The underrated key to success


I recently got an interview for something I felt (and still feel) totally underqualified for I attributed 90% of my success to asking as many people as I could find for tips - whether it be writing a CV, asking if I could see their CV, asking them to look at my CV, how to apply, how to do well in interviews, etc. 

A junior of mine recently got into Berkeley. I noticed two things about his success: 

1. He worked hard

2. He ALWAYS asked for help - I wasn’t that close to him, but he would always ask me for tips about his assignments or to read over his stuff. 

In the end, successful people (however you define ‘success’) use their resources. They ask for help. 

Yes, it might be important sometimes to figure things out for yourself, but you’d be a fool not to consult the wisdom of the people who’ve done what you’ve done, and done it well. 

about working

first thing first, the annoying part. let’s not be confused :

- the wifi isn’t working : le wifi ne fonctionne pas (formal), ne marche pas (fam)

- I work for the government : je travaille pour le gouvernement

- ça marche! : works for me! (v used)

happily for you all those three verbs all belong to groupe 1 (-er) and are conjugated the same way (e, es, e, ons, ez, ent for indicative present)

- to work hard : travailler dur, se donner du mal, v

- to get to work : se mettre au travail, v

- to hire : embaucher, v

- to fire : renvoyer / virer (fam), v

- to quit : démissionner / donner sa démission, v

- being payed : être payé-e

- work experience/internship : stage (m)

- training : formation (f)

- company : entreprise (f), boîte (f, fam)

- bankruptcy : faillite (f), être en faillite, v

- boss : patron-ne, chef-fe, supérieur-e (also an adj)

- HR : RH, ressources humaines (f, pl)

- administrator : gestionnaire (ep)

- worker : travailleur/se

- employee : employé-e

- coworker : collègue (ep)

- receptionist : hôte-sse d’accueil (we usually use the feminine form, ew on us)

- trainee : stagiaire (ep)

- salary : salaire (m)

- skills : compétences (f)

- profit : bénéfices (m, pl)

- pay slip : fiche de paie (f)

- employment contract : contrat de travail (m)

- project : projet (m)

- office : bureau (m) (also the word for a desk)

- break : pause (f)

- part-time : mi-temps

- full-time : plein-temps

- flexitime : horaires aménagés (m)

- freelance : free-lance, indépendant-e

- extra hours : heures supp(lémentaires) (f)

- I’m working on something : je travaille sur quelque chose

- busy : occupé-e, adj

- day off : congé(s) (m)

- vacation : vacances (f, pl)

- paid leave : congé payé

NB : marcher = to walk (so obviously old people love to make jokes “well of course it’s not ‘walking’ it doesn’t have legs huhuhu”)

NB : (ep) = épicène aka adjective spelled the same way for f and m nouns

during an interview :

- parlez-moi de vous : tell me about you

- quels sont vos points forts : what are your strengths 

- quelles sont vos faiblesses : what are your weaknesses 

- pourquoi devrions-nous vous embaucher : why should we hire you

- qu’est-ce qui vous motive pour ce poste : what motivates you about that job

- avez-vous des questions : do you have any questions

- quand pouvez-vous commencer : when can you start working

- pourquoi devrais-je vous choisir : why should I chose you

- quelles sont vos prétentions salariales : what are your salary expectations

- savez-vous travailler en équipe : can you work in a team

- où vous voyez-vous dans cinq ans : where do you see yourself in five years

- savez-vous parler anglais : can you speak english

- que savez-vous de notre entreprise : what do you know about our company

Hemispheres of the Chart

The birth chart is divided into 4 different hemispheres. Where the planets fall at in your chart determines what sides of the chart are your dominant sides. The only planets to take into account are the luminaries and the main 8 listed in the natal chart. Excluded are the nodes and chiron.

Northern Hemisphere

The northern hemisphere is composed of the first 6 houses. Astrologers consider it to be “below the horizon”. The first 6 houses are the areas that develop your personality. They shape the individual identity which is why this portion of the chart is personal. When you have many planets in the northern hemisphere, you are known as a more private individual. You are more concerned with your inner world. Like a flower, you need privacy in order to blossom. You are intrinsically motivated. Great jobs for this type of individual would be: Writer,  Doctor, Psychology, Law, Publishing, etc.

Southern Hemisphere

The southern hemisphere is composed of the last 6 houses. Astrologers consider it to be “above the horizon”. The last 6 houses are the areas that collective identity. This would be social events, morals on a grand scale,etc. When you have many planets in the southern hemisphere, you are more outgoing and sociable. Your professional world is important to you as you wish to assert yourself in society. Great jobs for this type of individual would be: Actor, Politician, Reporter, Spokesperson, etc.

Eastern Hemisphere

The eastern hemisphere is composed of the 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, and 12th houses. This is also the left side of the birth chart. The individual with a strong left hemisphere in their chart would be more initiating and assertive. They would be concerned with going after what they want. An example of a chart with heavy eastern hemisphere influence is Oprah Winfrey.

Western Hemisphere

The western hemisphere is composed of the 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9—th houses. This is also the right side of the birth chart. The individual with a strong right hemisphere in their chart would be more receptive and focused on others. Astrologers call these types of charts “Royal Charts”. The name was given to a chart with heavy western hemisphere because the chart holder was said to have things handed to them on a silver platter.

Mad: Part 13

Originally posted by younggjaebum

“We’re all a little crazy on the inside, some are just better at hiding it than others.”

Warning: Contains smut, violence and tense situations in some chapters

Teaser  Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5  Part 6  Part 7  Part 8  Part 9  Part 10  Part 11 Part 12

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
—  Steve Jobs

1. Remind yourself that some day you will have to show your report card to someone important.

Such as admission staff, employers, business partners, your future spouse or your children. Your grades do not speak about yourself, but imagine how great your odds would be to be accepted in your dream college or employed by a big company, or how proud and motivated your children will be. This is a great way to stay motivated throughout your school years.

2. Make a list of all the things and perks you will get if you get good grades and continue studying.

I’m not saying you only need good grades to be successful in life, but it sure helps! You can either use your bullet journal or a piece of paper to pin in your cork board, or whatever suits you best. Some examples would be: high income, a low stress life, a greater chance to get a scholarship, motivation, a dream job. And keep these “goals” in mind.

3. Stay positive

Got a bad grade? That’s okay! We all fail at times, that doesn’t mean you’re a bad student. Study harder next time and you will do just fine! Keep a positive mindset and don’t over stress, you got this, you’re smart and you’re working hard, don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

4. Keep your study space and room tidy at all times

Might sound silly, but making your bed right after waking up everyday helps overall productivity, and cleaning your room and organising your clothes, shoes, scarves, makeup, and whatever else you have will too. Having a nice and clean study space is key. It doesn’t have to be an astonishingly and aesthetically arranged white desk, it could even be the living room table! But keep it clean and keep all your school supplies close by. The feeling of a clean, nice study space and room will keep you motivated and ready to do your hw or study for a test.

Hope this helped! xo

BTS REACTS TO: s/o doing the mannequin-head dance

Anon Asked: bts react to their s/o doing mannequin-head dances XD (if u dont know what it is, try looking up for it)

Anon Asked:  bts react to their s/o doing a mannequin-head dance XD



Truth be told, there’s no rational or logical explanation as to why you would be doing this, but the thing is you are. And you were killing it. From the voguing, the death drops, and the legendary no-hair hair flips, it was all a sight to be seen. A scene that was quite a sight. One must be mentally prepared to have such grace bestowed upon them - unfortunately for Jin, he simply wasn’t ready. He barged into the room yelling your name, and you spun around, mannequin head whipping along with you. You faced him, posed statuesque and all, and he just stood there, mouth agape, eyes wide, and utterly confused. He tried to say something, but the only sound that came out was his windshield wiper laugh.

“I- I just- What were you doing?”

“[y/n], no sane person would be doing this!”

“You’re crazy, jagi!”

Originally posted by 55kumamons

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The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking, don’t settle.
—  Steve Jobs