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A built-in boundary between “real life” and work serves as a small piece of sanity

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By Jen Jamula

Many professionals are realizing that they took their commutes for granted. Some used to drop kids off at school, then squeeze in a podcast while braving the highway. Others savored an coffee during a phone catch-up with mom, as they walked-ran twelve blocks to work. Now, people are lucky if they brush their teeth before powering up their computers.

Whether people knew it or not, that built-in boundary between “real life” and work served as a small piece of sanity. Giving oneself time to envision the day ahead in the morning, and consolidate learnings at the end of the day, eases the stress of the role-shifting that used to necessarily occur between home and work. …

During Covid-19, where many routes to build new relationships in person are blocked, the importance of being able to build an effective cold messaging strategy is key

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By Chris Smith

Cold messaging has boomed in the era of widespread electronic communications and social networks.

Now, during Covid-19, where many routes to build new relationships in person are blocked, the importance of being able to build an effective strategy is key.

This strategy could be to find prospects as part of a sales process, to search for talent to bring into your company, or to secure funding from investors.

Regardless of the objective, the vast majority of messages fail to have the impact that the sender desires.

Reflecting on my own experience of receiving messages from entrepreneurs seeking funding for their companies, here are the six most frequently repeated — and most easily avoidable — mistakes. …

10 tips on how to apply what scientists call the 3-to-1 positivity ratio to build resilience, boost job performance and advance your career

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By Bryan Robinson, Ph.D.

“The brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.”

Rick Hanson

After speaking on a panel with another colleague, I was impressed with her leadership. So I sent her an email that said, “You were total dope the way you facilitated our panel today.” She wrote back, “At first when I read your email, I thought it said, ‘You were a total dope the way you facilitated our panel today.’” …

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