Professional Development

The Very Basics of Building Your First Email List

The Very Basics of Building Your First Email List

By Erin Ollila / June 17, 2021
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You know that email marketing is an ideal way to get your name out there and grow your audience — and you’re excited to try it out — but you honestly have no clue where to start. Building your email…

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Should Mortgage Professionals Be on Clubhouse?

Should Mortgage Professionals Be On Clubhouse?

By Erin Ollila / June 14, 2021
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You’ve heard of Clubhouse, a new social media platform, in passing, and it piqued your interest. Your colleagues who are currently using it seem to be pretty excited about being able to drop in on conversations they wouldn’t normally have…

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How to Help a Colleague Who Is Struggling

How to Help a Colleague Who Is Struggling

By Erin Ollila / May 27, 2021
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It’s well known that problems with stress or mental and physical health concerns can affect job performance or employee engagement. And right now, you’re worried that very thing is happening in your workplace.  Sure — everyone is dealing with a lot…

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Gratitude Practice Not Working? Here's What to Do

Gratitude Practice Not Working? Here’s What to Do

By Erin Ollila / May 20, 2021
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If you’re anything like me, a gratitude practice is a big part of your life. I’m fortunate (see what I did right there) to be a pretty grateful person.  (And, if you don’t consider gratitude as one of your key…

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How to Review Your Year and Set Goals for the Next

How to Review Your Yearly Goals and Set Goals for the New Year

By Erin Ollila / May 17, 2021
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The past two years have been unlike any other. Many people lost their jobs or started working from home, began schooling their children at home, changed careers, got sick, or faced many other personal challenges. Yet, here you are at…

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What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

What to Say in Your Out-of-Office Email and Voice Messages When You Take Time Off

By Erin Ollila / May 16, 2021
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You’re finally taking some time off of work. Sure, your holidays this year won’t be spent sunning in the tropics or scaling an ice-capped mountain as you might have hoped, but you’ve got big plans for taking some down time…

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Is Imposter Syndrome Real? (And What Can You Do About It?)

Is Imposter Syndrome Real? (And What Can You Do About It?)

By Erin Ollila / May 6, 2021
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Imagine it’s a Tuesday afternoon, and you’re having a conversation with a colleague or trusted peer. You have a massive presentation to give tomorrow, and the anxiety is spiraling loudly in your head.  Your colleague tells you, “You are an…

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Should You Spring Clean Your Contact List?

Should You Spring Clean Your Contact List?

By Erin Ollila / April 29, 2021
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As days get longer and the world shakes off its winter chill, many of us feel the fresh breath of motivation to spring clean. That can look like many different things to many different people: Donating or selling used clothing,…

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How to Define Your Professional Mission and Vision

How to Define Your Professional Mission and Vision

By Erin Ollila / March 25, 2021
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You’ve read your organization’s mission and vision statement. But it wasn’t until recently that someone suggested you create your own statement that outlines your professional mission, and where you’d like to be in the future so you can work toward…

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How to Write a Professional Bio That's Fresh and Interesting

How to Write a Professional Bio That’s Fresh and Interesting

By Erin Ollila / March 11, 2021
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Oh no — you were tasked with the responsibility of updating your professional bio. And now all you can do is stare at a blank page and wonder what you can possibly say about yourself. Are you supposed to be…

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