IT Career Error! Click Here to Repair

Written by Steve Bohler

Two years ago Jeff was a discontented software developer. His work left him frustrated and mentally drained each day. His performance reviews were generally positive, but always noted a lack of genuine interest or motivation. He agreed completely with these reviews. Following a specific aptitude test and some coaching, Jeff understoodrepparttar reason and set his sights on becoming a systems administrator…and he’s never looked back.

Jeff’s feeling that there was something missing in his career is all too common. Despiterepparttar 150801 money,repparttar 150802 telecommuting—and evenrepparttar 150803 sandals—a growing number of IT professionals are complaining that their work lives seem to have no meaning. And onrepparttar 150804 surface, this doesn’t seem to make sense. These folks seem to haverepparttar 150805 necessary interest in technology, evenrepparttar 150806 basic aptitudes for it. But they are frustrated by their work, find it tedious and rarely spend their free time reading trade magazines about their profession.

What’srepparttar 150807 explanation?

In nature, plants and animals flourish whenrepparttar 150808 environment matches their needs. That’s why you don’t find frogs inrepparttar 150809 desert. But this is a lesson too many people ignore.

According to one recent study, 80% of corporate employees were in jobs that did not make use of their talents. So is it any wonder that up to 60% ofrepparttar 150810 polled workforce plans to switch jobs inrepparttar 150811 next 12 months?

Most people—including IT professionals—spend more time researching a home computer purchase than they do deciding on their life’s work. They simply assume because they’re fascinated with computers that IT isrepparttar 150812 career for them. Besides, it pays well. But this kind of thinking is all-too-often a direct route to a “toxic job”.

What to do?

We all know how to figure out which computer is best for us. We make a chart. We gather information. We assign values. We findrepparttar 150813 right match between our needs, our desires and pocketbooks. The same kind of evaluation can help us findrepparttar 150814 right career match. We just need to evaluate a different set of parameters: our interests, values, personality style, temperament and life goals.

If you’re going to find a career you truly love, a profession in which you will thrive, you have to align your innate aptitudes/talents withrepparttar 150815 requirements ofrepparttar 150816 profession. For decades medical students have used certain types of aptitude testing to determine what field of medicine will they be successful in and, consequently, enjoy. It has equally beneficial applications inrepparttar 150817 IT arena.

The Great Hidden Superpowers Of Your Own Mind

Written by Michael Sherriff

The mind is an immeasurable wonder. It hasrepparttar fantastic ability to transform your desires into their physical counterparts. You can do anything that your mind can conceive, as long as you haverepparttar 150751 belief and will power to back it up.

Takerepparttar 150752 case of cancer patients who were given placebo pills. These are just plain pills that have no healing capabilities. So how did they get well?

The power came from their thoughts. They were told that these pills containrepparttar 150753 highest amounts of cancer-fighting ingredients which can successfully cure them in a matter of days.

See how powerful your mind is?

They believed that their health will be restored. They have registered in their minds that these pills will cure them of their illnesses. Inrepparttar 150754 process,repparttar 150755 belief entrenched within their subconscious came to reality.

So how can you use your mind to achieve your dreams? One ofrepparttar 150756 most effective ways is to userepparttar 150757 "as if" principle.

Act as if you arerepparttar 150758 person you want to be. Act as if you are already in possession of whatever you long to have.

So what do you want to be? You want to be a lawyer, doctor, athlete, or newscaster? Think, act, and feel like one. You'll be much closer to your goal if you're continuously intact with your objective. Be fanatical with your dream. It doesn't mean that if you want to be Superman you'll fly outrepparttar 150759 window. Not a good idea!

It's not enough that you act like one, but you have to actually ACT. Do what needs to be done. You might get so lost in your fantasy dream world that you've forgotten to take some action. Let your visions give confidence and motivate you to actualize your purpose.

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