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3-Week Information Detox

Knowledge is power. But access to too much information could have a negative effect on your life and career. Over the past week, I’ve been waking up every morning with a sense of dread. A sense of being overwhelmed. This seems to be a cycle. And it’s all self-imposed.  I have an active mind. I love trying new things and learning and am always coming up with ideas. I’m definitely the ‘idea guy’ and not the organization/project manager guy. I’ve recognized this and recently delegated the project management I’ve typically been responsible for to someone on my team whose strengths …

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Is Your Mouth a Bottleneck?

[Image Credit: Joao Tzanno] There’s a reason our brain is much larger than our mouth. Before you ask someone for help when you’re stuck on a task, think about the problem and whether you could fix it – or come close – if the person you are about to ask for help was gone for a month. There’s also a reason that we have two eyes and two ears and only one mouth. And that babies learn to see and hear before they can talk. If you work at a place that values talking for the sake of talking over …

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How the Fear of Failure is Limiting Your Career

(Read Time: Approx. 6 minutes) Fear. I’m not talking about the fear we may have of clowns or being eaten by a shark – both legit fears of mine. I’m talking about the fears that go through our minds every day. Hundreds to thousands of times a day. Sometimes they’re subconscious, and we aren’t aware we’re even thinking them. Other times they’re conscious, and we’re well aware of our thoughts. As with the fear of sharks, these daily fears occur as a part of self-preservation. When we’re evaluating a situation, it’s more difficult to imagine the positive outcomes that could …

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Did You Recently Ghost an Interview?

The economy is humming. Jobs are plentiful. Recruiters reach out to you every day. Times are good. You’re not really thinking about a time when all of that will change- and trust me, it’s gonna change. But you should be very conscious of the sure-to-come downtick in the economy and job market. Why? Because the actions you take now will come back to haunt you. I’m talking about the selfish, disrespectful actions of ghosting a recruiter that scheduled a phone interview with you. Or maybe you ghosted an in-person interview. Even worse, you ghosted an employer on your first day. …

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The Not-So-Secret to Professional Growth: Continuous Learning

Continuous Learning is the Key to Professional Growth The single, most impactful thing you can do to advance your career is to never. stop. learning. People tend to get older and they get comfortable, they get complacent. They think they’ve reached the top and feel like it’s time to put things in cruise control and learning turns up in the rear-view mirror. So, they stop putting in the effort to learn new things. To learn from others who have already done what they’re doing; people who made the mistakes you will inevitably make if you don’t know to look out …

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