May 12, 2022

NOVAK: How to handle a control freak 

         According to MedCircle, a mental health education company delivering virtual live classes, educational videos and info from world-renowned mental health experts, “people who become highly educated […]

May 4, 2022

NOVAK: What is enough to make a business worth it? 

Q: I have always been creative, and I enjoy making different products. I designed dollhouse furniture on a bit larger scale and painted it to perfection. I intended it for […]

Apr 27, 2022

NOVAK: Is ADHD a Disease for Creative Types?

Q: I have friends who are left-brain professionals who recently discovered they have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and are upset about it. I have ADHD, like some who are creative types […]

Apr 20, 2022

NOVAK: New ventures take time; nothing new is easy 

         Q: I have sat through many workshops on Facebook about leaving full-time jobs for online sales, but these people seem to be tech-savvy even though they […]

Apr 11, 2022

NOVAK: Caregiving: The job you’ve never thought of 

Q: After a 15-year admin job, I wanted more control in my schedule. It was risky, but I found a website for caregiving, which offered me that opportunity. I registered […]

Apr 6, 2022

NOVAK: Who doesn’t need a career change at 40? 

Q: I have immersed myself in a rewarding but draining career, and I am burned out now even though I’m 40. I want to change to an entirely different field […]

Mar 30, 2022

NOVAK: Best Reasons for Quitting a Job 

Q: I am unhappy in my job, but I want to know the best reasons for quitting so I don’t do something I will regret. I have friends who have […]

Mar 23, 2022

NOVAK: How to find good bosses 

       Q: I’ve been thinking about the bosses (all men) I’ve had from my past jobs — the jobs I loved and the ones I have quit. I […]

Mar 16, 2022

NOVAK: Best coping skill: Compartmentalize your life 

        Q: I have suffered from a long and difficult divorce from a husband who ruined my credit. I have an ongoing lawsuit against my ex, but […]

Mar 9, 2022

NOVAK: Quitting May Mean Surviving 

       As she walked out of his office, a stapler flew by her, missing her shoulder but smashing into the filing cabinet. She had escaped his office safely […]

Mar 2, 2022

NOVAK: Boss Says Do Not Correct the Numbers 

Q: I am working as a bookkeeper, recently hired to assist the CPA (my boss) for a small to medium-sized company. My degree is in accounting, but I do not […]

Feb 22, 2022

NOVAK: Get Furious: Unfair and Illegal Termination 

Q: I am in my 50s and was fired with a lengthy and solid performance record. I was then replaced by a person with less experience, less education, at a […]

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