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What Defines Happiness?

What Defines Happiness?

I recently attended the International Day of Happiness Conference at the United Nations (officially March 20th each year), where leaders in the political, non-profit and for-profit worlds gathered to look at key indicators around the globe that measure, in some way, how we’re doing as…

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Don’t Be the Turkey at Thanksgiving

Don’t Be the Turkey at Thanksgiving

Heading home for the holidays can be stressful. Everyone wants to know what you’ve been doing with your life, how school or work has been going, if you’ve found someone special, and if you’re on a solid track. Before you start sweating, here are three ways to prepare.

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Help! I’m an Entrepreneur & My Friends Are Not Supporting Me!

Help! I’m an Entrepreneur & My Friends Are Not Supporting Me!

Dealing with less-than-supportive friends is an issue that few talk about when it comes to dedicating your life to a startup. Having great friends around you for support is a must, but unfortunately, sometimes the people we love and expect to support us most, can surprise us with a lot of negativity.

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Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Determination: My Better is Better. Is Yours?

Passion is powerful indeed. If you think you have enough, watch this video. Then ask yourself again. Imagine all that would be possible if your drive was so inspiring and infectious that others couldn’t help but want to be around it? What could you achieve then?

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INSIGHT – “There’s An App For That”

INSIGHT – “There’s An App For That”

You might be asking – what is it?  Do I want it?  Will it help me achieve my goals? We’ll tell you more about the INSIGHT APP in a minute.  But first, thanks to Jen and Monique for inviting us to share our expertise and…

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RunFlyRun… Jetting for a Cause

RunFlyRun… Jetting for a Cause

Guest post by Ross Prout. When I heard that airline Jet Blue was bringing back their All You Can Jet Pass, or AYCJ, for the second year, I was thrilled and started thinking about how I could take advantage of the opportunity in a unique…

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How to Travel When You Can’t Afford To

How to Travel When You Can’t Afford To

If the thought of calling your travel agent to book a nice little getaway sounds enticing, but too expensive…or the very concept   of calling “your travel agent” sounds ridiculous simply because you’ve never actually had a travel agent, you’ll love this. Even if you don’t…

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How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

Oh my!  I can’t believe we’ve actually published two hundred issues! I still remember a friend questioning whether I’d have the discipline to commit to kicking a new newsletter out every week.  HA.  (If only I could remember who it was so I could forward…

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Workaholic Gets a Life

Workaholic Gets a Life

This summer there were a lot of changes in my life, both personally and professionally. In short, I got a life. I’m not missing my workaholic self one bit either. For 17 years I’ve worked non-stop. An entrepreneur since I was 13, I hit my…

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Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Summer is coming to an end. Now what? Jen Kushell shares her top 5 tips for making the tough transition from fun back to work.

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Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

“I want a job with flexible hours” is often something I hear from my friends and tons of people I meet. “I want to travel.”  “I want to spend more time with my kids.”  “I want to [fill in the blank].” When you work a…

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Expanding Your Circle

Expanding Your Circle

I’ve noticed a lot of friends grumbling about how they’re not meeting anyone interesting lately.  While often times, this is in a very social context; I see it happening a lot in business too.  Especially with young professionals. It’s a strange time of life, this…

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Maintain Balance Between Work & Your Personal Life

Maintain Balance Between Work & Your Personal Life

Whether you’ve been working for years, or if you’ve just started your first job or business – knowing how to balance work and play can be hard.  You want to prove your worth, and go above the call of duty, but at the same time…

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10 Tips on Following Your Own Path

10 Tips on Following Your Own Path

Sometimes the pressure to become just like everyone else comes at us from all directions: from our friends, our families, colleagues, and even trusted advisors and mentors. So, how do you know when to take the road less traveled?

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Top 10 Jobs With Flexible Hours

Top 10 Jobs With Flexible Hours

There are always people who are just “hanging out” any time of day: sitting in coffee shops, reading the newspaper, walking their dog, surfing, working out at the gym, shopping… you name it. People of all ages… and I’m pretty good at picking out the tourists. So, I always find myself wondering, “What do they do for a living?”

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