My college newspaper adviser, Jim Wojcik, gave me a pep talk during my first job after I graduated. Woj told me everyone’s first job is hard. Think of it as boot camp. You’re there to get real world experience. Tough it out for a year. If you hate it after a year, you move on to the next place up the career ladder.
James Reindl worked for 31 years for The Associated Press in roles from journalist to corporate staff. He and his wife, Graca, decided in 2012 to change their lives by applying for the United States Peace Corps. They have been serving as agri-business volunteers in rural Ghana since October 2014 and will finish their Peace Corps service in December.
Writer and artist Emilie Wapnick says you’re not a quitter or flaky or waiting for your real passion to show itself. Instead, if you’re a polymath or Renaissance man, you bring three superpowers to your multiple interests.
Amanda Enayati tells us that when it comes to stress, it’s less about what’s actually happening to you and more about how you think about what’s happening. Perception is everything.
If you aren’t a morning person, you’re like about 40 percent of people who aren’t the early bird that catches the worm. Research says your body clock is unlikely to change, so best to embrace your night owl preferences.
A recent visit to my hometown had me reminiscing about one of my favorite high school jobs. As a teenager, I lucked into a surreal collection of work experiences. My first job, if you don’t count baby-sitting in middle school, was… Read More ›
I’m planning a day-long marketing workshop with a friend who is, among other things, an improv actress. If you know nothing else about improvisation, you might recognize the foundational concept of “Yes, and,” which encourages actors to accept what others do… Read More ›
Michael Carroll, business coach and author of Awake At Work, suggested five ways to create balance at work, making work a more pleasant environment as an important part of our lives instead of only something to be shoved back to make room for life.
Have you ever been asked to donate to a “Stop Job Stress From Killing Us” walkathon? Maybe besides fundraising for research into diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy, we should also focus on reversing the damage done by unhealthy work environments. The Atlantic’s recent… Read More ›
If you’re finally coming out of the haze of holiday cookies and alcohol, and you’ve deleted hundreds of emails that built up while you were away, maybe you’re now giving real thought to your plans for the new year. Harvard Business… Read More ›