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30 Day Life Challenge

30 Day Life Challenge: June 16, Focus

2016 is the Year of “Happy” at Lexicon. We’ve taken on the challenge of helping you find more of your own, bringing you holistic tips and techniques to help you find not only professional success but personal fulfillment. At the beginning of this month we launched a challenge to get …read more →

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Lexiboost: “Procrastination” Recovering All 24 Hours

Procrastinate (verb) pro·cras·ti·nate \prə-ˈkras-tə-ˌnāt, prō-\ pro·cras·ti·nat·ed  pro·cras·ti·nat·ing transitive verb :  to put off intentionally and habitually intransitive verb :  to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done Rainy days always make me lazy. It’s an odd phenomena, one I know I share with many other people …read more →

listless

Lexiboost: “Listless” We got spirit! How about you?

By Eileen Ramos Listless (adj): having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent There is nothing worse than a completely listless piece of writing. There is no protagonist to root for. No enticing plot to follow. No lesson to learn from. No point to read at …read more →

battology

Lexiboost: “Battology” (Don’t) repeat after me

By Eileen Ramos Battology (n.): wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing. There are few things that annoy me more  than battology. To hear or read the same words over and over is extremely grating on the nerves.  If you want to avoid annoying your audience, review your piece. …read more →

cupidity

Lexiboost: “Cupidity” Desperation is not sexy

Cupidity (n.): eager or excessive desire, especially to possess something; greed; avarice. While the word may manifest images of a cherubic angel with a heart-shaped bow, cupidity is seriously not cute. There is a fine line between ambition and cupidity. Ambition can be admirable whereas cupidity is just ugly. When …read more →

obdurate

Lexiboost: “Obdurate” Choose your battles wisely

Obdurate (adj.): Not changing in response to argument or other influence. It is good to stand your ground but you have to choose carefully about when you should relent and when not to give in. When it comes to your job, be especially cautious; you don’t want to lose your …read more →

resile

Lexiboost: “Resile” The choice is yours

Resile (v.): 1. To spring back; rebound; resume the original for or position as an elastic body. 2. To shrink back; recoil You have two choices to make; either rebound or shrink away from adversity.  To resile is a tricky action because it means to do both. But there is …read more →

verve

Lexiboost: “Verve” That’s the spirit!

Verve (n.): 1. Enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work; spirit. 2. Vivaciousness; liveliness; animation. Not only should you show enthusiasm in your cover letter but you must also display it in the interview as well. And if you can’t then maybe you shouldn’t apply for the job. …read more →

gaffe

Lexiboost: “Gaffe” Did I do that?

Gaffe (n.): 1. A clumsy social error; a faux pas. 2. A blatant mistake or misjudgment. We all have made gaffes, some more glaring than others. The best thing to do when you commit a faux pas while on a job interview is to pardon yourself and keep going.  Don’t …read more →

kaput, trash

Lexiboost: “Kaput” One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Kaput (adj.): 1. Ruined; done for; demolished. 2. Unable to operate or continue. Don’t discard your deletions yet, even if it looks kaput. It might be debris now but it could transform into something fantastic with just some time spent on it. The fragments of a manuscript could be the …read more →