Category: Career Building

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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Think First Then Respond

Tip #2 to maintain a professional attitude at work  is to think things over before you respond to them.  This is especially true for the things that you get asked to do and think “over my dead body” on. Chances are, you’re going to get asked to do tasks that don’t appeal more than a few times…
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7 Easy Steps to Sink Your Job

As a manager, leader, and company owner, it is always interesting to me to see people’s behaviors.  You’d think that if they’re being paid well for a position, that they’d be on their best behavior, especially in front of the boss.  Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case. Easy Steps to Sink Your Job Bring your…
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5 Tips to Stay Sharp in Your Career

Progressing in one’s career is a pretty common goal.  But a lot of times, we get lazy where we are.  Think about it- when was the last time you updated your linked in profile or your resume.  I did update my linked in profile recently, but unfortunately, well, my resume is sadly out of date.…
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Why Entrepreneurship?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How did I know entrepreneurship was right for me?  Let me begin by explaining. Last August, I left my very nice job in the corporate world. I was a manager in a large IT Corporation, with a great job. But something was missing. I started some soul searching, and ended up…
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7 Career Tips No-One Ever Tells You

    I see so many posts on the internet about what you should do, and shouldn’t do in a job.  Frankly, there are a lot of written and unwritten rules in the workplace that can be a land mine to negotiate.  Here are some simple tips that if you are able to follow them,…
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