• Freelance writing from home is one of the easiest, smartest ways to make money from home.
    Freelancing

    Why You Should Focus on Freelance Writing Instead of Blogging

    In today’s economy, I believe having a successful career should also include an alternate source of income. It appears I am not alone in this opinion; To date, there are more than 44 million side-hustles in the U.S. The reasons behind this aren’t tough to figure out. The working world has changed drastically in the past twenty years, and true…

  • Build a free workout plan with Trello
    Fitness

    How to Create a Free Workout Plan (That’s Insanely Effective!)

    A free workout plan sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That’s because there’s a ton of gyms and paid fitness programs out there that want you to think you need them to get in shape. Don’t get me wrong, I love a well-structured paid program as much as the next person! I’ve had fantastic success with some of…

  • Having an early morning routine can help you achieve career success.
    Personal Growth,  Productivity

    How an Early Morning Routine Can Lead to Success

    I confess, I’ve become the type of person I used to be secretly annoyed with. I’ve become a morning person. In fact, the morning is now my favorite time of day. (Albeit, more so on weekends!) I’m not going to lie. My obsession with coffee likely plays a significant role in my willingness to be a morning lark. But while…

  • Top 3 career mistakes to avoid
    Career

    The Top 3 Career Mistakes That Are Holding You Back

    Your “career path” can seem like this mystical, esoteric thing. After all, there’s no tried and true guidebook that dictates a clear “career path” for anybody. No matter what the industry, there will always be some variation as to how you will get to where you’re going. No, it’s less of a path and more a labyrinth. Except instead of…

  • How to work out during the week
    Fitness

    7 Tips for Working a Fitness Routine into Your Busy Week

    Before I had a solid fitness routine in place, I was a textbook “weekend warrior”. On Saturday and Sunday, I’d go for really long runs, or hit the gym hard. But then Monday through Friday, my only exercise consisted of walking from my car to my desk at 8 am, and from my desk to my car at 5 pm.…

  • How to keep growing professionally without changing jobs
    Career

    How to Keep Growing Professionally Without Changing Jobs

    Everyone’s career path is different, but each one contains a series of stepping stones. Within the past couple decades, changing roles every few years has become the norm. It’s the way we build up our experiences, skills, networks, and compensation. But sometimes, you may feel ready to move on to the next step a lot sooner than what is realistic.…

  • Yes, multitasking while you exercise makes you smarter!
    Fitness,  Productivity

    Get Smarter While You Get Fitter by Multitasking

    Multitasking gets a bad rap sometimes. After all, some studies have concluded that too much multitasking results in higher levels of stress and lower levels of productivity. But is there a time and a place for multitasking? What about multitasking while you exercise? The surprising outcome from one small study published on science journal, PLOS ONE, suggests that performing cognitive…

  • Productivity paralysis can keep you from moving forward with your ambition
    Freelancing,  Productivity

    How to Combat Ambition Paralysis

    Some days, I feel like I’m up to my elbows in ideas and ambition. Which seems like a great thing, at first. Until it’s too many ideas, too much ambition. Then I don’t even know where to start. And nothing gets done. I’ve come to call it, Ambition Paralysis: The plight of having the drive and desire to achieve something,…

  • a Critical Thinking woman
    Career

    How to Develop Your Critical Thinking Skills at Work

    You really want to get the job done right, but a lot of the time you’re just not sure what to do. Some days, it seems like you’re constantly running to your manager or colleagues for help. Sound familiar? It’s important to ask for help when you need it.  But the reality is, your manager and colleagues can’t always be…