Posts Tagged ‘self-help’

iTunes U: Get your self-development here!

July 7, 2008

This is a momentous event in the world of self-development!

iTunes has launched iTunesU – a portal for education, featuring online lectures in audio and video format. You can download these for FREE making learning accessible and easy whenever you can spare some time.
http://www.apple.com/education/itunesu_mobilelearning/itunesu.html

I am a huge fan of self-development and devote an entire chapter on it in my book “How to Enjoy Your Job” . I recommend using your commute to develop your brain, and your spare time to expand your opportunities by learning new things. Here is a brilliant (and free) way to do it!

Here are some of the available lectures for FREE at iTunesU that sounded pretty cool to me. You may think these are wierd and not for you – but check out the selection on line as there is something for everyone.

  • The psychology of blink: Understanding how our mind works unconsciously: Allen Edwards Psychology lectures
  • Money 101: Buzzwords: Clear the confusion with simple, direct discussions of key economic jargon
  • Ben Franklin and the world of the enlightenment
  • A holiday in France: Language lectures
  • Ask a Biologist: cool lectures such as Nanobiology
  • Einstein and the Mind of God
  • Really achieving your childhood dreams – Randy Pausch (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 Commencement Address at Stanford University
  • The Persistance of memory: Salvador Dali

To find these and so many more – go to iTunes store, and choose the iTunesU link.

Happy learning! and Post here if you find some cool lectures you want to share!
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How to Enjoy Your Job Video by the author, Joanna Penn

June 29, 2008

This is a short video of me discussing my book, “How to Enjoy Your Job”. It explains why I wrote it and why I think it is important for people to enjoy work. I am passionate about helping people change their working lives, and this video gives you an insight into how to book can help that.

You can get a free chapter and e-workbook http://howtoenjoyyourjob.com/index.php?page=free-workbook.
You can also buy the book from my website http://howtoenjoyyourjob.com/index.php?page=buy-the-book or from Amazon.com or BN.com

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Jack Canfield “The Success Principles”

June 22, 2008


“Formal education will earn you a living. Self education will earn you a fortune.” Jim Rohn

I am a huge believer in self-development and continuing education.
This is the first in the series of video reviews for books I recommend in “How To Enjoy Your Job”. 
These are books that have been important for my own development, and I also believe you will gain a lot from them.  
Let me know what you think – or if there is a specific book you want reviewed…

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About this Blog

April 13, 2008

“I work these 12 hour days, six days a week. Most days I take no lunch, no break. It’s all work. I’m going to end up walking out. I have nothing left to give. It’s like someone pounding on your head 11-12 hours a day. For years. Some mornings, I wake up, I can’t move.”   Sandy, HR Director – from “Gig: Americans talk about their jobs.”

Can you identify with this? Do you feel that the commuter train is making you crazy? Do you get depressed on Sunday nights?

I work in the IT consulting industry and it is packed with people who don’t enjoy their jobs. The offices of the world are full of people feeling the same way.

There is something wrong with the way we work if so many people are miserable.

I believe that people can be happy in their work, and that individuals can find the job that is right for them. Most people do want to work. Even if they won the lottery, they would get bored with golf after a while and need something else to do. It is important to feel needed and important in the world – to feel we are contributing.

These are the top 6 reasons people don’t like their jobs.

  • I’m bored
  • I’m stressed
  • I’m under-rewarded and un-appreciated
  • I’m trapped into the job by the money
  • Other people make work a nightmare
  • I don’t know what I want to do – but it’s not this!

This blog will be investigating these issues and others.

It will focus on coming up with solutions to the problems and not just moaning about how terrible work is.

It will also be looking at what companies can do to improve life for employees, as well as what individuals can do to improve their own personal situation.

It is a manifesto for change in the way we work. I look forward to hearing from you.