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Can't Find Your Dream Job? 5 Awesome Alternatives | The Daily Muse

Can't Find Your Dream Job? 5 Awesome Alternatives | The Daily Muse | Good Advice | Scoop.it
What do you do when you can't snag your ultimate job? Find the next best thing.
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Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"What is your tennis ball?

 

This question, derived from a terrific commencement speech given at MIT last year by Dropbox founder Drew Houston, is a good place to start because it cuts to the chase. As Houston explained, “The most successful people are obsessed with solving an important problem, something that matters to them. They remind me of a dog chasing a tennis ball.” To increase your chances of happiness and success, Houston said, you must “find your tennis ball--the thing that pulls you.”


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What am I doing when I feel the most beautiful/handsome?

Where do I feel the most alive?

What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?

What are your superpowers?

What are you willing to try now?

In 20-30 years from now, what do you want to say you've accomplished?

What is your sentence?

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 16, 2:34 PM

Questions to consider: 


  1. What do I find myself doing?
  2. What am I doing when I feel most beautiful?
  3. What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
  4. What are your superpowers?
  5. What did you enjoy doing at age 10?
  6. What are you willing to try now?
  7. Looking back on your career, 20 or 30 years from now, what do you want to say you’ve accomplished?
  8. What is your sentence?



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What it takes to win in today's world

What it takes to win in today's world | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"It’s unlikely Wolfgang Kohler had any reason to believe that when he conducted his now famous monkey experiments on Canary Island in the early 1900’s, he was providing us, almost a century later, with a powerful symbol of what it takes to win in today’s world."

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The Secret to Taking Criticism Seriously—Not Personally

The Secret to Taking Criticism Seriously—Not Personally | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Hillary Clinton's biggest piece of advice is to take criticism seriously, not personally. Here's how to put it into practice.
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Tapping the Fear-side of Motivation

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People who aren't afraid aren't going far. Fear is the secret heat behind fiery passion. Without fear, passion is transitory, weak, unfocused, and ineffective. Find and acknowledge your fears. Imag...
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Five steps in developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) - Jisc RSC Blog

Five steps in developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) - Jisc RSC Blog | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Jisc RSCs work with more than 2,000 UK learning providers helping them with technology, including developing personal learning networks for their learners.

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Victoria Marín's curator insight, March 25, 4:11 AM

Suggestions for building a Personal Learning Network (PLN).

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The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Will Change Your Career

The 15-Minute Daily Habit That Will Change Your Career | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Austin Kleon, best-selling author of Show Your Work, tells us how to create a daily dispatch that, over time, adds up to something profound.
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The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos

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Observing individuals who lead a creative life, we can identify elements of expertise, grit, an understanding, and passion. What’s easy to overlook is the inner system within an individual—the set of principles that govern their mind and behavior. When failure ensues or the need to adapt is necessary, how does one respond? What do they tell themselves? In other words, what’s their philosophy?



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The Easiest Way to See if You're Spending Your Time Right

The Easiest Way to See if You're Spending Your Time Right | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Use our graphic to visualize your normal day and see if your time is going to the right things.
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The Wheel of Productivity

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162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist | Good Advice | Scoop.it

A recent article in The Economist quotes Bill Gates as saying at least a dozen job types will be taken over by robots and automation in the next two decades, and these jobs cover both high-paying and low-skilled workers. Some of the positions he mentioned were commercial pilots, legal work, technical writing, telemarketers, accountants, retail workers, and real estate sales agents.

 

Indeed, as I’ve predicted before, by 2030 over 2 billion jobs will disappear. Again, this is not a doom and gloom prediction, rather a wakeup call for the world.


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Ray Fowler's curator insight, April 1, 3:14 AM

Reading through this for the second time I realised that so many of these were closer that we realise. The role of Supply Chain Optimiser I think is already upon us. But I want to be a Clone Rancher.

Takudzwa Kunaka's curator insight, April 2, 4:42 AM
that is the decade of digital age
Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2:50 AM

First there came the computer and brought us more jobs and now comes more jobs and more. Technology brings us a lot more than only freedom he brings us more jobs as well. One small step for men but a big step for the future. 

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Why is Creativity Important in Education? Sir Ken Robinson Video Series

According to a recent Adobe creativity study, 88% of U.S. professionals believe that creativity should be built into standard curricula. Companies are lookin...
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40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget

40 Amazing Things You Will Never Forget | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Today I am celebrating my 90th birthday.  I’ve seen the world change many times over.  It’s amazing how much progress we’ve made.  When I was a child there was no such thing as a television, and now I’m online typing this on a touchscreen tablet my grandson bought me for my birthday.  This ride we call ‘life’ is amazing!”

 

Those are the opening lines to an email I received this morning from a reader named Mary Ann.  The rest of her email discusses the ups and downs of her 90-year journey, and how she perceives life as being like an “ongoing jigsaw puzzle” we never quite complete.  “It’s crazy how some pieces randomly go missing, and then other pieces you didn’t even know existed fit so perfectly in the empty spaces,” she says.

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5 Job Search Tactics You Must Stop Immediately

5 Job Search Tactics You Must Stop Immediately | Good Advice | Scoop.it
If you’re using any of these (very-common) job search tactics, it's time to change course.
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What Fear Can Teach Us

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Imagine you're a shipwrecked sailor adrift in the enormous Pacific. You can choose one of three directions and save yourself and your shipmates -- but each choice comes with a fearful consequence too. How do you choose?

 

In her TED talk titled What fear can teach us Karen Thompson Walker explains how fear is like an unintentional story we tell ourselves. By learning how to read our fears and imagine possible futures, we can make smarter decisions.

 


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20 Things to Stop Letting People Do to You

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Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Two Wolves - The Cherokee Legend of Good Versus Evil

Marty Morgan narrates this a legendary cherokee indian story that helps teach about the struggle between good and bad.

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading. 

 

Several English department chairs from around the country have e-mailed her to say their students are having trouble reading the classics.

“They cannot read ‘Middlemarch.’ They cannot read William James or Henry James,” Wolf said. “I can’t tell you how many people have written to me about this phenomenon. The students no longer will or are perhaps incapable of dealing with the convoluted syntax and construction of George Eliot and Henry James.”

And it's not just students developing reading problems."

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Peekaboo Cat, the Queen of the Cloverside Farms and Media Magic Household, 2002-2014

Peekaboo Cat, the Queen of the Cloverside Farms and Media Magic Household, 2002-2014 | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Peeky always loved being outside and exploring the natural world. Not much of a mouser, she preferred taking a nap, enjoying the warm breezes, bouncing through the tall grasses and flirting with the outside cats. On her last day, Peekaboo spent part the morning, lying on the grass, listening to the birds up in the trees surrounding her. She was very happy."

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How Do I Get Noticed By Employers In A Crowded Field?

How Do I Get Noticed By Employers In A Crowded Field? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

5. Network more.
Most jobs come though connections, and if you don't have connections, make them. Networking is one of the most important things you can do when pursuing a new job, but it's even more critical if you don't have a degree.

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Education and Jobs in the Near Future

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"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

"To expand a bit on that, what we are saying is that service occupations that do not require much creative and social intelligence are likely to be automated. Some personal service jobs, however, do require especially some social intelligence. These, we think, will not be automated."

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Faced with Negative Feedback? Here’s how to turn it into a positive

Faced with Negative Feedback?  Here’s how to turn it into a positive | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I recently watched a TED Talk entitled Dare to Disagree. Margaret Heffernan encourages us to seek out opposing points of view to our own and open our mind to what we could learn. I once had an inte...
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Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success

Why Getting Comfortable With Discomfort Is Crucial To Success | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"Caste your mind ahead ten years from now and think about the life you want to be living then. What do you want to be doing? With whom? Who do you want to have become in the process?

Ten years from now there will be people who have achieved extraordinary success. While we don’t know who they will be, one thing is sure - they won’t be people who have stayed inside their comfort zone. Rather, they will be people who have continued to stretch themselves, even when things are going smoothly, and who have been willing to risk failure or looking foolish, knowing that the biggest risk they take is not taking any risks at all. The question is – will you be one of them?!"

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 28, 4:24 AM

Great scoop by Anne Leong via via @anne_leong.  As a work with a number of clients and continue my own journey through this process, I find the questions listed extremely helpful!


Again and again, we have to decide:

  • Do I keep doing what’s always been done, or challenge old assumptions ad try new approaches to problems?
  • Do I proactively seek new challenges or just manage those I already have?
  • Do I risk being exposed and vulnerable, or act to protect my pride and patch of power?  
  • Do I ask for what I really want, or just for what I think others want to give me?
  • Do I ‘toot my horn’ to ensure others know what I’m capable of, or just hope my efforts will be noticed?
  • Do I speak my mind or bite my lip, lest I ruffle feathers or subject myself to criticism?
Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 8:07 AM

Wow, those questions were not exactly "fun" to answer (especially rapidly and honestly). However, I have always been told that "If your dreams don't scare you, then they aren't big enough". This is something that I have lived my life by for quite some time now, and it definitely appears to be more than true... "If you are always comfortable, then you are never growing." It's worth some discomfort/fear in order to grow and reach goals! Thoughts? How tempting is it to stay under the umbrella of comfort? Is it worth it?

Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 8:08 AM

Wow, those questions were not exactly "fun" to answer (especially rapidly and honestly). However, I have always been told that "If your dreams don't scare you, then they aren't big enough". This is something that I have lived my life by for quite some time now, and it definitely appears to be more than true... "If you are always comfortable, then you are never growing." It's worth some discomfort/fear in order to grow and reach goals! Thoughts? How tempting is it to stay under the umbrella of comfort? Is it worth it?

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Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter?

Does Thinking Fast Mean You’re Thinking Smarter? | Good Advice | Scoop.it

As a society we certainly equate speed with smarts. Think fast. Are you quick-witted? A quick study? A whiz kid? Even Merriam-Webster bluntly informs us that slowness is “the quality of lacking intelligence or quickness of mind.”


But we also recognize something counterintuitive about accepting full-stop that people who react faster are smarter. That’s why, even though athletic training improves reaction time, we wouldn’t scout for the next Einstein at a basketball game. Intelligence probably has a lot to do with making fast connections, but it surely has just as much to do with making the right connections.


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mixmaxmin's curator insight, March 29, 2:31 PM

Interesting article, thanks. Worth reading in this context is Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Khaneman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thinking,_Fast_and_Slow

 

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Look Smart: Don’t Make these Dumb Writing Mistakes! - Infographic

Look Smart: Don’t Make these Dumb Writing Mistakes! - Infographic | Good Advice | Scoop.it

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Why do we read and write poetry? (Dead Poets Society) - YouTube

Dead Poets Society is a wonderful film, obviously filled with a lot of references to English and American poetry. In this scene, John Keating (Robin Williams...
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53 Ways to Get a Job Before Graduation

53 Ways to Get a Job Before Graduation | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Getting your diploma but not sure what comes next? We've got plenty of ideas for how to bolster your chances of landing a job by summer.
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