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3 questions you can ask yourself to figure out what's actually worth your time

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If you undertake a lot of projects at once, you won't be more productive or necessarily make money - but you will burn out.
There are three variables that can help you know if a project is worth your time and effort: time, money, and fun.
By eliminating projects that aren't worth your effort, you will become more focused on the ones that do matter.
Five months ago I was on the verge of burning out again.
I got sucked right back into all my projects and had my head down grinding away as we do, when one day I look up and my son was...
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7 questions to ask yourself before gunning for a raise

7 questions to ask yourself before gunning for a raise

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Asking for a raise is notoriously nerve-racking. So it helps to be as prepared as possible.
Below is a series of questions you'll want to ask yourself before petitioning your boss for more money.
Those questions focus on timing, job performance history, and other potential perks to negotiate.
Asking for a raise isn't something you want to botch. It's one thing to prepare thoroughly and still not get the salary you want - it's another to wing it and wind up convincing your boss that you're delusional, or nervy.
Before you head for the hot seat, it helps to ask yourself a few...
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