- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Feb 19, 2013 4:48 PM EST | Comments
Social Media Horror Stories
It's Thursday, you're beating the mid-afternoon slump with some Facebook time, and you see a new friend request-from your boss.
Unfortunately, though, declining connection invitations from your colleagues, clients, or boss isn't really an option anymore. We're all sophisticated enough social media users to know that if we check back on a page we sent a friend request to, and we're still not able to fully stalk it-we've been rejected. Ignore your co-worker or boss' request, and you can only hide until next Monday's staff meeting before having to endure an awkward encounter.
But, including your officemates in your online world doesn't mean you have to share every detail of your personal life with them. In fact, please don't. Learn from these real-life social media horror stories-and keep them from happening to you.
1. Trash-Talking on Twitter
A friend of mine was flying on an airline that also happened to be one of her clients. Her flight was cancelled, leaving...Read More »
- Forbes.com | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:14 PM EST | CommentsBy Maseena Ziegler
In an episode of Sex And The City, the lead character Carrie Bradshaw, once poignantly concluded, "Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be."
In extraordinarily different circumstances, in a far cry from the glamorous lives portrayed on SATC, a 21-year-old homeless woman named Dani Johnson, came to roughly the same conclusion, though perhaps, through a more excruciating journey.
She made a meager living as a cocktail waitress in Hawaii, and was living out of her car with just two dollars and three cents to her name and $37,000 in debt. Haunted by a childhood filled with brutal and systematic physical and sexual abuse, she attempted suicide following a cocaine binge - but in that moment, ironically, her life changed forever.
Today Dani Johnson is a multi-millionaire many times over, runs five companies and spends her time jetting around the world, giving back through her various charities...Read More »
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Feb 14, 2013 5:16 PM EST | Comments
Getting the respect of your coworkers, leading your team, and meeting the demands of your company are all part of being the boss, but it's not always so easy. These four successful women share what they wish they knew before they became bosses.
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It's OK to get a little bossy Shabby Apple founder Athelia Wooley says she naturally had never been a bossy person and never wanted to be in charge. Although she found leading people difficult, Athelia says it's necessary. "It's really not fair to your employees or to the company to not do that. People need instruction, and it's OK to give it," she explains.
Value your employees Kristen Trattner, Nickel Diner co-owner, assumed everyone had the same work ethic, but soon realized that in a small business just one employee can make a difference in the operations. "If the dishwasher doesn't show up, who's the dishwasher?" she says. Kristen says she treats her employees lik...Read More »
- University Of Phoenix | Secrets to Your Success | Tue, Feb 12, 2013 4:58 PM EST | Comments
Culture shock doesn't just affect tourists bumbling through a foreign land - workers can experience it, too. That feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when your alarm goes off every morning, the sigh you let out as you park your car in front of the office and your flagging job performance could all be signs that you're experiencing organizational culture shock....Read More »
Holly Rick, PhD, campus college chair for the School of Advanced Studies at the University of Phoenix Main Campus, suggests asking these five questions during your next job interview to determine if a company is a good fit:
Are salaries and benefits on par with those of competitors?
You should be paid what you're worth. If a potential employer is offering low pay and a slim benefits package, Rick has one piece of advice: "Run."
In certain situations, however, it would be acceptable to take a position with a sub-par salary. "Sometimes," Rick says, "you have to take a step down to get to the next level in your career." Sh
- Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 8, 2013 3:15 PM EST | Comments
Fox on Stocks, to teaching others how to do it, too.... Rachel Fox may not fit the typical profile of successful day trader: She’s 16, rocks out with her band and is quite an established actor, known for her role as the mischievous Kayla Scavo on “Desperate Housewives.” But it hasn’t stopped her from becoming a downright stock-market wiz, buying and selling with the bullish confidence of someone twice her age—and dedicating her own website, Read More »
“I can’t say I ever had a connection to numbers before,” Fox told Yahoo! Shine, explaining that it was her mom, a licensed stockbroker, who schooled her in the ways of the market a couple of years ago. “I was always like, ‘Dow Jones,’ what is that?” But after learning the basics, then practicing for a while with a virtual trading account, Fox was hooked. Her current year-end return for 2012 was 30.4—more than twice that of the S&P 500.
“What made it so appealing was that you could make money so quickly and easily,” she explained. “And once I had that ru