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Smile Power…

Ever notice that people respond differently when you smile?  Well, research has proven that there is power in the simple smile.  Whether it's personal or business — a genuine smile — can bring cohesion and unity.  (The operative word there being "genuine.") For more info, check out this article from the archives of The Guardian Newspaper and this video from the recent TED …

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Job Hunting Tips for Older Workers…

Looking for a job in a recession is difficult.  Looking for one when you're "over the hill" (i.e. over 40) can be almost impossible and cause immense life stress.  Having helped a number of clients in career transition, I know that at a minimum a job search is dismaying, and when it is going badly, can lead to despair, depression and apathy. The …

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Quick Tips For Less Stress

Sometimes, irregardless of our intentions, we end up becoming stressed out through the day-to-day aspects of life.  Here's a few stress busting hints to assist in navigating those rocky days… 1.  Don't think multi-task, don't think organize, think simplify!  Multi-tasking is considerably overrated.  And we can spend hours "getting organized" and creating "our plan."  But in the end, it all …

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100% Organic

From Nation of Change comes this interesting article on the little Himalayan nation of Bhutan.  In addition to monitoring its citizen's happiness level, it is now headed to become the first completely organic nation in the world.  Wow!  That's a goal and a half!  It will be fascinating to see how the government and the citizens handle that transition and …

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Mentoring & Tutoring Resources

  Looking for mentoring or tutoring assistance? There are many free mentoring assistance websites, so you may want to start with these few links. Mentoring Information Micro Mentor Management Help & Mentoring The U.S. government is even looking at mentoring! Meanwhile, tutoring information seems to be focused on companies that provide tutors to students. So here are a few to …

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Simple Ways To Become Ublocked

Occasionally we all find that we end up with tasks that we postpone and never get around to accomplishing.  And for most of us, this can cause us to spiral into an avoidance situation where we keep pushing off those items that we actually need to do.  It's ironic, but due to the fact that we've procrastinated, we keep procrastinating! …

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5 Five-Minute Motivators

  Looking for a few ways to refresh your mind and emotions while you're at work or involved in a project that requires a great deal of concentration?  Taking a break — even just a five minute one — can give us a different perspective and a fresh outlook which can spur our creativity and creative problem-solving abilities.  So, the …

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Quick Tips For Cover Letters — Part 2: Tone

Earlier we discussed style in cover letter writing.  This go round, we are going to focus on tone which is created by our word choices.  And for cover letters everything should have an active tone.  Check your apathy and passivity at the door, because to get a job we have to present an empowered, proactive stance to our audience — …