Is Your Career Aligned with How You’re Wired?

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Most of us have felt pressured at some point to provide a convincing and enthusiastic answer to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And, some of us have an easier time answering that question than others! Yielding to the Pressure to Choose a Career Path In a recent TED Talk, “Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling,” Emilie Wapnick, a career coach, w...
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Why Professional Titles Don’t Really Matter (Anymore)

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What do you love? Really, my heart wants to know what you love. When you move past the obvious like "I love my family" or "I love my friends," where do you go next? Answering the question of what I love has been a bit difficult for me as long as I can remember. I say that I'm not a "true believer" in or zealot about anything. I think that my family and friends would have yo...
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The Social Network Wake-Up Call

"Harvard undergraduates believe that inventing a job is better than finding a job."~President Summers from The Social Network movie. How would your life be different if you believed that inventing a job is better than finding one? How would your life be different if your parents held that same belief, acted on it, and modeled it to you? What would our world ec...
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From Realizing My Dreams to Professional Discontent

When I was 12 years old, I decided that I wanted to go to college and major in "business." How did my 12 year old self make that decision? I selected “business” as my chosen work path because nothing else seemed to quite feel right. Doctor? I don’t think so. Teacher? Maybe. Lawyer? Nah. However, the most persuasive influence on my decision came through media images. I wa...
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