The Joy of Being Grateful
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's a great time to reflect on all the reasons you have to be thankful. Not just the perfectly roasted turkey, deliciously savory stuffing, or marvelously sweet pumpkin pie you whipped up from scratch (thanks, Libby's!), but for all your blessings.
Wherever you are, whatever you're going through, good times or rough times, you've got lots to be grateful for, so take a few minutes to reflect. Read More
2010 may have presented its fair share of challenges for you, but there are still many reasons to be grateful for what you do have. So what are you truly grateful for?
Dress for Success
What you don’t know — about how to look professional — can hurt
You can’t judge a book by its cover” is a popular saying. But like it or not, many people will judge you by your “cover.” You may have loads of intelligence and ability, but you may never have the chance to show it if your appearance causes a client, coworker, or member of senior management to reject you out of hand. Read More
Health & Wellness:
Since eating — or rather, not overeating — is such a hot topic for many of us, especially this time of year, we’ve decided to provide two related yet very different approaches to the subject. We hope you enjoy both perspectives:
10 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Feasts Without Packing on the Pounds Read
The Soul of Food: My Attempt to See Holiday Eating in a New Light Read
• Top 20 Thanksgiving Recipes From allrecipes.com
• The First Thanksgiving According to Pilgrimhall.org
• Thanksgiving Travel Tips — Keeping Kids Busy
• Thanksgiving Tablescapes From casasugar
• 20 Uses for Leftover Turkey From Blisstree
• How to Make Turkey Pan Gravy — In Just 10 Minutes!
• Black Friday 2010
I think the toughest one here is adapting to your boss’s management style. My boss is very much a micromanager in many aspects of our work and being the exact opposite myself, this is very hard for me to swallow at times. What I have found is that every time I have already done something before she asks me to do it, it builds my credibility and lets her let go a little more.
I think fulfillment in the workplace is an important element in fulfillment in your life in general. We spend a great deal of time and energy at work and it does spill over into your private life whether by accident or design. I am putting greater emphasis on my attitude about work in hopes that a positive attitude there will mean a better attitude with life as a whole.
Great article! I have found that when you establish career goals and continue to work toward them you improve your value and your work reflects your efforts. I set a goal that required about 18 months and several hundred personal dollars to accomplish. My boss and family supported me but I felt that management didn't believe I’d finish. It paid off in big raises — $2.00 an hour the first year. I took on other goals which also resulted in more raises. Don't give up, even when others don’t support you.
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