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“Career”: Best Articles of 2014, by Inspired Track

Career development, Career management, Career transition. This series of ‘Best Articles of 2014’ is our pick of the most inspiring articles on Career.

How to Find Fulfilling Work, by Roman Krznaric

How to Find Fulfilling Work, by Roman Krznaric

Longing For A Fulfilling Career? Step Out And Experiment!

Many of us wish for a more fulfilling career – one that provides a sense of purpose, reflects our values and is in consonance with our personality. In How to Find Fulfilling Work, British lifestyle philosopher and founding faculty member of The School of LifeRoman Krznaric explains the core ingredients of career satisfaction, addresses the issues related to making good career choices and provides original insights to take working life in new directions. Read more ⇉

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“Leadership”: Best Articles of 2014, by Inspired Track

Leadership was one of the main topics of 2014 for Inspired Track. Here we share the three most inspiring articles of the year.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith

Your Problems Are Behavioral

Marshall Goldsmith is one of the most prominent executive coaches in corporate America. His book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is an interesting reflection on the most typical pitfalls that he has observed while working with hundreds of actual or soon-to-be CEOs. Read more ⇉

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“Happiness”: Best Articles of 2014, by Inspired Track

A major theme for 2014 was Happiness. Here we have compiled for you our best articles of the year.

Authentic Happiness, by Martin Seligman

Authentic Happiness, by Martin Seligman

Working On Being Happy

In Authentic Happiness, father of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman shows how positive psychology shifts the focus of traditional psychology from reactive to preventive intervention, from solving a problem to enriching people’s lives.

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“Meditation”: Best Articles of 2014, by Inspired Track

Meditation was one of the main topics of 2014 for Inspired Track. Here we share the three most inspiring articles of the year.

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

Do You Live In The Present?

Eckhart Tolle is a German contemporary writer who after battling years of depression and suicidal tendencies, underwent a deep inner transformation at the young age of 29. With this direct revelation of his personal experience, Tolle introduces his famous book The Power of Now.

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The Anatomy of Determination, by Paul Graham

“(…) the most important predictor of success is determination. (…) while it certainly helps to be smart, it’s not the deciding factor. There are plenty of people as smart as Bill Gates who achieve nothing.”

 

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

In his essay The Anatomy of Determination, Paul Graham, co-founder of the seed-stage venture capital Y Combinator, describes how determination plays the most important role in the success of a start-up. Furthermore, he goes on to remind us that what is true of start-ups is true in all walks of life.

In most domains, talent is overrated compared to determination—partly because it makes a better story, partly because it gives onlookers an excuse for being lazy, and partly because after a while determination starts to look like talent.

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How To Do What You Love, by Paul Graham

“Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like.”

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

How many adults can honestly claim that they do what they love and love what they do? Regardless of the answer, there are certain societal conventions, especially in the upper-middle class, that may compel people to pretend that are enjoying what they do. Funny, isn’t it? We not only dislike what we do but we also vehemently defend it.  This tendency is usually borne out of our upbringing, psychological conditioning and the pressures of our social environment. American programmer, writer and investor Paul Graham elaborated upon this very idea in his insightful and refreshing article How to do what you love.

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