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More work mistakes – and more lessons learned

Work blunders can be painful. But dang, you can learn a lot from them. A few months ago I wrote about three particular mistakes I made at work Not bargaining for higher pay or more benefits. Not speaking up about something that you’re unhappy about. Gossiping. (Read the full post here.) But let’s not pretend… Continue reading More work mistakes – and more lessons learned


What are you going to do for your team today?

It's pretty easy to sometimes get run down, annoyed, disappointed, or just tired of your job after a less-than-ideal day. (Worse yet, when you realize on your commute home that sometime between your walk in and tie walk out of the office,you lost your--albeit dirt-cheap--earbuds and now have no way to listen to music on… Continue reading What are you going to do for your team today?

Career, Professional Development

Work Journals: Why and How

When’s the last time you wrote in a journal? Middle school? During a college-level writing course? Ever? Before I started what I’m calling a work journal, I wasn’t a consistent journal writer: I’d find myself unable to make it a habit and thus procrastinate. Writing, somehow and someway every day has tremendous benefits  for both… Continue reading Work Journals: Why and How