Every day, we live our lives with hundreds of set ideas and beliefs. They form the way that we see the world, make decisions and act in response to situations that arise.

These ideas may have been set twenty years ago, or five minutes ago. …

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a Jack of all trades, master of none.

Hobbies, skills, sports — I’ve taken a swing at almost everything that made sense. But, I never committed to becoming exceptional at any of them.

I tend to get bored quickly. I…

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The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. — Stephen Covey

If you are anything like me, your general tendency is to wing it. I do like to prepare, even to a fault sometimes. …

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You know it’s true — you could probably improve your posture.

This isn’t a personal attack. It’s simply a generalization that is accurate more often than not.

But what actually is it about posture that makes it so important? Depending on the circumstances, the answer may be different.

Perhaps you…

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Let’s be honest, they suck. People hate receiving them, and people hate sending them. But the issue is, a cold email is often necessary.

Emailing is arguably the most accessible way to contact someone outside of your circle, as email addresses are much easier to find (or guess) than a…

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Recently I found myself reminiscing about the good old days.

Not necessarily in the traditional sense, but rather a 22 year old looking back on his 21 1/2-year-old self.

It felt as though I was suffering through a period of confusion, in which there seemed to have been a shift…

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Why you need to understand why you really do what you do.

Every day we make decisions that feel right in the moment. Sometimes you just have a certain feeling as to what you should do. This can be a good feeling, such as wanting to get something off your…

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A mentor, defined as “an experienced and trusted adviser,” is a term generally used as a way to describe people who offer guidance and wisdom to those in need, aiming to help them avoid mistakes and misfortune, and find success in life.

Commonly a relationship between a teacher, grandparent, or…

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Three weeks ago, I started my first full-time job. Fresh out of college, and eager to be successful in my new role, I hit the ground running. After a stressful job search, I was apprehensive to begin working. …

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