Considering the damaging consequences of stress, the question, “How to relieve stress?” should be on everyone’s mind. According to research by the American Psychological Association in April 2012, job pressure is the top cause of stress in the United States. By reducing your stress levels, you can boost your productivity and even feeling more energetic! Relieving stress is important for a myriad of reasons that go well beyond workplace productivity. High levels of stress produce hormones, such as cortisol and adrenalin. These stress hormones are necessary to make it through life, but if you are under the influence for too long of a period of time, rather nasty negative health outcomes can ensue. In fact, 77% of people surveyed in the study mentioned above said they regularly experience physical symptoms due to their high levels of stress. This all underscores the great importance of tackling stress head on in whatever way works best for you personally. In this article, we … [Read more...] about How to Relieve Stress: 3 Clever and Effective Ways
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Life counseling opens up new possibilities as it can serve to alter your perspective on every aspect of, yes, your life! In this article, we will take a look at how life counseling can work for you and help you transform and alter yourself and the world around you. Is Life Counseling Right for You? Whether or not life counseling is right for you largely depends upon who you are. If you are not very open to other people’s ideas, notions, insights and directions and you know it, then working with a life counselor will probably feel like a massive waste of your time. However, if you are generally a pretty open minded person, then you will likely find that working with a life counselor is a positive step. So what kinds of benefits can you expect from life counseling? According to the International Coaching Federation, 67% of people find "higher level of self-awareness," and 62.4% of people achieve "smarter goal setting." Other items clients have reported … [Read more...] about The Key Benefits of Life Counseling
Making a request of your boss can be a daunting prospect. You want something in your job; maybe a pay rise, an extra assistant to work on a large project you are managing, or it could be some time off for a family function. In order to achieve that "something" you need to ask your boss. Know how to ask. Knowing how to ask can make the difference between achieving your aims or coming away rejected. Firstly, decide what it is you really want. Be clear and concise so your boss fully understands what he/she is being asked to say yes to. You can't expect a yes from your boss to a request they don't understand. Make it clear for them. Show you've done your homework. Don't undermine yourself by lacking in facts. Prepare yourself with information that support what you are asking for. Look at it from your bosses perspective. Approach the request in a way that works for your boss too. If you know your boss is a stickler for staff having a good work/life … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Boss to Say "Yes"!
There are many effective ways to get a pay raise increase. People frequently have a good deal of fear and apprehension regarding the topic of getting more money in the workplace. But with the right approach, you can get that raise you want and still sleep soundly at night. 1. Make the Right Preparations Waking up one morning and deciding that you will go after a pay raise later that day can be risky business. Like so many large undertakings in life, preparation is essential. This means that you absolutely must formulate a strategy well in advance. Successfully landing the pay increase you are seeking means planning. 2. Highlight Your Productivity Do you feel that you are productive? Do you feel as though others realize just how much you are getting done each and every day? Most importantly, does your boss know how productive you are? If your employer doesn’t understand or notice your level of contribution in the workplace, then you … [Read more...] about 5 Savvy Ways to Get a Pay Raise Increase
While plenty of people move to a new city as the result of a change in their employment, there are lots of others who feel compelled to move without having a new job lined up. Finding work in your own town can be difficult, and when you’re looking for work in a far-off location, you might find yourself at a disadvantage. Consider putting the following tips to use to make your job search as easy as possible. Consider a Temporary Address Many employers are reluctant to give priority to candidates who aren’t already located in the area. You can avoid this entirely by setting up a temporary address with Kinko’s, or even the UPS store. They’re typically inexpensive, and offer mail-forwarding services. If you’re on a budget that doesn’t allow for this expense, you could always consider using a friends address until you get the job and move into your new place. Research Your New Town in Advance By spending a bit of time researching the area you’re moving to, you’ll give yourself an … [Read more...] about Job Hunting Tips for Your New Town
The most important people in your business are your employees. Why? Their happiness does two things: gauges your success and, assuming that they respect you and your mission, grows your business. By having faith in your people and giving them the autonomy to complete their duties without micro-managing, they will feel that respect and offer it right back to you. Foster the People Employees need to feel special. For the most part, they want to grow and develop. There is a world of ideas, ones you have never thought of, right in front of your eyes. The faces you see everyday want to have their voices heard. Sometimes what they say could be your next big break. To have their support, you must give them a culture of purpose and hope. They, of all people, must trust and believe in your brand ... your mission. Keep in constant dialogue with them. Involve them in the growth. Allow them to shine. Recognize their accomplishments. By fostering your people, they will feel wanted and needed. If … [Read more...] about Breeding Happy Brand Ambassadors In Your Office
When young people prepare to enter professional environments for the first time, there is often a virtual avalanche of advice to consider. From where to apply, to how to present a resume, to what to wear to an interview, college graduates and other young professionals hear so many tips that it can be hard to keep everything straight without feeling immense pressure. One thing that helps some young people to relax is to consider things from the employer's standpoint. Most businesses go to great lengths in order to present themselves well, both to prospective clients and to potential employees. Some offices hire decorators to arrange things in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible; some invest in programs like ShareFile to improve the functions, capability, and appearance of online business; and of course, people in well-run business environments always seem to be dressed impeccably to make a good impression. When you consider all of these things, and that you're not the only … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Giving A Natural Interview