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Why Aren’t I Happy?

It’s a timeless question, followed by “What’s wrong with me?” I’ve said it, I had a client say it to me a couple of days ago, and I’m pretty sure you’ve said it too. I’d like to think you haven’t but if you have, welcome to earth. You’re officially normal!  At some point, most of…

How Important are Your Current Experiences and Skills in Changing to a New Career?

With some key exceptions (e.g. non-management STEM and medical careers), it is often not necessary for you to have extensive, direct experience or expertise in the fundamentals of a new employer’s industry for you to be an attractive job candidate.  Instead, the most important factors often are: For all new positions: Your basic work characteristics,…

Turn the Stress of Changing Careers into a Fun and Fruitful Experience

Regardless of how bad your current career circumstances are (being unhappy in your current position, knowing your existing job will soon be eliminated), even the thought of changing careers can be stressful. Common questions that contribute to this stress include: Do I have the resources to support the change? Will I be able to hold…

How the PATH2HappiSuccess Helps Bulletproof Your Career Against Artificial Intelligence

Evaluating how susceptible jobs are to being outsourced or mechanized should be a key consideration when selecting a career or college major.  As technological advances continue to increase productivity and cost-effectiveness of outsourcing, more and more jobs will be lost – forever.  This threat will affect almost all careers, although certain types of jobs are…

Ikigai – ‘Why I Wake Up in the Morning’ or ‘A Reason to Live’

Tens of millions of U.S. workers are not happy in their current career and are exploring a change. Many more are losing their current career due to technological advancements (a third of all careers are projected to be affected by artificial intelligence by 2026), international competition and early retirement.  A majority of individuals want to…

Self-Motivation is Often Your Most Valuable Trait

In business, school, sports, etc. we all often observe cases where the most talented and/or the brightest don’t succeed anywhere near to the level expected for their apparent capabilities. Generally, the cause of this situation is that person is not motivated nearly as much as individuals with less capability, but a high level of motivation….

The Significant Relationship between Happiness and Success

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that when you become successful in an organization, making more money, you will automatically be happier. That certainly will not be the case if you do not truly enjoy the work that you do. Many people have studied the relationship between happiness and success and almost universally conclude…

A Solid Way to Increase Your Income Above the Average

Most workers seem to believe/accept that there are no significant opportunities to make more salary than is typical for others in similar positions. In the vast majority of cases, especially for college or trade school graduates, this situation is not necessarily true. This is because your boss or her boss have reached a level where…

Relative Importance of Technical Skills and Leadership (Soft) Skills

During your first job after graduation, the technical skills you learned in your career field were very important because your employer hired you primarily to apply those skills to satisfy a need. And your initial advancements were earned primarily by how well you executed those technical skills. However, the rate at which you move up…