Greta Garbo in a two face portrait – definitely Janus like (Photo via 1st name)
January is named after the Roman god of fortune and chaos, Janus. He’s a two faced god like two sides of the coin.
January certainly sent me into some highs and lows as I was writing my job search book. The book is done however it turns out it needed more work at this point. There may have been some posts I recorded on video for this month to devote more time to the book. Here is a selection of January 2011 articles that could be useful to you.
3 fast ways on how to spring ahead in the New Year
You can create a video message fairly easily if you use programs and systems like iMovie and YouTube. You also have to keep it fairly short. I’m just going to talk about it for fun this time around – you can expect a screen cast later on in the future.
There are 5-7 key skills or traits that trust agents have. Do you know which ones they are and which ones you have? Join the shinobi on his final review of Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith (the human artist and the hacker).
There are 5 things you should remember on how to make your communication in person, in email or on the phone more personal and useful. Talk about bringing the human back into business as Chris Brogan might say and aim to help every time – no strings attached.
Here are the 3 reasons why work life balance is a real issue (less a myth) and why policy and culture have to be fixed (oh the anti-psychology of necessity!).
There are 5 reasons why transparent over-communication is a good thing. In fact Catherine Winder of Rainmaker Entertainment reminded the shinobi about a similar experience he once had.
What are the 3 words or adjectives you can use to reach your goals and “actually” be happy? What are the 3 words that can help you find the right feeling? Learn more about how the right kinds of words can help you reach the goal you’re really looking for.
How can you automate or outsource your life as Tim Ferriss advocates and still be authentic as Chris Brogan would want? That’s part of the great debate that the shinobi takes a crack at on your behalf because automation often means outsourcing and that has changed the world for job seekers and businesses alike. Can you still use the “easy button” and still be the “real you”?
Job seekers, shinobi and linchpins can learn 5 useful things from the Jedi Knights of George Lucas’ Star Wars universe.
So those are the interesting posts of January 2011. Hopefully you found something useful my friends!
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