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Guest post: What you can learn from the Sound of Silence

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The following is a guest post by Vincent Clarke. His bio is at the end of the article. When I was in college, I worked at a call center processing relay calls. This was a service intended for deaf ...

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The Editor of Forbes on Grit

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If you're not pretty or smart don't worry. Intelligence doesn't determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Jus...


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Being Comes Before Doing

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, March 20, 7:44 PM

Excellent post here by @DanVForbes.  3 Steps anyone can use right now to improve the quality of their leadership.  My favorite is step #3:


Step 3. Ask a couple of colleagues to reflect on you signature presence and complete steps 1 and 2 about your leadership style:



- When (your name) is at his/her best, he/she is a leader who is _______________.

- If (your name) were an even more effective leader, he/she would be ______________.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 8:01 PM

The questions are essence questions so the answers are always evolving which is particularly good. With minor tweaks, a person could use them in education with teachers and students.

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5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy

5 Questions to Discover Who You Are and What Will Make You Happy | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it
Answering these questions completely changed the negative internal dialogue that was limiting my ability to see myself clearly and be happy.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 23, 3:28 PM

Interesting questions that very few can answer.  Knowing your values is critical to success but so are the other questions.  These are a starting point to personal growth.

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How to Let Your Purpose Find You

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Finding your purpose is not a phase of life, but a way of living.

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Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, January 23, 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, 6:20 PM

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

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

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

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6 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

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Speaking and listening in a balanced way became imperatives in our world.

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How To Find Yourself, When You’ve Lost Yourself

How To Find Yourself, When You’ve Lost Yourself | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it

"I remember being consumed with guilt for feeling unappreciative of my blessed life."

....felt safe. But over time, safe stopped serving me. Safe became confinement, imprisonment—I was actually miserable. I was empty.

 

I was lost…completely lost, with no clue how to get home.

 

“Where was home?,”  I began to ask. I might as well have been sitting in the middle of the Sahara, not my beige Pottery Barn sectional.

 

My life was uncomfortably predictable—I knew what was going to happen next, in every moment of every day.

 

The stagnancy of my life was destroying my spirit. I was no longer myself, and I knew the journey from where I was back to my home was going to be a scary, uncertain one; but at some point I had no choice. I couldn’t live separate from myself anymore, so I started walking without any idea where I was going.

 

That was three and a half years ago.

 

Today, I’m writing this from home, from the same beige couch.

The difference? Me, and the thousand of miles I’ve traveled since. The thousands of experiences I’ve collected to bring me right back here, home—found.

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:06 PM

I've often quoted, "...not all who wander are lost." by JRR Tolkien. In this post, choosing a path of uncertainty in courage was a first step to finding purpose and clarity.  Thanks to Terri for the share in social media.  ~  Deb

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Your time is limited ...

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Being an introvert helps!

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6 Surprising Truths About Trust

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When evaluating trustworthiness, we are highly influenced by surprisingly small factors -- like where we meet someone, what they wear, what their voices sound like, whether their posture mimics ours, if they mention the names of people we know or...

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Thanks for scooping this one, Al. Hello btw! Great article...trust is indeed a difficult thing to earn for some folks!

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Robin Martin's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:26 PM

Sharing this one again to my leadership topic!

John Michel's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:35 AM

The first step to making better decisions about whom to trust is to realize that we are all biased. Biases result from the mental shortcuts that our brains revert to when facing otherwise overwhelming information-processing demands.

Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, October 25, 2013 5:24 AM

You decide who you trust in a few seconds... but why?

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GET A LIFE: The importance of resilience

GET A LIFE: The importance of resilience | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it
Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, September 15, 2013 11:11 PM

"The culture we live in today desperately needs to be resilient. We are constantly being buffeted with messages that remind us that the world is a dangerous place, the economy is suffering, bacteria is lurking everywhere waiting to give us a possible new plague, and our gadgets are always ringing and binging. Being frazzled is a way of life."



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Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

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We've all hit that point where we can't figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you're 18 or when you're 50, and it's always a difficult process to work through. It's not hopeless, though!
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Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

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Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.
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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.

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God Is.'s comment, August 28, 2013 6:29 PM
I have been researching Christianity, Mindfulness and meditation for a while now.. yes, I agree that the old news is becoming new news.. I have a friend who was diagnosed with lung cancer, his Oncologist, who has plenty credentials, leads a cancer support group and has extensively talked about mindfulness as a way to cope with the suffering associated with this insidious disease...
Jon Kabbat-Zinn is also a pioneer in the field...
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 6:54 PM
Mind, Body, Spirit healing goes beyond..'coping,' with suffering any diagnosed disease. http://drdorothy.net
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The Science Behind Rewiring Your Emotions

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Surprises Are the New Normal; Resilience Is the New Skill

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The difference between winners and losers how they handle losing. No one can completely avoid troubles and potential pitfalls are everywhere, so the real skill is the resilience to climb out of the hole and bounce back.


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John Michel's curator insight, July 19, 2013 8:39 PM

For anyone who wants to get beyond adversity or start over rather than give up, America is the Land of Second Chances. According to Jon Huntsman, former US Ambassador to China, getting back on our feet is an American strength widely admired in China. And everywhere, rapid recovery from natural disasters is increasingly a key to a robust economy. Entrepreneurs and innovators must be willing to fail and try again. The point isn't to learn to fail, it is to learn to bounce back.

LETP's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:34 PM

How can we teach our students to be resilient in this highly digitised world? 

Maureen Orey's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:17 AM

A great thought leader really captures the essence of the importance of resilience!

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The Editor of Forbes on Grit

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If you're not pretty or smart don't worry. Intelligence doesn't determine success. Emotional intelligence is more important than general intelligence, but hard work is more important than both. Jus...


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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. 
      

Neuroscience paints a complicated picture of creativity, far more complex than the right-left brain distinction would have us think (the theory being that left brain = rational and analytical, right brain = creative and emotional).

     

....psychologically, creative personality types are ... complex, paradoxical and tend to avoid habit or routine. ...not just a stereotype of the "tortured artist" -- artists really may be more complicated people.

    

Scott Barry Kaufman, a psychologist at New York University who has spent years researching creativity, [said], "Imaginative people have messier minds."

   

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They daydream.   Creative types know that daydreaming is anything but a waste of time.   ...mind-wandering can aid in the process of "creative incubation." ...from experience [we know] that our best ideas come seemingly out of the blue when our minds are elsewhere.

    

They observe everything.

Henry James is widely quoted, a writer is someone on whom "nothing is lost."
    
They take time for solitude."In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone," wrote the American existential psychologist Rollo May. 

 

     

They turn life's obstacles around.  Specifically, researchers have found that trauma can help people to grow in the areas of interpersonal relationships, spirituality, appreciation of life, personal strength, and -- most importantly for creativity -- seeing new possibilities in life.

     

 

They take risks.

 

.... "Creativity is the act of making something from nothing. It requires making public those bets first placed by imagination. This is not a job for the timid. Time wasted, reputation tarnished, money not well spent -- these are all by-products of creativity gone awry."

 

    

 

They make time for mindfulness.

 

Creative types understand the value of a clear and focused mind -- because their work depends on it. Many artists, entrepreneurs, writers and other creative workers, such as David Lynch,  have turned to meditation as a tool for tapping into their most creative state of mind.

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, March 6, 2:17 AM

It's helpful to see this 2014 version of what distinguishes creatives, updated with mindfulness practice, yet listing daydreaming in the first, #1 spot.  The article offers a quote from the writer Joan Didion's notebook , "We are talking about something private, about bits of the mind’s string too short to use, an indiscriminate and erratic assemblage with meaning only for its marker."  ~  D

Christi Krug's curator insight, May 6, 11:11 AM

I can relate to this! "Imaginative people have messier minds."

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Why mindfulness matters

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Today, like never before, young people are faced with incredible levels of stress and distraction, which impede learning and, ultimately, their ability to achieve success and happiness.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 6:27 AM

Goldie Hawn on mindfulness, from Davos.  Had no idea of her calling in this way.

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A Formula for Happiness

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Social scientists have determined three sources of supreme contentment: genes, events and values. (RT @raehanbobby: A Formula for Happiness. A #goodread for #leadership, live and love.

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John Michel's curator insight, January 7, 8:04 PM

 It turns out that choosing to pursuefour basic values of faith, family, community and work is the surest path to happiness, given that a certain percentage is genetic and not under our control in any way.

Angie Mc's curator insight, January 7, 9:06 PM

Interesting article with related links and videos to explore.

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Curate Your Visual Appearance Across Social Media with the AP Social Media Image Maker

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migueltacoronte's curator insight, April 11, 4:54 PM

"Mejora tu imagen de forma general con la aplicación Social Media Image Maker, ....Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest y más.

Maura Cannaviello's curator insight, May 30, 4:40 AM

Curare i contenuti significa anche adattarli alle diverse piattaforme social. Ognuna delle quali ha le proprie regole di pubblicazione, comprensive di formato e peso.

Dopo aver scritto un buon contenuto, è quindi importante lavorare alla sua presentazione.

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The tool we were missing..great for personal branding on #SocialMedia! 

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What is a Big Life, and How Do I Get One? | The Big Life Project

What is a Big Life, and How Do I Get One? | The Big Life Project | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it

Living Big is not about ego or status or looking big to other people. It’s about finding a path that makes your heart sing (whether anyone else gets it or not), and growing in heart and spirit so you can follow that path.

How Do I Get a Bigger Life?
 

Step 1. Ask yourself: What is meaningful to me? What is my purpose? What gives me deep joy when I slow down and give it my full attention?
 

No one else can tell you your answers…though people will try.
 

Step 2: Now that you know what you need more of, begin with small steps to build it into your life. (Rick Foster and Greg Hicks call this Centralizing in their excellent book How We Choose to be Happy.)
 

Step 3: Keep asking, keep building, keep re-imagining—because Big Life is more about the journey than the destination. (Yeah, I know you’ve heard that one before. Because it’s true.)
 

Three steps. That’s it.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 22, 2013 12:05 PM

Smart questions to build One Big Life.  There's also the Venn Diagram of What you Love to Do, What You Can Get Paid For, and What You're Good At, from an earlier post.   ~  Deb

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What Is It Really Like To Be An Introvert?

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Being introverted has nothing to do with lack of confidence. In some ways, I believe that the ability to enjoy being by yourself says a great deal about your confidence.

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The Modern Workplace: Introverts Need Not Apply

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Vinish Garg's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:56 PM

Culture facilitates communication and communication facilitates culture.  An 'open' workspace ensure both ways.

Gregory Cheong's curator insight, October 5, 2013 4:58 AM

The modern workplace is not for the introverts 

Dr. Alison Eyring's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:54 PM

Forget that title! Introverts who perform are most welcome in modern workplaces. They need to ensure they are spending time building relationships and are getting their views heard by others. At the same time, extroverts need to ensure they are not hogging all the space in the conversation or dominating groups when they lack sufficient knowledge. A modern workplace also is an inclusive one. 

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Hope, The Motivation of Learning - The John Maxwell Company

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By John C. Maxwell.
August 30, 2013

Not long ago I was signing books after speaking to a large crowd at a convention center. Whenever I speak, I try to make myself available to sign books, shake hands, and chat with people. This particular day the line was long, and I was signing as quickly as I could to try to get to everyone waiting.

A lady stepped up and handed me a book to sign, and she said, “For the last eight years I have been reading your books and listening to your teaching. You have given to me a wonderful gift, and I am grateful.”

I stopped writing and for a moment I wondered what that gift might be. Was it the simplicity of my teaching? Practicality? Humor? I was curious, so I asked, “What is the wonderful gift I have given you?”

“Hope.” She continued, “Whenever I read your books or listen to you, I leave with hope. Thank you.”

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:17 PM

Hope is a beautiful thing. It shines brightest when the hour is darkest. Hope sings when all melodies are gone. It believes when the evidence is limited. Hope gives to us even when we have little or nothing left. It is one of the most precious things we have in life.

 

Hope is inspiring. It gives us the motivation for living and learning. I say that for several reasons:

John Michel's curator insight, September 11, 2013 4:15 PM

Hope is a beautiful thing. It shines brightest when the hour is darkest. Hope sings when all melodies are gone. It believes when the evidence is limited. Hope gives to us even when we have little or nothing left. It is one of the most precious things we have in life.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, September 11, 2013 5:52 PM

Fantastic post Amy.  I could not agree more with all the great comments and the article.  

 

I would add that hope is a great weapon when battling the demons of self-doubt! 

 

 

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Four Ways to Figure Out What You Really Want to Do with Your Life

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We've all hit that point where we can't figure out exactly what we really want to do with our lives. It can come when you're 18 or when you're 50, and it's always a difficult process to work through. It's not hopeless, though!
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How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work | Your Personality is Your Thumbprint | Scoop.it
Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss.
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Dan Mularski's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:32 AM

Happiness is both the precursor to success and the result of it, but be sure to define what success is for you.

John Michel's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:29 PM

Research is beginning to reveal that positive thinking is about much more than just being happy or displaying an upbeat attitude. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last much longer than a smile.

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Do You Know What it Means to Be an Introvert?

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A lot of people use the words "introverted" and "shy" interchangeably; they don't mean the same thing.
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