Want to find your dream job? Good luck, says TVs Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame. Rowe says the very notion of a dream job is an illusion and that in order to be satisfied at work, we mistakenly think we need to find the perfect job. “What we’re really looking for is meaningful work,” he says. “Once we can accept that, we can move toward finding something that pays us what we need and gives us the opportunity to engage.” Check out Rowe’s four other career tips here https://www.themuse.com/
Admit it: do you arrive at your office every morning, plop yourself in your seat and basically stay there until you leave?
If so, it’s time to get moving. If you don’t have a standing desk like Tory does, some new recommendations: for every half-hour working in an office, we should sit for 20 minutes, stand for eight minutes and then move around and stretch for two minutes, says Alan Hedge, a Cornell ergonomics professor.
Researchers have identified at least 35 diseases, from diabetes and osteoporosis to cancer, that people who spend all day in a chair are at increased risk for. And they are developing prescriptions for how long people should spend sitting and standing, according to this piece in The Wall Street Journal.
Failure is often a part of life, but that’s a hard nut to swallow for many people. INC says that while it’s normal to sometimes feel ashamed of failure, the key is to stop shaming your failures. Read here how you can turn failures into success. – see how INC recommends you turn your failures into success.
New grads are told to “find your passion” as they enter the job market, hoping they’ll find something that’ll pay the rent. But for all its good intent, “find your passion” can actually be pretty lousy career advice — and it usually doesn’t leave people feeling as though they’re any closer to finding something they really like doing, MacKenzie Davidson says in this piece in The New York Post.