How to transform your life in just 5 seconds every day

We all want to transform something about ourselves at some point in time. We want to lose weight, earn more money, build a business, have great relationships with loved ones, expand our horizons, have adventures and help others. We know what we want to do and we know how to do it. It might be …

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You don’t need to have a calling to make a contribution

In 1922, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, received a higher call to spread the word of Christ. In nine years, she took vows to become a nun. Little did she or her superiors know that her unselfish years of service in the slums of Kolkatta, India, would lead to worldwide renown and her being coined Mother Teresa. …

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How to use a planner effectively and get the most important things done

For a long while, I used many types of planners. The Fox Planner, Happy Planner, Bullet Journal Spreads, and many more. I always stopped using them. They became cluttered and congested with all the mini-deadlines I had for myself. And, I kept long to-do lists in them. I tried to pack too many things into …

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Seek clarity on your job’s performance metrics

Know your performance metrics to advance in your career

I feel foolish for not understanding my career’s performance metrics until recently and after five years as a tenure-track lecturer. My university had put in place a metric of two research articles per year for each staff member. Seems simple enough…just publish two scientific articles per year. How I thought the metric was calculated was …

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Use a writing process to stop overworking an article for your job

overworking an article

Most professional women who work in a knowledge economy are creators. Their companies often require a wide range of articles, from technical pieces to opinions to promotional offers. But unlike physical goods that have a well-defined nature, the definition of a well-written article is subjective. A colleague may find an article terrible and lacking in …

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