Laura Izquierdo

5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Chances of Success

A Few Things You Can Do to Stop I’m coming to the end of my first week as a freelance writer. I’ve spent months reading all the “how to…” articles on Medium, networking, planning, and setting myself up for a smooth start. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing writers, who are even better …

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8 Secrets for a Happy Life from History’s Greatest Philosophers

Everlasting lessons from some of the world’s greatest minds What is happiness? I know this is a question you’ve asked yourself before. Why? Because it’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves before; we all want to live a happy life, it’s a natural desire that all humans have since the beginning of time. But your answer to this burning …

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The Stress to Impress – Why Women Struggle for Promotions

And what leaders can do to help. Being promoted at work depends on how well you perform, right? Wrong. Promotion-related decisions are heavily influenced by supervisors’ subjective perceptions of an individual’s ‘promotability’, and these perceptions are heavily influenced by the way in which that individual behaves; specifically, on how well an individual self-promotes themselves. The …

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A Message From The Obamas That Will Make You QuestionYour Priorities

You shouldn’t aspire to ‘have it all’. Michelle Obama has recently (and finally!) launched her new podcast, and the first guest on her show was Barack. They shared their thoughts on the philosophy of “having it all”, and as someone who’s ambitious and driven to be successful in a range of aspects, their conversation really …

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The School That Will Change Your Definition of Philanthropy

Shanti Bhavan and the multiplicative effect In the outskirts of Bangalore, India, there’s a school unlike any other; Shanti Bhavan. I first heard of it by lucky coincidence after a longwinded scroll through Netflix, when I decided on a gripping docu-series titled ‘Daughters of Destiny’. It’s an emotive, inspirational, and thought-provoking series that deserves the most …

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How These Two Truths Helped Me Become a Better Decision-Maker

Being indecisive is a massive waste of time, and it can cost you a lot. Dwelling on all the imaginable outcomes and asking for other people’s opinions will not only cause you frustration, but it’ll also make you waste precious time that you could be investing in doing something productive. I’m chronically indecisive; painfully so. There are …

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