Author Archives: Sara Kosmyna

5 Things to Do When You Can’t Find Work

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With the way the United States economy has been it is a sad fact that many qualified workers have found themselves without a job, and without many options. Being jobless, whether do to a layoff or firing, rarely has a positive effect on one’s morale. Luckily, the old adage “When one door closes, another one […]

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5 Ways to Be Successful After College

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Whew! You have made it through tough lectures, intense quizzes, nerve-wracking presentations, and more tests than you would ever care to remember. Congratulations on getting through it all! Graduating from college is an exciting feeling. Finally, you can set your schedule and start looking for a job in the professional world. The initial months after […]

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How To Know If It’s Time For a Career Change: Part Two with Dina Colman

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“When you are fulfilled in your job, the joy that you have carries into all areas of your life,” says integral health coach and founder of Four Quadrant Living, Dina Colman. “You are more productive, energized, and happy.” For years, Dina struggled to discover her true passion. Determined to make it on the fast track […]

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Bringing a Sense of Community One Cup at a Time: An Interview with Cafe Owner Sonny Han

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“A great job has to have a start and end,” says Sonny Han, thirty-eight year old co-owner of Espresso Joe’s café in Keyport, New Jersey, “and, at the end, you feel that you’ve accomplished something and made a difference.” For Sonny, growing up in Brooklyn, New York was the perfect setting for getting a sense […]

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“Things Could Have Been Different”: An Interview with Zach Goldberg

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“When I was younger I wanted to be three things,” says Zach Goldberg, 32 year-old former intern for Sirius Radio. “A Jedi Knight, although I think it was really a Sith Lord because I loved Darth Vader, a gangster, and a rockstar. I guess I always loved the idea of standing out in a crowd.” […]

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“Even the Worst Experience is Worth It”: An Interview with Lisa Romanski

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“I graduated college as an enthusiastic and optimistic young educator, ready to make an impact on kids’ lives,” recalls 25-year old Art Teacher, Lisa Romanski. “That entire summer I applied to job after job and went on a few interviews, which lead to nowhere.” With the guidance of a friend, Lisa had previously enrolled at […]

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How Fear & Tragedy Led One Woman to Her Authentic Path: Part 1 with Dina Colman

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Born and raised in California, a young Dina Colman worked hard to become a success. Early academic achievements allowed the future businesswoman acceptance at Pomona College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Cum Laude. Continuing on her path, Dina worked in the high-tech world, holding coveted positions at large name companies like HP, for […]

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3 Times When Saying No Can Be a Good Thing

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If there’s one word synonymous with negativity, it’s “no”. How else can one come to view the opposite of yes, okay, and sure? No can easily sound like stop, don’t, can’t, or won’t, but it doesn’t necessarily mean something negative. When I was a little girl who wanted certain things, like too much junk food […]

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3 Writing Exercises for a Better Future

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As a blogger, I know the benefits creative writing exercises can have for strengthening business, personal development, and organizational skills. For many people, some of the best ideas come when they’re sitting down letting the words flow in free writing exercises. Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a professional writer to benefit […]

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5 Ways to Stay Creative in a “Boring” Job

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Let’s face it, not every job has the wow factor. Some positions are actually quite boring, but somebody’s got to do it, right? Your job may have you asking questions like, “What is creativity?” or “Isn’t there anything more stimulating out there?” You’re not alone. Many people work in fields that require the same repetitive […]

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