Sooner or later, you’ll find yourself in an uncomfortable situation. What matters and defines us is how we handle them. When you take uncertainty and discomfort in stride, you’ll grow personally and professionally.
Dolly Parton wrote a song about it. TV shows are created about it. For decades, society has been based around it. But I’m here to tell you: the traditional 9 to 5 is dead. Good news: Work in 2024 is completely different compared to 10 or 20 years ago. If you’re weighing up your career options—or just considering a change—there are plenty of 9 to 5 job alternatives on the table.
We humans have an innate drive to be good at something. But for some of us—myself included—excelling in one area isn’t enough. We want to be good…at everything. But for the majority of us, this just isn’t a realistic expectation to have. The next time you feel down because you’re not doing well at something, here are eight things you can do to check yourself and reframe the situation.
Many of us think that when we reach college, we’re past the stage of wanting to be “popular.” But the truth is, we’re still seeking that popularity—we’re just doing it in different ways. It’s a never-ending cycle of trying to be liked, finding and investing in new relationships, and stressing out if our circles aren’t big enough. But the truth is, having fewer friends isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it’s actually an incredible thing.
You may have a plan to achieve your goals, along with set milestones and checkpoints. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a fantastic start. However, this plan isn’t going to be there for those times when you veer off course, or you’re in the middle of the scribble and unable to see through to the other side. When you set process-oriented goals, it becomes less about the destination and more about the road to get there. Rather than fixating on a future state of success, you’re creating a lifestyle and building habits that will hopefully stay with you for the rest of your life.
Almost all of us will experience setting a New Year’s Resolution and letting it slip at some point in our lives. The truth is, it’s how you respond after breaking a resolution that really counts.
While each business is unique in its own right, there are clear trends that I’ve witnessed that founders experience time and time again. So if you’re planning to go out on your own in the near future (or you’re even entertaining the thought), here are 10 things you need to know before launching a business.
Rather than learning to look after a dog, I feel like having a rescue pup has taught me so much more about being an adult. It’s changed how I look at and respond to the world around me. In a mere two months, here are eight invaluable life skills my rescue dog has taught me (that we can all learn from).
At the most fundamental level, we ALL just want to be happy. We fall into the trap of thinking that when a certain thing happens to us, then we’ll feel fulfilled—whether that’s a promotion, a raise, a soulmate, a place to call our own, or something else entirely. But are we chasing the wrong thing? We compare fulfillment vs. happiness to see which is key to unlocking a great life.
When you understand your own emotions and how to process them, you’ll be better equipped to deal with all of the hurdles life throws at you. Whether in your personal or professional life, learning to cope with loss will make you stronger, more compassionate, and, ultimately, a more resilient person. That is precisely what I’m going to talk about in this post: how to learn to cope with loss in a healthy way.