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“I’ve Always Done It That Way!” – Breaking Out of Old Habits

By Next Level | July 20, 2022
I've Always Done It That Way! Breaking Out of Bad Habits

This post is a reblog, originally published in the Tool Box Journal Newsletter, Issue 22-6-338 on June 15, 2022. It is reposted with permission from the author. Our brains are wired to resort to tried-and-true recipes in times of uncertainty, but old approaches are not always the most productive choice. The work of Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman has helped us understand that our decisions are always driven by an “impulsive” and a “deliberative” system. When we have enough time and feel calm, it is easy to make well-reasoned, balanced decisions, but the impulsive system takes over on autopilot when we need…

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What the Business Practices Education Committee is Doing for ATA Members

By Next Level | June 9, 2021

An earlier version of this article appeared in The ATA Chronicle. Have you ever asked yourself: What’s the Business Practices Education Committee up to these days? Probably not. In fact, you are more likely wondering: What is the Business Practices Education Committee? For the uninitiated: The Business Practices Education Committee was established in 2005 to provide ATA members with information…

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What are ATA’s Mastermind Groups?

By Next Level | April 6, 2021

Mastermind groups are small peer-based groups formed to learn more about a specific topic. The members of Mastermind groups help each other solve problems and develop their professional objectives by sharing input and advice. The groups’ core value is the synergy of energy, motivation, and commitment, as well as everyone’s willingness to learn and grow together. The ATA Mentoring Committee…

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EIDL and PPP2: 2021 Edition, Part II

By Next Level | January 25, 2021

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute professional financial, tax, or legal advice, and neither the author nor the American Translators Association (ATA) assumes any warranty, implied or expressed, for the accuracy or applicability of any information contained therein. It should not be relied on to make financial or other decisions affecting your business or personal situation. Before taking any financial,…

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EIDL and PPP2: 2021 Edition, Part I

By Next Level | January 15, 2021

Disclaimer: This article does not constitute professional financial, tax, or legal advice, and neither the author nor the American Translators Association (ATA) assumes any warranty, implied or expressed, for the accuracy or applicability of any information contained therein. It should not be relied on to make financial or other decisions affecting your business or personal situation. Before taking any financial,…

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