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Millennials are frequently criticized for their lack of financial stability, although such criticism is, for the most part, undeserved. Not only did this generation come of age during a crushing financial crisis, they are also weighed down by more student loan debt than any other generation has ever had.

They’re not the lazy, entitled generation that so many paint them to be. They’ve experienced challenges unlike any other generation has had to endure, and they’re proving their resilience in overcoming these tremendous challenges, even though it has meant making sacrifices like foregoing buying cars and homes and delaying moving out of mom and dad’s house.

However, one area that Millennials admittedly need some improvement financially is in investing. Given the financial challenges that Millennials face, many of

“Rent’s due in three days. I need to somehow make $2,500 in three days.”

My friend looked at me, baffled, “are you THAT on the fly?”

I threw my hands up: “Yep. I am.”

I was thriving in my private coaching practice, and pouring tens of thousands of dollars into a program that no one bought.

I was working hard. And I felt like a fraud.

How can I be a successful career coach if I can’t even pay my rent?

My friend looked at me with resignation in his eyes: “Well, you spend more than you make. Easy as that, Ash.”

I felt like I failed… And I looked at him, as he said to me: “Keep going. Keep going, Ash. You’re going to succeed and help people.”

(Thank god he said

Workplace anxieties are more prevalent than most people realize, and left unchecked, it can take over your life.

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans, but only one third actually receive treatment. Anxiety permeates into the work lives of many who suffer from it. It has a negative impact your health, can cause you to develop chronic health conditions, and it can affect your work productivity and damage your relationship with your co-workers.

It can also cripple your career. I’ve written before about my client, Shanelle, who actually asked for a demotion and a pay cut because she didn’t feel she was good enough for her position, even though she was receiving positive feedback regularly from her superiors. Shanelle’s self-sabotage is a perfect example of how anxiety can

Burnout is a topic that comes up often in my line of work.So many clients come to me desperate to escape jobs that have gradually consumed their entire lives. It’s not a pretty sight, and it’s a no-win situation for all parties— the cost of burnout is steep for employees and employers both.
So I was fascinated when Amazon recently announced their new 30-hour workweek initiative. According to press releases, Amazon intends to test the program with a small group from the HR team first. The program allows employees to work 30 hours per week for 75% of their salary but retain full benefits. Employees in the program have flexibility built into their schedules: they work core hours of 10 am to 2 pm, Monday to Thursday,

1. TEDSummit Talk: What reality are you creating for yourself?

What is it:  Entrepreneur, a former lawyer with the US Justice Department, and child television star, Isaac Lidsky, shares how his profound life lesson taught him to let go of fear and assumptions.  Watch this Ted Talk as Lidsky challenges the audience to become creators of their own reality.

Why we love it: We are constantly faced with fearful situations. Most of our fear is created in our own minds.  Does this sound familiar, "The interviewer just looked at me funny.  I know I've blown the interview."  Listen to Issac Lidsky teach you how to see beyond your fears.
 
Where to find it: https://www.ted.com/talks/isaac_lidsky_what_reality_are_you_creating_for_yourself#t-694184

2. Online Article: The Truth Behind ‘You Create Your Own Reality.'

What it is: Jane Roberts is credited with the quote, "you

1. TEDx Talk: How To Make Stress Your Friend

What is it:  Kelly McGonigal is a Stanford University Psychologist.  She is also the author of two books, The Upside of Stress, and The Willpower Instinct. Through her research, she has discovered that changing the way you view stress cannot only save your life, but it also forces your brain to reach out to others.

Why we love it: How many times have you said this in the last week?  “I am so stressed out!”   Listen to this TEDx talk presented by Health psychologist, Kelly McGonigal.  Stress is not going to kill you, but the way you think about stress will.  The good news is that McGoningal will explain the best way to change the way you think about stress, so pay attention

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