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The words you don't want appearing on your CV - Virgin.com

The words you don't want appearing on your CV - Virgin.com | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
You thought demonstrating your responsibility in the workplace to potential employers was a good thing, right? Wrong.
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I wonder how much longer the traditional CV will be around? Or atleast the structore will be changed and role will be dimished.

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Reinvent Yourself

Reinvent Yourself | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

Major life changes are never easy, because your instincts and the urgent matters of the day work against you. But when you learn to focus on your future self, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve.


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To thine own future be true

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 22, 2015 10:33 PM

A fine article from Psychology Today's May Edition 2014. 


Read also these previous Scoops: 


  1. The Road to Self-Renewal
  2. Personal Renewal 
  3. The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Reinventing Yourself


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Resolving to Create a New You

Resolving to Create a New You | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Don’t just do what you should be doing. Reflect on the person you can be.
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"So in this new year, let’s not do the same old, same old; let’s not resolve to work harder at being the selves that we already are. Instead, let’s resolve to make ourselves into the selves that we can commit to being."

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Work Smarter: Great TED Talks Compilation

Work Smarter: Great TED Talks Compilation | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

This isn't your father's business advice. These talks - from a philosopher, a general, a cognitive psychologist - offer unconventional, and uncommonly useful, advice on leading, working, creating and living better.


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This is a great compilation of some of the best TED talks on a subject that is so interesting and relevant for most of us.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 21, 2014 10:27 AM

A compilation of TED Talks all related to working smarter. Some of my favorite talks are included: 


Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action


Susan Cain: The power of introverts


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are


Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation


Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn … then lead

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Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet

Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

According to Greg McKeown's book Essentialism, Essentialists recognize 90% of opportunities are distractions. Essentialists focus on just 10% of opportunities.


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As the world continues to become more complicated and the amount of information and noise will continue to increase, the ability to focus will be essential for survival

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 13, 2014 3:21 PM

Good insight, Chris

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Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
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American culture is obsessed with the idea that we need to find our “passion” in order to be happy and successful. But there’s a problem: “It’s an astonishingly bad piece of advice,” says best-selling author Cal Newport.
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"Follow your heart", "find your passion", "do what you love" is all fine but it still comes down to being good at something and taking the time or developing the skills to become good at something.

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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

How to Let Your Purpose Find You | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.
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"There is no singular, simple, final meaning to life. And it is the scars of purpose that, finally, don’t just merely give meaning to life — but endow us with a greater privilege — giving life to meaning".

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Cruise Line Class's curator insight, January 23, 2014 9:21 AM

Thank you Don for sharing this wonderful article!

 

I completely agree that living with purpose is a way of living.  Knowing your why not only infuses us with a life with passion; however is both the gasoline that runs the engine and the steering wheel (compass) that keeps us living in our intentional direction.

 

 

 

 

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:20 PM

Discovering your purpose is the most important thing you will ever do.

Barbara Kerr's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:28 AM

"Purpose, like any big love, redeems us."  Thoughtful, provocative article on  finding your purpose. 

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The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything

The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

What does scientific research say are the proven methods for being the best at anything? Here's what studies show time and time again.


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It is great to have genetics on your side but it is not the only route. Hard work and grit is always an essential ingredient.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, February 22, 2014 2:39 PM

Interesting insights combining several ideas ... and sound advice on how to push oneself to grow.

 

From a leadership perspective, it would be interesting to study how these ideas overlay on organizations (vice individuals) ... e.g. how similar principals as applied to groups/teams/organizations contribute to sustained, high performance, learning organizations?

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5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome

5 Weird Habits That Make People Successful And Awesome | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Because if you make enough money people call you eccentric instead of crazy.
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You Don’t Need to Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers

You Don’t Need to Learn To Code + Other Truths About the Future of Careers | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

There’s a reason most “conventional” career advice sucks: the world is changing at a rapid clip. When well-meaning mentors give advice based on their experiences decades ago, it’s kind of like teaching someone how to drive using a horse and buggy.


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Speaks some real truths about what skills will be needed to navigate in the future, and the importance of cooperation, collaboration and connecting the dots!

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11 Ways To Find Your Purpose In Life

11 Ways To Find Your Purpose In Life | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Do not rule out the possibility that your life’s intention is simply to be happy.
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It is a misconception to think that others we observe have found their purpose, it can be an endless and tireless search, but the more we search, the more we learn about ourselves, the closer we get.

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8 Classic Storytelling Techniques for Engaging Presentations

8 Classic Storytelling Techniques for Engaging Presentations | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky.

 


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Very useful article with practical explaination including actual video examples.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 16, 2015 7:25 AM

Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. HT @Nik Peachey. 

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.


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The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

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How to Rebrand Yourself as an Entrepreneur

How to Rebrand Yourself as an Entrepreneur | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
By: Pablo – CC BY 2.0
All entrepreneurship begins with rebranding. Maybe you’re leaving a corporate job to launch your own business. Or you were a tech entrepreneur and now want to start a retail venture.
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Regardless of where you come from it is not about "becoming and entrepreneur" it all starts with understanding your why.

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How to Decide What to Do with Your Life

How to Decide What to Do with Your Life | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

What an extremely tough thing to figure out: what to do with your future! Now, I can't really know exactly what this young woman should do, but I can share what I've learned looking back on my life, and what I would tell my kids (the oldest is 21 and still figuring things out, but I also have 17- and 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl). Here's what I'd say.


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I did not know what I wanted to do at 20 and I still don't know at 50, but I am crystal clear on what I don't what to do!

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:46 PM

When you're young, the world is your oyster and opportunities seem endless, but there can be a lot of pressure to decide on a life path. How do you know what career to pursue and what to do with your future?

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 14, 2014 7:08 AM

I got inspirations out of this. Still pondering what to do when I grow up! #inspiration

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Best Advice: Enjoy the Journey

Best Advice: Enjoy the Journey | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here.About three years ago now I sat in a New York deli across from a good

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Too often we separate our work from our private lives. It is not necessarily about work life balance but work life integration.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, February 27, 2014 9:24 PM

Include family :)

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10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal

10 Creative Rituals You Should Steal | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?” Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:16 AM

Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done.

Penelope's curator insight, January 14, 2014 6:20 PM

 

This is a great post to start off the new year. Unique routines. We all have them. They can be fairly tame or outright crazy. I was especially interested in routines of the writers in the bunch.

 

Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed on the importance of writing daily:

"Writing forces you to locate your clarity."

 

Radio host Garrison Keillor makes sure to get into the “observable world.”

 

See if you can find a routine that sparks a new idea in you!

 

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Storied Lives"***

 

Link to the original article: http://99u.com/articles/21137/10-creative-rituals-you-should-steal

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:30 AM

Intersesting perspective on daily activity for leaders.

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How I Figured Out What I Wanted To Do With My Life

How I Figured Out What I Wanted To Do With My Life | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
Stuck at a job she hated, this recent grad didn't want to start a new full-time position or grad program to figure out if it was the career path she wanted. So she did something else entirely. Read on for her unconventional and inspiring story.
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Good article packed with many useful links to supporting article quite useful if you are in the process of "figuring out what to do with your life"

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The Benefits of Integrating Spirituality into Your Daily Life - Purpose Fairy

The Benefits of Integrating Spirituality into Your Daily Life - Purpose Fairy | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
"In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body." ~ Barbara de Angelis E
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Patagonia Environmentalism Essay: The Parable of the Iron Pan

Patagonia Environmentalism Essay: The Parable of the Iron Pan | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it

New Economy thinking turns the question of possession on its head. It pushes us to examine the relationship between what we have and what we need. It asks us to rethink the boundaries of ownership, participation and cooperation. It reminds us that we don’t need to own everything in order to benefit from it; that’s why we invented public parks, public libraries and public schools. After all, we are not a nation of hermits; we form a thousand kinds of families and communities, associations and businesses to do things together. This is smart, sane and efficient.


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We have the responsability to pave the way so that others do not insist on making the same mistakes of overconsumption in the name of progress.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 7, 2013 2:36 AM

The New Economy offers enormous hope because it is a blend of the best thinking and values from the past and the future. One of its central principles is cooperation. 

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In the end, just three things matter …

In the end, just three things matter … | Personal Transformation | Scoop.it
In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived How well we have loved How well we have learned to let go. - Jack Kornfield (more Jack Kornfield quotes and sayings) Original photo credit: Bro.

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