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How Quitting Your Job or Getting Laid Off Can Help Finding Your Life’s Purpose: Transitions

| March 13, 2014 | 6 Comments

A transition in life is a very fragile stage that put us in a gray area where it can become our greatest setback or our most powerful opportunity. A transition involves change which brings uncertainty because we are not familiar with what’s ahead and emotions often go crazy. Our brain automatically starts looking for solutions […]

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How Stress Can Save Your Startup

| March 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Stress. It’s a word that we entrepreneurs know all too well. Imagine the things you could do if stress wasn’t in the picture. Maybe you’d have more energy, a clearer mind, less anxiety, or more confidence to go after what you wanted. But I’m not buying it. In fact, I’m arguing just the opposite: STRESS […]

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You are Addicted to Stress: Why and How to Change It

| February 19, 2014 | 4 Comments

You’ve quit your corporate job because it was giving you weekly ulcers and you were tired of being told what to do. Now, you run your own business. You are an entrepreneur, you are a leader and it’s your turn to tell others what to do. It feels good. You are free. You are proud. […]

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How Meditating Can Help You in Your Professional Life

| January 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Even in a thriving economy, the pressure of the dog-eat-dog world of business takes its toll on fledgling and seasoned workers alike.  As of 2012, a remarkable 40% of all people diagnosed with acute stress traced the lion’s share of their anxiety back to work.  On top of lowered job performance, through-the-roof stress levels can […]

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Want to Avoid Burnout? Get Some Variety in Your Life

| October 18, 2013 | 22 Comments

I have a full time job working at an extremely unique nonprofit that serves as a donor advocate and sell side analyst to promote a Practical Cure for type 1 diabetes.  And I have a part-time job curating and editing content for a super awesome (I’m not biased or anything) entrepreneur website. And I edit/contribute […]

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What’s The Main Source of Stress At Work?

| September 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Tech the Main Culprit for Stress at Work, Survey Says It looks like technology is the main blame when it comes to what makes a normal day at the office a stressful nightmare, according to a recent survey about workplace stresses. Eight hundred employees across the country were asked exactly what makes their blood boil […]

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Why Goofing Off Just Got Serious

| September 3, 2013 | 5 Comments

According to Professor John P. Trougakos of University of Toronto Scarborough and the Rotman School of Management, mental concentration works like how a muscle does. Your brain needs to take occasional breaks in order to resume optimum performance. Forcing yourself to get everything done in one sitting will eventually exhaust you and drain you out. […]

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Ways to Recover from Burnout (No Sugar-coated Tips Included)

| August 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Young, spirited, and dynamic – these are the common traits of any young executive today. However, despite the plethora of energy-inspiring things that young executives face and experience on a daily basis, profession burnout keeps on lurking at every corner and angle. The mantra of many young executives is “make your passion your profession” in […]

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Ready, Set, Pause: You Have to Slow Down to Speed Up

| July 10, 2013 | 11 Comments

As a young Founder and CEO, I often get asked about time management, stress, and how I manage to take care of myself in addition to taking care of my business.  After years of burning the midnight oil and averaging 4-ish hours of sleep a night max, I nearly burned myself out. In one short […]

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Is Stress an Entrepreneur’s Friend or Foe?

| February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs are by the very definition of the word people who are taking a leap into the unknown and making something new out of fresh ideas. So how does the idea of ‘stress’ sit in this realm of value creation and differ to the norm of everyday, employed working life? Does the increase in pressure […]

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