11 Ways that getting it wrong is the path to getting it right ___ Failure. It’s a scary topic. It brings the strongest to our knees and makes each of us question whether we will get up and try again. Yet we do just that, again and again. Why do we do it? Why do … More How Failure Can Teach You to do Pretty Much Everything Better
How do people stay happy working a job they don’t love? ___ How do people stay happy in a job they don’t love for 20 years? Maybe the cynical will ask Why do people stay in a job they don’t love at all? These are important questions because by the time you retire, you have invested more time at work than any … More 13 Ways to Love Yourself When You Don’t Love Your Job
Forget passion for your job, loving your job will make you wildly successful. ___ If you love your job, you will never work a day in your life. Bull**it. Now let’s take the same sentence and change just one word. Ask yourself it it still makes sense: If you love your wife, you will never work a … More Love Your Work and it Will Love You Back
If you don’t love your job, I want to find out how you manage to stay and make it work for you. ___ Do you love your job? If your job is your passion, you are in the minority. A commonly held belief is that 20% of people love their jobs but the other 80% … More Call for Interviews: Are You a Creative Stayer?
Your boss may have more impact on your health than your doctor. We spend more time at work than we do in most of our relationships: Maybe we should date our Bosses before working for them? ___ Okay, reverse that one. Think about it this way: Why is it that we can take years to … More Your Boss or Your Life?
Change is fun sometimes and at other times it is a pain. My wife tells me that the only time I like change is when I initiate it. That’s not true. I like it when we change the channel and when we change the menu for dinner. I am mature enough that I don’t have … More What the Wizard of Oz can Teach us about Change
Don’t listen to anyone who tells you to follow your dreams. Following my dreams led to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams. ___ Big Dreams are for Disney Dreams are important, but if you have more than one dream they compete with each other. I call this dream-jousting. My … More Why “Follow your Dreams” is Terrible Advice
Follow your dreams is terrible advice. Don’t do it. Following my dreams led me to years of frustration and dead-ends. My life improved when I gave up on my dreams. Big Dreams are for Disney If I followed my dreams, I would be a career writer, travelling the world and talking about my books. But … More Follow your Dreams is Terrible Advice
What do you want to be when you grow up? Yesterday I was asked by my daughter whether I dreamed about becoming a Psychologist when I was her age? I told her that when I was her age, I dreamed of becoming an inventor, creating new things out of throwaway boxes and junk. So far, … More My life as a Chooseologist
“A little free advice: The best advice is never free” I am on a quest. My quest is to become wise. It’s probably not something I will put on my resume or tell all of my friends about. If you talk about wisdom, people think you want to grow your beard and wear sackcloth. … More Wisdom and your Innernet