I was recently reminded of a time in college when I kept getting headaches. I rarely get them, and the solution for me is always to get some sleep. So I thought, ok, headache… I’ll take a nap. The headache didn’t go away. I tried napping again and again throughout the week. It never helped. […]
Name: Emily Davis Title: Director of Development, Volunteer Fairfax Website: www.volunteerfairfax.org What is it that you do on a day to day basis? I am the one-person development office of a medium-size, local nonprofit. There is no such thing as a normal or typical day here. I spend most of my time meeting people, developing […]
Gretchen Rubin takes the abstract concept of happiness and breaks it down into bite size, practical tips on her blog, The Happiness Project. I particularly enjoy Gretchen’s consistency in posting interesting content every day (except Sunday). I also admire her use of recurring themes on her blog. By reinforcing her tenets of happiness over and […]
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Learn about your two selves and how they can lead to feeling conflicted about career.
In over your head? The first thing I want to say is, “Congratulations.” I know it’s uncomfortable, humbling, and nerve wracking to be in the middle of a difficult assignment or time in your life. I know you’re going to mess it up, possibly many times, before you figure out how to do it right. […]
Name: John Lesko Title: President, JohnLesko.Biz Website: www.JohnLesko.Biz What is it that you do on a day to day basis? I’m a certified professional facilitator. And that means I try to identify the genius that’s in the room or group and help all members of this group come to consensus on the best way ahead. […]
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Ever needed a shot of confidence? Maybe you just got thrown a tough assignment at work or you’ve been wringing your hands with nervousness about asking someone out. The best way to get confidence is to work through the challenge, which may mean sticking through a couple failed attempts until you get to a success. […]