You may believe applying for jobs, landing interviews and producing outstanding references are the toughest of job search challenges. However, it's what happens after you land a job that presents the real test.
The relationship we have with ourselves starts with being wholly self-aware without being judgmental or self-effacing. Only then can we cultivate the capacity to sense our strong emotions without being defined by them
I would encourage you to work together on this. Look at the hiring process objectively. Only one person is going to get the job. In the end, if your friend is selected over you, be thankful it is someone you love and respect.
Life only tastes good when you eat what you kill. When you hustle for what you earn and someone pays you money in proportion to the service you've offered, the idea you've created, your ability to execute on it, and their ability to consume it in a way that benefits them.
I took my first job at age 14, working part-time at the cosmetics counter at Rubin Bros. Drugstore in Newark, N.J. Forty years and a share of a Pulitzer Prize later, here are some lessons I picked up along the way.
I've spent decades trying to live the balanced message that I want my children to hear. I'm not quite there yet, but over the years I have gotten closer, and learned more than a little -- not just about the meaning of life, but also of work.