How American Idol Auditions Work

I write this now with no intention of proclaiming that I am an American Idol expert. I don’t work for American Idol, nor do I know anyone that ever has. I don’t possess secret info that I overheard from an unsuspecting American Idol Producer. I don’t have regular chitchats with Randy, Paula, or Simon. Come […]

How Would You Spend Eternity?

There are many ways to rephrase the question what should I do with my life? Common examples include “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” — “What would you do if you only had 24 hours to live?” — and “What would you do if you were granted three wishes?” In this […]

Question: What should I do with my life? Answer: Whatever makes you happiest.

For everyone who asks “What should I do with my life?” there is someone who responds by asking “What would you do if you had a million dollars?” The question is supposed to identify what you would do if money was no object. Ideally, your answer is then used to help you determine what to […]

The True Value of a College Degree

When I first made plans to go to college, I noticed an immediate difference in the way people talked to me. Every time the subject came up, people applauded my decision to go to school with encouraging comments: “Once you have your degree, you’ll have no trouble finding a great job.” — “Employers will be […]

How to Tell if Your Career is Right for You

When someone asks you what you do for a living, how do you respond? I’m not asking for your job title. I’m asking how do you act when you tell someone your job title? Do you respond with eagerness and pride, or with reluctance and shame? The way you act in response to this common […]