Low Self-Esteem: 5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your Success

Low Self-Esteem: 5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your Success


Going to work can be a chore, but we do it anyway. We do it for money, personal and professional growth, power, camaraderie, and more.

For those people with low self-esteem, we become akin to mice at work. We do a lot, but stay under the radar for one reason or another. Instead of touting our greatness, we’re okay being marginalized.

How does this happen? Mainly because your boss and coworkers start to take you for granted. They don’t fully acknowledge your contributions and neither do you.

Do you do these five things at work?

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7 Toxic Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss

7 Toxic Things You Should Never Say To Your Boss


Or, 7 reasons why you should start searching for another job.

I get it.  Work is tough.  Work is exhausting.  Work can even be grueling.  Work is well… work.

If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who truly loves your job and can’t wait to start the day, kudos to you.  I’m jealous.

However, an informal survey taken over my 20 years of working says you’re in the minority.  If you, like me, feel otherwise about your job, it may not be something you pop out of bed for in the morning.

Despite the lackluster feelings you might have for your job, try to keep your opinions contained.  If you feel the need to vent (I know I do), try talking to your significant other, friends, former co-workers, or even a therapist.  You can feel secure knowing they have your best interests at heart.  In a nutshell, you can trust these folks.

As you’re figuring out whom you can turn to for support, here are seven things you should never ever – under any circumstances – say to your boss.

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Knowing When to Quit Your Soul-Sucking Job

Knowing When to Quit Your Soul-Sucking Job

me-expressing-daddy-issuesAs I was researching for my second book, I came across this article by Caroline Beaton on CreativeLive about what not to do when you hate your job.

In a nutshell, her three rules are:

1. Don’t quit.
2. Don’t actively look for jobs.
3. Don’t be a freelancer.

Let’s go point-by-point so I can explain why, in my opinion, her advice might not be right for you.  I know it wasn’t right for me.

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