- The Daily Muse | Secrets to Your Success | Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:06 AM EST | CommentsYou want to get up in the morning and feel fired up about what you do. But what if you don't know what, exactly, that is? Finding your passion isn't always an easy road-at least for me, and many people I know, it wasn't. You're working in a hectic day job that takes up a lot of your time and energy, and while you know it's not what you love, you can't even manage cooking your own dinner most nights, let alone discovering your passions. Our lives are constantly operating at a frenetic pace, and so it's easy to get caught up in all of the noise and distractions. But if you're itching to discover your passion, then it's time to clear your schedule and commit to making it your number one priority. And here are five ways to start doing that today.
Find Your Passion
1. Slow DownThis may sound counterintuitive, but you need to slow down and get off the treadmill in order to find your passion. There may be clues all around you that are telling you what you should be doing, but when you're too busy, it's har...Read More »
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Jan 31, 2013 3:21 PM EST | Comments
Danielle Sheypuk, a psychologist, can rock a pair of Louboutins, regardless of her wheelchair, and is fighting the stereotypes and stigmas surrounding people with disabilities. As Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012, she says her mission can be summed up in one phrase: "I want to make dating someone in a wheelchair cool and sexy."
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Danielle grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a small town with a country setting. She was born with spinal muscular atrophy and got her first wheelchair in kindergarten. She says she never felt different and still doesn't. Her wheelchair never got in the way of making friends and having a social life.
In college, Danielle majored in psychology and went on to get her PhD. Today, she is a practicing therapist, specializing in assisting disabled people with relationships. Through Skype, she is able to help those who may have a difficult time getting to a traditional doctor's office. She says h...Read More »
- | CommentsIt's big news in the Netherlands: Dutch Queen Beatrix announced Monday that she will abdicate on April 30 after 33 years as head of state. Her oldest son Prince Willem-Alexander will become the nation's first king in a century and his wife, 39-year-old Maxima Zorreguieta, will be Queen of the Netherlands. Princess Maxima has been charming the Netherlands for over a decade—here are 11 reasons why. -Elise Sole
- Secrets To Your Success | Secrets to Your Success | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 3:53 PM EST | Comments
Are you feeling like you're not getting anywhere in your career? Are you really living up to your full potential? Climbing the rungs of the career ladder can be difficult. Follow the advice on getting noticed and getting ahead from these four successful women....Read More »
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Get feedback and know your audience. Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon, says you should know yourself, your audience, and your environment. "Get feedback on how you present yourself physically, how you come across verbally, how you influence people, and how you make others feel," she says.
Get an internship. "It really helps if you meet somebody whose actually doing what you want to do," says talk show host Wendy Williams. She advises to get an internship and absorb everything around you.
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Build relationships. Tig Notaro, a comedian, says in addition to being good at what you do, people also need to get to know you personally. "When p
- University Of Phoenix | Secrets to Your Success | Wed, Jan 23, 2013 4:28 PM EST | Comments
Do you have what it takes to become a manager? "There's a fallacy in business that good workers always get promoted up to management, and this just isn't the case," says Robert Balcerzak, a management consultant and area chair of the MBA program at the University of Phoenix Indianapolis Campus. "You have to seek those opportunities out yourself."
Here, he and other experts share their tips on how to make the leap from cubicle to corner office:
"The first thing anyone who wants to become a manager should do is let it be known that you want to manage," Balcerzak advises.
Watch your image.
Managers lead not just with their work, but also their behavior, he says. "Good managers are respected because they project the image of leadership, and they do it consistently," he points out. That means dressing and acting the part - even before you have it.
Michael Lee, a banking manager and area chair for the MBA program at the Idaho Campus, agrees. "What will get y...Read More »