How to Handle Sales Rejection with Your Self-Esteem Still Intact

Self-esteem reflects a person’s attitude towards themselves. This evaluation may come from career success, relationships, lifestyle, appearance – or a combination thereof. We tend to feel good about ourselves when we achieve certain goals, and typically appreciate acknowledgement of others when we reach milestones. When you work in sales, you may base your success on how many sales you make …

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Why Starting a Website is Important for All Professionals

In this day and age, anyone can have their own website. It’s not limited to giant corporations and tech-savvy computer engineers anymore – anyone from your school-aged neighbor to your adventurous great aunt can set up and maintain a website. The barriers have come down, and there’s no reason you can’t set up your own online space. More than standard …

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How do You Feel About Makeup: Love It or Hate It?

From Alicia Keys in 2017 to South Korean women today, we are seeing a vocalization of anti-makeup sentiment around the world. When Keys stopped wearing makeup (for the most part), her decision drew a lot of commentary. Some people thought it was brave and innovative, while others called it a pointless move. Still others considered the move performative and hollow. …

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Keep Looking Up: Tackling Today’s Job Market

Since the Great Recession hit in 2007, finding a job has been a lot harder than it was in years past. Youth unemployment was at 8.9% in August 2017, which is to say nothing of underemployment experienced by young workers, with 51% of millennials reporting underemployment. Even worse, in New York City, young people are earning 20% less than previous generations. Right now you …

Practical Wisdoms For Life Old Friendships

Old Friendships: How and When to Make Them Survive

We always hope that our relationships will stand the test of time. Lifelong friendships are highly praised, and rightly so. Knowing that someone will always have your back is definitely a fortifying feeling. Of course, although you’ve built a robust friendship, maintaining that connection takes commitment and effort. Some friendships are easier, requiring less contact – you can simply pick …

Job Searching? Make Yourself Visible Using LinkedIn

When you’re applying for a job at a large organization, the application process can seem quite impersonal. With online applications that just go into the HR system, it often seems like your application has vanished into thin air. Who are you supposed to follow up with? Have they seen your application? Applying for jobs in this manner can seem daunting, …

High Touch Sales

There are multiple approaches to sales depending upon the complexity of the product or service, your personality, and the needs of your prospective or current clients. A low touch sale may be transactional and require very little sales interaction. This can include repeat orders that are automated. On the other end of the spectrum, a high touch sale will require …

Control Your Own Destiny

You’ve probably heard this many times throughout your life: “You are in control of your own destiny.” Perhaps this rings true for you, or maybe you think the sentiment condescendingly oversimplifies life’s complications that can limit your options. Regardless of whether you feel absolute control over your fate, the fact is that you can at least influence it. A major …