This past week was hectic. I spent 2 days in a class on how to be an effective manager, and another day learning how to train people on the same. Career development for the win. Spare time for the loss. I’m still processing everything that was covered and trying to figure out how to bring it here. But in the mean time, I was able to come up with a few articles that I found beneficial:
Refuse To Be A Slave To The Scale via A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss
Clearly I’m not a woman, but I thought this article spoke to something a lot of us do when we’re trying to shed pounds. Have you ever found yourself obsessively hopping on the scale every morning then being flabbergasted by the variation? I know I have…and that’s why I stopped getting on the scale everyday. I’ve learned that water consumption. what I’ve eaten, muscular growth, food “not yet passed” can all have an effect on my weight. In this article, Erika Kendall shares a story with readers and explains how checking the scale daily can be detrimental to your progress.
The Big Mistake You’re Making When You Ask for Advice via Brazen Careerist
I just discovered Brazen Careerist on Saturday. There’s a ton of great career search and development articles on there. This particular article provides some pointers on how to best solicit advice from someone in a leadership or mentor role without coming off unprepared. You may find this helpful when discussing your development with your supervisor. Trust me, it’s useful info!
6 Ways to Break the Habit of Lying to Yourself via Lifehack.org
This one is about getting negative thoughts out of your head so you can replace ‘em with positive ones. Not groundbreaking, but some simple and useful reminders.
That’s all for this week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!