Making the Most Out of Your Career

We spend many of our waking hours at work, so we better love what we do. So how can you work more joyfully, not to mention more intelligently and quickly? Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative juices is important, as is pulling together in team spirit. 

Of course, for some individuals–those who suffer from conditions like acute stress disorder, for instance–careers are affected by issues beyond normal behavior. 

Recent Posts on Career

Are LGBTs More Likely to Pursue a Career in Nonprofits?

LGBTs Espouse Stronger Altruism Than Heterosexuals

5 Ways to Stay Sober While Traveling

Whether for pleasure or business, travel presents challenges for those working hard to stay sober. With a little planning and foresight, however, you can minimize the risk and maximize the chances of actually enjoying your outing rather than feeling as though you’re running a gantlet.

Who Wants to Grow Up To Be A Spy?

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D. on May 05, 2015 in Time Out
Although the actor playing James Bond changes, audiences remain loyal to the brand. The spy fantasy is a classic, from John Le Carre’s spy who came in from the cold, to today’s favorite undercover Soviet family hiding in plain sight on TV's The Americans, the idea of leading a secret life grips our imagination. You can talk with a real spy tonight!

Two Workovers: Back to School? Start a Simple Biz?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 05, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to two callers to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

25 Websites to Help You Make More Money in Between Gigs

Need to make extra money? Here are 25 websites where you can make over $100K in extra cash per year by cashing in on the sharing economy. All with keeping your clothes on...

If You Tend to Get Scattered, Check for Adult ADD/ADHD

Children with attention deficits tend to be recognized by parents, pediatricians and teachers. Adult ADD sufferers by contrast often go undiagnosed. Yet adult ADD can destroy relationships at home and at work.

Thriving Under Stressful Work

Although employees often focus on the negative effects of stress at work, when approached in the right way work demands can provide employees with opportunities for growth and development. In this post we discuss what determines whether employees can thrive rather than falter under stress, including how work demands can be perceived and attacked before they become severe.

Working An Imaginary Shift at Night

Have you ever had a night of light or disrupted sleep because you were thinking about work all night long? Maybe, even if you fell asleep, you dreamt about work and all the potential work-related disasters that could occur? If you feel like you work an imaginary (unpaid) shift at night, here are three tips for keeping work out of your bedroom.

Susie Orman Schnall Wants You To Find Balance

Susie Orman Schnall, founder of the Balance Project, shares how we can find the perfect work-life balance in our busy lives.

A Workover: A Nurse Wants a Raise

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 04, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program. Relevant to a wide range of negotiations.

How to Turn Around a Negative Relationship

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on May 03, 2015 in Wander Woman
Whether your relationships are professional or personal, if you do not talk about the negative feelings you are holding onto, the relationship will erode. This post provides steps to improve your own relationships or to act as a coach to help bring people together at work.

A Workover: Do I Need to Be Completely Honest on My Resume?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 03, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Work/Life Integration

Work/Life Integration: How to get more done by focusing less on work.

A Workover: Coping with a Co-Worker Who Drives You Nuts

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

There's a Hidden Dark Side to Being an Entrepreneur

The hidden secret among many entrepreneurs is the psychological price they pay for their choices. The demands of business ownership may place entrepreneurs at a higher risk of specific mental health problems.

A Workover: B.A. Wants to Make a Difference and a Living

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Telepressure: The Dark Side of Convenience

The benefits of technology may come with a price for employees.

Work Hours, Work-Life Conflict, and Well-Being in Academics

By Michael Hogan Ph.D on April 30, 2015 in In One Lifespan
Pressures on academic staff are increasing due to factors such as recruitment and promotion freezes, a targeted reduction in staff numbers, and increasing student numbers.

A Workover: Be an ADHD Coach or Occupational Therapist?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 30, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Workover: A Ph.D. in Art History Tries to Find Work

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 29, 2015 in How To Do Life
The advice I gave to a caller to my radio program.

Workover: Lawyer Who Became a SAHM for 9 Years Wants Back.

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 28, 2015 in How To Do Life
Edited transcript of the advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

A Workover: 60-Year Old Hasn't Worked in Ten Years

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 27, 2015 in How To Do Life
How I advised a caller who needs and wants to go back to work.

A Rap Song For Admin Appreciation Week

With admins working long hours with not enough pay— you really are the Gods and Goddesses of our corporations. If you're having a stressed out day, here's a hilarious rap song written just for you! Even if you're not an admin- you're guaranteed to LOL.

10 Signs Your Co-Worker / Colleague is a Narcissist

The Mayo Clinic research group defines narcissistic personality disorder as “a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance. At the workplace, a pathologically narcissistic co-worker can be annoying and frustrating at best, and a serious threat to your career at worst. Here are ten signs that your colleague might be a narcissist...

8 Myths About Creativity

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on April 25, 2015 in Creating in Flow
Admit it: we all have more than enough excuses and rationalizations for why we aren't doing the creative work we claim to value. Could creative myths be contributing to your procrastination?

Gossip in Your Workplace Probably Does More Good Than Harm

By Frank T McAndrew Ph.D. on April 25, 2015 in Out of the Ooze
Campaigns to stamp out workplace gossip overlook the fact that gossip is part of who we are and an essential part of what makes work groups function as well as they do. It is more productive to think of gossip as a social skill rather than as a character flaw, because it is only when we do not do it well that we get into trouble.

Using Time-Outs: Top 5 Mistakes Parents Make

Time-outs do not cause brain damage and are an effective strategy to reduce negative behavior in children. However, they can easily be used in less than optimal ways. Keeping in mind these 5 common errors can help parents get the most out of this valuable technique.

Is Your Workplace Stressing You Out?

Being constantly stressed out is so universal in America that many laborers have accepted it as unpleasant, but a way of life. Remember, you are not powerless, and the biggest changes in life can sprout from a small change in self. Take charge of your life by following these steps to alleviate some stress.

7 Research-Based Reasons Internet Dating Doesn't Work

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on April 23, 2015 in Love, Digitally
Be wary of online chat Online dating is not a quick fix We make bad decisions in online dating

11 Ways to Reduce Your Procrastination

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2015 in How To Do Life
Here is a buffet of tactics that can keep that career killer under control.