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Kelly Gurnett


Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. She also appears in all these other places online. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt.

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Switching Careers? Why – and How – You Should Start Budgeting Today

By | 1 Comment | December 1, 2014

Leaving your job? Before you take the plunge, balance out a budget now to make sure all your financial bases are covered in the future. Read »

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Why You Don’t Need Silicon Valley to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

By | 2 Comments | October 9, 2014

Think you need to live in Silicon Valley or NYC with an MBA to be a successful entrepreneur? As it turns out, simply finding a place to call home, along with a smart strategy, is often all it takes. Read »

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How a 4-Hour Workweek Can Help You Achieve Your Career Dreams

By | 2 Comments | October 3, 2014

We’re all busy these days, balancing full-time jobs along with family and friends. But can you create your own four-hour work week to create the career of your dreams? Read »

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What the iPhone 6 Can Teach You About Standing Out at Work

By | 3 Comments | October 2, 2014

Love Apple and the iPhone? It’s more than an awesome smartphone — it can teach you how to stand out in your career, too. Read »

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What You Need to Know About Social Media Privacy at Work

By | 1 Comment | September 25, 2014

Do you use Facebook or Twitter? Even if you don’t tweet or update your status from the office, some employers are legally allowed to fire you for what you post — anywhere. Read »

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How Your Password Can Radically Change Your Life

By | 4 Comments | September 18, 2014

Repeating a phrase can be a powerful way to change your life. But could changing your password so it reflects that same phrase be just as effective at improving your life? Read »

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Why You Should Think Like a Boss, No Matter What Your Job Title

By | 2 Comments | September 11, 2014

Stop thinking like an employee, even if you’re at the bottom of the totem pole. Think like a boss, and success will follow. Read »

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Your Career To-Do List for the Summer (Warning: Not for Slackers)

By | 2 Comments | July 31, 2014

While everyone else takes it easy this summer, now’s the perfect time to take your career by the reins and propel yourself to the top. Read »

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How Your Terrible Day Job Can Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

By | 4 Comments | May 12, 2014

The things you learn in a 9-to-5 can translate to entrepreneurial success. Here’s how to mine your day job for the skills you’ll need to go off on your own. Read »

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Brazen Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

By | 8 Comments | September 19, 2013

While Breaking Bad’s Walter White may not be the best role model, we can learn some boss career moves from his unlikely entrepreneurial journey. Read »


Now We Know What It Costs to Employ GenY… So What?

By | 2 Comments | August 15, 2013

Maybe it’s time we stop throwing around stats about Millennials and focusing on what really matters—like performance and results. Read »

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How to Move Up the Career Ladder Without Being a Brown-Noser

By | 2 Comments | June 24, 2013

How do you get where you want to be without alienating everyone around you in the process? Follow these tips. Read »

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Don’t Let Your Career Get Stale: 6 Ways to Refresh and Recharge

By | 7 Comments | June 7, 2013

Every career could use a good decluttering now and then. Here are some of the major areas to focus on when clearing out the cobwebs. Read »


The Best-Kept Career Secrets

By | 18 Comments | May 24, 2013

Want the inside scoop on what makes a career superstar? We’ve got it for you—if you can handle it. Read »