Change your voice and you change everything

I’ve been a freelance writer of many hats for nearly five years now.

I remember the first very rough draft of a “goals” or business plan I ever…

You have to go back and retrieve the lost parts of yourself

“The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It was a long flight back home. I was thirteen at the time and heading back to…

It won’t take up more than a few minutes of your day, but it offers an enduring way to let others feel seen.

Originally published on Inc.com

It’s easy to underestimate the effect your gratitude can have on those you work with. As a leader, you’re likely letting people know how they can improve…

Remember: the way you respond to these slights is what defines you

Originally published on Inc.com

Imagine your confidence is flying high at work except for one minor detail: one of your colleagues keeps repeatedly ignoring your ideas during meetings. You figure it’s fine, no big deal. …

Why embracing the smaller, ordinary moments in your day can make you happier in work and life

Originally published on Inc.com

One of my favorite childhood memories involved sneaking cheap snacks into the dollar cinema with my older brother. …

If you want to get unstuck, you need to turn frustration into growth

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Say you’ve been putting in extra hours for the past two years trying to meet a career benchmarkthen, suddenly, a personal emergency puts a halt to your plans (and a significant dent in your confidence)…

How to take control of your emotions when things aren’t going your way

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The incident that ruined my day happened early in the morning: I was in my car and inadvertently cut off another driver, who then zoomed up next to me and yelled, “Idiot!” outside my window before hastily driving off. …

Illustration by Sibel Ergener

How does it really feel to be out of work for a long time? We talk to guys who’ve been there

Here’s a sad fact: Even if you get a new job after you’ve been laid off or let go from a previous job, your life satisfaction will permanently remain at a lower level than it was prior to the job loss.

And here’s an even sadder one: This job loss…

Cindy Lamothe

Writer of Many Hats. Words in: The New York Times, Vogue, The Atlantic, The Cut & more www.cindylamothe.com. Find me on Twitter @CRLamothe

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