(function() { var cookie = 'rebelmouse_abtests='; cookie += '; Max-Age=0'; document.cookie = cookie + '; Path=/; SameSite=None; Secure'; })();

I am a BIG fan of Dr. Seuss for many reasons. Theodore Seuss Geisel, 1904-1991 was a writer, author, cartoonist, illustrator who worked in corporate America, for the Army and always for himself. His ability to present life on life's terms through humor and levity and art was unparalled. His final poem written in 1990 before his death in 1991, "Oh the places you will go" is one of my favorites. It is full of hope, optimism, ideas, suggestions and actions for anyone going through change, stuck, needing motivation and encouragement.


Congratulations! Today is your day! You're off to great places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
Here is the full poem text here! "Oh, The Places You'll Go at Burning Man," a piece from Los Angeles-based photographer Tedshots, brings the Dr. Seuss classic to life as actual Burners recite his story in full. The result, paired with awe-inspiring shots from the playa and a tear-jerking score, is enough to make even the most flagrant Burning Man cynic choke up a little. Action, movement, energy, motion all can propel us in different directions. Douglas LaBier, Ph.D, a psychologist and the Director of the Center for Progressive Development in Washington, DC talks about the 'new resilience' of our modern times and lives. He writes about reframing change, loss, fear, moving forward, "Learning to reframe the experience of loss is hard. It requires embracing the unknown, what can look like darkness and uncertainty that lies in front of you." We all get stuck, in a rut, complacent and go through cycles. It's human and natural. Kathy Seifert, Ph.D., D.A.B.P wrote an article in Psychology today about "How Midlife Chaos Creates Your Greatest Self:"
"With all this barreling down on us, the key is to look for the clues that you are being given. Deep down inside, you know what you need, you know who you are, you just have to listen carefully and follow the instructions. Think of midlife as a roller coaster ride: If unwanted or forced on to the ride, it can be extremely scary or chaotic. But if you're willing to get on, strap yourself in, and embrace the twists and turns, the adventurous feelings that result will help you create your greatest self and realize the full potential of who you can be."
Here are 10 things that have helped me and can help you bust out of a rut and get you back on a roll!
  • Start something new
  • Finish something you've started
  • Be more adventuresome
  • Do something for the first time
  • Trust your gut
  • Change your hair style, color and image
  • Change your schedule
  • Go a different route
  • Connect with one new person a week
  • Write a book
Try doing all of some or all of these 10 things for 30 days and I guarantee you will get back on track! When you hit the wall, change it up. What are some of the places you want to go? Bust out of rut image from Shutterstock
Learn how to land a career you love

If the stress of juggling school, work, and family is making life difficult, you are not alone. According to a recent study on college employment, 43% of the nation's full-time college undergraduates and 81% of part-time undergraduates worked while getting a degree. Not surprisingly, time shortage is one of the biggest reasons for students dropping out before completing their degree. So how do you make sure that you stay the course?

SHOW MORE Show less

Whether you're new to LinkedIn or you're a seasoned user, connecting with new people can be a challenge, especially when you're not sure what to write in your LinkedIn invitation. You might be tempted to use the generic "I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn" template, but beware! By not personalizing your message, you could lose a precious opportunity to network.

SHOW MORE Show less

TikTok, the popular social media platform that allows users to make and share short-form videos, is not just for individuals looking for funny and entertaining content. It's also an amazing opportunity for employers to step up their employer branding efforts and engage with job seekers in a new and exciting way.

SHOW MORE Show less