For Productivity and Satisfaction, Crate your Workers


I’m not a dog owner, but I hear that dogs feel safer in cozy, confined spaces. Apparently, so do office workers at all levels. According to dog trainer Karen Pryor, “the crate becomes his own private and safe place… somewhere the dog can go and not be bothered; it’s a perfect destination when the dog … Continue reading For Productivity and Satisfaction, Crate your Workers

Your Next Career Move is in the Cards


January is pitch month – the month most writers receive all kinds of ideas for posts or articles from a wide variety of sources.  This one was nearly irresistible: Subject: Candace, want to review a Psychic Coach (who’s also a Professor & hit Songwriter)? You bet I do. Toronto, Canada-based Ralph Hammelman is the founder … Continue reading Your Next Career Move is in the Cards

The Road to Confidence Part 2: You Should Read This


This is the second in a series of posts based on Dale Carnegie’s writing and training. Find more information on his work, training, and free resources here. Read the first post here. I have a theory about how happy you are. It goes like this: count up the number of times in a day you … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 2: You Should Read This

The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry


Losing your job is a traumatic experience. It ranks among the top 10 stressors for adults, along with death and divorce. In fact, being let go feels like an awful combination of death and divorce, an event that will surely shake your confidence. And confidence is what you need for a successful career transition. No … Continue reading The Road to Confidence Part 1: Handling Worry

Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.


One of the keys to a successful job search is networking, which can be defined as meeting people you don’t know to ask for something you don’t have.  If you’re by nature a shy person, networking can be agonizing.  When biologists and zoologists use the term shy to describe animals, it generally means “tends to … Continue reading Shy? Here’s How to Get Over It.

The Best Advice for Starting a Post-Retirement Business


Image via Pixabay (This is a guest post by Carla Lopez of Boomerbiz.org) There are many reasons people go back to work after retiring.  Whether you miss the interaction of a workplace, want to keep your mind and skills sharp, or simply could use the added income, there are ways to go about starting a … Continue reading The Best Advice for Starting a Post-Retirement Business

How to Be More Positive


Amy Dix is an international speaker, best-selling author and avid entrepreneur who aims to “inspire others to live life on a different level, rooted in positivity and pure happiness.” She’s committed to spreading both the science and the art of positivity as far as she can through her writing and her company called The Positive … Continue reading How to Be More Positive

FIRE: Could You Retire Early?


FIRE is the acronym for “Financial Independence, Retire Early.” If 50 is the new 30, FIRE practitioners want to make 35 the new 65. Most of us think of retirement age as somewhere between 62 (Social Security eligibility) and 70 (mandatory retirement age for some professions, and the age when Social Security payments max out.) … Continue reading FIRE: Could You Retire Early?

Live on the Other Side of Yes


This post is inspired by this John Maxwell post. If you’re aspiring to be a great leader, you might be feeling a little whiplash. A few years ago, Sheryl Sandburg urged you to lean in. But a herd of management gurus are telling you that the only way to achieve your goals is by saying … Continue reading Live on the Other Side of Yes