Author name: Mary Kutheis

The One Word Question You Must Answer to Reach Your Goals

Think about an initiative to grow your business you intend to tackle or perhaps a self-development program you’ve been meaning to start. Could be coming up with a robust marketing plan, writing that book, losing 10 pounds, getting a better job, becoming more active in a social cause, etc.

Got one? Good.

Now, you need to be able to answer this one-word question.

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Is Civility in the Workplace in Trouble?

I brought up politics over cocktails and here’s what happened.

It was an experiment.

Pretty certain that the guy I was meeting with was on the other side of the political spectrum, I asked him what he thought about the election. Over the next half hour we had a spirited discussion about the players, major political issues and the state of the country. It got tens

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7 Tasks More Likely to Get Done When Scheduled

Micro-scheduling your entire day usually doesn’t work. Life and business are so fluid that in most jobs you need to be nimbler than that. Of course meetings and appointments need to be scheduled on your calendar but there are a few other tasks that stand a much better chance of getting done if you actually block time on your calendar.

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Curiousity is Part of Success

For a few years I was part of a group of women mentors at a local university. The school has a program that matches sophomore women in the business school with women already out in the workplace. The role of the mentor is to share ideas, tips, information, support and hopefully wisdom to help the students be as prepared as possible to launch into the work world.

At one of the events, all of the mentors were asked to share what one trait each of us considered vital to being successful.

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Why You Shouldn’t Always Give 100%

There’s a habit in the thinking process that will destroy your best plans to reach your goals. When you have a goal the intention is to go for it 100%. Really commit yourself, right? So when there’s a small lapse or something is preventing you from forging ahead the way you planned, it seems easy to ditch that effort and promise to start again another time.

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How to Have More Time to Be Creative

Being spontaneous is creative, adventurous and fun, right? Not being spontaneous is for rule followers, rigid thinkers and sticks in the mud. Nobody wants to be defined that way!

Many proudly spontaneous folks bristle at the idea of planning. They think that only uptight, Type A sorts plan everything out and that doing so stifles creativity.

Yeah, well. They’re wrong about that.

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The No-Nonsense Guide To Ditching Time Management Stress

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