|Life. Yeah, there's an app for that.|
Waxing on motivation brought to mind some particularly grueling grad school moments. There wasn't always much time for foresight or personal development, what Seven Habits might have called "Quadrant 2" activities. But instead of writing essays, taking personality quizzes, or structuring schedules, what if we could get some useful career advice?
Then it hit me: Chemistry Life Coaches! Here's a potential example:
Client: "So, uh, how do I become a better chemist?"
Life Coach: "Write more papers. Read literature. Give posters."(See, the job basically writes itself!)
Seriously, though, who do you ask for advice about professional scientific development? Your grad school mentor? C&EN articles? Former bosses? Grad-school buddies?
|Let's see - 'Symposia for Dummies,' Chapter 1...|
So who'll step forward to create "Labhacker?" "Epic Tenure?" Write that first book, "How to Succeed in Chemistry (While Really Trying)?"
I'll be waiting.