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4 Ways to Persevere Toward Goals

Cece Suwal and Mark Brener share four ways to stay the course toward goals, no matter how much junk has accumulated on the tracks. For instance, they say to stay “rationally optimistic,” which means acknowledging that problems can arise but not letting it ruin your outlook. In fact, embrace your setbacks as the learning opportunities that they are. And remember that you are not a robot, and there is such a thing as being too ...

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Little Tips to Hit Your Goals for the Year

Not every aspect of hitting your goals demands a paradigm-shifting rethink of your life. Sometimes, you just want little tips like, “Use an action planner!” which is what Alyssa Gregory offers in an article for the Balance. She also reminds you that an app exists for everything now, including goal-setting, so pick one out that aligns with what you would like to do. Then make sure you build enough time into your schedule that you ...

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Effort Transforms the Body and the Mind—If You Want It To

Swedish psychologist and Florida State University professor K. Anders Ericsson has studied what makes masters in various fields (sports, business, etc.) different from the rest of society. The major trend he has uncovered in all cases is that expert ability truly comes from… just making a daily effort to improve. An interview with Ericsson by Tricia van der Grient uncovers some of his insights. Deliberate and Determined Ericsson says “the experts developed their abilities through ...

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Sequencing Makes Your Biggest Goals Achievable

Everyone with a sliver of imagination has had lofty ambitions at some point, but few actually succeed in reaching those highest elevations. In an article for Inc., Ramit Sethi posits that the reason why people do not succeed is that they have been undervaluing a very basic factor. It involves dominoes. Stronger Determination Today YouTube videos will show that dominoes, when knocked over, can knock over other dominoes upward of around 1.5 times their size. ...

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How to Improve Your Default Response to Stress

Everyone feels stressed at times. And there are times in our lives when we are pushed to the limit with great tension. It would be intolerant if we don’t know how to reduce and respond to stress in the right way. In an article for Harvard Business Review, Michelle Gielan categorizes people based on their response to stress into three specific groups: Venters: highly expressive people who are open about stressful events in their lives, ...

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4 Tips to Survive as an Intern

Not every internship is across the street. Some of them are across the country or across the world, which comes with significant cost. Manuel Horovitz describes the plight in an article for Work It Daily. He says to weigh the costs of moving for an internship, especially an unpaid one, by using online tools that explain cost of living. Some internships pay for costs of living, but they have different methods of accounting for it. ...

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Internship Tactics to Grow the Talent Pipeline

There is always a war raging for high-quality talent, and that war is pouring over into intern acquisition too. Dona DeZube shares some pointers for your intern hunt in an article for Monster. Among them, she says to have interns recruit more interns, since they inevitably know more talented young people than anyone else. She also recommends scanning resumes and hiring for specific skills as opposed to specific majors; simply looking for business majors might ...

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How to Help Interns Fit In

Interns should not feel like they have been added to the team via some duct tape. An article at Internships.com gives tips for integrating them more fully. For instance, you can ask the full-time team members to make the first move in getting to know the interns, since they might be shy or worried about intruding on people’s work time. You can also assign interns non-supervisor mentors, so that they can learn while feeling less ...

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4 Practical Tips to Help Interns Succeed

In an article for Ragan, Rachel Esterline Perkins describes the tactics that have helped her interns in the PR world succeed. For instance, she makes new interns self-evaluate themselves and establish goals for themselves on the first day, so that they are always building toward accomplishments. She also schedules monthly mentoring sessions with interns, which the company vice president sometimes attends. And in order to make managing a bunch of young people simpler, she advocates ...

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6 Ways to Be a Great Boss to Your Intern

Having interns is terrific. They live and die according to your capricious whims, and you can replace them like batteries. Of course—this is only how an awful person thinks. Betsy Aimee provides tips for how to help interns thrive instead of crash in an article for the Muse. In an ideal situation, you will have had time in advance of the hire to articulate a job description and a robust work plan. In this way, ...

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