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The Perpetual Rookie Mindset


“Curiosity grows from a deep-seated belief that what you don’t know is more interesting than what you do know.” Continue reading

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Quiz: Are You a Habitual Procrastinator?


In this post, I gave some tips for overcoming procrastination based on The Procrastination Cure by  Damon Zahariades. His last chapter in the book is dedicated to a quiz to help you determine if you need help overcoming this habit. After you’ve rated the 15 statements from one to five, we’ll tally your score to gauge your tendency … Continue reading

How to Negotiate Anything Fearlessly


Negotiating a job offer is one of the scariest moments in your job search, ironically, since it’s also the much hoped for culmination of your journey. Donaldson’s Wish-Want-Walk method is designed to put everyone at ease as they approach a negotiation. It’s even more effective because of the simplicity of its design. Continue reading

When You Feel Like a Fake


Writing for Psychology Today, Carlin Flora says that everyone suffers from what’s commonly known as Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives. First, though, she corrects the popular notion that it’s actually a psychological problem. “There’s no disorder, no diagnosis, no cure,” she writes.  “Impostor phenomenon, or IP, [is]a term coined in the late … Continue reading

Competence Rules


Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how many of us have a set of rules inside us that determine whether someone is truly successful (or talented … Continue reading