Category: Career

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Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

“Optimum creativity is a birth: it needs a plan and foreknowledge, but it needs time, no pressure and an unexplainable force of nature.” Natalie Dybisz is a fashion photographer based in London, working under the name Miss Aniela. Her quote comes from this video – “The Best Environment for Creativity” – a clip from her […]

Gifted adults in the workplace: Nerds or heroes or misfits

Gifted adults in the workplace: Nerds or heroes or misfits

By Cat Robson I’ve always been embarrassed by my history on the job. So many failed idealistic attempts to change things. So many years working at jobs where I didn’t fit and wasn’t using my talents. If I’d understood a bit more about giftedness, I might have sought out more appropriate situations. The research of […]

Being Creative and A Mother

Being Creative and A Mother

How does being a mother affect a creative woman, especially someone engaged in a career in the arts? “The motherhood thing – I think of it like a marathon, except a marathon is over in a day. It’s an endurance test and it’s something you absolutely can’t stop for a second. “Part of what makes […]

Changing your career

Changing your career

By Emma Carey Do you feel stale, depressed and dread every Monday morning? You’re not alone. This feeling is only too common for a great many people who have found themselves stuck in a job for which they have little passion or enthusiasm and which they feel is slowly sucking the life out of them. […]

Brilliant innovation and extraordinary contributions from gifted adults

Brilliant innovation and extraordinary contributions from gifted adults

Dr. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes about challenges for gifted adults, particularly in the workplace and notes, ‘Unfortunately, most gifted adults are no better informed on the subject than nearly everyone else. ‘Even if they were identified as gifted youngsters few gifted adults really understand how their minds operate, and most know even less about their innate […]

Marketing Yourself And Your Creative Work

Marketing Yourself And Your Creative Work

How do you think about being creative versus the business aspects of a creative career, such as marketing? Do you see them as separate, even mutually exclusive? Do you think of creative expression as something more “spiritual” or “pure” than sales or business? Many creators probably don’t think much about the value of marketing to […]

Those Dream Jobs Don’t Just Happen, They’re Created

Those Dream Jobs Don’t Just Happen, They’re Created

A Los Angeles Times headline today reads: Bernanke sees a jobless ‘crisis’. Here is an excerpt from an article by Valerie Young related to meaningful job-creation: While traveling in northern California a few years ago, I happened to tune into a local newscast. The newscaster was telling his co-anchor that the speaker at that morning’s […]

Questions to Jumpstart Your Dream Career

Questions to Jumpstart Your Dream Career

By Allison Maslan As a life and career coach, I’ve helped thousands of people discover a new direction full of passion and meaning. One of the best tools is an inward search. The following questions can help you see your life and its possibilities through a completely new perspective. Write your answers in your journal […]

Being a Right-Brainer in Business

Being a Right-Brainer in Business

Coach, artist and entrepreneur Jennifer Lee is author of the book The Right-Brain Business Plan, and the founder of Artizen Coaching. She thinks “The left-brain analytical skills that used to get people ahead in the knowledge economy are no longer enough. In the creative economy, right-brain skills like big picture thinking, play, emotional intelligence, and […]

Coping With Anxiety at Work

Coping With Anxiety at Work

Many workplaces and jobs can be exciting, creatively stimulating and emotionally rewarding, and a means to realize and expand your abilities. Others can feel like being sentenced to a sweatshop. Especially if you’re dealing with anxiety or sensory overwhelm as a highly sensitive person. And being highly sensitive can increase our vulnerability to anxiety, as […]

Work creativity strategies: How to get creative on the job

Work creativity strategies: How to get creative on the job

Many work environments seem designed to hamper our individuality and creativity. But there has to be more to our day than just keeping our noses to the grindstone…or mouse. There are ways to make small changes at work that can pay off big in inspiration and energy. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D. offers some ideas to increase […]

Janet Attwood on making a living doing what you love

Janet Attwood on making a living doing what you love

Janet Attwood: In our society, people have been taught that you can’t make a living and do what you love to do at the same time. People are waking up to the realization that – to the extent you are living your passion you’re happy and successful. I’m talking about being happy and successful in […]

You're smart enough for a PhD. Where's your career? Or even a job?

You’re smart enough for a PhD. Where’s your career? Or even a job?

When I achieved a Master’s degree about twenty years ago, a PhD (or other doctorate degree like EdD, and PsyD) seemed to be a pretty certain entry into prestigious and durable careers in academia. Not these days, according to a new Los Angeles Times article. Here are some excerpts from Universities are offering doctorates but […]

Ready for Self-Employment?

Ready for Self-Employment?

The photo is Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes – a company that gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased. See a video in article below: Are You Ready for Self-Employment? Many high ability people have creative ideas and energies for social activism, which can […]

Your business as artist entrepreneur - the smARTist program

Your business as artist entrepreneur – the smARTist program

The Art Career Conference Home-Study Edition includes audio downloads and CDs (plus written transcripts) for the 7 day conference, with 11 Keynote Speakers, who gave 14 presentations. Topics include: * How to decide if your work is ready for a new gallery…or any gallery. * Why Artists have a special advantage in adverse economic times. […]

Kendall SummerHawk on success for the woman entrepreneur

Kendall SummerHawk on success for the woman entrepreneur

Marketing Coach Kendall SummerHawk says about choosing a niche for a business: “Ladies, here’s the problem: I bet that every time you hear that you are ‘supposed to pick a niche’ you cringe inside. “The thing is, it’s a woman’s nature to help as many people as she can. Asking a woman entrepreneur to pick […]

Coaching for entrepreneurs: Kendall SummerHawk on letting go to grow

Coaching for entrepreneurs: Kendall SummerHawk on letting go to grow

Kendall SummerHawk is “an expert in business coaching, branding, and marketing for self-employment success.” In this article, she is addressing business growth – but the emotional and psychological issues she talks about are important for other areas of personal development as well. What You Must Let Go Of To Grow I hear it all the […]

High aptitude achievement: Is entertainment a worthy endeavor?

High aptitude achievement: Is entertainment a worthy endeavor?

A critic once described the mind of Jonathan Miller as “a turmoil of sizzling wires, connecting drama with anthropology, literature with quantum physics, linguistics with genetic theory.” From the PBS site of Bill Moyers Journal / Jonathan Miller What caught my attention to write this post was the discord Dr. Miller has expressed about his […]

High ability people and career choices

From article There are choices! Making choices: a gifted case report, By Noks Nauta Kitty did well in school, until seventh grade, when she began to experience academic and social problems; she retreated into herself and for a long time didn’t like going to school. After graduation, Kitty started looking for a fulltime job. She saw […]

Do you love your job?

Jonathan Mead and Steve Pavlina write about the kinds of attitudes, mindsets and self-limiting beliefs toward work – and our abilities – that may keep us from even attempting an entrepreneurial dream. Mead writes: “So many people don’t do what they love for a living, because they think they don’t deserve it. It’s more important […]

Video training for coaches by Terri Levine

Terri Levine of the Coach Institute is offering a series of free videos on how to be a better coach, get more clients, and make more money. See her promo video at Coaching Resources.

The smARTist Telesummit – Art Career strategies

The smARTist Telesummit Package Professional Keynote Presentations on a range of critical Art Career strategies by 11 Experts and successful Artists. MP3 Recordings of all 13 Professional Art-Career Sessions. A complete development conference… 2 days of Master Mind Panel Discussions, in which the speakers discussed attendees’ questions and stories. PDF copies of all handouts. Detailed […]

Freeing yourself from pressure – Brad Swift on purpose and simplicity

In Through the Looking-Glass, the Red Queen “takes Alice on a wild run through the countryside. But no matter how fast Alice runs she can’t seem to get anywhere. “Finally, breathless from her efforts, the Queen allows her to rest long enough for Alice to comment that ‘Everything is just as it was!’ to which […]

Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs – video interviews

Valerie Young, Dreamer in Residence at ChangingCourse, joined Yanik Silver and Maverick Business Adventures on an extreme business trip, and interviewed some members of the exclusive club for successful entrepreneurs. See the video at The Inner Entrepreneur.

To develop talents and even a new vocation, keep exploring your interests

Collecting stuff – both physically and mentally – can fuel our creative work and motivation, and also help us realize what interests we have that could be used for new job possibilities or entrepreneurial ventures. The photo is acclaimed painter Mark Ryden, who says, “In the same spirit as those earlier collectors filling their cabinets […]

Pamela Slim explains Excuses People Use To Stay at a Job

Pamela Slim is author of Escape from Cubicle Nation. In a post she talks about some of the emotional aspects of following our entrepreneurial urges: “Trying to wait until you have enough courage to start your business is fighting the way your brain is wired. One of the deepest layers of the human brain is […]

Career development program – the Online Success Blueprint

changing career, finding new vocation, products for entrepreneurs, career development products, small business products Now a millionaire entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Ali Brown is consistently generating a 7-figure income by using email, the Internet, and information products. She is teaching how to do it in her new program. Here is a testimonial: “Your Online Success […]

Flourishing with age - creative expression later in life

Flourishing with age – creative expression later in life

Age and maturity can bring a new level of passion, ability and insight for creative expression. There are many examples of people making significant creative projects in middle age and beyond. [From my article Maturity and Creativity.] A new Psychology Today magazine article highlights a number of people who make contributions to the arts and […]

It's the economy, stupid - maybe time for a new job and anxiety relief

It’s the economy, stupid – maybe time for a new job and anxiety relief

Change you can believe in “A lot of people dream of escaping ‘Dilbert’s world’ and being their own boss. Perhaps the biggest reason these dreams get derailed is money. Or, more accurately, faulty thinking about what it means to make a living.” Career change author and expert Valerie Young includes herself: “I’m no exception. For […]

Find Your Calling by Helping Others Realize Theirs & Change Careers

change careers, finding new vocation, products for entrepreneurs Valerie Young of ChangingCourse describes her company’s mission: “After spending a mind-numbing seven years making a mind-numbing 90 mile a day commute to my even more mind-numbing corporate job – and then successfully getting out – I’ve dedicated my life’s work to help others do the same. […]

Are you a scanner personality? Maybe all you need is a good enough job.

Barbara Sher on jobs, scanner personality, finding your vocation, becoming an entrepreneur Barbara Sher writes about and leads retreats for Scanners – “also known as renaissance men and women, eclectic experts, happy amateurs and delighted dilettantes.” She notes they do not generally follow a linear career path, but may flourish with a series of jobs […]