Category: Career Building

Leading From Within

A lot of times you’re going to see problems with an organization that you work with.  Honestly, you’ll probably always see opportunities for improvement.  The easiest way to get to real, sustained improvement is by leading from within the organization.  Pointing out the problems doesn’t solve them.  Finding ways to actually solve those problems, building…
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7 Tips To Be An A Player

I think that in our lives there are many opportunities to get ahead, and many ways to fall behind.  Becoming a top performer, or an A player in the work environment and at home are rewarding, fun, and will make a lot of things go easier for you.  It’s almost like you will get the…
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Don’t Burn Those Bridges and 1 Tip to Build Them

The world is an incredibly small place.  I can tell you countless stories of running across people in strange places from other parts of my life.  My husband and I have never directly worked together, yet have worked with many of the same people.  I used to work with Finney, and now I work with…
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The Fatal Mistake Many People Make

I’ve had plenty of time watching new people in jobs over time, and it’s always interesting to see how they approach their jobs.  Many times, though, I see people who have huge goals, and they would like to achieve those goals yesterday.  The problem is that they fail to plan for exactly how much hard…
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Stay Professional No Matter What

There are going to be plenty of times in our professional (and personal) lives where people are really going to annoy us, and royally piss us off.  Sometimes, it’s enough to make you quit your job, and other times you just dig in your heels and stay.  You may be on your way out of…
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Doing What It Takes

One of the most important lessons in entrepreneurship is learning to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  That can mean doing research on something you’ve never done before, or rolling up your sleeves and just wading in, even if you have no idea what you’re doing.  A few examples of this have…
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How To Piss Off Colleagues

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Honestly, there are so many sure fire ways to piss off colleagues at your job, it’s almost hard to start. There are some sure-fire ways to achieve the goal of royally pissing off your colleagues. Never take credit for any problems that arise. This is especially effective if you happen to…
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Do What You Love

I’ve heard it said over and over again that if you do what you love, it will seem right, and that you’ll do better in your career.  I think that it’s important to note that you are going to spend a large percentage of your waking hours working.  If that career or work is something that…
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YAB- Yet Another Business

My friends who know me very well know that I own several businesses, not just the two I talk about here the most.  I actually also own a real-estate investment business as well as a couple of other, smaller businesses/holding companies in addition to Extension of You Home Care, and the Care Patrol of the…
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Always Get Better

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ Even if you’ve been doing the same job for the last 5 years, you can always get better. There are always to learn to be more efficient, more pro-active, and generally do things better. One of the things that I’m learning as I get older, is that even when I’m the…
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