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A Letter to a Person Flailing in Search of a Full-Time Job

A client of mine called today to ask if I'd work with his daughter to help her find full-time employment. Her dream goal was for her and her boyfriend to both get jobs as park rangers, but they had tried and failed.
By the end of the conversation, I concluded that before taking her money, I'd send her a little note with some free advice to see if that would be sufficient.
But when I got off the phone, the little note became a rather detailed email. In reading it, it struck me that its advice might be relevant to many career and job seekers so I posted it on my PsychologyToday.com article today.

Refiring Spiritually: Working for the Common Good

In our new book Refire! Don’t Retire: Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life, Dr. Morton Shaevitz and I talk about four keys. The first key, Refiring Emotionally, is about creating connection; the second key, Refiring Intellectually, refers to lifelong learning; and the third key, Refiring Physically, is about keeping active to improve your […]

Worthy Proverbs and Silly Ones

We’re affected by proverbs, quotes, aphorisms, and slogans…and not always for the good.

We might even be affected more by those than by tomes. For example, might the slogan,  “Do random acts of kindness” have caused more good acts than have 1,000 sermons?

In any event, slogans or their for more formal analogue, proverbs, certainly have impact. 
In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I vote for the worthiest and silliest. 

Why We All Need to Use Checklists More

We all need to use checklists more. That’s true even if you’re one of the many people who think checklists are too rigid, too confining. 

You won’t feel confined. Knowing you’ll remember everything will free-up the brain space to use your creativity…safely.

Indeed, Atul Gawande’s bestselling book, The ChecklistManifesto shows how checklists improve outcomes in the widest range of endeavors.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers a five-step process for creating a customized checklist for your important, complicated tasks.

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