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In the early years of  living with auto immune diseases,  I  felt completely out of step with people my age.  I had more in common with my grandparents and their friends than other 20 and 30 somethings.chronic illness among the young and career

At 29 and married one month,  I was bedridden and lost vision in one eye (multiple sclerosis).  That was our first year of married life. Over the years, my kids' activities and physical work required left me in a puddle.

The following decades,  I worried on a daily basis about how symptoms would affect me and left more than one good job because I couldn't keep up.

Being young and unwell too often leaves you feeling hopeless because you haven't had the chance to see what you can do in this life but here's my take on what to do.

turning obstacles into opportunities
Thank you for being patient with me as I finished my book Success under Stress, I've missed you! In the last few weeks, I gave a number of trainings at companies like Procter and Gamble, Pfizer, and GE so I had a chance to talk to a lot of business professionals like you.  One of the themes I heard was the importance of turning obstacles into opportunity.  According to Accenture (2010), 71% of senior executives say it is the trait they are looking for in making retention and promotion choices. Business owners who can do this well keep their business afloat...

The importance of joyful workimportance of joyful work

Sadly, most people did not learn at school about the importance of enjoying their work, unless they were fortunate to have a parent who taught how important it is. Most commonly, the notion of work to most people is the necessity for providing an income and a way to support one's self and a family. Career theories and assessment tests focus on the right fit but rarely joyful work. As a result, many people find themselves in a career which they may be good at but are rarely passionate about.

After 40, priorities change

management bias toward workers
People gain their self-esteem from their work Work takes up the majority of our life. The contributions we make, the feedback we receive, the new opportunities – all contribute to our self-esteem. When people feel good about their work, they communicate better, establish better working relationships, and feel more positive. When people are not treated fairly, they hold back ideas, don't help their peers as much and sometimes might even have negative things to say to customers about where they work. All this is bad for business. The role of the manager There have been many theories established and management books written discussing what...
resumes and the need for connection to get a job
What resumes can’t do Let's face it, resumes are boring to write and worse to read. These days, most employers have software to read and prioritize resumes through the use of keywords. The goal of your resume is achieved if it brought you to an interview. But, there are many things you can’t express in your resume. Resumes on their own have no personality, no energy, and no passion. Resumes don't do a very good job discussing which work you liked best and which work you hope you never have to do again. Resumes don't discuss how you fit in with...