Category Archives: Personal Development

The Envy Trap: Why We Compare Ourselves to Others and How to Stop It

Mayo Oshin — July 5, 2019 Follow @mayowaoshin — July 5, 2019 In 2011, Mina Cikara, a social psychologist at Harvard University, recruited 18 hardcore baseball fans who supported either the Red Sox or Yankees—arguably the fiercest rivalry in American sports. 1 Cikara, Mina; Botvinick, Matthew M.; Fiske, Susan T. (2011-03-01). “Us Versus Them Social … Continue reading The Envy Trap: Why We Compare Ourselves to Others and How to Stop It

Maximize vs. Optimize: What’s Your Growth Personality Type?

Karl Sakas — April 30, 2019 Follow @KarlSakas — April 30, 2019 Maximize or an Optimize: What’s your Growth Personality type? Are you a Maximizer or an Optimizer? Your preferred Growth Personality Type impacts your agency’s growth, recruiting, profits, and quality of life. Maximize is about raw return, about getting maximum revenues and profits. Optimize … Continue reading Maximize vs. Optimize: What’s Your Growth Personality Type?

Not Doing That Thing? You Need Desire, Competence, and Capacity

Karl Sakas — April 10, 2019 Follow @KarlSakas — April 10, 2019 Frustrated things aren’t getting done? Consider my Desire, Competence, and Capacity model. (larger) Frustrated that an employee isn’t completing their important assignments? Or maybe you’re the one struggling as the overloaded agency leader? Perhaps you’ve told someone—or yourself—“Just do it!” That’s a good … Continue reading Not Doing That Thing? You Need Desire, Competence, and Capacity

Benefits of the 401k Retirement Plan for Small Business Employers and Employees

Robert Gloer — January 2, 2019 Follow @IOUFinancial — January 2, 2019 Today’s employees are looking for more than just a salary—they want benefits. Millennials and those from Generation X, especially, are more financially invested in their future than previous generations and are committed to saving for their future. A company that wants to both … Continue reading Benefits of the 401k Retirement Plan for Small Business Employers and Employees

The Myth of Being Paid to Create and Why It’s Doomed to Fail

Emelina Spinelli — February 10, 2018 Follow @ecspinelli — February 10, 2018 Can you hear the buzz…. the murmer… the consistent droning on and on from “experts” who tell you this mythical story? Have you heard about the unicorn that you can catch, called “being paid to create”, doing what you love, making money while … Continue reading The Myth of Being Paid to Create and Why It’s Doomed to Fail