I recently read the book The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky. Though I don’t agree with her worldview, I do appreciate how she describes the tenure-track professor/academic career environment, especially in the humanities. Continue Reading…
Archives For strengths
…is a lie.
You can be anything or go into any career you want are related lies.
If you want to be a nurse but get sick every time you see blood, or can’t spend all day around people standing on your feet, you’re not going to get very far in medical school.
We’ve been told that there are unlimited opportunities in today’s marketplace. There are. However, that doesn’t mean you’re well-suited for all of them.
You’re created to excel in a few specific ways.
Your job, while you’re young, is to experiment and found out what you’re great at doing. Not just good. Great.
One great resource to use to start this journey: Stand Out Strengths by Marcus Buckingham (play to your strengths, instead of fixing weaknesses). If you get the book, take the assessment: it’s only 15 minutes and really cool!