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Burnout

by koku_jin
Burnout SUCKS. It hit me pretty hard last year, and I thought some readers might appreciate hearing how it affected me, and how I eventually got out of my rut and back to normal. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment. Around the middle of last year, right after tying up a couple of big projects I noticed I was in a rut. I didn’t have my normal motivation or energy levels, and getting stuff done was a real challenge. Living in Argentina, it was winter time, which meant shorter days and less sunlight. For the […]

From Educator to Engineer: How the I/Own It Scholarship Launched my Career in Tech

by koku_jin
Just over a year ago, I closed the door to my classroom for the last time as I wrapped up my sixth and final year as a teacher at an alternative high school in Philadelphia. I was about to take a leap from education to tech, from teacher to software engineer. It would be a big jump. It would be a lot of work. As I closed that door, I didn’t know that I’d be starting as a Software Engineer at Optimizely just one year later because I’d win a scholarship that would catapult me into the technology industry in […]

8 Women Share How They Work From Anywhere in the World

by koku_jin
The career landscape is changing. Inc. magazine recently reported that 63 percent of companies have remote workers, and Forbes proclaimed that digital nomadism — taking your laptop and working with you while travel the world — is officially on the rise. There’s a palpable allure to location independence. We envision poolside work sessions, laptops in cafes, and the ability to take a cheap flight to Europe on a whim. Being a digital nomad sounds great, but how do you find a job like that? Here’s how it went for me: I spent the last three years working evenings after my […]

VI – Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.

by koku_jin
if you like my quote show some love and share the post  , and here some more …. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. Charles R. Swindoll Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain Setting […]

7 Ways to Ensure Effective Communication at Work

by koku_jin
Sometimes spotting barriers to communication at work can be fairly easy. When miscommunication is left unaddressed, you may see it in the form of workplace conflict or decreased productivity. There’s a tendency for miscommunication to happen when there is little transparency. And sometimes this may be unintentional. “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.” — John W. Gardner Many people think they are effective communicators because they went to school or have a certain amount of work experience, but in reality they still struggle to influence others with their message. The result of ineffective communication is missed opportunity, lost time […]