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Today, we continue presenting thoughts from Daniel Steenerson, founder and CEO of San Diego-based Disability Insurance Services, on how any person within a company can take steps to become more successful. If you missed part 1, click here.
Nobody likes to be uncomfortable and it’s a natural inclination to avoid discomfort. However, in order to be successful, you must be willing not only to be uncomfortable but also to embrace discomfort. This means the willingness to give something up in order to gain something, such as giving up comfort in order to gain forward momentum. This can mean working...Read More »
Are you striving for professional success? And how exactly do you define “success,” anyway? Depending on where you are and where you want to be—and what your priorities are, both personally and professionally—there will be different specific tactics that can help you get there.
But as this article says, there are some basic valuable skills and strategies that can help you achieve “career bliss,” however you define it. In other words, these simple things will help you grow and move ahead while also ideally moving towards a place of happiness and fulfillment in your work life.
First, as you’ve heard a million times before,...Read More »
- 5 Key Elements of Body Language [Ragan.com]
- Work-Life Balance and Choosing the Perfect Vacation [Forbes.com]
- Telecommuting: Steady Growth in Work-at-Home Culture [CS Monitor]
- Study Reveals Workplace Productivity Killers [Sys-con.com]
- What Your Manager is Thinking When You Ask for a Raise [US News]
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NBA center Jason Collins recently “came out” in an interview for Sports Illustrated – making the basketball player the first openly gay male athlete playing in a major American team sport. His action garnered a great deal of media attention and even a statement of support from President Obama. One question on many minds, however, is how other players will react. Just as in any workplace, teammates may not know what to say or do. Some may feel uncomfortable with the subject and avoid talking about it at all costs. Others may respect the person’s courage to speak up but be unsure if broaching the subject is a good idea or not.
As with many workplace relationships -- such as those involving age gaps, gender, or race -- looking for commonalities often helps colleagues get...Read More »
Jobs within a company may involve different talents, responsibilities, and demands, but paths to finding success at any of them require similar behaviors. Today and tomorrow, we’ll hear from Daniel Steenerson -- founder and CEO of San Diego-based Disability Insurance Services -- who offers principles anyone can start using right now to achieve success:
Work with relentless urgency.
Getting up and showing up are a great start, but if you want success in your career -- or in any part of your life -- you have to be willing to work, and work hard. The Army’s slogan from the early 1980s was, “We get more done before 9 a.m. than most people get done in a day.” It’s that hard-driving work ethic that will...Read More »
How many hours of your typical workday is spent dealing with email? Probably more than you can count. And the worst part is, much of that time is spent dealing with spam or other unimportant messages.
SaneBox is a great tool to help you get your “insane inbox” under control. It creates a hierarchy of email importance and filers out less urgent emails so you can focus on the messages that are really important.
You don’t have to download or install anything, and it works with virtually all of the major email services like Gmail and Outlook.
SaneBox has some really helpful features—like BlackHole, which ensures that all future emails from an offender spammer goes straight to the trash (it also helps you unsubscribe from mailing lists with a single click).
You...Read More »
- Can Social Media Rescue Your Career? [Fox Business]
- 10 Tips to Master Your Time and Be Highly Productive [Psychology Today]
- 4 Ways to Supercharge Your To-Do List [Lifehack]
- How to Organize When You Hate to File [CBS News]
- Is Perfectionism Ruining Your Career? [CNBC]
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While getting upset with a person or an issue at work happens to most employees from time to time, unprofessional venting of frustration oftentimes can lead to more problems. Three pitchers from the Tampa Bay Rays learned this first-hand when they took to Twitter after a recent game to express their unhappiness with an umpire. Each was fined $1,000 for violating Major League Baseball’s policy against using social media to criticize an umpire.
Most workers, obviously, don’t have the same following as professional athletes, so it’s easy to think that a few online comments made to a friend or a co-worker won’t have an impact on...Read More »
May means Mother’s Day, and along with it comes Salary.com’s 13th annual attempt to measure the worth of a mom in dollars and cents. While we all know that the selfless, wonderful things a mother does each day are priceless, this calculation reminds us that all of her multi-tasking miracles really do add up.
If working moms were paid for their household/familial tasks, they would command an estimated annual salary of $67,435 for about 58 hours of work each week. (This is in addition to the salary earned and hours spent at their workplaces.) Stay-at-home moms work an average of 94 hours per week for an estimated “mom salary” of $113,586 a year.
Figures were arrived at by surveying real...Read More »
Got lots of apps on your PC or other device? If so, it can be tough to keep track of them all—and you can waste a lot of valuable time searching for the app you need. A customizable dock can help simply this process and keep things organized (and looking nice). RocketDock is an animated, easy-to-use application dock with a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for quick access.
Everything is completely customizable, so there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock. With added Taskbar support, your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. You can also use real-time window previews in Vista.
Navigation is easy—your icons zoom and transition smoothly, and there’s also auto-hide and pop-up on mouse over. To give the dock a more attractive...Read More »