The Right Attitude For Finding A Job You Actually Like

NOTE: While this article was written using a backdrop of finding a job you like, the essence of what you are about to read applies to finding a great relationship, and, actually, just about every aspect of life. So read it with that awareness. If you ever hope to have a job you love, there are some fundamental things that you're going to need to change about yourself before it can ever happen. Even if you manage to fool your way into an incredible job that you totally love, you will eventually … [Read more...]

FYI: Negativity Bias

Negativity Bias is a tendency to notice, pay more attention, or give more weight to negative experiences or information over positive. Does this sound like you? When you pay more attention to negative information in all its many forms, you're setting the stage for pessimistic thinking. Since your thinking affects your behavior, you may feel like a storm cloud is always following you around. Negativity Bias Example No. 1 At parent-teacher conferences, your child's teacher has made … [Read more...]

Critical Reasoning: The Best Life Skill Ever!

If you really want to improve your life, it would help if you started figuring yourself out. I know...it sounds crazy, right? Each one of us is like a giant puzzle of epic proportions. Each puzzle piece is a clue to how we think and why we make the choices we make. And hidden within this mega puzzle is the map of our lives. But learning to decode yourself will also help you understand what's behind your motivation or why you sometimes don't have any. All the mysteries of our own behavior can … [Read more...]

Misinterpreting Problems Based on Past Experiences

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." ~Abraham Maslow This quote from Maslow is a great example of confirmation bias. Basically, what this is saying is that we interpret or misinterpret the circumstances of our lives based on our past experiences. Here's an example. Jennifer went through several bad relationships. But a new trend was developing. In the past, it took weeks for a doomed relationship to officially end. But the last two relationships … [Read more...]

How Biases Affect Your Choices and Behavior

Are you Biased? Before you answer that question, first let's look at what a bias is. A bias, put simply, is a preference or prejudice toward something, such as a particular point of view, a specific way of thinking or an inclination of one choice over another. We may not always be aware of our biases, but we have them...hundreds of them...even thousands of them. So what? Does it really matter? Well, that depends on you. Is every area of your life peachy-keen? If so, then don't worry about it … [Read more...]