• Making 2010 Your Best Year Yet

    by  • February 8, 2010 • Community Sherpa, Freelance Writing Samples

    outsideboxWhat are you doing to make your life better in 2010? Making positive, pro-active steps in our lives isn’t always easy. Career Coach John E. Long of Two Roads Resources suggests the answer lies in thinking outside the box. Breaking the patterns we’ve established in life, Long suggests, can lead to new discoveries.

    Long advises shaking things up to encourage a more creative view of life. His ideas include:

    • Create a “Vision Board” and post pictures, cartoons, inspirational messages, action statements, etc. that reflect attainable goals.
    • Seek out materials (books, audio programs, assessments, etc.) for exploration and development.
    • Take a mid-week “mental health day” and tour a museum, attend a lecture, or arrange some informational interviews.

    Read more of Long’s guidance on his blog, http://atlantacareercoach.blogspot.com.

    Are you taking active steps toward a better career? Share your ideas and experiences here. We’re always looking for good ideas!


    Michael has been writing professionally for print, television and the internet for thirty years. As a Senior Producer at CNN International, he examined the future of technology with dozens of brilliant scientists, philosophers and entrepreneurs on the acclaimed series Future Summit. Before that, in the CNN International newsroom, he helped lead the production of award winning coverage of news like the 9/11 attacks, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the devastating 2004 tsunami in Asia. As a director, he has created a dozen short films in the last seven years. He lives with his wife, dog, four cats and two horses in the suburbs of Atlanta.