Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Getting Happier: 12 doable pallaitives

Who wouldn’t want to be happier? Alas, enduring happiness comes from hard-to-change things: genetic predisposition, early childhood, the quality of your current life—If you’re living with four roommates in a crappy apartment, have  a soul-sucking job, and your lifetime savings are in three digits, well, you’re unlikely to go through life skipping down the lane.

But there are palliatives, what I call, doables, that can help, at least for a while. I offer a dozen in my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fear of Firing: Doables to help you keep your job....and if you lose it.

Especially if you have a good job but sense you’re viewed as average at best, it’s only natural that you’re worried you might get the axe, if only in a round of layoffs.

And that’s scary. Even though the unemployment rate is the lowest in 50 years, that statistic masks that good jobs, as opposed to grim gigs, are harder to come by.

What’s a mere mortal to do? My PsychologyToday.com article today offers doables, things you can realistically change, to help you keep your job and if you lose it, how to make that for the best.

Doable Baby Steps to Conquering Procrastination

I’ve probably written more on procrastination than on anything else, yet my experience with clients ever improves my thoughts on the subject. 

I just had a session with a client that crystallized my most recent thinking and I want to share that with you. It's my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Making of a Scientist: Winner of the Nemko Prize

You probably wouldn’t bet on Lauren Reynolds winning a prestigious young-scientist award.

Her father was a mechanic, her mother a stay-at-home-mom, and later, a school-cafeteria worker. Lauren focused on art in high school, then went to an art college, and dropped out.

Yet, indeed, yesterday it was announced that Lauren is this year’s winner of a prestigious international young-scientist award, the Society for Neuroscience’s Nemko Prize.

My PsychologyToday.com article today tells Lauren’s story.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Baby Steps Toward Self-Awareness

 “Know thyself” was first invoked by the ancient Greeks, including Socrates and Plato, and often since then, from Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard’s Almanac to the transgender character Nomi in the Netflix show Sense8.

The popularity of "Know Thyself" is understandable. After all, self-awareness is key to figuring out what to do and whom to do it with, professionally and personally.

But “Know Thyself!” is easier said than done. Might any of the tips in my PsychologyToday.com article today help?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Baby Steps to Your Financial Security

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers baby steps toward your improved financial security and to living more richly, at least in the important sense of the word.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Baby Steps Toward Career Success

I’d be less than honest if I didn’t admit that career success is mainly a function of intelligence, drive, technical depth, and yes, luck. 

Fortunately, there are easier, less potent but still valuable baby steps you can take to improve your career. My PsychologyToday.com article today focuses on things you can do on the job, rather than in job-search.