What would our country look like if more of us had the courage to veer "off course" and pursue careers that made our souls sing? You can count me among the optimists who believe, as Arianna Huffington said, "What is good for us as individuals is also good for business."
We can remember times when even if we meant to say things straight, our words felt awkward or forced because we were hiding a particular fact or issue. Just as false notes can ruin an actor's performance, the same is true for business persona.
Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.
Today, there is more opportunity than you can imagine and there's no excuse to waste your time doing something you have no interest doing. If you're stuck and in a rut, look no further than towards your aptitude.
Engineering is the last thing you should think about if you are looking for a "party-school major." Starting freshman year, engineering students usually take 18 units of hard science every quarter/semester of their undergraduate career.
You bring out the best in you. It's there. Stop looking for it in the eyes or arms of another or some external situation. And when you bring out the best in you -- then you will attract what is truly best for you.
Big dates make us pause, review where our lives have taken us, reevaluate our priorities and set new goals. For those who do not have children, a change of scenery to clear your head and make a difference for communities in need can help.
You don't have to play team sports to know that winning is the biggest high, and if you love chasing after it, some experts might call that an addiction. That addiction has a name, and its name is perfectionism.
If you've worked in corporate America you're likely familiar with some of the scams employers use to screw employees. This article isn't necessarily for you. This article is for recent college grads or anyone for that matter that is new to the workforce and getting their first "real job."
To all the people who are on a first-name basis with the office cleaning crew, are unfazed by empty parking lots on dark nights and can't go more than 20 minutes without checking an email, this one's for you.