I often hear of people who live by a motto or a code, a defined statement or phrase that guides their actions as to live a life driven by a certain moral precedent. I found this to be quite honorable and I wonder at times if I should set my own life motto. Unfortunately, I... Continue Reading →
5 Useful Tips For Running A Business From Home.
Running a home based business or working remotely for a job is fast becoming the way to work for many people. There are a lot of benefits to it, especially if you want to enjoy a more flexible schedule and the chance to be your own boss. With technology and the information age that we... Continue Reading →
Succeeding In Your Career as An Introvert.
There is a social myth that assumes that introverts end up being left behind, losing to the extroverts and the ‘born leaders’. I believe that assumption is erroneous. It is a fact that when introverts fail to maximize their inner abilities of leadership and assertiveness, they tend to lose in the corporate world to people... Continue Reading →
How to Balance Work and Life for Optimal Health.
Whether you are approaching your midlife, or you are hitting a certain age where you feel that it's time to look after yourself a bit more, amazingly, it's not very difficult. But, nowadays, with the fact that we are working longer because we can't afford to retire so early, we have to find ways to... Continue Reading →
Financial Stability When Moving Overseas For Work
It is no news that the millennial generation has changed and is continuing to change the landscape of the work environment. In today’s world, you don’t need to be at a specific office to work. Many people dream of moving and/or working overseas, and with good reasons. A change of scene, the chance to experience... Continue Reading →
Making The Change For A Fulfilling Career.
The dictionary describes the word ‘fulfilling’ as something that makes an individual satisfied or happy because of fully developing their character and/or abilities. When we think about jobs, isn’t that the dream we have? Waking up every day to do and enjoy something that brings the best out of us. A new job may be... Continue Reading →
How to Be Cost Efficient With Your Commuting Expenses.
Every work day, millions of people spend hours of their day in a vehicle. Whether you have a terrible commute like some of us in the Washington DC area or a smooth one, it constitutes an expense in time and money. Although maybe small, we can’t ignore the financial impact of the busines commute. Some... Continue Reading →
When You Need To Break The Middle Management Walls.
Look around and you’ll see the hallmarks of middle management. There’s the healthy wages in some cases, the modicum of power and respect, and no headroom thanks to the glass ceiling. To be fair, there are worst places to be than stuck in the middle of managers and subordinates. At least there is the potential... Continue Reading →
How to Be A Desirable Employee.
After reading this article, head on to YouTube and search ‘millennials in the workplace’. The results I received were not encouraging, positive or uplifting at all. The stigma put on the millennial workforce is very negative to the point where it is almost expected that we would screw things up. I disagree with that mindset.... Continue Reading →
5 Clear Signs It’s Time to Slow Down.
When you’re pursuing your dreams and goals, you get accustomed to working hard. It is so exhilarating that taking a break may not even cross your mind, you may never think about slowing down. This happens to employees too. If you’re someone who genuinely loves their job, you probably work around the clock, take on... Continue Reading →
So, You Graduated! How to Have A Successful First Job.
I love listening to commencement speeches from keynote speakers. They’re full of inspiration, examples of courage, failures and successes, dedication and some very wise advice. The intriguing thing is that sometimes I wonder how these new graduates would really apply the motivational orders. Really, how many people do feel challenged in their work every day?... Continue Reading →
Wellness Tips For Busy Entrepreneurs.
When you run a business, whether a startup or an established one, you are constantly working. In fact, business owners tend to put in twice the number of hours and effort the average employee does. As much as I encourage entrepreneurship, it is crucial to remember that considering the amount of work involved, it is... Continue Reading →
Entry-level Jobs That Can Pay Your Bills.
Crash-landing, deafening silence, impossible solution, autopilot, plastic glasses, jumbo shrimp...What do these all have in common? Well, their respective literal meaning is an oxymoron, but they have transcended vocabulary. Recently, a Glassdoor article was shared with me and as soon as I saw the title, I had an internal sarcastic laugh which only lasted a... Continue Reading →
Education: The 21st Century Approach You Should Embrace.
Across the country and all over the world, thousands of students are celebrating their accomplishment in graduating college. The praises pour in, the encouragement is overwhelming and for some the gifts are still flooding the homes. What a great feeling!? If you have just finished a 4 year degree, a graduate program or higher, I... Continue Reading →
Adventurous? How To Mentally Prepare For Living Overseas
***Guest Post*** I’m sure the video about millennials working from all over the world has come across your feed sometime in the past few months. What was once impossible is now reality because of technology. And of course, millennials are embracing the lifestyle. Moving away to another to country is becoming a normal practice, especially... Continue Reading →
When and How to Ask For A Raise.
We all go through the phase when we think we deserve better than our current remuneration. For some, that feeling is constant and proven. Whether it is a desire to have a higher salary or a wish that a bonus could have been higher, I can guarantee that you have felt that way at least... Continue Reading →
The Best Way to Keep Your Resume Sharp and Updated at All Times.
Last year when I published Money-Smart Millennials, I was working as a licensed banker. My experience working and helping my clients, particularly millennials, achieve financial stability in that environment was a major contributor to the content of the book. In the book, I’ve shared real-life stories of my clients who were able to improve their... Continue Reading →