The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Election Returns Edition

Whenever there’s a significant vote or election, I find myself tuning into the results the evening after the vote. I’ll visit tons of websites, looking for the latest results and different perspectives on what they mean.

The funny thing is that it’s usually impossible to really say what the impact of a vote really is until a long while after the vote.

So, why do I tune in? I guess I just like politics from a “fan’s” perspective. It often seems to me like a complicated high-stakes game.

What If I Lost My Career? Envision, then Act This is spectacular advice for people facing a rocky path in their career. At some point, you have to consider restarting your career, and this is really good food for thought if you’re in that situation. (@ free money finance)

Career Fairs, Part One and Part Two Career fairs can be completely useless or incredibly valuable for a potential job seeker. It all depends on the preparation you put into it and how seriously you approach it. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t approach career fairs with enough seriousness when in college. (@ penny pinching professional)

Unfinished Business I think that anyone who has a successful career or is running a successful small business is going to eventually face the “black hole inbox” where there’s simply more stuff there to do than there’s time and energy to do it. If you’re doing something of value, people are going to want your attention and effort. I think this is some great advice on dealing with it. (@ unclutterer)

“How Can I Stop Being Overwhelmed by Big Projects?” My solution is to not take on too many of them and focus as intensely as I can at the next step in the project. (@ happiness project)

Clearing Your Life for a New Year This is a good process to do regularly, not just when a new year occurs. (@ zen habits)

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