Are you stuck in a career that doesn’t fit you, yet have found a way to be happy about it? Synthetic happiness is a state of mind we create for ourselves when we view our situation as permanent and irreversible. Our brains are designed to re-frame a “no choice” situation in a positive light, for [...]
Archive for October, 2009
I’d like to share this video with you, which illustrates the lives of a few, exceptional people whose careers looked more like verbs, rather than nouns. The storyteller, Ben Dunlap, portrays real-life examples of being on a career—a well-kept secret that’s easier to grasp through a well-told story. If career is a verb . . . what verb are you?
Neuroscientists are finding more evidence that aspects of our personalities and temperaments are hard-wired.
The recent New York Times Magazine article, The Anxious Mind, by Robin Marantz Henig outlines decades of research by Jerome Kagan, an 80-year-old Harvard professor of developmental psychology who has built a life’s work on studying innate personality traits. Kagan came up [...]
Some people are naturally gifted for their career, but just don’t care anymore. There’s the plastic surgeon that’s brilliant at sculpting sexy boobs and lips and the corporate lawyer who is masterful at keeping her company out of jail and being sued. But the satisfaction that comes from excelling at what they do fizzled out; [...]