If you spend your weekdays counting down the minutes until you get to the weekend — you’re not alone. Only
13 percent of people feel a sense of passion or a deep connection to
their work, while 63 percent are unhappy — or disengaged, according to
an October report by Gallup. It’s possible, however, to use the skills
you’ve already got and apply them to a new career.
Personal power is a core leadership competency that everyone needs to
develop before they can lead others. It has to do with being able to
lead yourself. We can help harness and learn to use our personal power by understanding and working on our Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills.
Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard
Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate
University, among other campuses. Mindfulness, being focused and fully present in the here and now, is not just a corporate
trend, but a proven method for success.
More than 2.5 million students apply for college annually but only about
1.7 million actually become enrolled, according to stats. Getting
accepted into college, especially the highest ranked schools, is no easy feat. It takes some planning on the part of students and parents.