Secret to My Success podcast

What to Do When You Don’t Want to Do Anything

By Shelby Skrhak / October 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

You don’t always have to be on your A-game, or even a close B, but what do you do if you don’t want to play the game at all? What happens when you don’t have the mental fortitude to take the next step, and you’d rather pull the covers over your head and stare at […]

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Mental Strength Is a Skill And Here Are 13 Tips To Build It

By Shelby Skrhak / September 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Like the wise philosopher Jim Belushi once said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s what mentally tough people do. They rise up, dust themselves off, and find a way to make each and every setback in life a magical gift of learning experience. Sure. But when you’re in the middle of […]

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What a Home Decorating Fail Taught Me About a Job Well Done

By Shelby Skrhak / August 10, 2018 / 2 Comments

I’m hobbling to this week’s column with both a bruised toe and bruised ego after a home decorating fail taught me a lesson or two. With all the personal development books I’ve read, I’ve learned that done is better than perfect. But when all you’re doing is procrastinating, it’s time to rethink that strategy. […]

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Can I Get an Amen For The Ahh Bra And The Woman Who Invented It?

By Shelby Skrhak / July 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Gather in closely ladies, we’re going to talk about bras. Specifically, a little piece of life-changing seamless fabric called the Ahh Bra. (I could hear your “I know!” shriek all the way from here.) The woman who created and manufactured this wildly popular undergarment is a former beauty queen, actress, and stand-up comedian by the […]

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Want to be Authentic? Stop Painting Rainbows Over the Rain Clouds

By Shelby Skrhak / July 13, 2018 / 4 Comments
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My freelance career as a marketing writer isn’t looking very promising right now. I’ve often been accused of writing too tight and too newsy when it comes to marketing copy. “Fluff it!” I remember one editor told me. “And that’s why I don’t do marketing copy. I write editorial,” I muttered to myself. But she was […]

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Real Estate Is Stressful. Here Are 3 Ways to Chill

By Shelby Skrhak / June 22, 2018 / 2 Comments

Every year the job-listing site ranks the top 10 most stressful jobs in the United States, based on 11 factors such as competition, physical demands, and work environment. Taking their rightful place at the top of the list are first responders like police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and the military. But there were two years […]

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