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Financial Survival Tips for the Pandemic   Posted by:

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people out of work and created financial problems for families struggling to survive. The Courier Journal offers some advice for staying afloat:  Make a budget. Sit down with a piece of paper or…

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Don’t Follow This Advice   Posted by:

The internet is full of advice on how to succeed, but not all of it’s good. Inc. magazine points at some common “words of “wisdom” that aren’t all that wise:  “Don’t get too close to people.” Relationships are the…

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Choose the Right Mindset for Creative Success   Posted by:

Your mindset influences your ability to think creatively and succeed in whatever you do. Here are four basic mindsets to cultivate, from the MakeIt website:  Growth mindset. Believe that you can change, develop, and improve your talents, your abilities,…

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Send Emails That Get Results   Posted by:

Do your emails get the attention and rapid response they deserve? Here’s how to make sure people read and answer your messages while they’re still fresh: Grab them with your subject. The subject line should read like a compelling…

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Too Much Stress? Try These Tension Reducing Strategies   Posted by:

If asked, most Americans would probably say that they need or would like to lower the level of stress in their lives. If this is true for you, try some of the following strategies to bring your stress level…

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Be Ready for These Health Care Expenses in Retirement   Posted by:

Health care is expensive, but it can get even pricier during retirement, when most people don’t have an employer-backed insurance plan to cover them. The average couple will spend $280,000 on medical care in retirement, according to the Business…

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How High Achievers Succeed   Posted by:

Do you wonder why some people manage to achieve so much in their lives and careers? You can reach their level of success too—if you emulate some of their attitudes and actions. Here’s where to start (from an article…

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3 Top Learning Tips To Keep Growing   Posted by:

Creative minds are always learning. Brain coach Jim Kwik, who has worked with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, shared three of his top learning tips on the Make It website: Get rid of your ANTs. ANTs are automatic negative thoughts…

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Find your ‘Big Idea’   Posted by:

The legendary David Ogilvy was a pioneer of the advertising industry. One reason for his success and influence was his ability to create what he called “the Big Idea”—a memorable concept that he could wrap an ad around, or…

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What Employees Expect Upon Return   Posted by:

72% of employees are eager to get back to the office, according to the Human Resource Executive website.  What do they expect when they walk through the door?  Here’s what they think employers might do: 79% expect their employer…

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