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Face your Demons with DISC

Posted on 2018-10-31

Everyone is born completely fearless, and unfortunately, this changes not long after we take our first steps. Fears are neither good nor bad, and there are advantages and disadvantages of having them. Some fears we develop are necessary for survival, such as a fear of fire or thunderstorms, which are built-in, inherited warning signs every child learns very quickly. As we grow, our personality shapes and changes based on experiences, perception, and public expectations; people tend to develop behavioral-based fears.

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Behavioral Strategies to Overcome Procrastination

Posted on 2018-09-26

Procrastination isn’t a disease, yet every student may suffer from it at one time or another. Those of us who are plagued by procrastination, myself included, know it has negative consequences, yet we still procrastinate willingly. The truth is, it affects everyone regardless of personality style. Why procrastinate? Because some tasks are out of our comfort zone, time consuming, vague, stressful or just plain, not fun. Who wouldn’t choose watching Instagram over writing a term paper? The more adverse the task, the more we procrastinate.

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StudentKeys: Set Goals with Calendar Blocking

Posted on 2018-09-07

Studies show those individuals who set goals will achieve overall better results than those individuals who do not set goals. However, only 3% of the population set goals with measurable tasks on a list. I myself like to start my day with a list – anything from putting gas to my car, to work, to paying a bill. If it needs done, then it’s probably there.

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StudentKeys: Making the Perfect To-Do List

Posted on 2018-09-07

I’ve been using a to-do list since I can remember, whether it’s on my phone or in a notepad, and it always seems to keep me on track every day.

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StudentKeys: How to combat homesickness

Posted on 2018-09-07

Preparing for college can be fun -- new clothes, a new room, and a whole lot of freedom. Being lonely -- and homesick -- isn’t one of those fun, new things. Making sure to stay busy is critical to getting rid of the homesickness blues – and we have a list to help you make it through:

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StudentKeys: How to make friends quicker in college

Posted on 2018-09-07

Starting at a new school can be hard -- when you’re away from home it can be even harder. That is why making friends can be so helpful.

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Overcoming Your Fears for Career Change with DISC

Posted on 2018-09-06

Change is a challenge for most people, with fear being the main driver that holds one back. Fear can cause the bravest individual to seize up instantly, and when it comes to a career or job change fear can kick into overdrive. You might hate where you are right now and want to leave a bad job or company, or start a business on your own, but your fears take over your mind. You end up becoming your own worst enemy; caught up in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, negativity, and inevitably feeling “stuck.”

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Answering the “Greatest Weakness” Interview Question

Posted on 2018-09-04

It’s hard to believe that in the past 50 years, we have progressed from stationary rotary phones to mobile wrist watch phones, but the “Greatest Weakness” question interviewers ask candidates hasn’t changed. Although, some HR practitioners believe the question should be stricken entirely, it actually has a purpose and there may be better ways to ask and answer it. Let’s explore.

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Major Attitude!

Posted on 2018-08-16

Choosing a college major based on Behavioral Attitudes “Your attitude determines your altitude.” ~ Zig Ziglar “Undecided” was the title I wore for several semesters in my college days. Declaring a major seemed like such a daunting task. Even the word “declaring” had a sense of gravitas. This one choice could determine the trajectory of my entire life, and I thought to myself, “I’m not equipped to make that kind of decision!”

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How to motivate yourself for more gym action with DISC

Posted on 2018-07-26

One of the top 10 new year’s resolutions is living healthier, visiting the gym more often and maintaining this perfect vision that most of the modern fashion icons suggest. A proven fact, however, is that these types of resolutions usually get abandoned somewhere in the middle of January, and then when summer comes – you may start feeling the guilt of eating all these delicious pies and cupcakes!

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