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Raising Kids Is Expensive; Here’s How To Earn Extra Cash

Photo by Caio from Pexels The cost of raising a child in the United States to adulthood easily exceeds the quarter million dollar mark. Unless you hit the lottery or come from old money, chances are that you will have to work to make ends meet. But, what do you do when your heart says stay [...]

By |2020-11-21T09:33:51-05:00November 21st, 2020|Grit|Comments Off on Raising Kids Is Expensive; Here’s How To Earn Extra Cash

Pointers for Keeping Your Small Business Thriving During a Global Pandemic

Image via Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic had made a far-reaching impact on small businesses in every sector. Some have had to shut down for good, some are thriving, and many are struggling. The companies that are thriving during this time are doing so through an unrelenting dedication and eagerness to adapt to the [...]

By |2020-05-30T12:02:32-04:00May 30th, 2020|Grit|Comments Off on Pointers for Keeping Your Small Business Thriving During a Global Pandemic

How to Handle Freelancing Setbacks During COVID-19

Photo via Rawpixel There are few things more rewarding than building your own remote work career. Unfortunately, the current coronavirus crisis is causing a lot of uncertainty for freelancers. Businesses everywhere are putting their projects on hold and laying off nonessential workers as they navigate the rough financial waters created by the COVID-19 [...]

By |2020-05-08T08:27:52-04:00May 8th, 2020|Grit|Comments Off on How to Handle Freelancing Setbacks During COVID-19

Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

From Harvard Business Review, Peter Bregman discusses how being a learner is hard. Peter is one of my favorite experts in this area. He did a terrific TedxTalk Living With Your Hands Off Your Ears in which he talks about how we learn. In this article, he talks about how hard learning is. He writes: Here’s [...]

By |2020-01-18T09:52:56-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Grit|Comments Off on Learning Is Supposed to Feel Uncomfortable

To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

  From the Harvard Business Review, Christopher Germer describes the importance of self-compassion to help you recover from failure.  I once interviewed a woman who had gotten fired from her previous job.  She told me that after that she couldn't get out of bed for a month.  Aside from not making a good impression in a job [...]

By |2017-03-09T21:41:07-05:00March 10th, 2017|Grit|Comments Off on To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

  From FastCompany, Paula Davis-Laack discusses how she taught resilience to Army drill sargeants.  She based her training on the work of Dr. Martin Seligman who identified three pillars of resilience: personalization, permanence and pervasiveness.  Paula writes: Your resilience grows when you focus on developing specific skills in the following three categories: thinking differently, connecting [...]

By |2017-06-25T16:08:53-04:00January 18th, 2017|Grit|Comments Off on The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

Talent counts, but grit counts twice: best-selling author gives diversity lecture

  From the Review, Elie Halfacre shares her observations from a lecture by Angela Duckworth.  Ellie writes: Over the course of her career, she has advised the White House and Fortune 500 companies on what makes a person “gritty.” Gritty people strive for completion in their endeavors, and they show resilience in the face of adversity. Effort [...]

By |2016-11-07T21:25:20-05:00November 9th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Talent counts, but grit counts twice: best-selling author gives diversity lecture

Using Harsh Feedback to Fuel Your Career

  From Harvard Business Review, William Treseder offers a five step program for turning harsh feedback into a positive result.  William writes: Step 1: Embrace emotions. It’s only natural to get upset when someone gives you negative feedback. I’ll be the first person to tell you that. So let yourself be upset. Don’t try to stifle that [...]

By |2016-10-14T06:16:04-04:00October 19th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on Using Harsh Feedback to Fuel Your Career

How to be a Highly Successful Online College Student

Having initiative and grit are key factors in being successful in any area but particularly in being a successful online college student.  Trisha Baxter, an elementary school math teacher with an open eye for what is happening in the higher education system and especially for the amazing trends in online education, has developed the following infographic with [...]

By |2016-09-25T10:24:32-04:00September 25th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on How to be a Highly Successful Online College Student

How to Become More Resilient

From Hubspot, Lindsay Kolowich shares a terrific infographic from Happify on how to become more resilient.  More resilient people interpret events as temporary, they do not generalize about a setback, and they do not treat setbacks as being personal.  One can become more resilient if you describe setbacks in this manner.  These and more tips in this [...]

By |2019-02-21T09:23:43-05:00August 17th, 2016|Grit|Comments Off on How to Become More Resilient
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