Erin Ollila

4 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Co-Workers and Clients

4 Ways to Show Gratitude to Your Coworkers and Clients

By Erin Ollila / November 23, 2020
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Thanksgiving is a special time of year to reflect on what you’re thankful for and celebrate the joys in your life. And, as much as you may love stuffing yourself with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie, it’s good practice to…

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Procrastinating at Work? 5 Tips for Ditching Overwhelm and Getting Back to Work

By Erin Ollila / November 6, 2020
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You’re a great employee. All performance evaluations come back with high marks, and you know that your supervisor appreciates your efforts. But, as good of an employee as you are, you find yourself stuck in a vicious cycle that most…

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House? 3 Experts Weigh In

Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House? 3 Experts Weigh In

By Erin Ollila / October 28, 2020
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Is now the right time to buy a home?  That’s a question that’s plaguing many potential buyers’ thoughts. Mortgage rates are at historic lows, making the call to buy a first home, relocate, or upgrade one’s living arrangements quite appealing.…

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How to Separate Work and Home When Working from Home

By Erin Ollila / September 20, 2020
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You adjusted as best as possible to working from home. The transition felt originally jarring, but you finally settled in. While it might not be how you originally envisioned your day-to-day in your career, you actually don’t mind the changes…

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5 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Loan Officer

5 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Loan Officer

By Erin Ollila / September 19, 2020
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Admit it: in your downtime, you sometimes find yourself chatting on social media or clicking through videos on YouTube. But you’re absolutely not interested in mindless scrolling. You want whatever time you spend to be useful. You either want to…

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Should Loan Officers Hire Life Coaches?

Should Loan Officers Hire Life Coaches?

By Erin Ollila / September 18, 2020
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Something needs to change. If you’re being honest with yourself, your work-life balance isn’t so balanced. You find yourself bringing your frustrations from your home life into your work day, and you can’t seem to leave work in the office…

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8 Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Change Jobs

8 Reasons Why Right Now Is the Perfect Time to Change Jobs

By Erin Ollila / August 24, 2020
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A third of your life is spent at work.  Let that sink in for a moment: The average employee will spend approximately 90,000 hours at work over the course of their lifetime. If you’re not happy with your career or…

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7 Ways to Educate Yourself Without Going Back to School

By Erin Ollila / August 16, 2020
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You know the only way to advance in your career is to keep bettering yourself. But, you’re bored with your current professional development go-tos and you’re looking for new ways to grow as a person and as a professional. Don’t…

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Spelling, Grammar, and Writing Style Online

By Erin Ollila / August 15, 2020
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Want to send a quick thank you note to a recent client? Need to email your boss or colleagues about something serious? Staring at a blank page and blinking cursor because you’re too anxious about spelling something wrong, phrasing something…

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Work from Home Supplies and Tools You Can’t Live Without

Work From Home Supplies and Tools You Can’t Live Without

By Erin Ollila / August 14, 2020
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You weren’t sure how long you’d be working at home during the pandemic, but now it seems like this temporary gig will be long-term. Your supervisor wants you to stay home for the rest of the year, and from that…

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