Articles about Levelling Up

Office Life

What are the advantages of working for bad bosses?

This piece focuses on the topic we kept coming back to: the idea that, well, bad bosses aren't all bad. We all had suffered through bad bosses, and had seen them do all kinds of damage. BUT during the course of the conversation, we started realizing that a bad boss (especially the kind who doesn't really have the power to hurt you very much) can be a great thing in some ways.

The Whole Human

If you want to start making better decisions, do this

Do you ever look back on your decisions and think, “Why I on earth did I do that?” We all make bad decisions. You can never avoid making a mistake. However, you can avoid making the same mistake more than once.

Mental Health

3 ways to cut yourself some slack at work

Do you ever feel like you're constantly stretching yourself too thin without giving yourself room to breathe? It's time to back off and give yourself the space you need — here are three ways to stop getting in your own way at work.

Office Life

3 ways to manage up when you have a bad boss

One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader him/herself.

Productivity

In need of some inspiration? Try doing nothing. No, seriously.

My proposal is this: that we allow ourselves to feel okay about doing absolutely nothing. If this is hard for you (and it’s hard for me!), don’t worry — studies prove that it’s actually really good for you, both mentally and physically.

Communication

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

Why we are often guilty of conversational narcissism — without even realizing it and how to have a fulfilling, meaningful conversation with anyone.

The Whole Human

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.

The Whole Human

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

Staying stuck and refusing to do something about it, is the biggest obstacle to your recovery. The good news is, it’s just a feeling. When you start to make positive movement forward, the feeling will change.

Success

Being different beats being better

I always thought that the best wins at anything. That might be true for sports. But not for life and business. If you’re trying to build a profitable business or stable career, you might be approaching it all wrong.

The Whole Human

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

Don’t worry about what others are doing — especially if you find it turning into envy or frustration. You’re on your own path for a reason. Know your purpose, clarify your goals and keep powering forward with confidence and conviction.

The Whole Human

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Since being irresistible isn’t the result of dumb luck, it’s time to study the habits of irresistible people so that you can use them to your benefit. Get ready to say “hello” to a new, more irresistible you.

The Whole Human

17 quarter-life crises everyone has (or will experience)

Quarter-life crises come in many forms, big and small, but we bet you’ve experienced or will experience the seventeen life events below. Unfortunately, they hit you in the face like a Mack Truck. Just remember: They won’t quite kill you, but they’ll teach you some hard-earned lessons.

Productivity

Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

You can blow-past the elite. Just don’t lose yourself on the way up. Keep doing what you’re doing. Maintain that same level of discipline and productivity. Keep producing. Keep creating. Stick with your process. It’s killing it.

Office Life

Why we fall for fake experts and how to watch out for them

It is too easy to be duped by charlatans in your office. They may look like experts, they may talk like experts, but when you take a deeper look, you realize that there is nothing of substance going on there.

Personal Branding

How to promote yourself without feeling fake

When I started my career, I thought it was enough to put my head down and just do good work. I quickly learned, however, that this wasn’t the case. My contribution was not always clear to leadership, or worse, others took credit for my work. To succeed, I had to start putting myself forward and speaking up, even when I felt uncomfortable.

The Whole Human

Finding your ‘onlyness’ – Stop hiding what makes you distinct

Each of us stands in a spot in the world only we stand in, with our own specific value. But are you hiding what makes you distinct?

Job search

How to find the answer to ‘What career is right for me?’

A huge part of why looking for a job can be such as struggle is the fact that, sometimes you don’t even know WHAT you should be looking for!

Productivity

The power of personal branding: 5 ways to develop your online persona

Following are five tips to help build your personal brand. Make it a point to not only build your personal brand but to influence others within your business to build theirs.

The Whole Human

This is the single worst piece of advice still given out by people

If all you like to do is use people, well, I feel sorry for you. Because when it’s all said and done, you’re not going to have anyone that will vouch for you. No one will offer to help you out in your time of need.

Office Life

3 people who add instant influence to your network

If you work in a medium- to large-sized organization, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of people to join forces with. Not sure where to start? To maximize your time while expanding your network, start with these three types of people.

The Whole Human

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

You can impact your brain function and cognitive abilities by making simple tweaks here and there to your daily routine.

Communication

How to practice gratitude without saying one word

Non-verbal communication, gestures and actions, also play a crucial role in practicing and expressing gratitude. Here’s how.

Productivity

On shutting my mouth, knowing my room and looking out for #1

Who can you ask for advice this week? Once the person starts to drop knowledge bombs, you need to nod furiously, take notes and generally be a sponge. Never stop absorbing.

Words at Work

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.

The Whole Human

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish? Before answering that question, a better question is: How much time do you actually have? Once you’ve answered that question, you’ll then be able to ask: Where is all of your time going? Only then can you determine how long something really needs to take.