professional development

How to Best Support Remote Workers: An Interview with Mari Anne Snow of The Remote Nation Institute

How to Best Support Remote Workers: An Interview with Mari Anne Snow of The Remote Nation Institute

By Erin Ollila / February 11, 2021
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2020 introduced remote working to many organizations that weren’t familiar with it or who may have never previously considered allowing their employees to work from home.   At the beginning of the pandemic, remote working was allowed for survival. But, over…

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5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

5 Reasons Why Failure Is Actually Pretty Awesome

By Erin Ollila / January 28, 2021
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Just recently, I watched the TV show Dino Dana with my five-year old, and the lead character explains to her sister that in science, there’s no such thing as failure. She says any question or experiment, even if they appear…

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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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How to Better Organize Your Time as a Real Estate Agent

By Tara Mastroeni / October 6, 2020
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As a real estate agent, time management can often be difficult. Working for yourself, you likely don’t have an outside force like a boss to regulate your productivity — so it’s essential to self-motivate to get things done. With that…

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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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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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How to Prep for a Video Call

By Erin Ollila / July 12, 2020
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You’ve gotten accustomed to the “new normal” of frequent video calls instead of meeting in person, but every time you jump on a call, you realize you’re not as prepared as you’d like to be. Whether it’s a misplaced external…

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