When I began my training as a Career Coach, my coaching mentor told us that the key in finding your ideal career is to look back at your childhood. What did you love to do? What filled you with joy? It’s a question that I’ve attempted to answer and conformity have melted those memories into tiny drips. When you thought about it, it probably sounded like this: dancing, writing, playing, sports… so what do I do with that?
I had fallen into this small drip thinking, and what direction I now needed to go.
Take some time to spend with the [...]
It’s the beginning of another New Year. Some people may find themselves looking forward to meeting the challenges of the New Year and examine some of the career ideas you have toyed with over the years.
If you are like me, you may have tons of ideas going through your mind constantly about new projects or endeavors. Part of your challenge for this year will be to learn how to calm the clutter of ideas in your mind and learn to focus on the ideas that are truly the best fit for your individual life plan. If your problem [...]
I attended an amazing workshop that focused on using right brain tools to succeed in the current economic situation. A part of me expected a huge revelation, some new scientific data analyzed to prove success without any measure of failure. I guess that part of me was looking for the miracle pill that creates the perfect outcome in the smallest amount of time. I was reminded again that it doesn’t exist. Success really comes from practice and lots of it.
What does this have to do with right brain tools? When I think of practice, I think about some [...]
In Part 1 of this blog, I was discussing Daniel Pink’s book “A Whole New Mind”. His book focuses on the change in the American workforce in which left brain linear thinking jobs are being automated via technology and products that can’t be replicated immediately overseas.
Pink asserts that we are entering the “the conceptual age”, whose main characters are the creator and meaning”. So the question becomes: How do I tap into that creative right side of my brain?
After investigating that very question, Pink devised an answer by creating the “six senses”. These are six specific [...]
Technology has forever changed the way we work. I know this is highly apparent and you need to gear your set of skills towards that.
Daniel H. Pink discusses the change in the workforce and Russia who can do the same job for a lot less because of a huge difference in the cost of living. I was shocked when Pink mentioned that a typical aeronautical engineer in the US was paid $6,000 a month but in Russia the same job could be done for only $650 per month.
So does this mean that there will be no [...]