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Can a lowly tomato really make you productive?

Can a lowly tomato really make you more productive?

Technically, no, a tomato is not likely to make you more productive. However, there is a productivity technique named for a tomato-shaped kitchen timer called a pomodoro that could have you whizzing through work like a speed demon.

If you've got one procrastinating bone in your body, you know sometimes it’s hard to get started...

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Shape up your resume for the job search marathon

It’s easier than ever to search for a job today, but sadly it's probably harder to GET a job than it was 20 years ago. There are a plethora of online job boards like Indeed, LinkedIn, The Ladders, Zip Recruiter and more. With little effort on your part you can opt to receive an inbox full of job alerts each day.

Some of the openings even allow you to apply with “one click” --...

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Everything you want starts with an idea

 
 

Everything begins with an idea.

 – Earl Nightingale
 
I have a powerful secret to share with you. You are influential, maybe even magical. You’re able to create something out of literally nothing. Your thoughts have energy, and some say that you wouldn’t imagine a possibility unless it has the potential to become real. Before you write me off as a...
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The overachiever’s guide to overcoming self-doubt

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” ― William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
 
You’re smart, you’re accomplished, you’re confident in your problem-solving abilities. Let’s face it — you’re a success. And that makes sense. You’ve risen to the challenge your entire...
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Is your workplace toxic? What to do before you leave

A toxic workplace is defined as an environment where the work demands, culture and/or co-workers cause serious disruptions in the rest of your life. According to survey on workplace satisfaction more than 90% of employees surveyed say they’ve experienced a “toxic” work environment at some point in their career. That's truly astounding!

If you have a job where you...

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Overcoming the Superhero syndrome at work

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Your envy is trying to tell you something

Envy is an emotion that most people don’t like to admit to, yet it’s something that we all feel at one time or another. Envy arises when we wish we had something that someone else has. It happens frequently in the workplace. Sometimes it happens when a colleague gets a promotion or plum assignment that you wanted. Or the little green monster could crop up when a...

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5 big lies that block your progress... and how to conquer them

Every day I talk with people who have big dreams and want to pursue them but don’t. They feel frustrated and stuck and aren't sure what to do about it. Deep down, they know exactly who they are and what will make them happy, but they are afraid to give in to their desires.

When I probe a little deeper to understand why they don’t pursue the goals that will...

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We Are Our Stories: Andrew's Career Story

I'm sharing an excerpt from one of the "career stories" in my book Winning the Game of Work from Storytelling Entrepreneur Andrew Linderman. I hope you find it enlightening especially given the times we're living through.


Andrew Linderman is the founder and head storyteller of The Story Source in New York. Though he comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, he gave it a shot in the...

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Colette’s Career Story: My Time in the Old Boys’ Club

It was 2009, the middle of the financial meltdown, and I had just gotten out of an 18-year marriage to an addict. I had gone back to school to get a degree in Architectural Engineering – a degree that just two years before had a 98% placement rate – and with the real estate market in the toilet, absolutely no one was hiring.

I just needed to get a job to support me and my...

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