Articles about passion

Work-Life Balance

A life lesson from 30,000 feet

"Why am I following orders to fly out West? Why am I going to a conference for an industry I do not desire to stay in? Why do I take meeting after meeting?" Why am I addicted to “yes, I will?”

Leadership

6 questions to ask before you let go

You have reached that pivotal moment where you are ready to take action though you aren’t sure what to do. These are the questions you need to ask.

Success

3 questions to handle feeling super down

Sometimes life and the world can feel heavy. Here are three questions you should ask yourself when you are feeling super down.

Networking

Science says people decide these 9 things within seconds of meeting you

Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to promiscuity.

3 mindful strategies of revered leaders

Mindful leadership is not about what you do but who you are. When you show your team you care about them as much as the project, watch what happens.

Success

15 people share the worst advice they got when they were young

Sometimes the pearls of wisdom people dispense to us when we’re young and impressionable are misdirected, misinformed, or just plain bad – no matter how well-meaning the advisor. And sometimes that bad advice ends up being the most eye-opening of our lives.

Books

The CEO of the fastest growing conference in the U.S. on how to find your whitespace

Though you would think Jaclyn Johnson, the woman behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing nationwide conference platform and online platform, would have a seamless career trajectory with nothing but praise, promotion and adoration, you would be quite wrong. No one has that.

Productivity

WNBA star Angel McCoughtry on the benefits of taking a forced break

WNBA star Angel McCoughtry has learned that chasing dreams doesn’t have to come at the expense of mental and physical health.

Mentoring

Here’s what a career sponsor is, and why you might want one

Even the best mentor may not help you get that promotion you’ve been dying for or a plum job at a different company. For that kind of help, you need someone else. You need a sponsor.

Life

Stand out in a noisy world

From a point of material success or happiness, Charles Bukowski's life isn’t one you want to emulate, but his insistence on being himself and using that to his advantage is a quality worth borrowing.

Success

Do you think you deserve a raise? If you have all 8 of these traits, you probably do

If you have these 8 traits, then chances are, your next raise is right around the corner.

Success

7 quotes from 2018 U.S. Open stars that will inspire you in your career

The U.S. Open celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, with some of the toughest athletes taking the court and going for it all. If you played sports as a kid, then you may be able to relate to the mental and physical challenges they face every day.

Success

Is your dream job what you really want? Ask yourself this one question to find out

Here’s the thing about “dream jobs” though.

Life

Why small and boring plans will change your life

I know that big-picture thinking gets all the glory.

Success

This is how to execute an idea better than anyone else

More often than not, you need to hold your idea up to critique and make sure it’s durable. You have to be relentless in search of data to disprove your hypothesis and if your idea survives, you may be onto something.

Success

11 signs you’re going to be successful, even if it doesn’t feel like it

If you're pursuing your passions, if you're learning, and if you're forging solid relationships, you're probably on track to being successful.

Success

When it’s out of your control, trust the coping strategy of a master

When we look outside ourselves for acceptance and don’t find it we reach for a lever of hope. Here is how to deal when they are out of your control.

The Whole Human

5 things you can do today that will make you happier, according to a life coach

We know how important it is to take small steps to appreciate happiness, and so we worked with top life coach Carole Ann Rice, to reveal the five things we all can do daily to feel that little bit happier.

Success

How to become more intelligent every day

People aren’t born smart. People learn how to work with what they’ve got, and become smart as a result.

Productivity

Travel with a purpose: How to combine your favorite hobbies with traveling

In our modern and hectic world, it seems that the days of traveling just for the sake of it are mostly over for many of us. Mindlessly wandering around as a tourist is a bit passé; nowadays, it is much better if you can let your favorite pastimes take you to new places, combining both kinds of fun at the same time.

Success

Mozart on how to unlock your inner creative genius

There is a destructive myth that the ‘creative genius’ is born with an innate, godlike ability to create extraordinary work at the snap of their finger. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Networking

Most conferences are a waste of money unless you do this

Here are a few goals you need to have when attending a conference if you don’t want the experience to be a waste.

5 easy ways to persuade others that you are trustworthy

Often the question is not whether people lie, it’s what are they lying about? Do they stretch their optimism and hope that business will turn around? Will they create a fabrication like Bernie Madoff? Does the CEO tell a half-truth or do they simply omit an important piece of information?

The Whole Human

Don’t ask me where I’m from – ask what drives me

Sometimes "Where are you from?” is a complex question.

Productivity

The rule of the scene: Why where you live affects the work you do

Do you have to move across the world to find your scene? What if circumstances prevent you from doing so? Here’s what to do if you find yourself in that situation.