Monthly Archives: July 2018

Questions to Ask Yourself at Every Point in Your Career

While the cliche advice to “find your passion” is often unrealistic, it can really pay off in the long run to take a “personal inventory’s of where you want to end up professionally and how to get there. Figure out, in concrete and realistic terms, where you want to be long term, what skills and traits you need to cultivate to get there, and how you can use your current job, resources and skills to best position yourself to start out towards your goal. You should also ask yourself things like what tasks or work invigorates you and whether you want to ever be on the management track, and continually assessing your own progress towards your goals.

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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Emotional intelligence has many aspects. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence tend to be sociable, likeable and intuitive. However, it isn’t all about touchy feely abilities. One aspect of emotional intelligence that gets overlooked is the ability to tell hard truths to those around us. Conflict management capability is an aspect of emotional intelligence that is definitely not about hand-holding. Another thing aspect of emotional intelligence is the ability to inspire via leadership, which actually cuts to the core of what qualities there are to an emotionally intelligent person, since achieving balanced leadership requires all of the strengths of an emotionally intelligent person. Such a person has organizational awareness and also self-awareness. They possess self-control, adaptability, empathy, the ability to go after goals and remain positive in their focus and the ability to influence others nd promote teamwork.

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The 7 Most Important Life Lessons to Learn While You’re Still Young

Before we know it our lives have come and gone, without any warning and without any sign of how we ended up where we did. Because of this phenomenon, the phenomenon of time, it is important for everyone to stop and make the most out of life when we are young. These include beginning something in order to learn more about ourselves, and realizing that we are all on our own journey and to not compare unhealthily.

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Flow and the Psychology of Peak Performance

Neuroscience has identified some of the triggers that help you to cultivate Flow, that valuable and performance-enhancing but easily shattered state of full mental immersion and focus on the task at hand. Some of the obvious ones include passion for the subject matter and enough novelty to keep things interesting but not so much as to become distracting. It is also important to avoid creating a work environment in which your are bombarded by messages or calls that must be answered NOW even if it breaks Flow. While medications like modafinil or Ritalin can create the sensation of Flow, they are no substitute for the real thing, which comes only via the right mindset and environment.

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This Is How To Use Mindfulness To Make Better Decisions

Mindfulness, the trendy philosophy of accepting and noting bad thoughts without either becoming rattled by them or seeking to change them, can be used to escape some of the obstacles to good decision making. People often have a good idea of what the right choice is, but they allow anxiety or fear for the future to either push them into the wrong choice or stymie them so much they make no choice at all. Mindfulness, in the form of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, can be used to help people get around these cognitive obstacles through conscious “de-fusion” from our thoughts.

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