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How to Be Grateful Every Single Day

Leo Babauta
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!Here at MyPath101, we talk a lot about helping students figure out who they are and where they want to go, and then showing them how to get there. We're big on helping you find your passion and your purpose, and our main goal is to help you build a successful college experience, a fulfilling career, and a vibrant life. In other words, we want you to be happy!That said, as you go through high school and college and then the rest of your life, no matter what you do, there will... Read more »

How To Create Your Digital Portfolio

digital portfolio
When it comes to job searching, a professional-looking résumé, although important, isn’t enough to help you stand out from the crowd. Today your LinkedIn profile has taken its place as the go-to showcase for your skills and experience. That said, if you really want to catch the eye of a potential employer, there’s nothing better than having a digital portfolio. A digital portfolio is basically a website that’s all about you—your skills, experiences, accomplishments, and more. But unlike your LinkedIn profile... Read more »

What's My Purpose In Life?

What is my life's purpose?
You hear it all the time nowadays: You have to find your purpose in life! From Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life to Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, there are literally dozens of titles on the subject. In fact, entire careers have been made on the sole premise of helping people find their one unique reason for being. The Buddha is said to have stated, “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” Others, however, like contemporary thinker James Altucher, advise us to... Read more »

Making the Most of LinkedIn's Blogging Platform

LinkedIn
Most people think of LinkedIn as the modern résumé. Today employers are more likely to look to your LinkedIn profile to assess your qualifications, due to its accessibility and because it reflects what others think about you as well (i.e., your endorsements and recommendations). Other than that, people use it to build their network in the hopes that it will lead to employment opportunities. But LinkedIn is more than just an e-résumé or a tool for connecting with others. Way more. It’s also a dynamic platform that enables you to... Read more »

Using Twitter to Build Your Brand

Twitter
When it comes to social media, its influence is ubiquitous. It’s a communication behemoth; a global powerhouse that’s used for everything from sharing interesting hyperlinks, to posting snarky comments about the Oscars, to real-time reporting from areas of social unrest. I’m talking about Twitter, of course. And when you’re trying to build your brand and grow your network, you can’t afford not to take advantage of it. According to what survey you reference, Twitter always falls within the top two or... Read more »

How To Succeed As An Introvert

Introverts
The world is made up of introverts and extroverts. So which one are you? Let’s take a quick quiz: Does the thought of going to a party and engaging in chit-chat with strangers (or even friends) make your stomach turn?​Is your idea of a perfect Saturday night sitting alone in your room and curled up on the couch with a good book? Does the idea of speaking in front of you peers terrify you? Are you your favorite person to spend time with?If you answered yes to any or all of these, chances are you’re an introvert.... Read more »

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