Excerpted from Fund Your Future; Winning Strategies for Managing Your Mutual Funds and 401(K) By Julie Stav, Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Remember when you were five years old, how easy it was to answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Out of your mouth came answers such as: "I'm going to be a pilot and a fireman and a teacher and a construction worker and a doctor and a ..." My son Tony wanted to be a garbage collector. When I asked him why he had chose
Excerpted from The 7 Greatest Truths About Successful Women By Marion Luna Brem
How many times has your husband, boyfriend, or other man asked you how you could tell that someone was mad, or sad, or glad when he saw no clues? It almost seems that women have special antennae that allow them to transcend distracting sights and sounds.
When it comes to insight, men claim-sometimes even boast-to have laserlik
Excerpted from The $100,000 Club; How to Make a Six-Figure Income By Debra A. Benton
Of all the excuses people use for not going after six-figure incomes, the most prevalent one is "Money won't buy me happiness." You're right, but then again, neither will poverty.
A balanced life gives you happiness . . . and money is part of that balance. Just as money is part of quality of life. So is work. So are family, community, health, achievement, and a
Excerpted from How to Think Like a CEO; The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top By Debra A. Benton
How near-perfect chiefs size up themselves, others, and life
Confidence for everyone unfolds over time and experience. Successes do help, of course. The first time you succeed in some arena your self-esteem may make you say, Well, that was just pure luck on my part. The second time you succeed in that same arena you will likely mo
Excerpted from On Becoming an Artist : Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity By Ellen J. Langer, Ph.D.
We don't often question information when it comes to us from an authority or is presented in absolute and unconditional language. We simply accept it and become crapped in a fixed mindset, oblivious to the fact that authorities are sometimes wrong or overstate their case, or that language can be highly manipulative. Indeed, most all the information passed on
Excerpted from Fun Is Good; How To Create Joy& Passion in Your Workplace& Career By Mike Veeck, Pete Williams
When it comes to implementing Fun Is Good in your workplace and career, attitude is everything.
Having a positive attitude is the foundation for successful relationships with your organization and coworkers. How your day unfolds depends on your attitude. When people come to work complaining, avoiding coworkers, and making it appa
Excerpted from Pitch Like a Girl: How a Woman Can Be Herself and Still Succeed By Ronna Lichtenberg
Once your vision is in focus, one immediate goal should be clear: You need to find people who can help advance your dream and support you in getting what you want. Identifying and cultivating these prospects is the next step in becoming an effective pitcher.
Understand this from the get-go: You are going to have to kiss a lot of frogs before you f
Excerpted from Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing It By Peggy Klaus
So, what's so good about you? It's a question we are asked indirectly in our business and social interactions daily, and how we respond determines the effectiveness of our bragging campaign. Yet how many times have you walked away from a golden opportunity to strut your stuff and thought "Why did I say that?" "What was I thinking?" "If only I had said ..."
Excerpted from Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers By Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D.
Mistake 2: Playing the Game Safely and within Bounds
As an avid but quite average tennis player, I used to hit the ball squarely within bounds for fear of going out and losing the point. In an effort to play safely, I artificially narrowed my playing field. After a while, it occurred to me that I would
Excerpted from Be a Kickass Assistant: How to Get from a Grunt Job to a Great Career By Heather Beckel
Goal: To take care of yourself, while never letting your boss stumble.
While you learned a lot of important things at college, how to succeed at a job wasn't one of them. You're learning the practical stuff about actually working on the job now. As an assistant you're in close proximity to the people you aspire to be and you're learning how the
Excerpted from When Money Isn't Enough: How Women Are Finding the Soul of Success By Barbara Steinberg Smalley, Connie Glaser
The '80s: "Show Me the Money'
Fast-forward to the '80s and a brighter picture emerges. Gung-ho on trying to prove themselves, women made significant headway in every occupation imaginable, including those traditionally reserved for men.
Strength in numbers helped to fuel the frenzy. Indeed, women
Excerpted from Become Debt Free One Paycheck at a Time By Kimberly A. Griffiths
Before venturing into this book, consider how much time you spend each week on formulating a successful financial future. Paying bills, finding envelopes, purchasing stamps, and mailing checks are functions performed just to maintain your current standard of living. Although these steps are crucial, they don't set a stage for creating a path of financial solvency. Beyond monthly bill managem
Excerpted from The Disposable American; Layoffs and Their Consequences By Louis Uchitelle
When I was young, job security was tangible, so tangible that it could be conferred on people, and it was. My turn came in September 1957. I had been hired four months earlier by the Associated Press as a probationary reporter and sent to the New Haven, Connecticut, bureau to fill in for regulars away on vacation. I was told that if I did well that summer, I would be made permanent