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Be Flexible, Rather Than Have A Five-Year Plan, For An Adaptable Career

When you’re first getting started in your career (or several years before you graduate), many people may ask what your five-year plan is. Rather than having a strict plan you absolutely must adhere to, be flexible and allow yourself to respond to career opportunities you might not expect.

'It's OK To Be Bored From Point A To Point B. Just Don't Stop'

As you go after the goals you’ve set out for yourself, there will come a time when the excitement has worn off and it feels like you’re not getting anywhere. That’s OK. The key is to push through that.

How To Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

Years ago, a friend introduced me to someone who asked what I did for a living. “I work on an online video series,” I said. It was hard work, it required lots of planning, researching and interviewing, and it was how I paid the bills. My friend chimed in, “She’s a vlogger,” then giggled. I didn’t quite understand what she meant, but I felt diminished.

Focus On 'Quick Wins' To Stay Motivated With Financial GoalsĀ 

Money is about maths, but personal finance has everything to do with mindset. Chances are, if you want to stick to a financial goal, you’ll have to tackle your own emotions at some point. Stay motivated by focusing on “quick wins”.

Reinvigorate Your Motivation At Work By Looking To The Past

Even the work you love has the potential to wear you down and get you stuck in a rut. If your job is starting to feel like a grind, looking back to where it all began can help get you refocused.

Your Biggest Obstacle To Doing What You Want Is You

There are a lot of things that can hold you back in life: money, opportunity, other people. It’s disingenuous to say that it’s equally easy for everyone to do what they want. However, in nearly everyone’s case, the biggest obstacle to achieving your goals is yourself.

Take A Risk When You Have A Shot, Rather Than Waiting Until You're Sure

No one wants to take a risk and fail. We all have an instinct to wait until something is a sure thing before taking the leap. However, that hesitancy can lead to missing out. Instead, take the risk once you’re sure you have a decent chance of succeeding.

Five Questions To Ask Before You Quit Your Job And Head Back To School

Do you have some vague plans to go back to school at some point and get some more education? Can’t go wrong with another degree, right? Well, no. Getting an expensive degree without knowing exactly what you’ll be getting out of it is a quick way to rack up debt that won’t necessarily help you achieve your goals. So, before you (possibly) get yourself in a lot of trouble, here are five questions to consider before applying to school again.

Stay Motivated Throughout The Year By Keeping A Success Board

Acknowledging and celebrating your victories, however small, plays an important part in keeping yourself motivated. A success board is a simple way see what you’ve accomplished this year, and motivate you to take on what’s next.

Four Signs You're On Top Of Your Finances

No matter how much money you make, it can feel like you never have enough money or (the better alternative) that you’re on track. A study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found four factors that suggest when you’ve achieved financial well-being.

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