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8 Stoic Quotes to Ease Your Unemployment Journey

Photo: Sophiaonline We’re all living through a troubling time. You’re not alone. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to Covid-19 is greater than the increase caused by the Great Recession. The rate of unemployment in the US in April 2020 reached 14.4%; the highest in the post-World War II era. The economy has shrunk, and we’re …

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What the Swedish Concept of Lagom Can Teach Us About Ambition

“If you don’t like climbing mountains, I promise the peak has nothing more to offer you” — Taylor Foreman I’ve never really understood why people who don’t typically enjoy running sign up for marathons. It’s an impressive achievement, I’m not denying that. But to me, it only seems like a worthy achievement if you actually like to run; because …

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A Rare Quote from the Billionaire Entrepreneur You’ve Never Heard Of

When you look at Forbes’ list of the World’s Billionaires in 2020, you’re likely to recognise some familiar names; Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg. But there’s a man in the ranks that you’ve probably never heard of before. And it’s not surprising. He’s renowned in his home country of Spain for never making …

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6 Signs Your Work Hierarchy Is Taking Advantage of You

However ‘flat’ the hierarchy might be, there’s always a hierarchy. And when you’re starting in your career, you’re at the bottom of it. You’re young, and you want to make a name for yourself. You want to learn and seize every opportunity. So, you become ‘the yes guy,’ hoping that others will count on you when they need to …

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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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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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Your Desire to Be Normal Is Holding You Back

Not many people are exceptional. The majority of people are normal. That’s what being normal means; to be the same as a majority. And it’s generally considered a good thing. Ever since you were born, you’ve been evaluated against socially-accepted parameters. Before you even left the hospital, your weight, the length of your feet, your …

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