6 Personal Fears Holding You Back From Your Dream Career If you’re one of the many people thinking about a change to move into our dream job, you might hesitate to take the plunge. After all, change can be difficult. Instead of letting the following fears hold you back, it’s time to start becoming aware of them and how you can push past each one to finally create a career you love.
Don’t Work on Vacation. Seriously How — and when — we work is fundamentally changing. Data from the 2018 American Time Use survey indicates that 30% of full-time employees report working weekends and holidays, and even when people officially have time off, that doesn’t mean they stop working. Moreover, the recent global shift to remote work due to the Covid-19 crisis could further exacerbate the situation: as the formal boundaries that separate work from non-work become even more blurred, employees may feel conflicted about what time is — and isn’t — meant for working.
How to Deal With a Bully in the Office Bullying victims’ physical and mental health suffers. Two-thirds of them will leave their current role to get away from the bully. Likely, they just open up a vacancy for the next victim. None of this is good for the individual, the business, or society as a whole. But what does workplace bullying look like? It can take many forms.
Does Your Boss Really Care About Your Happiness? We all want happiness, even in our jobs and careers, but do employers still care about it when it doesn’t boost our productivity? Do others actually benefit from our own happiness? Is workplace happiness overrated?
How to Handle a Salary Counteroffer or some professionals, asking for more money is a touchy topic. Most professionals feel validated when they get a job offer. Others are simply proud the interview went well and a company has extended a job offer. When you don’t look at yourself as just an employee, but also a brand, you will always know your career worth. The best way to define your career worth is through getting the salary and benefits you feel you deserve.
A Growth Mindset Is Powerful, But Only If You Know How To Use It With a fixed mindset, you see the world as limited and you muddle through your business doing the best you can with what you're handed. When placed side by side like this, the growth mindset is attractive, which is in part why so many leaders are talking about it. My own research into entrepreneurship has found the best way to move to a growth mindset is to start with three simple steps.
The End of a Controversial Era: Is the Open Office Dying? Over the past decade, many modern offices have transitioned from private to open, with a floor plan free of cubicles or closed workspaces and lined with shared tables. According to research by Sage on open office plans, 80% of U.S. businesses implement this type of layout, including Apple, Google and Facebook.
Making Sense of the Future After Losing a Job You Love Losing a job is deeply shocking. It is a loss of livelihood: the ability to support ourselves and often our families. But the emotional impact goes beyond financial stress. For many people, work offers valued meanings and relationships and when the work goes, these frequently go with it, prompting our shame and anger as well as sorrow at leaving people, projects, and a place to which we have given a large part of ourselves. In my research I found that those who successfully created new futures for themselves tended to move through their grief and growth in three phases:
10 Signs You’re Overthinking (And What To Do About It) The truth is that everyone overthinks things from time to time. In my therapy office, it is one of the most common things I deal with. People often come in for their appointments saying things like, "I can't relax. It's like my brain won't shut off," or, "I can't stop thinking about how my life could have been better if I'd have done things differently."The more you think about a problem, the worse you feel. And the worse you feel, the harder it is to take positive action because emotions can cloud your judgment.
The Secret to Dealing With Difficult People: It’s About You Do you have someone at work who consistently triggers you? Doesn’t listen? Takes credit for work you’ve done? Wastes your time with trivial issues? Acts like a know-it-all? Can only talk about himself? Constantly criticizes? Each of us has a default lens through which we see the world. We call it reality, but in fact it’s a selective filter. We have the power, to view the world through other lenses. There are three worth trying on when you find yourself defaulting to negative emotions.