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    Play to Boost Your Career

    Americans are notorious for their worth ethic. According to a 2015 Huffington Post article, 47 percent of Americans did NOT take a single paid-leave vacation day in 2014. While this is good news for employers who are getting free labor, it’s bad news for the travel industry and more importantly for American workers who already …

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    10 Questions to Answer Before Asking to Telecommute

    There’s no doubt that telecommuting is growing. Nevertheless, many managers are reluctant to allow employees to work at home, usually because of a lack of knowledge of how telecommuting can benefit everyone. Before asking your boss if you can work from home, prepare a written proposal that outlines your value to the company, your proposed …

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    Benefits of Powering Off Technology

    When was the last day you went without your computer, tablet or smartphone? How about a half day? How about an hour (not including sleeping)? The reality is that technology has made itself a necessity in all parts of our lives. Smartphone wake us up, give us our schedules, deliver our emails and store important …

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    Achieved Your Goal? Reach for More

    There are certain truths about successful people. The first is that they’re always learning. The second is that they’re always reaching for more. Not in a greedy way, but in a desire to reach their potential and live a fulfilled life. They understand that the attainment of a goal isn’t the end of the road. …

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    Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

    I know of a company that boasts of a 95 percent customer retention rate. That means 95 percent of its customers are repeat customers. One of the best ways to build a stable income is through returning customers and clients. Not only do you keep their business, but if they’re returning, they like you which …

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    Find Your Passion: Achieve Your Dream Career

    Listen to any mega-successful person, and you’ll hear them talk about having passion in their work. But what if you’re not sure what your passion is? My passion eluded me for a long time. But I finally took an inventory of my life and where I wanted to go and discovered it (actually I have …

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    Ask and You Shall Receive

    American society places a lot of value in the lone maverick, scraping and scrapping his way to the top. But in reality, no one reaches success without the help of others. Unfortunately, many people don’t ask for help, either because they’re afraid they’ll be perceived as weak or unknowledgable or because they fear rejection. However, …

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    6 Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

    Over the last few months, my daughter has been working hard on college applications to set herself apart from other applicants. It had me thinking that in some ways, applying to college is much like applying to jobs, except the traditional resume submission method doesn’t offer much in the way of standing out compared to …

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    Building Trust in Business

    We live in a world in which consumers expect more. Not just more service, but more personal engagement with the companies they do business with. When they Tweet about a problem to a company, they expect a response. When a company offers a guarantee, consumers expect companies to honor that. In return, consumers are loyal …

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    Coach Yourself To Success

    A coach gives you insight, guidance, tips and support to creating and navigating a successful career and life. But what if you can’t afford a coach? Here are some tips to coaching yourself to success.

    Know what you want. Even a coach can’t help you if you’re not clear on your goals. Do you want…
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