When I learned about planned happenstance in a college class, I decided I would make a conscious effort to apply exploration in a way I hadn’t been fully aware of. I was going to take fun classes, go to events, volunteer, and surround myself with people who had shared interests outside of traditional networking just to see what opportunities might arise.
We've all heard of the mind, body and soul concept. This trifecta of balance is often associated with yoga, tai-chi or other forms of meditative state. It's an easy concept to theorize, but a tough one to put into practical application. It is even tougher to apply to oneself outside of these meditative experiences, let alone to the operating of an entire business organization.
My favorite improv game is called Mind Meld. If you want a visual, this is a pretty decent explanation. Mind Meld uses free association to teach a pretty important concept: working with others toward a common goal.
There are a few different ways you can play. My personal favorite is as a group. To start, everyone stands in a circle...
When it comes to choosing an employer, a greater emphasis is being placed on corporate social responsibility; a company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and the environment around them, and the footprint said employer leaves on society. Organizations who realize this and take the necessary steps in doing so...
I’ve always been fascinated with the practical steps it takes to create unusual outcomes (ie miracles) to usual situations. While the unusual outcomes don’t often seem tied to anything, I’m learning over time that they seem to really be a very logical outcome to a proactive change in an individual’s usual behavior.
Ah, the art of positive thinking. That elusive little thought process that claims to be part of a winning formula in which humans can derive success and happiness. If it’s so important to think positive, stay positive, and generally feel positive; than why is it so hard to consistently achieve a positive mindset?
If I could go back several years and find myself a mentor, what would I have wanted them to share with me? What guidance would have helped me develop as an individual and in my career? It didn’t take long for me to realize that I have often needed to hear – from an un-biased, neutral party – that nothing is perfect, and that is okay.