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The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

New 2016 Workshops – Registration Open

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for all of our 2016 workshops. We’re doing four workshops this year, and the topics are abundance, mental development, lifestyle design, and entrepreneurship. See the Events page (or keep reading) for a quick overview of each workshop. Conscious Abundance Workshop July 29 – 31, 2016 This […]

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Registration Opens for All 2016 Workshops

I’m delighted to announce that registration is now open for all of our 2016 workshops. 🙂 See the updated Events page for a quick overview of each workshop. Here are the web pages for each event: Conscious Abundance Workshop – July 29-31, 2016 Conscious Mind Workshop – August 19-21, 2016 Conscious Life Workshop – October […]

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What To Do When The Customer is Wrong

The only problem with the concept, “The customer is always right,” is that sometimes they’re wrong. If you’ve been in any kind of customer-facing position, I know you’re with me. Sure, there are many, many circumstances where the only choice is to bite your tongue and concede, for the good of the customer experience. But […]

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Emotional Bank Accounts

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, created the concept of the emotional bank account. Covey’s metaphorical bank account holds trust as its currency. He uses the idea to help people understand how trust is built: not on faith, but on proof. The emotional bank […]

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When to Break the Rules

I’m sitting next to Rick, a retired railroad engineer, on a delayed Southwest flight from Tampa to Baltimore. It’s been a LONG week of serial cancelled flights, and other travel frustrations. I’m wearing the same suit I wore in Detroit on Tuesday because I never did make it home between gigs. Rick doesn’t seem to notice […]

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Las Vegas Hockey

It’s official that Las Vegas is getting its own NHL hockey team, starting with the 2017-18 season. This will be Las Vegas’ first major league sports team. The team will be formed by pilfering (i.e. drafting) one player from each of the other 30 NHL teams. The games will be played at the new T-Mobile […]

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Brain Training and the Placebo Effect

Here’s another article about brain training that popped up in my news feed this morning, about a study finding that any perceived benefits may simply be the placebo effect at work, while the training itself is potentially irrelevant. If you want to learn more about this topic, I’d recommend the book Smarter by Dan Hurley, […]

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Software Skills on Demand

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] (This article originally appeared in my column in the Florida Times-Union.) If you’re in a career transition, you may need to brush up or acquire skills to be competitive. If it’s been a while since you’ve used the latest version of Office software, or a job posting requires a […]

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Spring Forest Healingfest

Learning Strategies is hosting a free online streaming event June 20-25, 2016. It’s called Spring Forest Healingfest and features Qigong expert Chunyi Lin. You can access the Healingfest via your web browser or phone. All six days of the Healingfest are free, with new sessions posted each day. Each session can be streamed for free […]

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Frontline Festival: Leaders share about favorite apps, technology, and productivity hacks

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about favorite tools and technology. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about how to take a complete break from work (i.e. for vacation.) There are two ways […]

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