Hard Truths About Moving Up the Ladder

It was my foot in the door to kick off my career, and all I knew was that I wanted to “move up” from there (even though I had no idea what that looked like outside of my head).

My path to “moving on up” didn’t turn out like I’d imagined: Instead of a steady climb up the ladder, it was more like an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

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Never mind what I can teach fellow bloggers, what has blogging taught me?

Hard to believe, but I’ve been blogging now for over 2 years, and looking back, I’m realizing what blogging has taught me about life. My life, the universe, and everything.

After all, when you get to the point where cranking out a blog post is as second nature as putting on socks, you know there’s got to be some carryover.

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Climbing Up the Ladder in the Professional World

You may be wondering why your career isn’t advancing at the pace you’d expected, despite the fact that you’re doing good work. From time to time, you may undermine yourself on the job with your behavior.

If so, it’s possible you’re guilty of subconsciously sabotaging yourself in any number of subtle ways. This form of self-sabotage not only prevents you from performing at your full potential but also gives colleagues and customers an opportunity to think less of you as an individual and professional.

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What to do When it’s a Slow Day at Work

Downtime is a rare thing in most workplaces — but there’s a good chance you’ll experience a slow day every once in a while. (If you’re reading this at work, you might be having one today. There’s no doubt that employees have more on their plates than ever before.  However, we all have days when our workloads slow down or our appetite to get real work done wanes. And it’s important to use slow days in a more strategic way because they don’t come all that often.

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Move Past The Feeling Of Being Stuck, Personally and Professionally

Feeling stuck is confusing.

Sometimes it feels like you’ve chosen the wrong road. Other times it feels almost as if your life doesn’t really feel like “yours” anymore. Suddenly, things get a little quiet. You might not know what your next step should be. You don’t know where to start- you might not even know where you’re going.

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Bad Habits That Make You Look Unprofessional

When it comes to workplace success, the saying goes that your attitude determines your altitude, which means how you behave counts.

Everyone has some bad work habits. You might be the most punctual, inoffensively friendly person around, but there’s always something that occasionally causes colleagues to roll their eyes. Bad work habits such as not paying proper attention to instructions or taking a casual approach to communication can put you on the back foot.

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Figuring Out Your Next Career Move

“Grow[ing] up … that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.”  — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Where no hope is left, is left no fear.” — John Milton

A career transition will teach you more about yourself than you expect—and it could happen sooner than you think.

“Where do you see yourself in five years?”

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When to Quit Your Job; Changing Careers

So it’s another boring Wednesday.

Or is just a typical draining Tuesday.

Or dear God—is it still only Monday? Morning?

Sigh

There’s no way to sugarcoat it—you hate your job. Your stomach is in knots every single Sunday night. Your walk into the office often feels like you’re trudging through cement. And, a sledgehammer seems like the only suitable way to silence your alarm clock each weekday morning—at least you’d be able to get some of that pent-up aggression and hostility out.

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