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The single piece of advice that changed the course of my career

When I started my last corporate job, I asked experienced co-workers for advice and best-practices, and most of them told me something like: “Try to …

Careers

How to find your purpose in life: 12 powerful exercises to help you discover purpose and passion

Shares 130<p>Happy blogiversary! <b>Twelve years ago today, I launched a humble little blog about personal finance — this blog, Get Rich Slowly.</b> It was …

Time Management

100 Ways Your Company Loses to Better Online Marketers

<i>It’s a jungle out there.</i> <b>Online marketing has become a wild animal.</b> But you don’t have to be a gorilla to dominate. Nor do you have to go ape and do …

Marketing

5 ways you’re killing your productivity and how to fix it

How diligently do you work each weekday?<p>Americans waste a supposed $1.8 trillion in lost workplace productivity, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Spirituality

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

The 13 most valuable skills that anyone could have

The great thing about being surrounded by people who have experienced more than you is being able to pick their brains. We turned to a recent Quora thread that asked users for the most valuable skill a person can have for their entire life.<p>After sorting through the responses, here are our 13 …

Self-improvement

10 Bad Habits That Make You Look Really Unprofessional

<i>(Author’s note: Quite a few readers contacted me after this column was published. You made some really good points, and I listened. So, I wrote a sequel: 17 Simple Habits That Make You Look More Professional.)</i><p>Picture this. I was at a networking event last winter. It was cold outside, but quite warm …

George W. Bush

51 Tech and Business Resources to Use if You Want to Be an Expert in Your Field

We’re all trying to make a name for ourselves. Although there’s no formula for becoming a thought leader in your field, there’s one way surefire way …