7 WRONG Ways to Decide Your Life’s Career

Career-Choices

An open letter to graduates.

by Sunny May 23, 2012

It’s that time of year again when a new crop of ambitious young folk will be graduating high school and heading off into their glorious futures by selecting the exact wrong career for themselves.

We all want nothing more than to have that perfect career that makes us feel like life is the equivalent of skipping through a summer field, with flowers in bloom all around and the golden sunshine on your face (this is a fictional world where there are no bugs in that summer field). Most of us instead end up with a career like that miserable camping trip where it rained the whole time and you were freezing and tired and hungry non-stop…oh yes, and lots and lots of nasty, crawling, dirty bugs.

Reportedly over half of American workers hate their jobs. Only 45% of Americans report being “satisfied” with their jobs. (Frankly if being “satisfied” means happy I’ll go shoot myself in the head right now.) Has this dearth of people in happy careers stopped succeeding generations from going through the same completely wrong process leading to the same terribly wrong decision? No. No it hasn’t. I’m not breaking any sound barriers here – I’m not going to tell you how to pick the right career – but here are 7 common, and completely wrong, ways people make career decisions that may lead to the TWENTY YEAR camping trip from hell.

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4 Crucial Techniques for Reprogramming Yourself into A Better Person

brain reprogram

Marketing success to your brain.

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JOHN HAWKINS PJ Media May 14, 2012

Every day of your life, you’re bombarded with attempts to influence your behavior. You pick up the paper and it tries to convince you to take a political position. You turn on the TV, watch a sitcom, and recognize that there’s a moral message shoved into it. While you’re watching the sitcom, commercials play. Do those ads stick in your brain?

Let’s find out.

Which company has the slogan, “Just do it”? Which candy “melts in your mouth, but not in your hand”? Here’s a golden oldie: Which fast food chain introduced the phrase “Where’s the beef?”

Because the changes wrought by these messages tend to be subtle, most people erroneously believe they’re unaffected. Of course, they’re very wrong. It costs $3.5 million to run a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl. You think those companies pay out dumptrucks of cash for those spots without believing they’re getting their money’s worth? So, here’s a question: Since you’re being programmed by outside sources on a day in, day out basis, why not run some of your own programming that’s designed to make your life better? There are a number of ways to do it.

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Addicted to your Tech? Stay Wired and Still Feel Great

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Are your gadgets making you tired and unfocused instead of more efficient? Here, ways to get your computer, smartphone, and tablet to help make you healthier—and happier. From Health.com We like to think our high-tech tools are helping us get more … Continue reading

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Why do people with less intelligence, ability and ambition consistently achieve more than you do?

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What makes people do what they do? Why do some people succeed while others fail? Motivation “Motivation is generally defined as the force that compels us to action. It drives us to work hard and pushes us to succeed. Motivation influences … Continue reading

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