Posts in Advice
The Little Things That Lead to Success

We talk a lot about “success” at Flerish and how we want you to be successful—what we sometimes don’t do is qualify that success as healthy success (it doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?) Contrary to what pop culture might tell us, money and fame don’t equal success, they’re just that: money and fame.

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What You Learned in High School Can Help You in the Modern Workplace

It’s a rare person who truly enjoys their time in high school, especially once they find out it’s nothing like what TV said it would be. Waking up early, having finals, the repeated amount of winter fire drills (not really a problem in Los Angeles, but some of us weren’t so lucky to grow up here and came from more northern climes…you think they let you stop by your locker to grab your coat when it’s 15 degrees outside and the fire alarm is ringing? Think again, my friend!)

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Wayback Advice: Do We Still Know How to Make Friends (and Influence People)?

Arguably, one of the most influential career advice books of all time is How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. First published in 1936, Carnegie’s book is considered a classic and still referenced today. For perspective, in 1936, Charlie Chaplin was still making movies, and sliced bread was considered a relatively new thing having been invented only 8 years before.

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How to Build the Right Team for Success

The hardest part about assembling this blog was coming up with the perfect pop culture reference point to base it around, and after much deliberation and back and forth (“a sports team is too obvious!” “Not everyone has seen Ocean’s 11” “Get off YouTube cat videos, you have a deadline!”) the perfect archetype finally revealed itself—assembling your team that will help you achieve your goals is like building a boyband—essential to success, because every member of your team plays an essential role in the overall harmony of the group. (Get it? Harmony?!)

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Team Report: The Office

For better or for worse, the average American spends more time with their coworkers at their job than they do with their family or friends. Fun fact, the average American will spend 90,000 hours of their life in the office (that’s the equivalent of watching 180,000 broadcast episodes of The Office.) Who we work with shapes us and our environment—it’s extremely important to be in a healthy, supportive one.

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How to Keep Deadlines for Commitments

Guys, accountability is important.

Consider this; you’re Batman. You’ve decided to devote your time and considerable fortune to fighting crime. You even go so far as to convince Police Commissioner Gordon in the crime-ridden city you live in to invest his time and resources into getting a massive searchlight in the shape of a bat that he can activate anytime he needs you to come and fight crime.

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How To Handle Workplace Conflict

It would be great if everyone could get along 100% of the time, and there was never any conflict. Ok, great, but most likely extremely boring. Conflict, as much as you may hate it, is a part of the workplace. If everyone agreed 100% of the time, nothing would ever move forward—opposing ideas spark true innovation (just ask the inventors of cheese in a can; sounds wrong on paper, but somehow it just works.)

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