garden- Leslie Inc

Five Life Lessons Learned In The Garden

Gardening teaches us a few basic principles that we can apply to our lives. From letting go of the old, cutting back when things get unruly, to creating a hospitable emotional environment that welcomes visitors we can learn a few things just by spending an afternoon in the garden. CLEARING AWAY In the garden, as in life, there are seasons and those seasons bring change, growth, death, and renewal. When I was growing up...

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personal distance - Leslie Inc

Maintaining Distance

  We can't be friends with everybody, but we try anyway. Sometimes, we get too involved in the lives of others and find that we can get too close for comfort. Keeping emotional and personal distance is an art and a science. It's a balancing act between keeping what's yours yours and what is ours a question of public domain. What do you mean keep distance? Keeping distance can mean a variety of things. We can...

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speaking the truth- Leslie Inc

Knowing When To Speak The Truth

Do you ever wonder when speaking the truth is appropriate? How can we decide whether or not what we're saying is worth saying at all? I remember hearing somewhere that the need to tell the truth is directly correlated by the listener's ability to use it. I find this observation to be true in so many ways. Have you ever been in a bad work situation that demands change, but the person in charge...

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change - Leslie Inc

Meditation of The Day: Paddling Against Change

Do you ever feel that you're struggling against change, trying your darnedest to keep things the same? Maybe you want to hold on desperately to your job, or hold onto a great period in your life, or never lose the kind of love you've found? What happens when we hold on for too long? A friend of mine said this to me years ago and I wrote it down in my diary. It...

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emotions at work - Leslie Inc.

I’m An Emotional Wreck! 3 Ways To Master Your Emotions At Work

How do you deal when your job has made you an emotional wreck? Check out how I've taught my client how to stop simply putting out fires to using a bad job as a stepping stone for success. I have a coaching client who hates his job. Let's call him Ted. He's a young professional and has been at his job for about two years now. Because he's a young professional with limited...

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job hopping - Leslie Inc

Deep Thoughts On Job Hopping

 Job hopping has always had negative connotations with one-hundred and one different meanings. I want to explore job hopping and perhaps help professionals get an greater understanding of how job hopping can affect your life and career. I've been working since I was fifteen years old. Many of the jobs I had were summer jobs. I worked a summer job as a forklift operator in a Walmart warehouse. It was a pretty nice...

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career change- Leslie Inc

What Is A Career Change?

I'm exploring what is a career change - what do experts believe a career change is? And, what is the generational difference between Boomers and Millenials when it comes to a career change?   What Is A Career Change According To Experts?   The Wall Street Journal's, Carl Bialik, asks readers to think twice about the modern career mantra of a career change every five to seven years.   The reason why this "rule" is not set in...

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job search - Leslie Inc

Job Hunting: How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

You know who your real friends are when you've lost your job, that's for sure. But, maybe it's not their fault that the relationship fizzled out. Learn how not to ruin friendships and relationships through job search networking.   Context over Quantity You've got a lot of friends, but that doesn't mean these relationships equate to professional relationships. I've got some friends, who as friends are wonderful. Would I want to work with them? No....

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unemployed- Leslie Inc

6 Ways To Help Unemployed Friends And Family

So you've got a friend or family member who's unemployed and looking for a job. Maybe your friend hasn't quit their job yet and has turned to you for help.   1. Be Compassionate Don't assume your friends' career problems are entirely their fault, either. Sometimes, the workplace dynamic can change as fast as a few days or weeks and bad bosses or new policy can be the cause for workplace woes. Take the...

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asking for a raise- Leslie Inc

Asking For A Raise: Give Me More Money Now!

You're ready for a raise, but are you ready to ask for one? Find out how you can effectively ask for a raise.   How Is Company Performance? If your company managed to survive and thrive through the recession, then you might qualify for a raise. Know the state of your company's finances before asking for a raise. Asking for a raise when your company is doing poorly will make you look like a jerk.   Are...

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sick at work - Leslie Inc

What To Do When Work Makes You Sick And Depressed

Regardless of our best intentions and no matter what we do to make our work relationships and product better, it just seems nothing is changing for the better. Sometimes, clients feel physically ill because of the abuse they experience at work. Some people don't even want to get out of bed in the morning. The following is my "prescription" when you're sick and tired of your job.   Identify The Problem What is really wrong...

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Job Search Humor: Truth About Resume Writing

A comic on resume writing. Just one more reason to hire me to do your resume. Photo Source   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Leslie, Inc. offers solutions for finding happiness through one-on-one coaching, mindful leadership retreats, and digital products. If you're ready to GET HAPPY, check out Leslie's guide packs. For more tips on achieving your state of happiness, sign up for Leslie, Inc's weekly newsletter....

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expectations - Leslie Inc.

When Expectations Get You Down

Planning your career isn't easy. Walking into an interview or networking meeting nervous about the outcome brings all sorts of negative emotions. Facing rejection or unexpected circumstances that take you two steps backward can also get you down. What is there to be said about our expectations and why do we let them get us down so much? When we create expectations - either negative or positive, we often set ourselves up for...

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values - Leslie Inc

How Your Spouse Is Essential To Your Career: Keep Grounded In Your Values

  You and your spouse most likely have a joint belief system or share similar life values. Do you know what they are and do they take a significant role in your life? Do you help your spouse stay grounded in his/her beliefs and maintain integrity throughout his/her career - not just during difficult times? Neglecting our core values becomes easy when work gets overwhelming. Family, relationships, ethics are just some of the things...

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keep your spouse motivated - Leslie Inc

How Your Spouse Is Essential To Your Career: Keep Your Spouse Motivated

Part six of the Partnership Series - keep your spouse motivated on the job front. If your spouse is unemployed, down and out from a tough rejection, or working on a tough project, you can keep him/her motivated to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Encourage your spouse to take a break from their seemingly endless work. I remember when Franck lost his job in San Diego, he spent hours at...

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