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Career Journal: Importance of A Job Title

Tweet  image by classblog   There is a famous saying for writers: “You are only as good as your last book.” To apply it to careers, “You are only as good as your last job title.” Let’s be honest. It’s a stupid way to measure a person, but alas, our corporations revolve around great many things […]

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Why You Need A Life Purpose, And Why Having It Keeps You Going

Tweet  image by yolaleah   A life purpose, personal calling, something that you are born to do…there are so many ways to describe it. Some people believe it’s a spiritual or even religious thing. Others believe it comes from their genetic pre-dispositions and personality. Whatever you want to call it, and wherever it comes from, […]

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How to Develop a Positive Mindset

Tweet  image by yinto   With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get  to choose. – Dr Wayne W Dyer Being an optimist or […]

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Are You Pushing Yourself Enough?

Tweet  image by plantpowerfamily   We live in a world of mollycoddling and supportiveness. The intentions behind it are usually good, but road to hell – or in this case, the road to mediocrity – is paved with good intentions. Remember that: The road to mediocrity is paved with good intentions. If you are lucky, […]

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Ask the Readers: Do You Use Journaling for Professional Development?

Tweet  image by paulworthington   Most people tend to use journaling for personal growth, and that’s great because journaling can take your personal development to a whole new level. But it can do the same for your professional development. If you want a successful career, or even if you are just trying to figure out what […]

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Dreams and Failure – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Tweet  image by jurvetson Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. – Jack Canfield   The fear of failure is normal. It’s our brain, our heart, trying to protect us from possible wounds. We are conditioned to want to feel safe and secure, and that’s why most […]

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6 Ways to Re-Kindle the Spark of Motivation

Tweet  image by sheepies   Do you feel a bit lost? Confused? Demotivated? Or my personal favourite….do you just feel a bit blah? Then, perhaps it’s time to re-kindle your inner spark.  We hear so many things about re-kindling the fire in romantic relationships. Well, your relationship with yourself, your dreams, and your goals need […]

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Secrets of Adulthood

Tweet  image by thelotuscarroll As a part of my Kaizen Reading Challenge, I am reading The Happiness Project. In the book, Gretchin Rubin talks about Secrets of Adulthood that she’s discovered. As I read that part, I thought about making a list of my own Secrets of Adulthood. I wrote this fast, without thinking about much, […]

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Tweet  It’s January 1st, the beginning of a New Year – the time when millions of resolutions are made. Every year people make resolutions. One of the most benefited institutions of these resolutions are gyms. Every January, gym memberships go up. People sign up for the whole year as they get excited about their new […]

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Journaling Exercise: Preparing for the New Year

Tweet  It’s fashionable to make a New Year’s resolution, and it’s just as fashionable to not keep them. Every year, around this time, people start proclaiming amazing things they are going to achieve in the new year. Quit smoking, quit a job they hate, be nicer to their spouse or family, write the book they […]

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