How to Handle Negative or Bossy Co-Workers – Sophia Loren

A reader asked about responding to bossy co-workers on my Coping With Negative Coworkers Who Drain Your Energy article. Here are a few ideas on handling difficult people at work, with inspiration from Sophia Loren.
“Getting ahead in a difficult profession [or with difficult co-workers] requires avid faith in yourself,” said Loren. “That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so […]

Reading Nonverbal Signals From Your Co-Workers or Boss – Esteé Lauder

Your fellow employees communicate nonverbally, and understanding their messages can make or break your job! Here are five ways to read signals from your co-workers or boss — with a special focus on the office or cubicle (not body language). And, a sprinkle of inspirational career quotations from Esteé Lauder might increase your motivation to succeed at work…
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” ~ Esteé Lauder.
She didn’t become one of the most successful businesswomen in history by wishing she knew how to […]

Reclaiming Your Personal Identity or Self-Identity – Sarah Ban Breathnach

The easiest way to reclaim your personal self-identity is to not lose your sense of self in the first place! But, it’s almost inevitable that women lose themselves in the hustle and bustle of family, work, and life. Here are a few thoughts on keeping your personal identity, based on inspiration from Sarah Ban Breathnach.
“One of the most important milestones we’ll hit along the way is the moment when we finally own our own unique point of view and realize how priceless it is,” writes Ban Breathnach in Simple Abundance: […]

7 Simple Habits of Healthy Women – Susan B. Anthony

There’s no big secret to improving your life and being a successful woman! Being happy and well-adjusted is about weaving basic, simple healthy habits into your lifestyle. These habits for women are sprinkled with quotations from women’s activist Susan B. Anthony.
“A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself,” said Anthony.
A huge part of protecting yourself — and living your best life — is staying as emotionally and physically healthy as possible! One of […]

Online Copywriter Job Description – Writing SEO Content

In this online copywriter job description, a professional freelancer describes her work writing SEO (search engine optimized) content. Susan Greene is a successful self-employed writer. Here, she describes her job and offers a bit o’ career advice for aspiring freelancers.
“Learn to write content for websites and blogs,” says Orlando-based Greene. “SEO copywriting is where the work is. Writing books, magazine articles, even printed brochures is not lucrative these days, especially for beginning writers. But, the demand for online content is growing, particularly if you have an understanding of search engine optimization and internet marketing.”
How’s […]

Finding the Right Timing in Life – Anita Roddick

The life lesson: success is often about finding the right timing in life. The successful woman: Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop. Here’s what she says about timing and business – and her thoughts on how age makes women radical!
“I am aware that success is more than a good idea,” says Roddick. “It’s timing, too. The Body Shop arrived just as Europe was going ‘green’.”
Her timing was perfect for The Body Shop – and for her hungry family. Here’s what inspired Roddick to start her business, and how […]

Giving People the Benefit of the Doubt – Michelle Obama

The life lesson: giving people the benefit of the doubt can further your career and personal relationships! The successful woman: First Lady, Michelle Obama – who explained to Oprah why she now gives people the benefit of the doubt. 
“I think we should all have to get to know one another around kitchen tables,” said Michelle Obama to Oprah Winfrey in the April 2009 issue of O Magazine. “[The campaign trail] changed me. It’s helped me to give other people the benefit of the doubt.”
When was the last […]

Taking Care of Your Breast Health – Renée Zellweger

The life lesson: the better care you take of your breast health, the better equipped you’ll be to face breast cancer. The successful woman: Renée Zellweger.
“[Every woman] should put breast exams on a list of things you deserve to do,” says the Academy award-winning actress Zellweger. “You deserve to have a mammogram every year after a certain stage of life.”
Here’s how Renée Zellweger coped with a breast cancer scare, and how to take care of your own breast health. Being proactive and responsible not only gives you power, it increases your ability to cope with […]

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