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Work and the Highly Sensitive Person

Highly Sensitive People have a hard time dealing with work because, well, we’re highly sensitive. We know our job may totally fall part. So we have to make like a Scout: Be prepared. One way to Be Prepared is to

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You can do anything you want to do . . . maybe

Desire counts but it’s not everything. Sometimes the desire runs deep but we don’t have the talent or the natural inclination.

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U.S. Freelancers Are Headed Down the Crapper

The (U.S.) Freelancers Union has announced the topic for its September meeting: Living the 4-Hour Work Week. Yes, the New York City-based organization will share helpful hints on how to make enough dough to live in one of the country’s most expensive cities while working one-half day per week. Just what freelancers need. (That’s sarcasm.)

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How did your college major work for you?…and advice for students

Many people argue that a college degree is not worth the money unless it is in a practical, job-oriented major, but I disagree. Studying what you love makes college much more enjoyable. It builds self-confidence and positions you for success.

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Freelancing and consulting: Hope for the career challenged

In early November, the Wall Street Journal and many other major publications reported on new findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found

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Better than the Law of Attraction: How a restaurant could have cheated at LOA and won

The owner of a modest diner exclaimed that the Law of Attraction would make her rich very soon. However, she would have had a better chance of success if she had put some elbow grease into upgrading her establishment.

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Ten ways to cheat the Law of Attraction . . . and find a parking spot faster

The Law of Attraction works best when we cheat at it. That means taking all-out action to support positive thinking. Positive results are more likely when they are supplemented by action.

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Freelance and consulting: You may be “highly sensitive” without realizing it

If you have had a miserable work history with multiple experiences of soul-killing drudgery, you may be a “highly sensitive person” without realizing it. Freelancing and consulting may be the solutions you have been searching for.

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Freelancing and consulting: Do we women underestimate our ability to do the job?

In the last few months, multiple sources have reported that men apply for a job when they meet 60% of the qualifications, while women apply only if they match 100%. This finding relates specifically to full-time, “regular” jobs, but I suspect that it applies just as well to freelancing and consulting. Here the hesitation is often a bit more general. Freelance and consulting opportunities rarely show up with a bulleted list of requirements.

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Freelancing and consulting: Sometimes you have to do what you want to do

There is more to work than making top dollar. Interesting and varied work is vital to nourish the creative spark. Spark is so important. It is not a luxury to be put aside for “later.” If your spark doesn’t get oxygen, it sputters.

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