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What Working Overseas Taught Me

The opportunity to travel has opened me up to so many experiences, cultures and different types of people. It’s also given me personal awareness of what I love about my home, Texas.

My grandma, Sylvia, hasn’t had the opportunity to travel but she’s kept us all together. I connect with her and family and friends by writing newsletters and letting them see the world through my eyes.

Wherever we go, home is always here.

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Networking For A Career Change -- Seven Contacts To Prioritize

Networking is critical to landing your next job, but when you are changing careers, your network will predominately be helpful to your old career, not your new one. Furthermore, your existing network will have existing expectations and opinions of you and may have a harder time seeing you in your new career. Therefore, changing careers often means changing your network. Here are seven networking contacts to prioritize for your career change:

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How to land your dream job with one email | Edward Druce | TEDxDonauinsel

Edward Druce has seen every conceivable mistake anyone could ever make when trying to land a work position, as well as the occasional gem from those who know how to do it well. In this talk he shares the very best of what he’s learned, and distills his experience into a simple and elegant 3-step formula that you can use to land your dream job. Edward Druce is the author of ‘This Is Where to Start: Find Superstar Mentors, Master All They Know, and Get Ahead in Your Career’. For the last 5 years, Edward has worked alongside speaker and coach Matthew Hussey. In that time he’s helped Matthew to become a NYT Bestselling author, to speak in front of over 100,000 people all over the world, work with celebrities the likes of Eva Longoria and Ryan Seacrest, and land his own radio show with iHeartRadio. Edward has been the lead in growing Matthew’s team, and have been the direct point of contact for those looking to join the company. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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13 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Away

In my latest book with Life Hack, 10 Rules of Super Productive People, I discuss the importance of creating your productivity ritual — a routine that helps you to maintain a peak level of energy, so as you get the best out of your days. Part of creating your productivity routine involves removing activities that drain you (what I call “kryptonites”), and that includes your bad habits.

Like it or not, bad habits are bad for you — mentally, physically, emotionally, and even socially in some cases. While some bad habits are harder to quit than others, it doesn’t change the fact that you need to get rid of them. Here are 13 bad habits to quit right away.

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The 7 Biggest Remote Work Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

No soul-crushing commute. No managers or co-workers hanging over your shoulder. No one stealing your lunch from the office fridge. Remote work is wonderful. But it's not without its challenges.

Ask anyone who works remotely as a telecommuter or from home running their own business: It's not all rainbows and unicorns. A recent report from the United Nations International Labour Organization found that while employees are more productive when they work outside of the conventional office, they're also more vulnerable to working longer hours, a more intense work pace, work-home interference, and, in some cases, greater stress.

I asked over four dozen remote workers to share their biggest challenges–and how to overcome them. Whether you're thinking about working remotely or are currently a remote worker, you'll be happier and more productive when you meet these challenges head on.

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