Articles about Levelling Up
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.