When Your Job is Like a Bad Relationship

We’ve joked that there’s a book in our future (or at least a blog post or two) about the connections between your career and dating. Think about it: Going on a job interview is akin to a first date. You want to make sure you have on the right outfit, you’re well-groomed, and come across as confident, relaxed and likable.

This fun Forbes.com post, “When Your ‘Dream Job’ Isn’t Your Dream Anymore”, is more about what goes wrong after you are officially committed — comparing that new job you were so psyched about to a relationship gone sour. The truth is that jobs–just like partners–may not always be as great as they seemed at first glance so make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into!

A Surprising Secret to Success

Don’t forget to show gratitude every day for what you have.

This is a refreshingly positive little article on Inc.com about what leads to true success in a career — and it’s not what you may think.  It’s about gratitude.  We’re all so stressed and so busy (present company included!) that most of us don’t take enough time to stop and be thankful for what we have, what we contribute to our companies, clients or customers or for the people around us who support us (spouse, loved ones, business associates, childcare professionals).

There are so many people out there without jobs or in jobs they hate that it’s worth setting aside a few minutes a day to appreciate what you have. We know we will.