Saturday, July 28, 2018

When the World Has Rejected You

The world has permanently rejected, spat out a sad number of people. They’ve lost job after job, relationship after relationship, and in midlife or later, sit in their corner convinced it’s not worth coming out for another round.

Such people dismiss pep talks to give it yet another try. So my PsychologyToday.com article today presumes you’ve decided to go it pretty much alone.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Composure: An under-discussed key to professional and personal success

This is the sixth in a series on under-discussed keys to career success and personal satisfaction. The first installment was on titration: In each situation, consciously deciding how intense, effortful, intellectual, etc. to be. The second installment was on gaining resilience. The third was on the art of making others feel good about themselves. The fourth was on efficiency. The fifth was on being practical.

In today's PsychologyToday.com article, I turn to composure, the ability to remain calm yet focused under pressure.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Being Practical: An underdiscussed key to success and satisfaction

This is the fifth  in a series on under-discussed keys to career success and personal satisfaction. The first installment was on titration: In each situation, consciously deciding how intense, effortful, intellectual, etc. to be. The second installment was on gaining resilience. The third was on the art of making others feel good about themselves. The fourth was on efficiency. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I turn to practicality.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Efficiency: An underdiscussed key to career sucess and personal satisfaction

This is the fourth in a series on underdiscussed keys to career success and personal contentment. The first was on titration: In each situation, consciously deciding how intense, effortful, intellectual, etc. to be. The second installment was on gaining resilience. The third was on the art of making others feel good about themselves.

In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I turn to efficiency. Much has been written about time management, but the focus is usually on prioritizing and procrastination. A less discussed component of time management is efficiency: how a person tackles a task once s/he has decided to do it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Making People Feel Good About Themselves

This is the third  in a series on under-discussed keys to success and contentment. The first was about titration: the skill of consciously decide how intense, intellectual, or perfectionistic to be in a given situation situation. The second installment was on becoming more resilient.

Here, I turn to the art of making others feel good about themselves. Some people naturally do that. My PsychologyToday.com article today is for the rest of us.

Gaining Resilience

This is the second in a series on under-considered keys to success and contentment. The previous one focused on titration: consciously adjusting your level of intensity, effort, and intellectuality depending on the person you’re interacting with.

Today, I turn to resilience. Everyone has setbacks, whether a firing, divorce, unfair accusation, negligent parent, whatever. And everyone tries to bounce back—learn from it and take baby steps forward. But some people are more resilient an others. What is it about them? I offer tactics they use in my PsychologyToday.com article today.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Titration: An Underappreciated Human Skill

We normally think of titration in regard to chemistry or medication, for example, playing with the dosage until the benefit/liability ratio is optimized.

The concept of titration can also be applied to how we function. The person who consciously titrates how to behave in a given circumstance will do better than someone who uniformly proceeds at their natural default level.

I offer examples in my PsychologyToday.c0m article today. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

Adderessing Procrastination

Imagine you went to the doctor complaining of a headache and the first words out of his or her mouth were, “Take aspirin. Have a nice day.” If your headache turned out to be, say, a brain tumor, you’d sue and win in any court in the land. A headache is only the symptom. Its cause will determine the right treatment. 

Same is true of procrastination. Only after you’ve identified the root cause(s), should you decide on how to treat it. My PsychologyToday.com article today lists procrastination’s most common causes and, for each, a tactic that has helped my clients. They are derived from my new book, Careers for Dummies.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

39 Ideas for Your Career Success

On social media, I've been posting a Tip of the Day from my new book, Careers for Dummies.  

I post them as my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Ten Ultrafast Ways to Land a Job

No one looks forward to a long job search. Sometimes, one or more of the ten approaches I describe in my PsychologyToday.com article today can avoid it. They're from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

 

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