Are you a risk taker? If you said no, think again. You may be more of a risk taker than you think.
Dan works as a sales clerk to support his fledgling acting career. Before that he taught school, following 11 years as a computer programmer. You may perceive Dan to be a risk taker having left two positions which had good security and pay. But Dan doesn't see himself as a risk taker. For Dan, risk involves physical ac...
The signs of spring are everywhere. Flowers and trees are blooming and the days are longer, brighter and warmer. Our emotions are lifted by the extra light and warmth. We become open to change.
Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth. Most cultural traditions across the globe, celebrate spring or the rise of the vernal equinox as a time of new beginnings. March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of spring...
Andy was disappointed to learn he didn’t get the position he wanted. Have you ever been passed over for a desired job? Do you know why?
Applicants don’t get jobs because they lack required job skills. Poor people chemistry, partisan politics and certain interview behaviors are other reasons. Do you demonstrate behaviors that 'turn off' employers? Do you make any of the following mistakes during job interviews...
Who are Questers?
What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same?
Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/
Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau.
Self talk can boost you up or take you down. Athletes use positive self-talk to reach their personal bests. Some people use negative self-talk to justify the ruts they find themselves in. Mike and Eugene are exampl...
I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole.
I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade,
Do you feel restless? Are you wondering what to do with your life?
My research on occupational change, described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, suggests growing adults experience cycles of discontent every five to ten years with the average cycle occurring every 7.5 years. https://www.amazon.com/Questers-Dare-Change-Your-Life/dp/1508408963
Although we all have our own rhythms of change, we generally pr...
We live in a world that is changing faster than we as humans can currently internalize. We’re on the cusp of an exponential growth curve leading to a future that we may not even recognize. To succeed, we must develop visionary mindsets.
A visionary is someone who thinks about the future or advancements in creative and imaginative ways. Visionaries have strong, original ideas about how things might be different in t...
Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals.
An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for.
To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and tr...
Do you take control of your own career? Or, do you wait for others to make your career decisions?
How Autonomous Are You?
Answer 'yes' or 'no.'
1. I often do things I don't want to do at work.
2. I accept responsibility for the work I do.
3. I'm usually self-reliant at work.
4. I perform tasks required in my job description.
5. I have little influence over things that happen to me at work.
6. I can us...