What Can Reading Do For You? | VOTW 042319

What Can Reading Do For You? | VOTW 042319

In honor of #WorldBookDay, this week on the Apochromatik blog we’re talking about why and how to squeeze more reading into your schedule.  For today’s Video of the Week  we feature a short eight minute video discussing some of the benefits of reading.

Check back for Thursday’s post where we share hacks to fit more reading into your schedule.    

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VOTW 31919 | Why Video Interviews Require Special Preparation

VOTW 31919 | Why Video Interviews Require Special Preparation

This week’s blog topic is video job interviews.  More and more employers are using them, whether as a replacement for phone interviews or even in place of in-person interviews.  Thursday’s post provides 5 tips to ace your video interview.  Before we get to substance, though, here’s a light-hearted reminder of why video interviews require special preparation.  Close your door, and get ready for 45 seconds of hilarity that you’ll avoid by following Thursday’s tips.  

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VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

This week’s topic is how to serve your network.  For the Video of the Week, we’re featuring one of our favorites: Drew Dudley’s “lollipop moments” TEDx Talk about everyday leadership.  Invest 6 minutes in this great reminder that a small favor can make a big difference.  And check back for Thursday’s post on easy ways to help others in your network. 

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Video of the Week...March 5, 2019

Video of the Week...March 5, 2019

This week’s topic is how to serve your network.  For the Video of the Week, we’re featuring one of our favorites: Drew Dudley’s “lollipop moments” TEDx Talk about everyday leadership.  Invest 6 minutes in this great reminder that a small favor can make a big difference.  And check back for Thursday’s post on easy ways to help others in your network. 

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Video of the Week...February 26, 2019

Do you groan when you hear the phrase “business travel”? Even if you love business travel, it can make it hard to progress on your goals, which is why it’s this week’s topic on the Apochromatik blog.

First, to discover the joy of business travel, argues Joaquim Bretcha, focus on people, an attitude of introspection, and language. Bretcha’s TedX talk is this week’s Video of the Week.
Check back Thursday when we share tips to make business travel more enjoyable and productive.

Video of the Week...February 19, 2019

This week, we’re addressing procrastination on the Apochromatik blog.  For today’s Video of the Week, Mel Robbins explains that procrastination is a habit we adopt as a form of stress relief and shares strategies to interrupt the habit.  Check back Thursday when we share 6 specific tactics to get every procrastinated task off your to do list.

Video of the Week+...February 12, 2019

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this week we’re talking about how to love your career.  (Hint: It is possible!)  

Because we love our readers, we’re actually sharing TWO Videos of the Week.  (We wanted to send you all gigantic boxes of candy, with a clearly labeled chart and without any of those weird flavors no one wants.  Unfortunately, it turns out we’re great at helping people find their career direction and then secure the job they want, but not so good at candy logistics.) 

First is Charlie Parker’s funny and inspiring TEDx Talk “What should I do with my life?” (Below)

Second is the late Scott Dinsmore’s TED Talk: “How to find work you love.”  

Both convey the importance of knowing what you want to do, which is something we help our clients determine every day.  Check them out, and look forward to Thursday’s post, when Keith R. Sbiral shares how to fall back in love with your career.  

Video of the Week...February 5, 2019

Can changing how you think about stress make you healthier?

This week we’re addressing stress and anxiety on the Apochromatik blog.  For the Video of the Week, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, author of books including The Willpower Instinct and The Upside of Stress, argues that harmful effects of stress on your health are not inevitable.  Research actually suggests that her advice might just change how you think about stress and, by extension, the effect it has on your body.  

Video of the Week...January 22, 2019

Mentoring month continues. This week, Chip Conley, the author of “Wisdom at Work: Making the Modern Elder," discusses intergenerational mutual mentorship and the importance of the diversity of age in the workplace.

The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 12 minutes to start the process and learn some key insights from Chip Conley’s time at Airbnb.

Video of the Week...January 15, 2019

Tim Ferriss, the author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "Tribe of Mentors," says the best mentors won't give you all the answers, but will give you the ability to find the answers yourself. In less than two minutes you can gain clarity about creating a great mentor relationship.

The best time to start to create a career that you are excited about starts right now in the first quarter of 2019. Take 2 minutes to start the process.

Video of the Week...December 18, 2018

As we transition from the hectic holiday lead-up to what are hopefully more relaxed days over the holidays, we encourage you to take some time to consider what you want to make of the coming year.

How will you make 2019 the year you stop tolerating and start building the life and career you want?  

If we can help along the way, please reach out.  But in the meantime, check out today’s Video of the week as David Brooks discusses Résumé vs. Eulogy. It’s only five minutes.

Video of the Week...Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Live!)

Video of the Week...Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Live!)

The Video of the Week is postponed to Thursday again this week. Apochromatik will host a Facebook Live on Thursday, December 13, at 3:00 p.m. central (4:00 p.m. eastern) for a live discussion about 2019 and what you can achieve in the year ahead.

2019 is the year you will set and achieve goals and play bigger than you ever thought possible. We will show you how.

Log in to the Apochromatik Facebook page for the live event.

In the meantime, please take a look at Amy M. Gardner’s live video announcing Future In Focus 2019!

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Video of the Week...Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Live!)

Video of the Week...Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Live!)

This week the Video of the Week is postponed. Apochromatik will host a Facebook Live on Thursday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. central (12:00 p.m. eastern) for a lunch hour announcement you won’t want to miss.

2019 is the year you will set and achieve the goals and play bigger than you ever thought possible. We will show you how.

Log in to the Apochromatik Facebook page for the live event.

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Video of the Week...November 27, 2018

Have you received enough Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday emails? Did you wake up this morning to realize that Cyber Monday seems to be extended? Are you bored or frustrated with your technology devices?

Numbing boredom with digital devices can hinder your creativity.  In this week’s Video of the Week, tech podcaster Manoush Zomorodi explains why a little boredom can help you be more creative, and explains a challenge that can help you get your tech usage out of the way of your own creativity.  

Video of the Week...November 20, 2018

Around the holidays we tend to think more about gratitude and the people and things for which we’re thankful. Expressing that gratitude is important for you personally, and for your personal and professional relationships. In time for Thanksgiving, this week’s Video of the Week is a TedXBellevue talk by former professional baseball player Mike Robbins on "The Power of Appreciation.” It focuses on the important distinction between "recognition" and "appreciation.”  

Understanding the distinction between them allows you to have much more impact, meaning, and productivity in your life and with the people around you. He also discusses how to maintain a habit of expressing appreciation, how to accept a compliment, and important research in the field of positive psychology. He also shares what it felt like as a professional pitcher when he was pulled off the mound mid-game. You’ll view appreciation in a whole new light — and be less likely to taunt an exiting pitcher in the future.