Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women

Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women
The #metoo movement has brought the widespread sexual harassment experienced by women in the workplace to the fore. Women in traditionally male jobs and workplaces are even more likely to experience gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Educators around the world, particularly those in secondary schools, often default to a compelling story when they are trying to motivate their students: Work hard, achieve well and you will secure a successful future with attractive job prospects.

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human workers will be replaced by robots. This probably overstates the scale of displacement, but developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect all sectors of the economy.

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You Admire

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You AdmireWhatever you see in other individuals, you have inside yourself. I call this "the reflection principle": If you can recognize it in someone else, it's inside of you. If you think Einstein was a genius, know that you have genius in you, too. You may not have the same form of genius as he did, but your genius is there...

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In Isolation

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In IsolationIn October a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague. Some reports attributed the incident to the victim giving away the endings of books the attacker was reading.

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World
Are there two worlds? Now, I know you think I've lost my mind. I'm too far out there -- He's talking about the existence of two worlds! The two worlds I'm talking about are the outer and inner world. There is a physical plane, which we live in everyday. And there is the inner world, which is a different one altogether.

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress
Everybody knows how horrible it is to be stressed out at work. Sadly, across the world, employees are being subjected to increasing work demands and, as a result, work stress is on the rise. As we try to understand the root of the problem, we often end up blaming our boss.

Being Happy at Work: Meaningful Work Matters

Being Happy at WorkMeaningful work matters. At its most basic level, work satisfies our economic imperatives and signals our position in society. Through it, we pay the rent, buy groceries, and prepare for the future. But our work can also express who we are and provide reasons for getting on with life..

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential
About a decade ago it occurred to me that I was in an on-again-off-again relationship — with my own voice. Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you feel as if you are tap-dancing on eggshells as you strive to be liked and to give the right answers. Or maybe you spend a lot of time hoping, with every cell in your body, that nobody will call you out for not being enough of whatever you conjecture other people want you to be.

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?
Many people can vividly remember being 18 and tentatively opening that envelope containing crucial information about the future. On the surface, it’s strange to think that genes have anything to do with it – but our new study, published in Scientific Reports, reveals that genetic factors influence both university enrolment and achievement.

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs
Female CEOs of large firms are a rare breed. In the US in 2015, there were more CEOs called John running big companies in the US than women. In 2016, there were only six female CEOs in the firms covered by the FTSE 100 index and 12 in the FTSE 250 index

Are Your Social Self And Your Essential Self Working In Harmony?

Are Your Social Self And Your Essential Self Working In Harmony?
I base all my counseling on the premise that each of us has these two sides: the essential self and the social self. The essential self contains several sophisticated compasses that continuously point toward your North Star. The social self is the set of skills that actually carry you toward this goal.

Why Optimism And Entrepreneurship Are Not Always A Good Mix

Why Optimism And Entrepreneurship Are Not Always A Good MixFailure has always been the hallmark of entrepreneurship – only around 50% of businesses survive their first five years. And not only are the chances of survival slim, but there is evidence that on average business owners earn less than if they had remained as someone else’s employee.

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as blurred as the difference between believing and knowing, looking and seeing, and hearing and listening. In the case of desires and dreams, they are actually worlds apart...

Accepting Criticism: How To Become More Successful & Satisfied

Accepting Criticism: How To Become More Successful & Satisfied
Many highly intelligent motivated professionals let their habitual emotional reactions get in the way of learning. Even some of us who say we relish constructive criticism can have strong emotional reactions when we receive negative feedback about our attitudes and behavior.

Personal Blessings Abound: You Just Have to Look

Personal Blessings Abound: You Just Have to Look
Sometimes the opportunity we have been waiting for is trying to crawl into our lap. If, however, we have a preconceived notion about how it should be, or if our attention is elsewhere, or if we are in fear, we may not recognize it. Sometimes our good is rushing to us from all angles, and we do not know it.

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

Going to university for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. The biggest fear many have is leaving their old friends behind and having to meet lots of new people from all walks of life. The prospect of living with complete strangers is enough to make anyone nervous – especially if their culture is alien to you.

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work
Professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them to have a more visible presence at work, according to a new study. While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier said than done.

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are
Few activities that bead our everyday lives have earned such dubious notoriety as commuting. That the words “hell” and “nightmare” are sometimes invoked to describe journeys to and from work indicates just how disparaged this part of our lives often is. Commuting has become such a routine part of our daily lives that we don’t stop to think about what it may offer us.

The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time

The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time
Research shows that you are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke on Monday morning than any other time of the week. Of course, it's not Monday that kills us but the meaning we attach to this artificial walling off of the time of our life.

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It
Our calling, according to theologian Frederick Buechner, is the place where "our deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Many people believe that we are born with a "soul purpose," some task that we feel drawn to complete or a gift that we long to express. The world needs the unique gift that each person has to give...

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?
Thanks to companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Instacart, it’s never been easier for Americans who can afford it to zip from place to place, get groceries delivered or let someone else walk their dog.

Attaining Balance When Life Has Become One Reaction After Another

Attaining Balance When Life Has Become One Reaction After Another
I can, as it were, easily juggle many things at one time without having the juggling itself wear on me. It has only been in the last few decades that I have recognized this for the incredible gift that it is. Indeed, it was only after I began managing other people that I began to...

How To Make Your Dreams Come True

How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True
You can make your dreams come true. Persistence is the key word and the magic key to success in any endeavor. Never give up. If you believe in your dreams, you must pursue them with zeal, tumbling any blocks in your way with pure love and joy for the chase!

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money
A major challenge to healing emotions regarding money is that many of us have learned poor coping skills when it comes to money, often stemming from our cul­tural and societal conditioning. Often we block our neg­ative emotions by denying their existence, by pushing them aside, or by trying to ignore them altogether. Of course, these avoidance techniques only work for a pe­riod of time. 

Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential

Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, deep inside you are seeking growth and aliveness, wanting to manifest your potential, and be all you can be. Most people think that having money will fill a need, allowing them to experience a feeling, quality, or situation they don't now have.

How You Too Can Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy

How To Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy
As I sit at the computer, reading my email, I am also blow drying my hair, typing with one hand. My back starts to ache from sitting in one position for too long. As I tune into my body, I realize that this is insane... That I am somehow pursuing goals instead of living in joy. That I have lost...

Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing

Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
In many of our life's endeavors we say, "Oh well, I tried", and take our failure as "a lesson to be learned". Too often, we conclude that the lesson is, "I better not try that again". Perhaps the real lesson is that we didn't really try. Maybe we only made a halfhearted attempt and life gave us back exactly what we gave to it.

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool
As we have entered our new year, what kind of mental pictures are you holding about it? Are you enthusiastically envisioning how well it could go, or are you worrying about what could go wrong? Do the images you focus on represent your authentic intentions, or are you...

Do You Believe That There Is Value in Suffering?

An Old Incorrect Paradigm Belief: There Is Value in Suffering
It may seem ludicrous to think that anyone would want to create suffering, and yet there are times when your emotional body moves into a state of suffering and there is an imagined reason for the suffering rather than what is actually happening in the now...

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?The probability is that you have more than a few good habits; it’s just that the bad ones seem to more obviously “run amok,” pulling us in every which way, which is why they tend to come to mind first...

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger Goals

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger GoalsIt's fascinating to me that so many sales organization man­agers complain that their employees typically reach the quotas set by management, or perhaps even fall a bit short, but rarely exceed them. They get stuck in their comfort zone, setting and achieving smaller goals...

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have emerged naturally—abilities that simply are second nature for you. However, many other strong points have required some work or training...

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, Everywhere

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, EverywhereIn my town, we had to team up if we wanted to get anything done. Since there weren’t that many kids in my school, if we wanted to have a basketball team, everyone had to join, even if some weren’t good at it. Similarly, if we wanted to put on a play, every kid had to take part in the drama club so we could get the show on the stage...

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?Work plays a critical role – both our own jobs and the labor of others – in all of our lives. But this role is surprisingly complex: While job loss and unemployment can cause individuals’ own health to suffer, studies have shown that mortality rates go down during a recession.

From the Mundane to the "Quality of Being" Bucket List

From the Mundane to the "Experiencing Love" Bucket List
For things that are important to you, the motivation to succeed is high. Often the universe cooperates with you strongly, if what you desire will be something that expands your growth and has positive impact on others. There is also the advantage that it is often easier to visualize just what...

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly Love

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly LoveI find that when I’m rushing around and can feel myself in a busy fit, sometimes I just stop, put my hand on my heart, let it beat inside my chest, truly feel it, and remind myself of the ways that our hearts are connected. This quick and simple technique...

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide.

How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based Decisions

How to Make Life-Centered Rather Than Fear-Based DecisionsLife-centered thinking approaches decision-making from an entirely different angle than the ego; instead of making decisions based on fears, Life-centered thinking bases decisions on trust in our inner wisdom and the knowledge that there are lessons to be...

3 Ways To Improve Your Mental Well-Being At Work

3 Things To Improve Your Mental Well-being In WorkStress and pressure in work is not the same as at home, so those with mental health issues who are still in work need a different kind of help. In the workplace, employees can be subject to tight deadlines and heavy workloads, and may potentially be in an environment where there is a stigma against talking about mental health.

When Life Gets You Down: How To Turn Coal into Diamonds

When Life Gets You Down: Turning Coal into DiamondsThere are times when life just doesn't go right. You struggle to keep it together but end up disap­pointed, hurt, angry, and depressed — an irrational mess. These are the days when you're so overwhelmed that you feel discouraged and beaten down, ready to give up. Yet what if...

Your Glass Is Leaking and Overflowing At The Same Time

Your Glass Is Leaking and Overflowing At The Same TimeMultitasking is one of life’s challenges that we don’t have time to think about—we just do it. Candice Carpenter Olson, the past CEO and founder of iVillage.com, shared a striking visual with me at a conference years ago...

Learning How To Go From Victimhood to Empowerment and Freedom

The Actions of a Change Master: From Victimhood to FreedomWhenever we’re in a situation that’s changing, the most common initial reaction is denial, followed by anger. Almost immediately many of us respond to unwanted change with a knee-jerk refusal to accept what’s happening, or we rail against having to confront it...

5 Power Tips for Women in the Workplace

5 Power Tips for Women in the WorkplaceWomen are imbued with the powers of relationships, mindfulness, and inspiring trust. While we don't think these are a big deal because they come as second nature, they're foreign to most of our male coworkers.

4 Achievable Steps for Turning Burnout into Brilliance

4 Achievable Steps for Turning Burnout into BrillianceWe're all born with a spark, and then life piles on. But it's possible to clear off the muck so you can shine brilliantly again. Through incremental and attainable steps, you can reignite that flame within you that has dimmed over the years.

Work: Is It A Burden or An Opportunity to Make a Difference?

Work: Burden or Opportunity to Make a Difference?We spend large portions of our lives at work, preparing for work, and commuting. Work is, therefore, a major preoccupation at every possible level. Even so, many people complain bitterly about their jobs. "It's just a paycheck." "It's what I do until I retire."

Why Material Success Can Never Be Enough

Why Material Success Can Never Be EnoughFalse success means abandoning what is in your heart for the lure of money and security. When we primarily strive for more and more money or possessions, we will never get enough to satisfy. Whatever we gain in material success will never be enough, because these desires for "more" arise from...

How To Create The Life You Desire from the “Quantum” Soup of Pure Energy

How To Create The Life You Desire from the “Quantum” Soup of Pure EnergyIt has been said that even before you ask it is given unto you. It has also been said that if you ask, it shall be given unto you. Do you catch that? Asking is not begging. You do not beg the Source, for it is al­ready given to you even before you ask. Begging and wanting simply give you a lack of that for which you beg and yearn.

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief Systems

How To Get Out of Self-Sabotage and Limiting Belief SystemsFrequently, people experience unexplained behavior that some would describe as self-sabotage. It’s like having in your subconscious mind a little gremlin who is very mischievous. Every once in a while, he does something odd — usually at an inappropriate time — over which you seem to have no control. At least that’s...

Stressed? Anxious? Three Steps to Stop the Grip of Anxiety

Three Simple Steps to Stop the Grip of Anxiety“Take care” or “Be careful.” Obviously, your friends and family care about you and are expressing a desire that you be safe. But the general idea imparted by such phrases is, “Hey, it’s dangerous out there. Look out! Keep your head up and watch out for bad stuff..."

How to Succeed In Anything Step by Step Using One Simple Word

Choose Yes and Move On: How to Succeed Step by StepTo ignite awareness of the possibilities inherent in the situation we need to say yes to something big that moves our attention forward, and then, take the next step nearest in. The next step nearest in is the one closest to you, often the one that takes the most courage.

Succeeding with your Vision, Project, or Goal

Succeeding with your Vision, Project, or GoalWhen you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.

Just What Is Success and How Do You Know When You've Succeeded?

Just What Is This Thing Called Success and How Do You Know When You've Succeeded?Think about your life exactly as it is, and do an honest evaluation. Are you happy with the way your life is going right now? Do you like the way you live? Do you get up feeling excited about the day and grateful to be in your experience? Are you happy with the way...

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Workday

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your WorkdayGetting a lot done each day is about more than just having the right productivity tools and setup. It’s about taking care of your body and mind, and this starts even outside of the workplace. The Conversation

What's The Most Exceptional Thing You've Done Today?

What's The Most Exceptional Thing You've Done Today?A distinctive, learning-filled life results from a succession of small, specific choices made each day. There's a world of difference between imagining such a fulfilling life and actually living it. It is through taking new actions that we learn to awaken and...

Three Simple Steps For When You're Feeling Stuck

When You Don’t Know What to Do Next...Do ever feel stuck or unsure what to do next? All of us have felt that feeling, of not being sure what to do next. Whether it is feeling unsure what to do next for the day, or what to do next in life, confusion about “next steps” can leave us feeling stagnant, confused, frustrated, or even depressed. I’ve found that when...

You Have Ideas for a Reason

You Have Ideas for a ReasonDid you ever have the experience of seeing a movie for which you had a very similar or even exact idea? Did you ever think of an invention, and then a year or so later, that exact invention came out, created by someone else?

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless Workers

How Hot-deskers Feel Like Homeless WorkersIf you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk. This feeling of homelessness is an increasing issue...

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your Path

How To Discover and Make a Commitment to Your PathWhat is your path? The key word here is your. There are many paths, crossroads, and choices in life. Only you -- you and your deepest truth -- can choose the path that is best for you. But is there only one right path or are there several? Are we punished or do we suffer if we...

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?

The Secret of Overcoming: Where's Your Focus & Attention?The attitude of overcoming is usually thought of as being inseparably connected with resistance, and as being directly antagonistic, in its action, toward that which is to be overcome. Nearly every person, when trying to overcome anything, begins to resist, begins to work against that...

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right Decision

Decision-Making: How To Know What's The Right DecisionThere have been hundreds of roads not taken. We worry much less about making a wrong choice, since some of our carefully considered decisions have led to dead ends and some of our gut impulses have led to unforeseen gains.

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-Being

When Your To Do List Overwhelms You and Threatens Your Well-BeingWe only get a 10 percent lift if we transition from poor to rich, or move from a smaller to a bigger house, or get promoted, or even find our soul mate. On the other hand, 40 percent of our happiness rises or falls depending, on the quality of our mental state.

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit Threshold

How To Expand Your Comfort Zone and Get Past Your Upper Limit ThresholdWe have somehow imposed an unconscious barrier to obtaining our desires. We are unconsciously worried and afraid to risk moving beyond our upper limit. But often we are not happy in this zone of restriction. Somewhere within us, in our higher self, we realize we are holding ourselves back...

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your Future

Creating A Treasure Map -- A Blueprint for Your FutureMaking a "treasure map" is a very powerful technique, and fun to do. A treasure map is an actual, physical picture of your desired reality. It works along the same lines as a blueprint for a building. It is valuable because it forms an especially clear, sharp image which can...

Your Brain is Your Secret Weapon

Your Brain is Your Secret WeaponWhat is the key to organization and productivity? I can tell you that there are no shopping lists involved. There’s not an inven­tory of tools or supplies to purchase. No containers. No apps.

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader Within

Engaging the Soul and Awakening the Leader WithinThe majority of people are aching to make a commitment in their lives—to others, to a goal, to the world—if only they could find the spark that would set them into action. The missing links are the belief in oneself and the inspiration from others. Few of us believe that we are...

We Are Not Beggars! We Are Adventurers

We Are Not Beggars! We Are AdventurersWe've all heard of ask and you shall receive and I've been an avid proponent of that method myself. However, there is asking and there is expecting. Now on the surface, those seem to go hand in hand, yet they don't...

It’s Not About The Website

It’s Not About The WebsiteThe business and relationship situations in your life do not have a life or reality of their own. They are reflections of your psyche, the images you hold about yourself projected onto the screen of the world. As James Allen stated, “We think in secret and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.”

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