If you are like many Americans, you spend more time working than ever. You’re also more likely to work weekends than in years past. We can blame decades-long efforts by companies to boost productivity (ending a century of declines in work hours) and the evolution of work-at-home arrangements for some of the extra hours. But […]
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Want to Earn a Living Creating? Here’s Your Mountain
4 Truths You Need to Know to Get to the Top
At this point in my career, I’ve sold a lot of books. But I was hardly an overnight success. First came work in publishing and agenting. I learned how book sales worked—and didn’t work—well before I published a word of my own. I want to use my experience here to puncture a thought bubble I […]
The Secret to Negotiating a Better Deal
3 Ways to Put Yourself Exactly Where You Need to Be
Years ago, I received some great advice about how to negotiate the deal you want. In fact, I would say this is the secret to successful negotiating.
What I’ve Learned From Being Fired
3 Things Being Canned Taught Me About Management
It’s easy to look at successful people and envy their situation. What you often don’t see is the pain they went through to get there. I’ve made lots of mistakes. In fact, I’ve actually been fired from three jobs. Here’s what I learned.
What to Do When You Hate Your Job
7 Strategies to Make the Best of a Bad Situation
Many people feel trapped in a job they hate but don’t believe they can quit. They feel stuck and, as a result, their life is miserable. Do you know someone like this?
The Secret Productivity Advantage of Workday Breaks
Plus 3 Ways to Put It to Work for You
We all know that sitting for long periods of time isn’t good for our bodies. Standing boosts our energy and our mood. That’s why I use and recommend a standup desk. But there’s more to it than more time on your feet. It’s also important to get those feet moving. Our bodies just aren’t designed to […]