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September 18, 2018

Here’s a fact about self-doubt: Everyone has it.

Even some of the most famous people have suffered from self-doubt. Lady Gaga revealed in her documentary that she “sometimes feels like a loser kid in high school.” Arianna Huffington calls the negative self-talk in her h...

June 19, 2018

Carol Dweck preaches “the power of yet.”

If students don’t pass a test, it’s not because they’re inherently stupid, but because they don’t understand the material well enough—yet. If employees didn’t negotiate the best deal, it doesn’t mean all future deals are doomed....

June 5, 2018

We’ve all used every excuse in the book for not taking vacation (or not unplugging while on vacation).

“My co-workers won’t survive without me.” “Something major will happen while I’m gone and then I’ll be fired because I wasn’t there.” “Taking a vacation would make me...

April 30, 2018

We’re all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn’t).

We’re also big fans of not putting a timeline on things. We’ve even said that there are plenty of things you don’t have to have by 30 (or 40, or 5...

March 12, 2018

The assignment you need to complete has been pulled up on your computer screen since the moment you walked into the office, yet it still looks exactly the same as it did when you opened it. Or, worse, it’s completely blank, save for the cursor mocking you each time it...

March 7, 2018

Whether we’re starting a new job or gunning for a promotion at our current one, we all know that we should be negotiating. 

Or do we?

A survey by Salary.com revealed that only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even wors...

March 5, 2018

Truth talk: Being a manager is hard.

You may not be 100% prepared for the demands of a job that requires handling individual personalities, motivations, and work styles. Doing the work becomes the simple part; working through others is far more complex.

Which isn’t to sa...

March 2, 2018

You spend the last few months of 2017 saying, “Next year will be different.” And now it’s next year and you can’t really say that anything’s changed. You know what you want—it’s just that the closer you get to going after it, the more unsure you are.

You’re not alone in...

February 22, 2018

You know the feeling. You’ve been selling for a few years, you’re regularly hitting your numbers, and you think you’re ready for a promotion. But sales is a labor-intensive job. The day-to-day stress can be deflating, and most of the time, it takes everything you’ve go...

February 13, 2018

“What should I do with my life?”

Unlike so many other questions you have about your career, this one’s not quite as easy to Google. (Or—shameless plug—to look up on The Muse.)

The good news is, you’re not alone—in fact, I’ll guarantee that everyone has pondered their car...

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