Patricia Highsmith, author of the suspense classics Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley, once wrote on the empty mirage of arriving at a place you’ve dreamed of.
More than 23 million households in America welcomed a new pet into their homes during the pandemic, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
In the book The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees, Lee Caraher tells the story of a good worker named Amy who got tired of the drudgery at her job at a big e-commerce company.

3 tips for the freshly fired

June 2, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

If you’ve ever been fired, you know what a rollercoaster your brain can be in the hours and days to come. In the immediate fallout of an unexpected dismissal, it’s very important to try to take care of yourself.
Writer Morra Aarons-Mele is a believer in having a fully stocked “kitchen cabinet,” meaning a digital sisterhood of subject-matter experts and confidantes. With your kitchen cabinet, you feel comfortable sharing doubts and vulnerabilities, whereas you wouldn’t express these things to your exec, your mentor or even the person in the cubicle next to yours.
Are there people you look up to, who inspire you? Your heroes can comfort you, guide you, advise you, help you through challenging times and also—let’s face it—make you feel kind of inadequate. Megan Day, author of New Mom, New Job, proposes an exercise in her book.
Chris Hopwood of the University of California, Davis has created a realness test to measure one’s ability for acting the same way on the outside as they feel on the inside, an important component of authenticity and the ability to defeat our own neuroses.
Don’t waste your money in these five areas.
We all occasionally struggle with our energy levels. You only have so much of it, and it’s not enough to accomplish everything. It can help to use a metaphor and picture your energy as a bank account: the “energy bank,” as it’s sometimes referred to. You must understand your budget and work within its means.
Self-care is non-negotiable. But when the whole world seems confusing, it’s easy to confuse what’s truly making us stronger with what’s tearing us down. Here’s some advice on telling the difference.
While a good communications policy can help set boundaries and give guidance, a little examination of our own biases toward certain types of electronic communications can go a long way to giving value and being seen as valuable in our careers.
With more self-care apps available than ever before, it’s hardly an act of self-care to try and sort through them all! But here are some suggestions to start you on the right path in 2022.

Master 3 tricky interview questions

May 4, 2022 Categorized in: Advancement

Though each job interview will be unique, there are a few questions you can usually expect. It’s best to put some preparation into how you’ll address these topics.