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Welcome to the You & Them stream of conscious. Where you’ll find everything from profiles of our favorite jobs and companies to random inspiration. And even a few pieces of sage advice about work, life and the that all-important balance of the two.

Exercise 6: What motivates others?

11/14/2015

Before reacting to the way someone looked at you, the tone of voice, the reaction or inaction, take a moment to consider other people’s motivations. We all feel very understanding, sensible and entitled to our own behavior and attitudes in a moment, but funny how we rarely grant someone else the same permission to be…

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Exercise 5: Most of what happens to you isn't personal

11/13/2015

Those mornings when the train is late, you’re stuck in traffic, you spill coffee on yourself, you get a parking ticket–all of those things feel infuriating and very personal in the moment, but if you catch yourself feeling like it’s “me against the world,” that’s when we should take a moment to realize that train,…

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Exercise 4: Know thyself from the inside out

11/12/2015

Take the time to understand what makes you tick by evaluating patterns or themes in your behavior and emotions–both positive and negative. Going back to Monday and Tuesday’s tips, perhaps there is something about yourself that a particular situation is trying to show or teach you. Maybe you’ll even notice that in certain aspects of…

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Exercise 3: Don't let negative thoughts take root

11/11/2015

Negative thoughts and feelings are going to happen and they’re healthy and necessary for a happy life. However, mentally tough people don’t let shame spirals, negative self talk or angry emotions take over and make a home. Extended negative thoughts and unresolved anger will increase your stress levels, which increases cortisol, thus making it impossible…

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Job of the Week! – November 11th

11/11/2015

Copywriter with style   YOU: You are a passionate and stylish copywriter with an eye for detail. You have a way with words that doesn’t just paint a picture – you create an experience for your audience.   THEM: They are a strategic image-making and content creation agency with an exceptional track record of creating…

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Why Snapchat Is Becoming the Hottest Social Tool for Ad Agencies

11/10/2015

From recruiting young talent to winning new business By Lauren Johnson With attention shifting from Facebook and Twitter to social darling Snapchat, some agencies are hoping to turn their ephemeral posts into recruitment and new business opportunities. Havas Chicago this week kicks off the second iteration of its Snapchat recruitment program for interns, calling on…

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Exercise 2: There is always something to learn

11/10/2015

While it’s far more favorable to choose what we want to be curious about or invest time learning, mentally tough people recognize that in every season and moment, there is something to be curious about. Reflecting on an unpleasant time, moment or feeling–what could you be more curious about?

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Exercise 1: What's Good?

11/09/2015

So you’re in a sucky situation. If your friend was sitting across from you and pointing out an interesting insight or something unexpected that came out of it–what would you notice? What can you give thanks for in the midst of that uncomfortable, annoying or angering thing?    

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Keep Calm and Stay Tough

11/06/2015

“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” – Billy Ocean I loved that 45 as a kid. I danced around my room feeling on top of the world paying no mind to the fact that Billy was galvanized into action so he could “do the things that lovers do.” Point is, Billy made…

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Job of the Week! – November 4th

11/04/2015

Integrated Super-PM   YOU:You are a culture obsessed PM. A detail oriented, multitasking powerhouse, your name is always at the end of the sentence “This looks like a job for …”. A natural closer, you lead process, drive progress, and bring home the bacon.   THEM: This agency believes cultural experiences and values are the…

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