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 businessmanFor many years now we have been hearing about the important role that testosterone plays in men's health, but now some researchers are looking into the socioeconomic effects of one's testosterone levels. This is particularly interesting because it opens up the possibility that one could potentially improve their chances for getting and keeping a higher paying job by manipulating their test levels.

It is pretty much common knowledge that low testosterone levels can lead to increased body fat storage and a loss of muscle mass in men, and while these things may not directly lead to failure or underachievement in one's career success they very well may contribute to. After all, even the most well-meaning employers do make hiring and firing decisions based on subconscious and preferences for a fit staff.

However an even more direct correlation may exist due to the fact that low testosterone levels can apparently lead to apathy, lack of energy, and a poor mood. These thing certainly aren't helpful for finding and keeping a good job!

A recent study from Harvard University looked at how testosterone, as well as the so-called "stress-hormone" cortisol affect the career and business success of men. The study found some rather interesting results. Cortisol which can apparently reduce your testosterone levels is often caused by stress. You may have heard the term "cortisol spike" - this is when one feels a surge of cortisol as their body responds to a stressful trigger. Cortisol has numerous negative effects on the mind and body, which is one reason its generally recommended to avoid cortisol "spikes" as much as possible.

According to the Harvard University study, researchers discovered that, men who had high test levels long with low cortisol levels did the best career-wise. The markers used to determine this success where the fact that the men in this group had the most employees working under them. In the case of business owners these men owned the most profitable businesses

On the other hand, the men with the lowest testosterone levels and highest cortisol levels were the least successful, with the least employees working under them or the least profitable businesses. Men with in-between testosterone and cortisol levels took up the space in the middle - being moderately successful in either their careers or businesses.

Another study, published in the European Journal of Personality examined the connection between testosterone and persistence in men, finding a direct correlation!

Because persistence is by all accounts an important predictor of future successes this makes a great deal of sense.

This being said, what are next steps?

Well, if you are a man over 30 then it couldn't hurt to see your doctor and get your levels checked. If you are younger but you think you may be suffering from low-testosterone, then it is always worth bringing up these concerns to your doctor too. He or she will likely give you recommendations based on their findings.

It should also be noted that a great deal of evidence points to simple lifestyle and nutrition changes you can make to boost your testosterone. This is also something you can discuss with your doctor if you are interested in taking an all natural approach to your hormone health.

 

REFERENCES:

http://buckeyepmr.com/chiropractic/harvard-study-on-testosterone-and-success/
http://puabooks.net/clark-bartrams-testmax-nutrition-system-review-your-best-choice/
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/per.1958/abstract

 

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man on laptopIf you do not currently have a job, it can be difficult to stay motivated and retain your self-esteem.

Job hunting is difficult, especially when you face rejection throughout the day. However, you will never be able to reenter the workforce if you do not find the motivation to continue seeking a job.

One of the things that you need to do is to get up each morning and treat the job search as though it was your actual job. If you dedicate a full 40 hours each week to looking for work seriously, you will vastly increase your chances.

If you are searching online for work, do not do it in your pajamas or gym clothes. While some people brag about being able to dress like this while working from home, it certainly does not set the right mental frame for a job search. You need to dress the part as though you were going for an in-person interview each morning.

This includes shaving, dressing appropriately and wearing a bit of makeup if you are a woman. Once you have put in your eight hours of searching, you can change into your more comfortable clothes, just as you would at the conclusion of a regular work day.

Once you have completed a thorough eight-hour job search and finished the day, you should let go of it. Continuing to stress yourself out about not having found a job yet will have a negative impact on your health and presentation during interviews. After a sincere eight-hour long search for work, you deserve to relax at the end of your day.

Make sure that you maintain a normal schedule while you are searching for a job. Many find that they start to sleep in and then stay up late at night. You certainly do not want to begin your eight-hour job search at two in the afternoon! Keeping a schedule will help you when you find a job to transition seamlessly into your new employment.

You also need to make sure that you eat right and avoid drinking alcohol during this time. After all, you want to bring your A-game to the table when you do secure an interview!

If you are serious about finding a job, then you can use these tips to help keep you motivated each day. With diligence, you will be able to find a great job!