| Moving Up the Ladder - Saberfeet: Footwear Analysis for Athletes
by Jessica Jensen and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
With all the time and money put into professional athletics, particularly in terms of performance enhancement and injury prevention, it appears most are ignoring a major issue: proper footwear. Jessica Jensen, footwear analyst and founder of Saberfeet, gives us the finer points of footwear and the reasons her type of analysis could be vital for athletes - especially baseball players. Jessica explains to Tim Muma what she looks...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Starting an Encore Career
by Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
While most hope they'll enjoy a long, successful career in a field they love, that's not always the case. When an individual wants something more - or different - from their professional ventures, the encore career can be a terrific option. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, brings his expertise to LJNRadio in examining the most important steps for a successful encore career. Chuck gives Tim Muma the...
| You Do What? - I'm a Doula
by Grace Lombardo and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
If you are considering a career in labor and delivery, but you value the relational aspect rather than the medical aspect of the delivery process, you may want to pursue a career as a doula. DONA International defines a doula as a “trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical...
| I Want to Be a - Calligrapher
by Debi Zeinert and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
You can create a one of a kind introduction to your wedding or event with an invitation created by a professional calligrapher. From wedding invitations, to envelopes, to other announcements Debi Zeinert, owner and Calligrapher at Blooming Quill, does it all. Tune in to find out more about Debi’s successful career and business, how she got started, and how you can walk down the same path. Children and even some adults fanta...
Is Taking a Second Job Worth it?
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2015
Taking on a second job – also known as moonlighting – might seem like a nice idea, but what does it get you? Personal satisfaction, financial security and the ability to pursue other interests rank highly on the list of possible answers. But I think we can all agree that it’s sometimes a necessity. What the Research Says According to a recent study from the Freelancers Union, there are 53 million Americans choosing to f...
5 Signs You're Too Emotionally Invested in Your Job
by Melody Wilding - Jun, 2015
For many of us, career ranks as a top priority in our lives. We care about our jobs deeply, pushing ourselves to continually work harder to ascend to higher levels of success. We care so much about our work that it becomes ingrained in our identity and self-image. However, this work-first mentality has its downsides. Those of us who pride ourselves on being career-oriented can get so wrapped up and emotionally invested in...
Prep for Your Next Negotiation: 3 Must-Do Steps
by Melody Wilding - Mar, 2015
You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going. So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it comes to important – possibly financially game changing — conversations about negotiating salary or raisi...
10 Books on Happiness & Success that Should be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List
by Melody Wilding - Dec, 2014
As an entrepreneur, you hit emotional obstacles daily, including butting up against self-doubt, rejection, perfectionism, and even loneliness. The truth is, these obstacles can be powerful opportunities for reflection and self-growth to help you become a better founder and leader. Cultivating happiness, therefore, is not only crucial for your mental health, but also essential to being a successful entrepreneur. Take some do...
My New Awesome Productivity Routine — and How it Can Work for You
by Dana Sitar - Nov, 2012
I’ve recently adopted a new work routine, inspired by the increasingly-popular Pomodoro Technique, but modified for my particular purposes. It’s made such a difference to my sanity and productivity working from home or from the road that I’m eager to share it. Take the tips that work for you, and, as always, modify it to fit your life/workstyle. The Rules Rule #1: Set a timer for 40 minutes, and focus that time on a pa...
Tired of looking for a job? 5 tips to prepare to start your own business
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2012
Are you dissatisfied with your job, or reading the writing on the wall that suggests it may be time to think of your own exit strategy? If so, you are in good company. A Mercer’s What’s Working™ survey last year, conducted over two quarters, included 2,400 workers in the U.S. They found, “nearly one in three (32%) U.S. workers is seriously considering leaving his or her organization at the present time, up sharply from 23% in...
Out of Work? Hire Yourself.
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2011
You think you can’t. I say you can. Don’t over-think it, make it too big, or get in your own way. Just try it. Plug the gap. Being out of work, creates a glaring gap on your resume. Your work history has come to a (hopefully temporary) dead end. This makes job seekers lose sleep at night and I don’t blame them. So the question is: “What can you do about it?” I say, “Plenty, if you have something of value to...
Baking for Good...and a Great Career: Interview with Social Entrepreneur Emily Dubner
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Emily Dubner is a 2006 college graduate and founder of Baking for Good, an online bakery that gives 15 percent of every purchase to charity. I love this concept and use Baking for Good for most of my business’s holiday and thank you gifts. (Read about one instance of the excellent responses I’ve received to these gifts here). Besides having a great concept and satisfying my sweet tooth, Emily is an inspiring example of a...
Going From Employee to Entrepreneur: 5 Proven Tips to Turn Your Plans Into Reality
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 2011
You’ve dreamed about it, researched it, talked about it and come up with a perfect plan for making the transition from employee to entrepreneur? However, a plan is just a dream without the required action to get the ball rolling towards your desired result. It’s time to put your fears and indecisiveness aside and pursue the reality that you know you deserve! Try these proven tips to help you achieve your dream of going fr...
Should You Start a Business?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2011
Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or overwhelmed and overworked by an existing business, there is a lot to consider. Business strategist and deal maker Carol Roth talks about some of the key things you should know, from her new book, The Entrepreneur Equation. Could You vs. Should You?: Can you start a business? Absolutely! Should you? Well, that’s a whole different story. Just because you can do...
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