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[Time] Waste Management: 5 Ways I Cut Time Waste

Patience is not one of my virtues. Just ask anyone in my family. I can get frustrated quickly, and my anxiety definitely kicks in when something comes up that is unexpected AND a time suck. Needless to say, I hate wasting time. Over the years I’ve developed some strategies for cutting back on those time

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The Meaning in Work

One of the ways I keep myself motivated to go to the gym is the promise of listening to great podcasts (from this Freakanomics podcast episode I now know this is called temptation bundling). One such podcast is the TED Radio Hour. This week I listened to the episode on the Meaning of Work, featuring highlights of

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Learning = Growth

I recently had the pleasure of recording a podcast interview with Jennifer Sacco, and we had a wonderful conversation about business and life. One of the questions that Jennifer asked me was, “Besides family, what do you care most about?” My answer: learning. I believe deeply in the incredible capacity that we have as humans

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My Favorite Resources for Learning Online

You know what experts LOVE doing? Learning. I am a learning addict. I love learning new skills, and deepening my knowledge and applications of skills I already have. Access to high-quality courses is better than ever, and it’s only going to get easier to access excellent content to help you grow your expertise. Udemy. I’ve

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“Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman

In this Age of Snark, it’s not easy to separate judgment from our lives. If you’re reading this, then you have experience reading things on the internet, which means that you’ve witnessed any number of negative, even vitriolic, exchanges between two or more parties who just know that they are right. If you haven’t witnessed

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What’s the Value of Your Degree?

It’s possible you may have missed the release of Georgetown University’s report The Economic Value of College Majors from earlier this year. If you did, I recommend taking a look—it’s fascinating information, even if it doesn’t go into the amount of detail that language majors would probably appreciate (e.g. there are two categories for languages, “common” and

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On Country Music and Career Warnings

If you know me in real life, you know I love country music. And I LOVE (all caps on purpose) Willie Nelson. So, of course I love the song he covers with Waylon Jennings, “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” And while I love the song, the lyrics reference something that bothers

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The Truth About Quitting

I’m sure you’ve heard these expressions before: Quitters never win. Don’t quit! You’ll regret it! Quitting is for losers. Never, ever, ever give up. Even if none of these expressions have been directed at you, it’s still likely that you’ve heard them said about life in general. These sayings assume that quitting is due to lack of

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