Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient

The cliche commencement-speaker advice to follow your passion is often less dramatic and visible than people expect. Passions don’t just spring up — they have to be cultivated with lots of time, sustained focus and work. Focus on finding work that’s a “good enough” fit and that you can use to explore and learn about new areas. People who have found their passion usually are accustomed to thinking about the impact of their work on other people. It’s important to find ways for your self-oriented and others-oriented virtues to complement each other.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/jobs/graduating-and-looking-for-your-passion-just-be-patient.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160605&nlid=68571419&tntemail0=y&_r=0





The Importance Of “Me Time” Every Day

Despite the harmful health effects of stress being common knowledge, many people still push themselves far too hard, and feel “proud” for doing so. Focusing your mind on the positive and focusing on the task at hand rather than on the totality of everything you have to do can help ward off mental burnout. Don’t be afraid to communicate frankly with people, including being willing to say ‘no’ when you know you’re already overcommitted. Always include taking care of yourself and your own needs within the scope of all the things you need to do.

Read more: http://www.saxonsgroup.com.au/blog/leadership/the-importance-of-me-time-every-day/





Hustle is for amateurs (do these 8 things instead)

The frantic pace of “hustling” tends to result in more inefficiency and working harder rather than smarter. For example, pulling an all-nighter to finish a task can actually lead to worse results than tackling the same task when you are rested. Hustle focuses too little on the big picture, and doesn’t teach you the fundamentals you really need to master. It is also very likely to lead to psychological, physical and emotional burnout. This burnout is a huge threat to your long term productivity and achievement.

Read more: https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/hustle-is-for-amateurs-do-these-8-things-instead





How to Answer the 6 Most Common Job-Interview Questions

While some job interview questions are total surprises, there are a few predictable stand-by questions that are worth preparing answers for in advance. For example, “tell me about yourself” should be used as a way to summarize a general overview of your professional profile prior to drilling down, and not as an invitation to tell your whole life story. Questions like “Why do you want this job?” and “why are you leaving your current job?” can both result in red flags if you answer the wrong way.

Read more: https://www.thecut.com/article/how-to-answer-common-interview-questions.html





Here’s how elite performers silence negative self-talk

A big part of success is having the right mental attitude. It’s easy to listen to negative thoughts or to ruminate on past failures or events, but to achieve your goals, you have to discard those old, bad thought patterns. Instead, think positively – on what your plans are, how you will achieve them and what good will come out of them. Even in the uncertainty, focusing on a positive future will give you the first boost you need.

Read more: https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/heres-how-elite-performers-silence-negative-self-talk