I have discovered the secret on how to recapture the days of your youth, a time where the future was still unwritten. Want to know the secret? Get divorced.
You're not the first person to reinvent yourself. Keep that in mind when it comes time to go back to the drawing board and you will be in better position to make the honest, accurate, and appropriate decisions that will lead to greater success in the future.
You could kind of say that by being in this band, I'm married to two men. I have to trust them implicitly or this project simply will not work. The three of us fight and have our moments of not getting our way... we huff and we puff but in the end, we collectively decide what is best for our project and THAT'S what we end up doing.
Sometimes we forget what we love as we go through the motions of life. We talk about reinvention, but sometimes it's hard to figure out where to start.
Although there's little doubt that luck plays a role in job search success, there are three main traits that set the winning candidate apart from his or her competition.
I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become National Layoff Day.
A few days ago it came to my attention that a fellow HuffPo writer named Ilene Angel had written a very flattering review of Blue Sky Riders. In the post, she asked me the questions she wished she'd have asked me backstage. I figured it might be fun and informative to print her questions here, with my answers, too.
The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.
While we don't get a "do over" when it comes to our youth, we can use much of what we've learned in hindsight to help us live more zestfully in midlife.
Big changes are taking place in the global economy today that tell us over and over that we cannot rely on any force that we ourselves can't control. All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.
Opposites are complementary. The contradictory things that most folks believe defeat a project, destroy a dream, or invalidate a theory actually work together to make a whole. To put it another way: What contrasts can also complete.
How you conduct your job search (as well as a bit of luck) have a far greater impact on your results than numbers cited by the media.
Whatever we choose as our sanctuary, we should retreat into it often enough to do a little soul-searching and make sure that we're checking in with ourselves and our happiness.
Have you ever watched a movie where someone gets there shoe stuck with an impending disaster heading toward them? You watch and want to yell at the screen, 'just take off the shoe!', but they don't -- they never do. I'm here to tell you that you just don't think about taking off the shoe.
I thought I was set for life is the most common phrase I heard in interviews with older Americans who lost their jobs as a result of the recent recession. Over their careers, they had received promotions, praise, and bonuses. Then one day, sometime after the economic downturn began in 2008, they were told they were no longer needed and ushered out the door.
I had dropped out of college, gone to California, come home, gotten married and had two kids and was now making $278 a week. I was also writing songs in my basement every night after the kids were asleep. In my heart of hearts I knew that THAT was what i was put on this planet to do.