems the World is Falling Apart

In times like these, things may feel hopeless. There are more problems in this world than we can keep track of and often we feel powerless to change them. But hope abounds because nothing lasts forever! Even the bad stuff. Through these six suggestions, we can embrace optimism to see us through these challenging days and feel a whole lot better in the process.

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Planning Your Personal Brand for a New Job

Planning Your Personal Brand for a New Job

When you start a new job, you’re given a unique opportunity to set a reputation for yourself before anyone one else can define it. To do this, it requires deliberately planning your personal brand and creating an action plan for your behavior. If done properly, one can settle into a new assignment projecting a persona that he or she solely cultivates and controls. Such efforts will then pay professional dividends for years to come.

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How to Practice 6 Soft Skills to Be Successful in Life

How to Practice 6 Soft Skills to Be Successful in Life

This is the second part of a two-part series about soft skills. Soft skills are a vital part of functional living encompassing all areas of our personal and professional lives. Because they are not precisely defined nor easily measured, it can be confusing to figure out how to put them into practice. Following are 6 disciplines that cover a wide range in the overarching soft skill spectrum. If put into practice regularly, they will pay positive dividends for both your relationships and for your own self-development.

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