Articles about Personal Branding

The Whole Human

Feeling stuck in life? How to take your life from stuck to awesome

Staying stuck and refusing to do something about it, is the biggest obstacle to your recovery. The good news is, it’s just a feeling. When you start to make positive movement forward, the feeling will change.

Words at Work

7 words that make you sound passive aggressive at work

Refrain from using these seven stereotypically passive-aggressive words when interacting with people at work, and you can avoid unnecessary and unproductive tension in the office.

How To

The ultimate guide to crafting your elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is a 30- to 60-second statement composed of your job experience, aspirations and what you can do for a company. It’s not easy to distill both your best traits and how you can help a future workplace into a short pitch, which is why it’s important to work on.

Success

Being different beats being better

I always thought that the best wins at anything. That might be true for sports. But not for life and business. If you’re trying to build a profitable business or stable career, you might be approaching it all wrong.

The Whole Human

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

Don’t worry about what others are doing — especially if you find it turning into envy or frustration. You’re on your own path for a reason. Know your purpose, clarify your goals and keep powering forward with confidence and conviction.

The Whole Human

10 unmistakable habits of irresistible people

Since being irresistible isn’t the result of dumb luck, it’s time to study the habits of irresistible people so that you can use them to your benefit. Get ready to say “hello” to a new, more irresistible you.

The Whole Human

17 quarter-life crises everyone has (or will experience)

Quarter-life crises come in many forms, big and small, but we bet you’ve experienced or will experience the seventeen life events below. Unfortunately, they hit you in the face like a Mack Truck. Just remember: They won’t quite kill you, but they’ll teach you some hard-earned lessons.

The Whole Human

5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Let’s look at 5 books that will teach you how habits work, why your brain won’t do the “right” thing, how to address these issues, and how to defeat the dark forces that are actively working against your best intentions.

News

Smart or sad? One-third of us work during vacation to enjoy vacation

Respondents claimed it made them more productive during the summer if they didn't stop working completely. It may seem counterintuitive to the concept of a relaxing vacation, but some of us feel like we need to keep working on our breaks to feel less stressed about work.

Personal Branding

How to promote yourself without feeling fake

When I started my career, I thought it was enough to put my head down and just do good work. I quickly learned, however, that this wasn’t the case. My contribution was not always clear to leadership, or worse, others took credit for my work. To succeed, I had to start putting myself forward and speaking up, even when I felt uncomfortable.

The Whole Human

Finding your ‘onlyness’ – Stop hiding what makes you distinct

Each of us stands in a spot in the world only we stand in, with our own specific value. But are you hiding what makes you distinct?

Commencement Addresses

Justin Trudeau to NYU’s Class of 2018: ‘Do you want to win an argument or change the world?’

Here is the transcript (and video) of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commencement speech to NYU's Class of 2018.

According to Science

We’re all liars at work: Here’s why

In “Why We Lie: The Evolutionary Roots of Deception and the Unconscious Mind,” David Livingstone Smith poses the theory that lying is deeply embedded in our subconscious as a result of evolution.

Communication

This class will literally teach you how to brag about your career

Though you may know your good at your job and have accomplished a lot, when it comes to sharing that news with others many people struggle, especially women. Luckily, now there is a class to help you become a better bragger. 

Productivity

The power of personal branding: 5 ways to develop your online persona

Following are five tips to help build your personal brand. Make it a point to not only build your personal brand but to influence others within your business to build theirs.

Office Life

7 things your personal workspace says about you

For many workers, their desk is just a commodity that’s utilized to get their day job done, but in fact your personal workspace can reveal a lot about you. Introverts and extroverts often make themselves known without even realizing it, and similarly, workspaces belonging to clean freaks and jokers are equally as obvious if you know what to look for. Here are the seven things your workspace might reveal about you:

Office Life

3 people who add instant influence to your network

If you work in a medium- to large-sized organization, there are hundreds, possibly thousands of people to join forces with. Not sure where to start? To maximize your time while expanding your network, start with these three types of people.

The Whole Human

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

You can impact your brain function and cognitive abilities by making simple tweaks here and there to your daily routine.

Communication

How to practice gratitude without saying one word

Non-verbal communication, gestures and actions, also play a crucial role in practicing and expressing gratitude. Here’s how.

Words at Work

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent. Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.

The Whole Human

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive. Become a better human being (internal) or become a better looking human being (external.) Here are a few quick ideas for maximizing them both.

Success

5 tips to unlock your unlimited earning potential

If you want to unlock your unlimited earning potential, you have to make some bold steps. Just being good at your job is unfortunately not enough, you need the guts to make tough calls, like leaving your job and starting your own business or starting a side hustle. Let the following tips help you out!

The Whole Human

How self-improvement apps can shape your future self

The mission of self-improvement apps is to persuade people to take real-life actions that lead to long-term behavior change and ultimately shape how they live their lives.

Work-Life Balance

Here’s what I learned when I moved back home at age 30

I'd always been one of those ambitious Type A planners who had countless checklists of career goals and clear milestones of where I had to be by 30 — only to find when I got there that all that was, well, words on paper.

Words at Work

Old expressions updated for the modern professional

How can you stop using those pesky expressions that mark you as being out of touch? First things first, identify why they’re so annoying.