You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

That’s the message of emotional agility from author Susan David, Ph.D. “The broader view we gain by stepping out means learning to see yourself as the chessboard, filled with possibilities, rather than as any one piece on the board, confined to certain preordained moves.” Stepping out is one of the four moves the author and … Continue reading You Are Not a Chess Piece. You’re the Board.

The Great Power Shift

I wrote recently about The Great Resignation, or what I called The Big Quit. More than half of survey workers say they’re planning to leave their jobs over the next year. According to a recent WorkLife.com article, some of the resignations will be values-based. “For some workers, the pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging … Continue reading The Great Power Shift

Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style

We are more than halfway through 2021, and it’s safe to say that many people are spending time reflecting on their careers and life choices. 2020 was a year of reckoning for all of us. The disruption to life, work, movement, and plans caused us to re-evaluate almost every aspect of our careers and lives. … Continue reading Study Smarter by Discovering Your Learning Style

If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

You might have plenty of good reasons to expect more of yourself; you might be proud of your high standards. But when high standards start making you feel bad about yourself, it might be time to rethink your position. Let’s talk about how your high standards and the self-talk that goes with them might actually … Continue reading If You’re Always Hard on Yourself, Read This

The Great Resignation

We’ve all had a rough year, but it looks like the 2020 pandemic lockdowns are behind us. Although many Americans are still looking for work to replace jobs and income they lost in 2020, many millions of employed workers are ready to quit. The Wall Street Journal reported that more U.S. workers are quitting their jobs … Continue reading The Great Resignation

The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes

I have a friend who has a problem saying “no.” She’s smart, organized, and helpful, which is a sure recipe for burnout if not managed carefully. My friend works hard, probably harder than she has to, thanks to the extra projects she takes on that are technically someone else’s problem. Being the go-to girl gets … Continue reading The Road to Heck is Paved with Yes

Why Do You Want this Job?

There are really only two essential job interview questions. Together, they determine how successful you’ll be in this role.  But they are often treated by candidates  – and some interviewers – as pro forma questions: asked to check a box, and answerable by some generic, fluffy response. But if you answer them with something sincere … Continue reading Why Do You Want this Job?

Help Returning Employees Feel Better at the Office

Staff may be returning to the office, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re feeling normal. Among other ways they’ll have to adjust to , they may be missing some of the comforts of home. But you can help make them feel more at home with these ideas. Bring in plants Vertical gardens, fresh flowers, and … Continue reading Help Returning Employees Feel Better at the Office

Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report

Online freelance platform Fiverr partnered with Rockbridge Associates for a fourth year to analyze over tax returns from annually compiled Non-Employer U.S. Census Bureau statistics to explore the size, growth and skills of freelance workers across the 30 largest metropolitan cities for independent knowledge-based work.  These workers include anyone who receives a 1099 at the end of … Continue reading Fiverr’s Fourth Annual Freelance Economic Impact Report

Learn a New Language from Home

Guest post courtesy of porch.com March 3, 2021 Tamara Segal People recognize that being multilingual is associated with career benefits, but did you know that language learning can also enhance your cognitive health? Too often, people graduate from school and leave foreign languages behind in the classroom. Yet, there are some surprising advantages to tackling language learning … Continue reading Learn a New Language from Home