3 Kinds of Skills You Need to Love Your Job

In seventh grade I was chosen to be something called a peer counselor. I had no idea what this was at the time.

All I knew was that I liked being able to get out of school to go to a nice hotel with free pastries for a day of peer counselor training.


It turned out the training helped us learn some skills to counsel other kids who were dealing with problems they didn’t want to talk about with adults.

Unbeknownst to me at the time, this would be the spark that made me aware of my ability to counsel others and help them solve their problems.

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Are You Clark Kent or Superman?

Your inner Clark Kent isn’t a bad guy.  He’s easy to get along with, he keeps his head down, doesn’t cause trouble and gets the job done.  He shows up between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday and pretty much everybody likes Clark. The problem is Clark knows what it’s like to be Superman.

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You see your inner Superman shows up sometime after 5pm and on the weekends. Superman has a fantastic time doing everything else except what happens at the office. The other problem is Clark doesn’t believe he could be Superman all the time.  “No one can feel like Superman at work,” he says. “Everybody knows you can’t make a living being Superman,” says Clark.

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