Reinventing Yourself

Sergio was told at an early age that he was to be a dentist, just like his father.  He was pushed to go to his father’s office after school to watch as his father worked, and his family gave him money only to go to dental school.  Sergio followed in his father’s footsteps and became a partner at his father’s business.  He spent his days mainly filling teeth and straightening teeth.

After 12 years as a dentist, Sergio was bored.  Dentistry held no interest for him anymore.  It wasn’t challenging, and he just didn’t enjoy the work.  He realized it was time to reinvent himself, and he became a veterinarian instead. Continue reading

How the Heck Can You Deal With a Difficult Boss?

You know what an ideal boss is – someone who helps you succeed, someone who values your work and you as an individual, and someone who has high expectations that force you to increase your skills and abilities.

Unfortunately, many bosses aren’t like this.  They micromanage your work, get angry at any little thing, or just isn’t very competent.  What to do?  You still have to make the best of a bad situation and do as good a job as possible.

Strategies for Dealing with a Difficult Boss

Here are some strategies to help you deal with a difficult boss: Continue reading

Actions You Can Take to Increase Your Confidence at Work

Both competence and confidence are essential in the workplace.  Only when you have both in abundance will you become successful in your career and achieve your dreams.  You don’t need to have a complete makeover to become more confident.  Instead, you can take small steps to boost your self-assuredness and self-esteem.

Here are some strategic actions you can take: Continue reading