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5 ways to make money if you are tired of your job

Most people who are working a 9-5 job every day of the week get tired of it at some point. Even if you love your job it can be hard to feel satisfied with doing the same thing over and over again each day. However, if you are feeling a bit burnt out and you are looking to explore something new, there are a number of things that you can do to make money that are not boring and tiresome. 1. Become a care worker If you want to find a way to give back to the community that gives you a little bit of ...
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How to figure out if you’re in the wrong job

When you spend most of your waking hours at work, you want to be sure you're doing work you care about. If you're doing a job you don't really connect with and feel like you don't fit in, you may need to look for a job that better aligns with your personal motives. A mismatch between your job and your motives stops you living up to your potential yet, unlike skills and values, motives can be hard to identify because we're often not conscious of them, says author Car...
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Bringing mindfulness to your career

Interest in mindfulness training and applying mindfulness at work is growing steadily. "Nothing provides more opportunities than the workplace for us to feel discouraged, disappointed, bored, overwhelmed, envious, embarrassed, anxious, irritated, outraged, and afraid to say what we really feel," says Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Leah Weiss. Yet learning to be mindful can put us in "a much better position to change a bad situation" by helping us to respond more creatively to life...
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The science of happiness, in four simple work habits

Almost everyone experiences some days at work that are less satisfying than others. If your job is making you miserable however, you may be looking for a new job with another company or maybe considering a change of career. If you don't have a viable alternative however, the good news is you may not have to leave your current job to feel happier at work. According to happiness researcher Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, while genetics and life experience influence your natural capacity for happiness, ...
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Best jobs for aspiring entrepreneurs

As an aspiring entrepreneur, it's important to understand the level of risk you are willing to take. Being an entrepreneur isn't a job; it's a lifestyle. And it's one that often comes with long hours, hard work, and a low success rate. Before striking out on your own, there are ways you can hone your skills and improve your chances of success either through your regular job or by starting your own venture on the side. Here, Alison Doyle explores some of the jobs that allow you to develop entrepr...
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30 free ways to find the answer to "What should I do with my life?"

Work plays a huge role in your life and you're far more likely to be successful in an occupation that you feel passionate about. If you don't find your work meaningful and rewarding, you may be feeling bored, frustrated and dissatisfied. Whether you're embarking on your first career or considering a major career shift, finding the right path can be challenging. "There's no question that it takes time and effort to find your passion, purpose, career path—whatever you want to call it—but it d...
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14 ways to gain confidence when you're at a new job and an introvert

Starting a new job is both exciting and stressful. And for some it can feel overwhelming. Leaving a job you're comfortable with to take up a new role can be daunting for anyone and it's especially challenging for introverts. Every new role, workplace, and team requires a period of adjustment and there are always ways we can be more prepared in our first couple of weeks at a new job to feel as comfortable and as confident as possible. Here, career and leadership coach Ellie Nieves how to take int...
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4 important things to consider before making a midlife career change

Although it's becoming increasingly common, a midlife career change can seem daunting. Like many people who want to leave a job that's making them unhappy, the myths about changing career in your 50s may be putting you off taking the first step towards more fulfilling work and a happier future. According to career experts however, it's never too late to switch career or start your own business. It just needs careful planning. Here, Brad Shorr shares some of the practical things you need to ...
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Five unexpected career resolutions you should make in 2018

Although career advancement is a year-round process, the start of a new year often prompts us think about what we want to achieve during the year ahead. If getting a new job, a raise or a promotion is high on your New Year's resolutions list, an annual check up on the health of your career will help you identify where there's room for improvement and set some goals for the year ahead. When it comes to steering your career in a better direction, Gwen Moran suggests "ditching the typical to-dos an...
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How to bring a problem to your boss (without looking helpless)

The career advice admonishing you to never take a problem to your boss, only a potential solution for them to approve, can make resolving problems more difficult than it needs to be. Even when you're well established in your job, there may be times a problem occurs that you've never encountered before and you don't know how to proceed. Although having to admit you can't handle a problem on your own can be uncomfortable, you can approach your manager for help without appearing incompetent by foll...
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