Plus, overcoming digital distraction
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Young Professionals Group eNews
MARCH 2019
Upcoming Events
Happy Hour on May 8
Happy Hour with DRIVE Emerging Leaders
Wednesday, May 8
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Libertine, Minneapolis
Mini Golf at Can Can Wonderland
Mini Golf at Can Can Wonderland
Thursday, June 6
5 - 8 p.m.
Can Can Wonderland, St. Paul
4 things high-performers do that others neglect
Leadership Freak
Keep these strategies in mind to reach your goal, whether you want to rock that team meeting or crush your workout routine.
Research shows quitting Facebook can make you happier
Inc.
Need a quick boost of optimism during busy season? Try taking a Facebook break. No, like an actual break from Facebook.
Stay in your own lane if you want to win the race
Forbes
Too often we compare ourselves to co-workers or others in our profession. Fixating on others won't lead to success, but bettering yourself will.
How to talk to your boss when you're underperforming
Harvard Business Review
Sometimes, we underdeliver. It happens. If you find yourself in this situation, avoid frustration and have an honest conversation with your supervisor.
Overcoming digital distraction
Strategy + Business
Don't have time for a complete digital detox? Try incorporating some of these suggestions into your daily routine to avoid information overload.
How to find motivation based on your individual work style
Fast Company
Tune into your motivation drivers when you're not feeling ambitious. It'll help spark inspiration when you're in a slump.
Networking Tip
"Look for opportunities to be of service to others instead of thinking about how others can meet your needs. Train your ears to hear a problem so you can present a solution."

-- Jacqueline Whitmore, business etiquette expert
Take advantage of these networking tips at an upcoming YPG event.

Wanted: YPG Captains
YPG Captain with award check Join the YPG Captain Program to expand your leadership skills, make new connections and have fun along the way. By attending events and encouraging your colleagues to get involved, YPG Captains earn points toward cash prizes. Apply now before the YPG season kicks off in April.

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* Trivia Challenge
Which popular game was banned in cities across the United States during the 1940s-1970s?
A. Table tennis
B. Yahtzee
C. Pinball
D. Battleship
Want to know the answer? Look for the asterisk * at the bottom of the newsletter.
SMART IS ALWAYS IN STYLE

If you're in the know, you'll always be in. Stay savvy with MNCPA CPE this year. We just added hundreds of programs to the 2019 schedule. Search the CPE catalog today.

Heydey of 90's style - oh my
CPE for Young Professionals
MAR
27
Business Ethics Dilemmas: Strengthening Your Capacity to Recognize, Evaluate and Defend Ethical Business Decisions
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE, 8 Ethics
MAY
21-22
MNCPA Technology Conference
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. | Bloomington | 16 CPE
MAY
29
Management and Leadership Essentials
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Bloomington | 8 CPE
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*Trivia Challenge Answer: C: Pinball

Source: Popular Mechanics

Meet the author
Amanda Farag
Membership marketing coordinator
Amanda Farag
Amanda's excited to kick off her first full event season with the YPG. She enjoys getting outside her comfort zone and encouraging others to do the same, whether that's hiking up the side of a mountain or attending a networking event.
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