Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

What is the point of an Invincible Career?

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I talk about creating an “Invincible Career” a lot. I know. Sorry about that, but I can’t help it. I’m really passionate about the concept. You may be thinking, “What does that even mean? Why should I care? My job is rock solid, and it always will be.“ But… will it? Sooner or later, we all…

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Podcast interview – The Journey of Work

Larry Cornett on The Manila Folder podcast

I was recently interviewed for The Manila Folder podcast. You can listen to the 30 min interview here. On this episode I sat down with Larry Cornett, Ph.D. and we talked about his work journey. Larry started his career at IBM and then moved over to Apple, while finishing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in…

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What stops you from taking action in your life?

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How to overcome the biggest barrier to adopting successful habits How many times have you shared advice with someone only to have them say, “Pssht, is that all? Everyone knows that. It’s common sense.” But, I’m sure you’ve noticed that common sense does not naturally translate into common practice. During my decades-long career, I can’t…

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Keeping the joy in your work will make you complete

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Don’t let a promotion steal your mojo What gives you joy in your work? When do things feel right? Pay special attention to those details. You’ll need to ensure that promotions or changes in your career don’t extinguish that joy. It can happen subtly over the years and you won’t recognize it until it’s too late. A…

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What Is Your Special Sizzle That Creates an Unfair Advantage?

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There is no level playing field in life, despite the popularity of schools, companies, and services jubilantly claiming, “We create a level playing field!” Please. Who are you kidding? You can’t go through life as if you are playing a board game by the rules. Making sure that everyone is playing fair, and that no…

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How to Navigate the Social Anxiety Minefield of Work

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Psychology Today reported on a study that examined social anxiety and one’s awareness of it. The gist is that people who recognize, admit, and accept that they experience social anxiety are better at coping with it than people who blame themselves for having it, or try to pretend that it isn’t happening. The first step…

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What Do I Actually Mean by “Career Freedom”?

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Freedom is one of those words that gets tossed around so much that it sometimes loses meaning. In addition, freedom is an entirely subjective feeling. What provides and feels like freedom to one person can be absolutely oppressive to another. And the pursuit of freedom by one can sometimes lead to a loss of freedom by others. We’ve…

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No, You Don’t Deserve to be Rich

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I want you to say this out loud: “I deserve meaning” Not, “I deserve to be rich.” Not even, “I deserve to be happy.” No one deserves to be wealthy. The universe owes you nothing, despite the popularity of manifesting. Furthermore, research has increasingly shown that boosts in income may affect self-report of life satisfaction, but it actually does not improve emotional well-being beyond a certain…

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