What is a Personal Philosophy, and How Do You Live in Alignment with Yours?

personal_philosophyAuthor: Dr. Michael Gervais
Source: Thrive Global

People talk about “becoming” and “being” your best.

What is someone’s “best?” Seriously, what is your “best?” It’s incredibly difficult to get your arms around it, partly because it’s a moving target that is influenced by dynamically moving components: your current skill, your world-view and the environmental conditions.

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Advice on Career, Life, and Travel from Amazing Women

marriottAuthor: Laura Begley Bloom
Source: Forbes

It’s a steamy morning at Mayakoba resort on the Riviera Maya of Mexico, and Suzanne Cohen, VP of Luxury Brands for the Americas at Marriott International, has just finished a presentation on brand strategy at the ILTM Americas conference — an annual gathering of luxury travel advisors and industry professionals. It’s a glamorous setting, for sure, but Cohen has only flown in for a series of meetings. Right before this, she was in Los Cabos doing a site inspection at the soon-to-open Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort. Later that day, she’ll be off again to check out Marriott properties in other parts of the region.

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The Top 6 Actions that Promote Career Success

careersuccessAuthor: Cathy Caprino
Source: Forbes

In the past ten years of coaching and training professional women, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders, I’ve had a window into the lives of women who are dreaming big and wanting more, and getting it.  Through this lens, I’ve observed several key actions and behaviors that continually pave the way for greater success and expansion.  I’ve also witnessed and experienced behaviors and beliefs that sabotage success, and guarantee failure.

No matter what your professional goals and visions are, there are six core actions that will support you to achieve greater success and fulfillment over the long arch of your professional life.  These actions will help you understand what you truly want to be in life, take the right action to build your desired professional identity, and get the support you need to sustain you through the tough times.

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13 Ways to Find Meaning at Work

meaningAuthor: Megan Dalla-Camina
Source: Huffington Post

How would you rate yourself on the meaning scale in your career right now? Do you feel like you are working on purpose, that you have a calling and are acting on it, and that you have meaning in your work each day?

If you’re reading that in a cold sweat thinking to yourself, ‘what on earth is she talking about?!’ You’re not alone. And please don’t panic!

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6 Pieces of Advice That Make The Jump Possible

JUMPAuthor: Abigail Ogilvy Holden
Source: Huffington Post

I left a job and steady salary to take time off and find a way to follow my passion as an owner of a Contemporary Art Gallery. In the year I spent opening my business, I found myself in more unexpected scenarios than I could have ever imagined. My motto became: “Don’t plan, close your eyes and jump, and enjoy every moment of it.” In just 14 months between leaving my job and opening the gallery, I worked as a cashier at a family run hardware store, became the General Manager of two Italian restaurants, opened a pizza shop, brushed up on my Spanish, learned to appreciate homemade pasta, lived in New York, and made friends from all walks of life. The journey isn’t always planned, so open your eyes and allow the unexpected come your way.

Technology Tuesday: March 15


Welcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology news stories from around the web.

This week: A new procedure that allows kidney transplants from any donor, searching for life on Mars, a robot surgeon, bringing the Matrix to real life, and bringing space tourism to the masses. Continue reading

Technology Tuesday: September 29

CQAICTgUwAAVZjfWelcome to Technology Tuesday! Every week The Job Shop Blog will bring you our 5 top science and technology stories from around the web.

This week: Water on Mars, scaffolding for 3D printed organs, more precise human genome editing, identifying the colors of ancient animals, and South African solar cars. Continue reading