Weekly Inspiration

Yes, you can rewire your brain to be more happy and productive

yes you can rewire your brainIf you went to school in the Unites States you are probably familiar with the white-washing episode from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After a fight with his half-brother, Sid, Tom dirties his clothes and his Aunt Polly makes him whitewash the fence the next day as a punishment.

Most children in this situation would either rebel or do the chore feeling bitter. Tom Sawyer had a different strategy. Instead of viewing it as a punishment, he pretended it was a privilege and he cleverly persuaded his friends to trade him small treasures for the pleasure of doing his work.

Even at a young age, Tom Sawyer understood that he could instantly change how happy or sad he felt just by changing his perception of the situation. He even made his friends happy by giving them the privilege of whitewashing a fence!

We all have the ability to turn our experiences around by viewing the gift or opportunity in what might seem like a misfortune. If you lose your job, your next job might be even better! (I have heard this from multiple people). If you have survived a personal crisis or serious illness, the lessons you learned from that experience make you a stronger person, and possibly even more successful in the future.

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Upcoming Event

Five Steps to Finish Your Thesis on Time While Enjoying Life

I feel so privileged that I have been invited to Tufts University to present my seminar “Five Steps to Finish Your Thesis on Time While Enjoying Life”.

I know that if you are in graduate school, you want to do high quality research while also having time for your friends, family and yourself. I have worked with hundreds of graduate students over the last five years to help them finish their thesis on time while also having a great quality of life outside of work.  It has been a truly happy-young-graduate-students-group-personal_coachingrewarding experience to teach my students a reliable system to help them get their thesis on track so they can find that ideal balance between academic excellence and personal fulfillment.

I know that students in all stages of graduate school will benefit from this seminar, whether they are in their first year, or they are close to the finish line and are already looking at career options.

My five step system will help you to:

-Get clear on the direction of your research and career,
-Develop a step-by-step plan for finishing your thesis,
-Get the mentoring you need from your supervisor,
-Be more productive and have more free time for your family, friends and yourself, and
-Stay motivated and prevent burnouts.

If you would like to schedule a seminar at your department please contact me at dora@finishyourthesis.com.

I look forward to working with you!

 

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