In the times of the COVID-19, we all had to quickly become remote work ninjas. But how to quickly improve your productivity when working from home, especially as an extroverted person? How to self-motivate yourself and keep pace when all you hear is a dead, resounding silence?
Self-Care & Mental Health
Extensive advice on self-care in career development. Mental health and balance are crucial to developing a successful career!
In the professional world, it can be hard to find the time to absorb quality information on the philosophy, lifestyle, and history that help us improve the way we live. In this article, we would like to briefly introduce the central concepts in Confucianism and explain how it can be relevant for building career development strategies in the job market of today.
Have you ever felt like going insane at the workplace because somebody insisted that the two of you had engaged in a debate that you did not recall having? Did you previously state that you would finish a job despite you had demanded to leave by 4 PM to make it to your child’s sports competition? Perhaps, it was gaslighting. In this article, we introduce the problem of gaslighting at work, describe the symptoms, and give practical advice for how you can effectively tackle the problem by yourself.
Did you know that Google picks and chooses what it does and doesn’t show you? Google uses AI to build a specific profile on you built over time. The AI then uses that information to push you toward buying products they advertise, or to influence your political and other opinions. In this article, we explain how to navigate online to make sure that you stay as objective and unbiased as possible.
Have you ever talked to a friend about something, like books, for example, only to see an advertisement about books minutes later while browsing the web? Your safety online affects your professional development. Without properly protecting your data, you can be almost certain that sooner or later, you will get a message with a request to pay the hackers for not revealing your personal, sensitive information, including private pictures found on your email account or hacked through other media.
Although the possibility to work remotely brought lots of personal freedom to white-collar professionals, it also generated a brand new difficulty. Namely, it increased both physical and mental distances between people.
In this new situation, a new trend started slowly emerging. Namely, professionals of the new wave search not only for peacefulness, nature, and harmony but also for the community. After over a hundred years of industrialization, globalization, and the growth of metropolises, the opposite trend of moving towards small, village-like communities that live and prosper together, has emerged.
In this article, we describe the story and inner workings behind one of such communities, the eco-village Grzybów, located 90 kilometers toward West-North from Warsaw, Poland.
Whenever we see a fresh sole proprietor sweating around their little infant business, we use to cheer and support them — even when they make mistakes and shame themselves by poor planning and customer service, they apologize for the lack of experience in business and operations, and we rush to say, “No problem, brother. Keep on going!”
But when it comes to growing a business, namely hiring first employees, increasing the revenue, and building the structure inside the company, we start looking at the same person in a much more demanding and critical way. Once they slowly increase their revenue and become tycoons, they are no longer perceived as humans. All of a sudden, we lose all the trust and sympathy in the very person whom we use to cheer so dearly just a few years before.
We like to think that “there are no mistakes, just lessons.” Yet still, there are certain aspects of career development that people often wish they did differently when there was time for it, whether they openly admit it or not. And as a matter of fact, intelligent people often have more regrets than others. It is a simple consequence of the fact that they notice more options. Next to the natural course of events, they imagine alternative scenarios that might have happened if only they took different decisions in their lives. We’ve put together the list of the most common and painful regrets that professionals develop once they reach retirement. It is food for thought and an opportunity to prevent some of these regrets in your own professional life!