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How Rethinking Happiness Can Help Cure The 'Stress Pandemic'

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Generations after generations have been raised to believe that academic achievement and career success will bring them the happiness they seek in life.

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Work/Life (Im)Balance

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If you look around you, the odds are good that at least someone nearby is dealing with a work-life imbalance. - See more at: http://charneycoachingconsulting.com/worklife-imbalance.html#sthash.w698z10R.dpuf


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Success Story: Anthony Hopkins | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

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Today's Success Story: Anthony Hopkins http://t.co/OlNrzoMa #dyslexia...

Sir Anthony Hopkins is considered to be one of the greatest living actors. But how was he able to win an Oscar, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement? Hopkins credits his dyslexia for his interest in acting.

Growing up, he preferred painting and playing the piano—-which he continues to do as an adult—-and didn’t enjoy his time in school.

“I was lousy in school,” Hopkins said in an interview. “I was antisocial and didn’t bother with the other kids… I didn’t know what I was doing there. That’s why I became an actor.”

His success spans from his Oscar-winning role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, the title role in The Mask of Zorro, his performance as President John Quincy Adams in Amistad, and much more.

To see Hopkins talk about his dyslexia, fast forward to the 14:40-minute mark in this hour-long interview.


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Personal Development & Gratitude | Personal Development

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If you make time to list all the things you are grateful for, and you feel the feelings of gratitude, you will feel amazing every day. Your frequency will be.

 

If you make time to list all the things you are grateful for, and you feel the feelings of gratitude, you will feel amazing every day. Your frequency will be high and you will move through your days in love with being alive, bringing joy wherever you go, positively affecting one person after another.


When you live a life like this, everything you want will come before you even ask.


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Trends and Predictions by Futurist Thomas Frey » 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

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2 billion jobs disappearing (approx. 50% of the world's jobs) it was intended as a wakeup call about how quickly things are about to change.  Academia ~ the battle ahead will be taking place at YOUR doorstep.

 

A search for comments on The End of Work: The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era, a non-fiction book by American economist Jeremy Rifkin reminded me of Bob Johansen, Futurist and also led me to another Futurist, Thomas Frey.

 

Here are excerpts from Frey's TEDx talk:

 

The article includes a brief overview of five (5) industries – where the jobs will be going away and the jobs that will likely replace at least some of them – over the coming decades.

 

1) Power Industry

 

Jobs Going Away

Power generation plants will begin to close down. Coal plants will begin to close down. Many railroad and transportation workers will no longer be needed. Even wind farms, natural gas, and bio-fuel generators will begin to close down. Ethanol plants will be phased out or repurposed. Utility company engineers, gone. Line repairmen, gone.

 

New Jobs Created

Manufacturing power generation units the size of ac units will go into full production. Installation crews will begin to work around the clock. The entire national grid will need to be taken down (a 20 year project). Much of it will be recycled and the recycling process alone will employ many thousands of people. Micro-grid operations will open in every community requiring a new breed of engineers, managers, and regulators.      

2) Automobile Transportation – Going Driverless

  

Over the next 10 years we will see the first wave of autonomous vehicles hit the roads, with some of the first inroads made by vehicles that deliver packages, groceries, and fast-mail envelopes.

    

3) Education

...courses are becoming a commodity. Teachers only need to teach once, record it, and then move on to another topic or something else. ...we are transitioning from a teaching model to a learning model. Why do we need to wait for a teacher to take the stage in the front of the room when we can learn whatever is of interest to us at any moment?

   

Teaching requires experts. Learning only requires coaches.

   

Jobs Going Away

Teachers. Trainers. Professors.

  

New Jobs Created

Coaches. Course designers. Learning camps     4) 3D Printers
Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands of items and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did during the Henry Ford era.

    5) Bots
We are moving quickly past the robotic vacuum cleaner stage to far more complex machines.

   
Read more, Thomas Frey - Futurist Speaker (http://s.tt/1imN0)


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Victoria Morgia Jamolod-Umbo's comment, October 7, 2012 12:19 AM
The worst is yet to come. Hopefully,we will still survive with this prediction. Indeed, the inventions of human beings are not totally beneficial to human beings. It is amazing, but sad to consider....
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, October 7, 2012 9:36 PM
@Victoria, we will adapt, but we will not ALL adapt. Hopefully education in some areas will catch up sooner, rather than later, to help us make the changes we need, learning the skills at the right time.
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3 Steps to Creating Your Career Development Plan, by Dorothy ...

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3 Steps to Creating Your Career Development Plan, by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran. October 8th, 2012 by Betsy. If you are pondering your career direction and how to get where you want to be, there are some simple steps you can take that will ...
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25 Live Networking Tips

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Networking is one of the most effective ways to find out about new jobs, meet folks who can help in your career and to just get yourself out there and comfortable speaking with others. 


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Time Management - Are You Spending Your Time Wisely?

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In order to be a successful restaurant owner or manager, you have to be tenacious, organized, and productive. Time management is key. ... It'll help you figure out which tasks to focus on and which tasks to delegate.
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How To Increase Your Energy: Stop Wearing Burnout As A Badge Of Honor

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It all started in kindergarten, or maybe it was preschool. You got a gold star when you did something well. Those gold stars might as well have been made of gold they were so precious.

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7 Phrases I Never Want to See on Your Cover Letter

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The cover letter is a critical document that makes a good difference in the job application procedure of the applicant.


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It's your career, lead it! « Testastic

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What this mean, in essence, is there is a business need for someone with a mastery of certain skills to be in the role. So what do you do when you have grown your strengths to the point that exceeds the business justification ...

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The Secret to a Personal Development Plan

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Why must you create space to grow as a leader?

 

Heidi’s future success is not the question here. She will continue to experience personal success, as demonstrated by her journey so far. She will continue to stretch and be stretched. She is a “high-potential” young professional in her mid-thirties with the drive to make a difference in life. The question is not will she get there, it is how and when and at what cost? Leadership development coaching will accelerate her journey and minimize the hard knocks along the way.


Last week, I wrote about “the conspiracy of time” and the push back exerted against our development as people, as leaders. Simply speaking, the conspiracy of time is an enticement to live over-committed lives.


Why does this matter? Because when it comes to personal success, there is one thing missing in most people’s lives today, space.

 

Why must you create space to grow as a leader?


Here is the Next Level Coaching philosophy. This is the “secret” to accelerated personal growth and development … how to enjoy maturity as a person. It is the “formula for future success”.


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Follow a Career Passion? Let It Follow You

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"Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you, once you make an informed choice."

 

Smart decision making does not assume "blank slate."  It's about finding the best fit for who we are.  This something I continue to follow as an executive coach.  It resonates, thinking back to what I used to offer to all levels of students and alumni as I helped them with career development in my first professional job back the early 80's.

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Follow our passion” advice assumes that we all have a pre-existing passion waiting to be discovered.

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Cal Newport's reflection of his choices is useful in considering how each of us may discover our true calling. It may also evolve over time in this ever changing world, yet it still provides insights into how we find what energizes us each day in our work and in the long term. ~ Deb

 

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“Follow our passion” advice assumes that we all have a pre-existing passion waiting to be discovered.

 

This philosophy puts a lot of pressure on the rest of us. The alternative career philosophy that drove me is based on this simple premise: The traits that lead people to love their work are general and have little to do with a job’s specifics.


These traits include a sense of autonomy and the feeling that you’re good at what you do and are having an impact on the world.   Decades of research on workplace motivation back this up. (Daniel Pink’s book “Drive” offers a nice summary of this literature.)

 

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...the right question is not, “What is this job offering me?” but, instead, “What am I offering this job?”

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For someone in a new position, the right question is not, “What is this job offering me?” but, instead, “What am I offering this job?”For someone in a new position, the right question is not, “What is this job offering me?” but, instead, “What am I offering this job?”

 

Had I subscribed to the “follow our passion” orthodoxy, I probably would have left (my job as a Ph.D. student) during the first years, worried that I didn’t feel love for my work every day. But I knew that my sense of fulfillment would grow over time, as I became better at my job. So I worked hard, and, as my competence grew, so did my engagement.

 

Today, I’m a computer science professor at Georgetown University, and I love my job. …Passion is not something you follow. It’s something that will follow you as you put in the hard work to become valuable to the world.


Read the full article here.


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The font that should not be on your résumé—and other tips for job seekers | Articles | Home

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Updated guidelines for distributing resumes in the digital age.


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This is the best overview of contemporary resumes I have seen, complete with suggestions on how to leverage technology while retaining classic elements.

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5 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview - CBS MoneyWatch.com

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Good advice


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7 Ways College Students Can Gain an Edge on the Job Hunt - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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7 Ways College Students Can Gain an Edge on the Job HuntU.S. News & World Report (blog)Whether you are entering your freshmen year or returning for your senior year, this checklist is mandatory reading and essential to your career development.
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