News You Can Use: 1/6/2016

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  • Are you over scheduling? (Let me answer thatYes you are)

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3054966/are-you-overscheduling
  • It’s a New Year and a New Start. How About a New Job?

    If you’ve been working for the same company for several years, are you really certain that you enjoy the work? Or have you been consumed by a hefty paycheck? Changing jobs gives you the ability to not only discover your real passion but also allows you to start making money by doing something that you actually enjoy doing for a living.

    http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/254434

  • 10 habits to be better at your job this year

    4. BE THE PERSON EVERYONE ADMIRES
    From the sought-after industry leader to the person who’s unanimously approved for the promotion, people with great reputations seem to have an easier time at success. But their status doesn’t happen overnight or by chance. The first step in being that person everyone admires is to do what you say you’re going to do. “You can have a reputation of being friendly or nice, but if you don’t get it over the finish line, your reputation will suffer,” says Grace Killelea, CEO and founder of the women’s leadership program Half the Sky

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3054489/hit-the-ground-running/10-habits-to-adopt-now-to-be-better-at-your-job-in-2016

  • Why adversity is good for your career

    STAY HUNGRY
    A benefit of starting out a lower rung is that it instills you with a drive to succeed. This, certainly, is the case of Enio Ohmaye. Previously a senior scientist at Apple, he’s now an executive at EF Learning. But he’s never forgotten the summer he spent as a busboy in Monticello, New York. He lived in a ramshackle house and was berated by the wealthy people he served. Now at the top, he is still attentive to the experience of people at the bottom: “When I interview people,” he says, “I afterwards often ask the receptionist how those people treated them.”

    http://www.fastcompany.com/3054887/how-i-get-it-done/why-adversity-can-be-the-best-thing-for-your-career

  • How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed

    You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be
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