In the book The Answer, authors John Assaraf and Murray Smith talk about the negative messages we receive growing up: By the time you are 17 years old, you’ve heard “No you can’t” an average of 150,000 times. You’ve heard “Yes, you can,” about 5,000 times. That’s thirty no’s for every yes. That makes for … Continue reading You Must First SEE Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
Back in 2014 I wrote an article where I talked about the fact that it takes more than passion to succeed. Cal Newport, Ph.D., a 30 something year-old and assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University says “Follow your passion is an appealing command because it’s both simple and daring. It tells you that … Continue reading It’s Time to Harness the Power of Your Individuality
I can always tell when someone is passionate about an idea, a project...whatever they're talking about. Their eyes light up. Their posture changes ever so slightly as if to straighten themselves out to deliver their truth. There is a beautiful story writing process that I use to help my clients rediscover what they are truly … Continue reading Note Those Times When Your Eyes Light Up
We all know the maxim: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." We tend to describe ourselves very "hammer-like"...very vanilla...not too much to us...I'm just an x or y...not much talent needed to do what I do...I work at so so so...I work in … Continue reading Playing Chopsticks…When You Should be Playing Mozart…
Contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from San Diego, California, Phil Wickham recently lost his voice. He was supposed to lead worship at an event called Catalyst - a conference for leaders about 3,500 strong in Southern California but because of his “no voice” situation he wasn't able to make it. The organizers still wanted … Continue reading Before You Are an Occupation You Are a First a Person
To Steven Darter, a good job fits like a pair of well-made, hand-crafted boots. It makes you feel good, it makes you look good, and it makes you stand a little taller. "And if you're in something that doesn't fit well, you start getting blisters, and that really hurts," said Darter, the president of People … Continue reading How Well Does Your Job Fit?
It screws them up. Whenever we talk about finding something it means that we don't have it and we need to go look for it. It's out there somewhere and if we can only find it, then we can do something with it. The Future of HR: What's next for the profession was the name of … Continue reading Stop Telling People to Find/List their Passions