What If the Pursuit of Fulfillment IS the Path to Success?

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash Dark Horse by Todd Rose is my new favorite book. I’m recommending it to everyone I know, especially parents and educators. I promise I’m not getting a dime from promoting the book, although I wish I were. What I love about the book is that Rose blows up all of our accepted beliefs about how to achieve success, be happy, earn a living AND give back to your community. What’s the catch? We have to set aside a whole bucket of beliefs we currently have about the path to success and fulfillment. Forget about the common prescription: go to good elementary and middle schools, excel in high school, college, and after a couple years of working, go back to graduate sch

Why I Hate This Job Search Advice

“Treat your job search like your job.” This conventional job search advice makes me cringe. No. Please don’t. Here’s why. That advice disregards the mental, emotional and physical impact that comes with conducting a job search. We forget, or overlook, how much courage and vulnerability it requires. As humans, we depend on emotional connection. It’s baked into our DNA. So is a desire to get approval. A job search is fraught with rejection of varying degrees. Early in a job search, the searcher typically puts forth a great deal of energy, but often without getting any connection in return. It can be pretty isolating. Updating resumes and LinkedIn profile, asking people to review them, reaching

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