Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Case for Audacity

More people should try occasionally being more audacious than most people would dare be.

My PsychologyToday.com article today offers examples from my life. As I’ll describe, some have worked well while others have been a disaster. But looking back on my life, my audacity has yielded more benefit than liability. I write this article to encourage you to replace some undue caution with some calculated risk-taking.

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Lazy, Yes Lazy, Job Seeker

It's unacceptable today to call someone "lazy," but rather than the usual psychologist-ginned-up "explanations" such as fear of failure, fear of rejection, etc., after 5,300 clients, I have come to believe that some people are, indeed, lazy. How to move forward from there? That's my PsychologyToday.com article today.

The Case for Audacity

The Lazy, Yes Lazy, Job Seeker

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Low-Risk, High-Payoff Self-Employment

 Drawn from my new book, Careers for Dummies, my PsychologyToday.com article today is an Un-MBA for would-be self-employed people. So much of what's taught in MBA programs about entrepreneurship is aimed at the corporate employee who wants to be intrapreneurial. But most people who want to be self-employed don't have deep pockets and so the best advice is pretty much the opposite of what they'd teach in an MBA program. 

My PsychologyToday.com articles have now had 5 million page views. Thank you for reading my work. That adds much meaning to my life.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

14 Careers for Consider and 5 That Are Overrated

It is standard and probably correct that there are no best careers, only careers that are well-suited to a particular person.

But sometimes the perfect is the enemy of the good and it helps for a job-seeker to see a curated list.
My PsychologyToday.com article today describes 14 careers, selected from the 340 I profile in my new book, Careers for Dummies, score high on characteristics sought by an educated readership. After describing the 14, I describe five careers I believe are overrated.

Friday, February 16, 2018

5 Preachy Pleas

Nobody likes to get preached to but sometimes, in retrospect, we're glad we got the lecture. In my PsychologyToday.com article today, I offer five preachy pleas that I hope are worth your enduring.