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Career Exercises for New Year's Eve....

Let's face it - if you are in the office today and not tethered to a headset, it's going to be a slow day.  About 50% of America is packaging the day into a four-day weekend, and you'll be out of stuff to motivateTimes_square_ball you by Noon.

No better time to think about the future and about the past.  To help with your brainstorming, I'm offering up two articles to get the creative juices flowing from a Career standpoint:

-The always solid Paul Herbert at Incentive Intelligence advises us how to get excited about our future potential by looking at everything we've accomplished in the past.  The tool?  A Life-Map of Achievements, which will shock you with all the cool stuff you've accomplished in your lifetime, regardless of age.  Draw it up during your downtime this afternoon and feel good about what's coming up in 2008. (from Paul, via LifeHacker, via DIY Planner)

-Lest you get too comfortable with the past, Seth Godin re-posts this oldie-but-goodie, asking the question "What did you do back when interest rates were at their lowest in 50 years, crime was close to zero, great employees were looking for good jobs, computers made product development and marketing easier than ever, and there was almost no competition for good news about great ideas?".  The moral, as you might expect, is don't wait to chase the dream (whatever it is) any longer....

Have a great New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.  See you in 2008....


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