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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

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Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's kind of unhappy.
LizMozer's insight:

Social media creates a world where what everyone else is doing is very out in the open, most people present an inflated version of their own existence, and the people who chime in the most about their careers are usually those whose careers (or relationships) are going the best, while struggling people tend not to broadcast their situation.


So is everyone else really doing better than you, or are you comparing your situation to successes that do not exist. Realistically, remain ambitious and keep following your dreams but don't think you're more special than the next person. Build your self-esteem based on your personal path and ignore the smoke and mirrors displayed by others.

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Social Media: From Drivel to Disasters

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Via University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco's curator insight, June 25, 2013 12:21 PM

"According to the University Of San Francisco (USF), social media is also being used for official purposes in response to all sorts of disasters."

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NAPW News - Star Jones: "Simple Seven" Tips for Success

NAPW News - Star Jones: "Simple Seven" Tips for Success | Scooped |
LizMozer's insight:

1. Investigate

It's a classic interview question for a reason: where you want to be in 5 or 10 years says a lot about your values, as well as your thought patterns for you career path.

So "investigate": where do you want to be, eventually? What do you need to get there? Get specific, Jones advises: "A mentor? More education?" Put it in no uncertain terms what could help move you along your path.

2. Initiate

Now that you know what you'll need in your toolbox, how do you go about getting it? It could be interpersonal, like changing your social circle, or as Jones notes, breaking up with your significant other. Or maybe you need to move to a new area, where there are more opportunities for your field. Whatever it is, identify your next steps and take them.

3. Insight

There is a time for reflecting on what's held you back, and that's before you take new actions. If you failed the last time you tried something new, why do you think that was? Did you focus on the wrong things? Hold back? Choose bad allies? It's important to really learn from and process your missteps if you hope to do better.

4. Intuition        

As Jones says, "Trust the hunch." If something feels right, but you're not sure why, go with it. Alternatively, if you get the emotional "red flashes" (that too many of us tend to ignore when things look good on paper), trust those instincts too.

5. Intention

Just as Jones's exercise at the conference illustrated, concentrating on the negative doesn't really advance your progress towards anything positive. Instead, she says, "Focus on the result you want." You may have to end up making sacrifices (less time with your family as you get a master's degree), but if your eye is on the prize (a better job with more flexible hours down the road), you can't go too wrong.

6. Inspiration

Still focusing on the positive, think about the things that "give you joy," suggests Jones. While trying to work out a direction to move it, it can be too easy to try to shape a path around avoiding the things you're afraid of, or find unpleasant. But you won't find true success or career satisfaction that way.

7. Innovation

Sometimes you don't know what you want. In that case, Jones suggest throwing any kind of experience up against a wall and seeing what

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Why Storytelling, Experience, and Symbolism Engage Customers

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Customers don’t want marketing drivel from businesses. They want engaging experiences. They want immersion into story. They want to feel things that only certain imagery can summon. In a world of information overload, they want enchantment.

Binary Racoon's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:16 PM

music to my ears...