You’ve heard the saying before: “Follow your passion.” Following your passion is big. Passion is what really gets you going. Passion is what fuels you. Passion is what starts the engine. But passion isn’t everything.
Longing to have a viral hit? Be ready when you do. Take these 7 steps.
If you’re like me and have a small business or consulting firm, you’ve longed to have greater exposure and get your messages out there in a bigger way. When it happens, however, it can turn your business – and your life – upside down.
I’ve experienced the hard way some big lessons about going viral, and it’s all about readiness. If your business, systems and processes are not ready to deal with the aftermath of going viral – the emails, questions, queries, and requests for proposals, etc. – you’ll miss precious opportunities to engage in new business, and serve your niche in the way you dream of.
When you decide to become somebody who goes running three days a week, your first real test will probably be when one of your running days lands on a rainy day. This is where the running newbie begins bargaining. He […]
"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.
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Start by talking about impact, not financial performance.
Nobody washes a rental car.
People will go the extra mile only if they feel they have ownership. It’s much the same in the workplace. Employees who take ownership of their work — and who feel that what they are doing matters — are far more likely than others to feel engaged on the job.
Several informal surveys have given an impression of the relative popularity of different progress-focused techniques. The following 21 techniques seem to belong to the most well-known and popular progress-focused techniques: scaling questions, the past success question, the preferred future question, the platform question, the exception seeking question, reframing, indirect compliments, the miracle question, summarizing in the words of the client, the what-is-better question, normalizing, the usefulness question, the observation question, the perspective change question, the coping question, the continuation question, the prediction suggestion, leapfrogging, and mutualizing. Below is a description of these techniques.
Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life, from creativity to vulnerability, from competitive sports to collaborative games.
"Belief that you can become smarter and more talented opens the doorways to success. That’s what twenty years of research has shown Carol Dweck of Stanford University. She has identified two opposing beliefs about intelligence and talent, beliefs that strongly impact our ability to learn.
"Though the fixed mindset has traditionally held sway, many recent studies show that the growth mindset better represents our abilities. Our brains are much more elastic than previously thought, constantly growing new connections. IQ and talent are not fixed, but are mutable based on experience and attitude."