The good life—everybody wants it but not everybody gets it. Since the beginning of time humans have obsessed over the good life, wondering what it is and if we can ever truly get it. Aristotle called it Eudaimonia and taught that our highest human excellence consists of health, wealth, happiness, and love. The Buddha called it Nirvana and taught that bliss and tranquility come from detachment. Doctors today have found data consistency, concluding that the good life is experienced when we’re focused only on present moments, not worried or preoccupied with other thoughts.
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“I have real ambitions and real ideas.”
So says Joy, the eponymous character played by Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s latest film. Joy is based on the life and career of Joy Mangano, a noted inventor, business woman, and entrepreneur who launched her career by inventing Miracle Mop. Most of Joy covers the Miracle Mop era of Joy’s life, and while the movie takes creative license with actual events, the message of the film offers powerful career lessons.
Heading into an interview can be nerve-racking enough. You’ve done your research, dressed the part, and know what you can offer to this position. All that’s left is tackling those tough interview questions. One of our Division Directors, Geoff Coltman, shares what hiring managers want to hear: 1. Describe a time when a decision you made …