Here’s another take on this weird, endless, awful year: let’s consider it a gap year. Seth Godin writes that many students are considering taking a gap year, delaying starting or continuing college until things return to normal – or as close to it as we can get. But Godin says the gap year is a … Continue reading Our National Gap Year
(Credit to MSNBC for this post.) While some states look at freelancers as an oppressed class of workers, the truth is much more complex – and interesting. Nearly 60 million Americans freelanced in 2019, either full-time or part-time, representing more than a third of the American workforce, according to a separate study by Upwork and Freelancers … Continue reading Six Figure Freelancers: The Future of Work
It’s the other F word: failure. We know intellectually that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes, but each failure still feels like a kick in the gut.
High-achievers have unique needs that require a distinct way of thinking.
Author’s Note: Right after I scheduled this post, Wal-Mart announced the closing of 63 of its Sam’s Clubs, which was bad news and bad timing. Some of the locations will be converted to distribution centers, but thousands of workers will lose their jobs or be offered jobs at other Wal-Mart-owned sites. (Wal-Mart has a long history … Continue reading Walmart to Reinvest Tax Savings into Higher Wages and Lower Prices for Consumers
“Curiosity grows from a deep-seated belief that what you don’t know is more interesting than what you do know.”
We’re training workers to do the wrong things and to do things the wrong way.
Pearson says that the problem we’re facing is that many people have not recognized that we’ve entered a fourth economic period. That means we’re still investing in what worked in the previous period, and those investments are producing dramatically diminished returns.
Taylor Pearson says that everything you think you know about job security is wrong. You’ll need to take your economic security into your own hands.
Everything we think we know about jobs and careers is a lie. In fact, the truth is that having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career. Let me say that again: having a job is the riskiest path you can take in your career.