Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To Do

Do You Owe The IRS Money? Here's What To DoTax Day is finally here. If you’re getting a refund, lucky you. But if you owe the government money, you may be worried that you have to pay the amount due by the filing deadline of April 18 – even if you asked for an extension.

Five Ways To Boost Your Job Satisfaction

job satisfaction 4 12Are you part of the whopping 60% of people in both the UK and US who are feeling unhappy at work? Now that it’s spring – a time of new beginnings – perhaps you are scratching your head, wondering if it’s worth leaving your job and looking for something new, something more exciting and meaningful, something more satisfying.

Is It Possible To Have A Work Life Balance?

Balancing act. Tony Delgrosso, CC BY-NC-NDBack in the early 1980s, when I started researching the field of careers, the notion of “work-life balance” was decidedly embryonic. It certainly had almost no resonance among women, who were still expected to work both at work and at home. Now it’s an acknowledged part of the zeitgeist and central to how we arrange our lives.

Overcoming the Failure Neurosis

Overcoming the Failure NeurosisUltimately, it is not what we think or say that determines our reality but what we are or are not capable of doing. Each time we experience failure on the path to a goal that is close to our hearts we face the ultimate trap of the acquired personality: the failure neurosis.

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?

Can Behavioral Science Help Clean Up Our Personal Finances?The first few months of a new year can be a stressful time financially. The Christmas holidays typically lead to depleted savings and higher credit card balances, while tax season is right around the corner. Unfortunately for most us, this isn’t a seasonal dilemma but a chronic problem that brings anxiety throughout the year.

Five Traits Of The Ethical Leader

Five Traits Of The Ethical LeaderThe year just past saw many major business scandals including those at Volkswagen, 7-Eleven and Turing Pharmaceuticals. All pointed to a business culture using the “end justifies the means” argument to justify unethical if not illegal practices.

It Turns Out Clothes Really Do Make The Man

It Turns Out Clothes Really Do Make The ManAbout 14 million people, including me, watched the top Republican presidential contenders spar in their third debate Wednesday night. And while most pundits and viewers were attuned to their words, I noted the importance of what they wore – dark business suits, crisp button-down shirts and formal dress shoes.

Living from the Creative Flow of your Heart

Make New Patterns and Live from the Creative Flow of your HeartMany of us have limited thinking patterns regarding how to earn an income or even to assess value. Yet when we feel connected to our inner creative, we naturally access the feminine realm that generates our creative currency. This is the space where dreams are free to range, time or money concerns and other limitations fade...

Get Self-Promotion Right: 6 Ways to Conquer the New Career Survival Skill

Get Self-Promotion Right: 6 Ways to Conquer the New Career Survival Skill In today’s intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It’s a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you’ll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally. You won’t get the job, the raise, the promotion, the respect and recognition you deserve.

What Are The Origins of True Success?

What Are The Origins of True Success?Many people hear the title Think and Grow Rich and immediately connect it with the idea of acquiring material wealth. Yet, interestingly enough, Napoleon Hill doesn’t devote a lot of time in his book to the actual making of money. For Hill, rich had a different meaning or, at the very least, a much broader one.

How Do I Know If I Am On My Life Path?

How Do I Know If I Am On My Life Path?One of our most important lessons involves learning to express our best self amid the reality of our daily life. Our knowledge of how we as individuals fulfill our life purpose is not an intellectual understanding; it is a heartfelt, intuitive experience coupled with a desire to share and contribute.

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

What Did I Want to Be When I Grew Up?

Do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? This was often a question my teachers directed to the class at the beginning of a new school year. It was also considered a good opener by other adults who really didn’t know us all that well. What did I want to be?

Monkeys Who Gamble Believe In Winning Streaks

Gambling Monkeys Believe In Winning Streaks

Humans tend to detect winning and losing streaks in situations that are actually random. The first study of this phenomenon in non-human primates finds that monkeys share this “hot hand bias.” Scientists disagree about whether this unfounded belief is a cultural artifact picked up in childhood or a predisposition deeply ingrained in...

Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?

Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?

In the lingering aftermath of the Great Recession, recent college graduates are having a tough time of it. As state aid for education has fallen, student loans have risen, leading to crippling levels of debt that has climbed to more than $29,000. Limited options after graduation in a tight job market only make this situation difficult.

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and Competition

The Quest for Excellence: The Deeper Meaning of Sports and CompetitionVince Lombardi emphasized: "The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are much more important than the events that occur." For those who contend that de-emphasizing winning may lead to a losing attitude, the annals of Olympic lore are full of passages from champions who argue the contrary...

When You've Lost Your Job: Involuntary Termination

When You've Lost Your Job: Involuntary Termination

If you are laid off or fired, don't do anything at first. Give yourself time to just be. You don't need to immediately start sending out resumes. What you need to do is to take a moment to breathe. Feel your feelings of anger and frustration, but don't fall into the victim mode. View this turn of events as an opportunity to take stock of your life.

How to Reduce Anxiety Ahead of Time

How to Reduce & Combat Anxiety by Eric Maisel

A great deal of the anxiety we experience is anticipatory. Carefully preparing for situations that provoke anxiety in you is the key to reducing this kind of anxiety. If public speaking makes you anxious and you’re about to give interviews, preparing answers beforehand will help...