Fake It Til You Make It

Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.  Among her lessons for (mostly) women who suffer from Impostor Syndrome is “learn to fake it.” Young spends considerable time on the subject of why men suffer … Continue reading Fake It Til You Make It

Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome

Take a lyre player: he’s relaxed when he performs alone, but put him in front of an audience, and it’s a different story, no matter how beautiful his voice or how well he plays the instrument. Why? Because he not only wants to perform well, he wants to be well received – and the latter … Continue reading Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome

80/20 Thinking

Richard Koch is the author of The 80/20 Principle; The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Be prepared if you decide to read this book; it will make you uncomfortable about the way you spend your time, and perhaps even about the way you live your life.  The premise of the book comes from the … Continue reading 80/20 Thinking

#Find Your Calling Day

 From EMSI: The struggle is real. Finding a job is hard. That’s why Emsi and CareerBuilder created Find Your Calling to help you get an early start on discovering your career match. On March 2, we are inviting all students everywhere to find exciting career matches, explore education options, and enter the #FindYourCallingDay sweepstakes by … Continue reading #Find Your Calling Day

I Could Do Anything

Barbara Sher’s book, I Could Do Anything, If I Only Knew What it Was, is a great read. Sher takes the time to she reveals how to “recapture long lost goals, overcome the blocks that inhibit your success, decide what you want to be, and live your dreams.” Sher has a formula for deciding what you really want to do (which may or may not be related to what you’re doing now.) Then she helps you plan steps to get there.