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The Five Stages Of Grief After Losing A Job

It was a Saturday, my plane landed, and I was all set to relax during a short weekend getaway, when an email came through on my phone. I’d lost my job. I showed it to my boyfriend in the seat next to me. “These things happen,” I said, smiling and putting my phone away. “It’s probably for the best. Let’s enjoy our trip.” I praised myself for being strong and accepting the situation. In reality, I was in complete denial that I just lost a job I loved.


Taking The Plunge: How To Get Over Your Fear Of Failure

There’s an aspiring adventurer, entrepreneur or novelist in all of us. Yet when it comes to chasing after our goals and dreams we’re often too scared to take the leap. Fear holds us back. It destroys dreams. It kills productivity and, in all honesty, sucks the fun out of life.


Treat A Job You Hate As Training To Move On To Something Better

Let’s be honest. “Do what you love” is great if you can swing it, but nearly everyone will have to get a job they hate at some point. If you don’t want to stay there, though, treat the job like it’s just training for a better one.


Four Signs You Should Fix Your Current Job Instead Of Quitting

When you’re stuck in a job you hate, it’s easy to read a few articles about pursuing your dreams and find the validation you were looking for to turn in your resignation letter. But what feels like a terrible job may not be permanently terrible — in certain situations, it may be worth your while to try to fix your job, rather than jump ship.


How Only An Hour A Day To Work On Your Passion Can Be A Good Thing

It’d be nice if we all had the freedom to work on whatever our hearts desired throughout the day, but in reality, most creatives work a day job and then tackle their own projects in their spare time. As screenwriter Brian Koppelman points out, having only an hour or two to work on your project each day isn’t necessarily a limitation. It can promote focus.


Jon Stewart's Best Career Lessons

Last week Jon Stewart flicked off the lights for the last time at The Daily Show, where he and his staff created a machine that delivered incisive political and media commentary through comedy for 16 years. Let’s take a look at how they did it and what we can learn.


Career Spotlight: What I Do As A Dog Sitter And Trainer

Hanging out with a bunch of dogs all day sounds like a pretty sweet gig, right? But taking care of a literal pack of animals can be some tough work — especially when they’re not all very well-trained.


Decide Whether Or Not To Quit Your Job With This Flowchart

Should you stay or should you go? It’s rarely a simple decision to make, but if you think through your options you can make it more confidently. This flowchart can help.


Think Of Failure As One Side Of A Pendulum 

In order to succeed, you usually have to fail at some point. We know this, but failing on purpose can be a tough thing to do. It helps to understand that embracing failure means you have control over it. Try thinking of


Use Your Current Employer As Your First Freelance Client

If you’re nervous about making the big jump to freelancing or self-employment, consider this: You might already have a client who’s a fan of your work and willing to pay you for it.


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