You need to send these emails right now. Everyone will thank you.

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December 16, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

This can only lead to good things.

headshot_marcMy friend, Eric Barker, has been writing for years on how to make yourself, your life, and your career better, over at his blog Barking Up The Wrong Tree.

A recent post -- "Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails" -- will indeed make your life better.

I won't go through all five, but the first two seem especially appropriate for end-of-year good feelings and New Year's oaths to reformation:

"Every morning send a friend, family member or co-worker an email to say thanks for something."

(The surprising thing is that you'll get even more out of it than your recipients will.)

And...

"At the end of the week, send your boss an email and sum up what you've accomplished."

(Waaaay easier than trying to remember all your heroics at review or resume-writing time. Keep it to 5 or fewer bullets, though. OK?)

You can check out the rest of the email suggestions over at his blog here.

But to get the benefit of all of Eric's great insights throughout the year, sign up for his e-mail updates here.

Hope you're enjoying the Season, Readers...

I'm rooting for you.

Marc_Cenedella_TheLadders_Founder__Exec_Chairman_HI-RES1Marc Cenedella is the Chairman of TheLadders, the premier online job-matching service for career-driven professionals, which has transformed the way job candidates and employers connect online. Follow Marc on Twitter here @cenedella.

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