Making New Year’s Resolutions:  Start with a Vision of Your “Future Me”

Ms. Career Girl

Perhaps it will work for you. I envisioned myself as a professor/researcher/writer working from home in my glorious yard overlooking the ocean. You might even begin to identify mentors or sponsors who can help you achieve your vision.

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40 Best Career Counselor Blogs for the Brand New Graduate

Resume Bear

Transitioning from college into full-time work is rarely an easy journey. Filled with career advice, tips from counselors and coaches and information on how to find a dream job, they’re sure to become frequent reading material for workforce newbies. Work Happy Now! :

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tiny answer Tuesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Sending work emails during a tragedy. I’m in Boston, but many of my colleagues work out of our Boston office. Can you think of a good way to handle work emails today? Our office was far away from the explosions, but that doesn’t mean that some people weren’t out there today, or that they don’t know someone there today. I work for a large (1,000-2,000 employees) nonprofit in Texas.

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Generation Y in Politics: Krystal Ball's candidacy | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook I have been waking up at 4am to work. Ball dives in head first: How did I end up with private photos of me at 22 with my ex-husband across the entire Internet, and in papers from London to New York to Boston? The one from Ada, Ohio.

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How to be lost with panache | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I wish I thought it would work. But nothing works better for me than words. This is the work that I would most want to live with.” No one writing in New York Magazine moved from NYC to a farm. For me it’s not being able to shift focus from the project I’m on.

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Productivity is about finding space | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I remember when I taught creative writing to freshmen at Boston University. I love that we get snowed in from time to time. And his partner moved from Holland to Chicago so they'd get more done together. So nice to see another meaty one from you…I've missed them.

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How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

This makes sense because people who work for themselves are happier than people who work at someone else's company, according to research from Estaban Calvo at the Harvard School of Public Health. It never works in new entrepreneurs. The one from Ada, Ohio.

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How to hit a wall at work, with grace | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to hit a wall at work, with grace Posted to: Career fulfillment | Knowing yourself December 22nd, 2009 And then, after burning every bridge possible at Boston University, I left, one credit short of a graduate degree. For example, when I had a baby, I stayed home with it, every hour of every day, while I had an identity crisis. No wonder you feel lost at work!

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What makes a blog successful? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

I started getting a handle on my email and the comments and the general influx of blog-related information from all the readers. I started measuring my success by the number of comments, and then, in turn, by how much I was learning from the comments. Note: Here's a lovely post from Problogger about encouraging comments.) Reality check: I nearly died from the stress of doing this.) But I need to find that stuff from inside myself, as well.

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You can be happier by reading this post | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And the further away from our goal we get. " I don't know if I really understand where you're coming from on this. I would be totally disinterested in someone who was guided by happiness into working on quantum physics. I cover this a lot in the New York City post I link to from today's post. Thanks for helping me have a little more fun at "work" today! Also, why do you take from this that I'm down on NYC? It worked.

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Turning point | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The after-party was kisses, a rope swing, and mattresses left over from moving out the farmer's stuff to make room for all of us. Work Life balance. Work Life IN balance. thanks for sharing this Penelope, all the best, from our family to yours!

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Trend watch: HR, texting, needlepoint | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I remembered about needlepointing from when I was a kid, bored out of my mind in Miami with my grandma, when I spent summers at the Doral , where every evening was black tie, and kids ate dinner alone, in pajamas. But now I’m cut off from the credit card. In the end, it all worked out.

Asperger's at work: Why I need a sick day to register my car.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Asperger's at work: Why I need a sick day to register my car Posted to: Diversity | Self-management December 1st, 2009 I have to go home. So I tell myself I’ll go to my office and then I’ll do my regular drive home, and get the title. I am eating—so nice and easy—and going back to the DMV seems so terrible, and isn’t going to ever work out anyway.

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First, be honest about what you want | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Whatever you thought of, learn something from that. So many of the questions I get from people are questions they answer themselves, in the very email where they ask the question. When it comes to office politics, consider the sibling factor Comments (118) Leave a Comment I hope it works out Penelope. My 'fond' memory from my childhood is being awarded 17 prizes on one single day, for academic and sports achievement. I hope it works out for you.

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Mindfulness makes you more productive | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

Taking on that extra project at work, organizing the blood drive (again), or accepting yet another party invitation can eat up your time you could have spent doing something you truly love. You return from a week’s vacation to a mountain of work that piled up in your absence. But I also think that sometimes it only works backwards. Keep up the good work. Finally — people like you are the reason I don't go to classes and do my Astanga yoga at home.

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Thanksgiving drama on steroids: Adding a family business to the.

Penelope Trunk

The outcry crosses state boundaries from Wisconsin to Illinois, and sometimes, I think they are googling terms like Penelope Trunk and sex. It’s all right here: The often-sought, ill-advised, business-trip tryst When women get power at work, do they use it like men? Six Sex Scenes ( my 1994 master's thesis, graduate program for english, Boston Univ. The farmer takes out his phone and plays a message for me from one of his sisters. from Calvin Theological Seminary.

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Shifting the balance of power. (Mainstream media stinks.

Penelope Trunk

I can’t bear to simply be gone when they come home from school. He doesn’t take the offer seriously because it is so far from anything he’d ever do. They are from the UK, and then from the Australian Christian Coalition. This is Steve from the early show – What? More than feeling compelled to justify myself to your audience, I feel compelled to protect my schedule and my family from your intrusive calls and seemingly random deadlines.

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

Most people get jobs from their network, not from a career center. in Russian from Columbia, but not how many students get jobs. And, since you’re not picking from a list of brand name schools, make your choice based on their track record for getting their graduates great jobs. Just because the liberal arts education was a default goal to the bourgeois of the last three centuries does not mean that route will work for you, right now.

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

He told me I should have told people at work. He told me it’s weird that he heard about my engagement from the two people in his life who follow my blog closest: his girlfriend and his mom. Here’s the missing part (from my missing response to the missing comments): The farmer's lawyer recommended that the farmer threaten to leave the farm in order to get an irrevocable inheritance. I read the comments from farm families and gave them extra weight.

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How to express your true self at work | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to express your true self at work Posted to: Knowing yourself | Promoting Yourself August 30th, 2010 And it’s why you need to omit most of your life from your resume.)

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How to know if you'll be good at sales | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But then, when I told one of my mentors that I’m not good at sales, he said, “Of course you’re good at sales. I have gotten companies funded when they were still just philosophies about how a market will move, what the trends are, and what ideas will work. I’m always about getting what I want to do when I want to do it—having the work that makes me happiest feeding the life that makes me happiest. And we were, and we bought our next car from him too.

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Do you overemphasize happiness? | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

The first thing I have to grapple with, besides having spent the last three years of my life completely enthralled and ensconced in the happiness research from positive psychologists , is if I don’t want a happy life, what sort of life do I want? Posted by tallpinetree on January 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm | permalink | You will have to work hard to convince me that it really matters to anyone about who made the diagnosis and when. I'm from the S.F.

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Martin Luther King Day Special: Racism is alive and kicking.

Penelope Trunk

And Jeremy Owyang, from Forrester Research reports that, "In approximately two years social networks will be more powerful than corporate web sites. Those are the type of companies we want to work for. One of the most important changes in work life is that we do not define our career by working for one company—we change jobs too frequently. That requires working with companies we respect. But then again, I'm from that liberal, elite, left coast.

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My miscarriage — on CNN, ABC and AOL | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

But I'm posting this one, where I talk about trying to get an abortion in Wisconsin and end up with a miscarriage at work instead. I know I said that that this week is Asperger's at work week on my blog. But I've been learning a lot about women from the comments about the miscarriage twitter — on my blog and on other sites. So I'm sure that other people are learning a lot about the lives of women — at work and at home.

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