6 Tips for Effective Goal Setting

The beginning of the year inspires many of us to reflect, assess where we are professionally or personally, and, hopefully, set goals for the New Year.

There’s something about the flip of the calendar that fills us with a sense of opportunity, excitement, or curiosity for what the year ahead might bring.  


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Defeat Your Fear of Failure: Shift Threat to Challenge

Failure—a very short, powerfully negative word that inspires fear in many of us.  And why not? By definition, failure is “lack of success...insufficiency...subnormal quality or quantity.”  Why shouldn’t something that negative be feared and avoided?  This common perception of failure makes us more inclined to view difficult situations or opportunities that may increase our chance of failing as threats.

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Develop a Growth Mindset to Boost Performance

The term—growth mindset—was coined by Stanford Professor Carol Dweck after her research of student performance.

Dweck found that students fell into two groups: students who believe that their success is a product of their own hard work and persistence (growth mindset); or, students who believe that whatever success they might have is solely a product of some innate intelligence or talent, not effort (a fixed mindset).

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Workspace Design For Engagement and Flow

Workspace design is something few entrepreneurs thinks about before they have to move into their first office space. But getting it right can create engagement and flow that increases your productivity and efficiency throughout your business.

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Ann Brennan
Tech Neck Symptoms and Solutions

You spend many hours of your day on your smartphone and computer…to the point where your body (especially your neck) is starting to feel it. Tech Neck has a variety of symptoms-both short and long-term. However, all is not lost. There are preventative methods and solutions to help.

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