Thursday, December 31, 2015

Questions to Ask Yourself at the New Year

At the New Year, we're urged to reflect. That may be easier if we have prompts to trigger our thinking. 

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer prompt-questions for each of life's big decisions: job, career, relationships, money, recreation, and The Big Picture.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Give and Take with Adam Grant, Top Contrarian Self-Help Expert

Adam Grant is the youngest tenured professor at Penn/Wharton and has been rated its best teacher for four years in a row, Also, he writes regularly on work and psychology for the New York Times.

In February his new book will be published, Originals: How non-conformists move the world. The publisher sent me an advance copy.

In the book, Grant forwards a number of contra-intuitive recommendations. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer few of those, followed by my reactions.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year's Eve and Day for the Psychologically Vulnerable

If life is chipper, it's easy to bring in the New Year joyously. But if your life is less than, well, bubbly, and especially if you're psychologically frail to begin with, bringing in the New Year can be depressing or anxiety-provoking.

As usual, a how-to article can't turn a pained person into a joyous one who will revel in 2016's arrival but perhaps one or more of the salves in my PsychologyToday.com article today might help.

Monday, December 28, 2015

"I Don't Want to Bring My Baby into This World:" What's ahead in 2016 and beyond

The frivolity of a Christmas party gave way to quite a discussion about the future. I describe it in my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

In Praise of New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions, like affirmations, have gotten a bad rep because most get broken.

But I'm a believer in setting goals and objectives. Without them, we rely too much on serendipity.

So today's PsychologyToday.com article encourages readers to make one or more resolutions. And to that end, I share my own resolutions for 2016.



Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Career Coaching Clients' Year-End Musings

Here at year-end, I've asked some of my career coaching clients to take stock. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I post some their musings.

Anatomy of a Career Counseling Session

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I demonstrate a few elements of my typical process with a client who wants to change careers.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Silent Night, Lonely Night

Christmas songs tend to be sappy, belying many people's Christmas reality.

As a tiny antidote, for my PsychologyToday.com post today on Christmas Day, I've rewritten the words of Silent Night for those who feel lonely at Christmas. HERE is the link.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Should You Be a Generalist or a Specialist?

I recently debated legendary education evaluator, Michael Scriven on whether we should encourage young people to be specialists or generalists. 

I post the transcript of that debate as my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

CreamNog: A Christmas Story

For my PsychologyToday.com article today, I thought I'd write a little Christmas story in honor of the season.  It's called CreamNog.

HERE is the text.  

If you'd like to hear me read it aloud, click HERE.


Monday, December 21, 2015

The Case for Trusting Your Common Sense over Experts

We all long for people we can trust. So we're discouraged when we see how often experts are wrong. 

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I argue that we're wise to think twice before letting experts trump our common sense.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

What I'd Tell My Teenager About Earning, Spending, and Saving

What I'd say to my teenager about money: earning, spending, saving. That's my PsychologyToday.com article today.

What I'd Say to My 16-Year-Old About Relationships and Sex

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer the mini-talk I'd give to my 16-year-old about romantic relationships and sex.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Advice to a 16-Year-Old Trying to Figure Out What She Wants to Be When She Grows Up

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I offer a 16-year-old advice on how to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Advice to a Baseball Player in a Slump

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I offer advice to a baseball player who's in a slump. It may be of value to anyone who's on a bad streak. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Advice to a 72-Year-Old Who is Unsure Whether She Should Retire

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter asking for my career advice.

Today I offer advice to a 72-year-old who is unsure whether she should retire.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Advice to a Person With Depression Who Then Got Cancer


In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I offer advice to a person with depression who then got cancer.


My 10 Workplace Predictions for 2016 (TIME.com)

I'm pleased that TIME has again published my annual career and workplace predictions.

It's in TIME.com's Ideas section. Here is the link to My Workplace Predictions for 2016.

Monday, December 14, 2015

My Advice to an Older Worker Who Was "Laid Off"

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I offer advice to a 53-year old who was "laid off."

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Advice to a Lawyer With an Anger Problem

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I offer advice to a lawyer with an anger problem. 

My Advice to a Weary Entrepreneur

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I respond to a letter from a weary entrepreneur.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

My Advice to Someone Who's Tempted to Give Up His Idealism

In each installment of this daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.

Today, I respond to someone who opened a produce market in an underserved community. But his experience there is tempting him to give up his idealism. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

My Advice to a Happy Cabbie and Uber Driver Who's Pressured to Aim Higher

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.  

Today, I respond to a cabbie and Uber driver who's feeling pressure to pursue a career with more status.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Advice to a Burned-Out Physician

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice. Today, I offer advice to a burned-out physician.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My Advice to a Porn Director Whose Girlfriend Found Out What He Does for a Living

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my advice.

Today, I offer advice to a porn director's girlfriend found out what he does for a living and says, "Quit or else." 


Monday, December 7, 2015

Advice to Someone With a Bad Boss

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.  

Today I respond to someone asking what to do about a bad boss.

Advice to a Former Olympian Who Needs a Career

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.  

Today's offering is advice to an Olympian who needs a career.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My Advice to a Divorcing Person Who Loses By Making Money

In each installment of my daily PsychologyToday.com series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.
 
Today's offering suggests careers for a divorcing person who is very social and psychologically oriented. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Advice to a "Powerless" Manager

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice. 

Today's offering is my response to a manager who feels powerless.

Quickie Video in Which I Describe My New Book, The Best of Marty Nemko

Here's the under-2-minute video I just recorded that describes my new book The Best of Marty Nemko: The best 60 of my 3,000 articles for your worklife, personal life, and for making a difference. 

Those articles previously appeared on TIME.com, TheAtlantic.com, WashingtonPost.com, PsychologyToday.com, etc. It's available on Amazon.com for $12 for the printed version, $8 for the e-book. HERE is the link.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Letter from an Apparent Victim of a Vendetta

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice. 

In today's offering, I respond to a person who thinks a coworker is out to get her.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Letter from a Musician Ready for a Divorce from Wedding Gigs

In each installment of this daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice. Here is today's offering.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Letter from a Burned-Out Teacher and My Response

In each installment of my PsychologyToday.com daily series, I respond to a composite letter that asks for my career advice.  

Today's offering is my advice to a burned-out teacher.