Take a Holistic Approach to Advancing Your Career

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    When you think about a “career” in the abstract, it seems like a very linear thing—one step leading to the next in a causal chain that adds up to success or failure. That’s not how it works, of course. A career is a series of decisions, big and small. Even a successful career can take many wrong turns along the way. However, a master plan and smaller-scale goal setting can significantly increase your chances of moving in the right direction. This course teaches you how to formulate the grand plan and assess risk and reward at every stage, evaluating each decision in detail. A diverse range of experts, from Tim Ferriss to Deepak Chopra, explain this mindset-shifting, holistic approach to career development. Leverage their hard-earned wisdom to make the right choices, mitigate risk, and build the networks of trust that will support you throughout your career. This course includes videos from: Deepak Chopra, medical doctor, public speaker, and author of more than 80 books Sarah Robb OHagan, executive, activist, entrepreneur, and the CEO of Flywheel Sports Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and author (Reinventing You) Stephen Miles, founder and CEO of The Miles Group Tim Ferriss, podcaster and author (The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans) Note: This course was produced by Big Think. We are pleased to host this content in our library.


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    Skills covered in this course

  • Deepak Chopra on making healthy choices

    (gentle music) - Radical well-being is more than the absence of disease, infirmity. I think radical well-being is peak performance at all times. So when I think of radical well-being and I have my own kind of reminders, one is a joyful, energetic body, the second is a loving, compassionate heart, the third is a reflective, alert mind, and the fourth is lightness of being, carefreeness, or what these days psychologists call the experience of flow. For me, that's radical well-being and it comes about by paying attention to your own self. But the self is not just your mind or what some people call consciousness. The self and all its activity, your body, your mind, and your core being. (gentle music) An easy choice in terms of your body could be doing a stretch every so many hours. I actually have a plan that I have gizmos in my body right now that are sending me a message you've been sitting too long, take a stretch. A more experimental hard choice would be take a yoga class every day…

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