What Are You Most Passionate About?

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The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.                                                                                             ~George Bernard Shaw

When Brian Tracy asked Entrepreneurs to share what they were most passionate about, one replied “nothing“. Tis sad. We all have something that we are good at. If you find that you are unable to identify your passion, seek help. You will find that life is more meaningful when you get the courage to go out and do what you have always wanted to do. Don’t just waste it and Wrinkle away.

As many other enthusiasts chimed into respond, here I share excerpts as they spoke about their passion.

  • Better life
  • Helping others
  • Diamonds
  • Coaching/Teaching
  • Changing my life
  • Job
  • Latin American Dancing and wealth
  • Filmmaking
  • Life
  • Fashion
  • University
  • My Future
  • Growth
  • Doing something I love to provide a better future for my family
  • Being alive
  • Learning new things and improving things in my life
  • Financial Freedom
  • My Dream
  • Helping Suffering Children
  • Nothing
  • Success
  • Architecture
  • Giving Back
  • Self improvement
  • Helping others discover the possibilities around them
  • My children
  • Business Entrepreneurship, Cash, Money
  • Speaking and changing the paradigms of humanity
  • Art
  • People and Music
  • Preserving Classic Cars
  • Law
  • Adding Value to the World
  • God and Goals
  • People and places
  • Traveling
  • Making a Difference in the world

What are you most passionate about? Does any of the above resonate with you and Provoke a response? Do share!

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7 Tips On What To Do When In Between Careers…

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In transition and wondering what to do in the next stage of your career? We have all been there and it can be a scary time. Here are 7 Captivating tips on what you can do as you decide to Grasp your next steps.

  1. Freelance. Do Gigs
  2. Work on your Personal Brand
  3. Learn a new Skill
  4. Attend networking events
  5. Map out a plan
  6. Volunteer
  7. Ask for help

Need Extra Income? Here Are 20 Ways…

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17 Self-Care Activities…

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When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Self care is important. It has become more common these days as the thrust to lessen the Notable stress in our daily lives Meanders. Suddenly, it becomes important when the daring effects plunge in.

Here are 17 activities you can engage (even in small spurts), to take care of you.

  1. Read
  2. Go to the beach
  3. Make a daily self-care plan
  4. Go for a bike ride
  5. Dance
  6. Go to the movies
  7. Go to church
  8. Go swimming
  9. Paint your nails
  10. Jump in puddles
  11. Eat a meal you enjoy
  12. Sing
  13. Exercise
  14. Breathe deeply
  15. Wrap-up in a blanket
  16. Draw
  17. Sleep in

Does any resonate? Are there more you can add? Do share.

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The Smartest In Your Group? Here’s What To Do…

If you find that you are the smartest one in the group that you hang with, you need to find a new group. In order to grow, you need to develop. Staying in your comfort zone won’t help. Branch out. Reach for higher heights.

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The Color Of Identity….

Here’s CNN video interview with several individuals expressing their journey on deciding whether they identify with a particular race or another. Discrimination abounds and can get Messy.  So to some they are thrilled to avoid the upfront open decision of sharing who they really are. Some are thrilled, but later become confused as they are confronted by issues that they need to deal with.

You Are You

As an Organizational Development practitioner, the choice now exists for people to choose when doing background checks. They must choose what gender or race they identify with. No longer can it be taken for granted face-to-face to identify. You are you. You decide which you, you want to be (tongue twister). Such a Fabric of our imagination.

In my research conducted on Success Strategies, this was one of my findings. Leaders when asked what ethnic group they identified with, expressed choices. Some were taken aback by the simple question because they thought it obvious, while others who were of mixed race and could identify with one group or other based on their preference, selected whatever they wanted. The conclusion from the findings of that research…more work needs to be done on this area.

So as I conclude this simple discussion, the question remains….who are you? Do you know? Do share.

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The Top 6 Soft Skills That Will Make You Uniquely Successful….

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 Soft Skills – personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people.

  1. Adaptability
  2. Culture Fit
  3. Collaboration
  4. Leadership
  5. Growth Potential
  6. Prioritization

Soft-Skills The Meaning defined

Adaptability refers to the capacity to be modified for a new use or purpose. Culture fit indicates the alignment of behavior between individual and organization. Collaboration is the action of working with someone to produce or create something. Leadership  entails the action of  leading a group of people or an organization . Growth potential considers the potential an individual has to grow in an organization as their rising stars. Prioritization is the ability to put things to be actioned in order of importance.

Don’t be a Rube, consider these soft skills. Do some self-reflection. How do they compare when you reflect on your relationships at work, off the job, with friends, relatives, with your family and even while networking. If you find yourself lacking in area, take the time to improve. It will be worth it.

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6 Tips to Help You Succeed as a Leader

Christian heads many organizations and several Professional Associations. He was always respected. Whatever he says, goes. He retired recently, and decided to use his knowledge to start a renowned Group to make a difference to others in the community. He was successful. Within a year the group grew to several hundreds, with many eager to join his endeavor.

However,  Christian has one problem. The group has grown and comprised millennials and others who expect a participatory leadership style. They shared ideas which little by little were shut down, avoided, or disregarded. The members now wonder whether it makes sense for them to be involved in the organization.

A Creature of habit, Christian exhibits the traditional authoritarian leadership style. Permit us to say that we are not sure if that is going to hold in today’s society.

Christina Folz in her article titled Lead From Where You Are, shared 6 tips to help you succeed as a leader:

  1. Accept Failure
  2. Embrace who you are
  3. Build relationships early
  4. Question Everything
  5. Find People who Challenge you
  6. Take initiative

Of the points raised my top three include, accepting failure because it means you have tried. You don’t wait around on your Sleeve until things are safe before stepping out.

Building relationships is also crucial to success. My own research on Success Strategies confirmed this when I interviewed leaders of several organizations to find out the traits that made them successful.

The third point concerned finding and working with people who challenge you. Doing this encourages creativity, and a creative team propels an organization or team’s success.

There you have it, my top favs selected. From the list, do you have a favorite, or two? Do share.

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3 Directions. Which One Are You?

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Do What you Can with What you have, Where you are.  ~Theodore Roosevelt

~Melanie is at a crossroads in life. She graduated college, got a job and has been working ‘just because‘.

~David has worked as a senior manager for over 10 years but over the past three years he has been dreaming of more. His sense of purpose has been lost. He feels he is drifting.

~It’s been 4 years since Carol lost her job due to restructuring. Since then she has worked odd jobs, has big dreams but through fear hesitates to take the step to Enroll to accomplish her goals.

~Mark dreamed of his passion. Took the steps to achieve and now enjoys the benefits of his entrepreneurial ventures. Still he seeks more ways to learn, develop his skills, and grow.

We have all been there. Life’s crossroads beckons times of reflection pushing us to search deep within our souls to find out if there’s more to life. We ponder about the next step. Where should we go? What should we do? How should we do it? or should we do it at all? John Maxwell speaks about the 3 kinds of people when it comes to Viable directions in life. These are:

3 Kinds of People in Pursuit of Goals

1.People Who Don’t Know what they would like to do.

These people are confused. They dabble, drift, with no sense of direction. If they grow, it is without focus.

2. People who Know what they would like to do but Don’t do it

These people are Profusely frustrated. They worry, they fear. They want to step out but are afraid they won’t be able to take care of their responsibilities. Sometimes they are not willing to pay the price to learn, grow, and move closer to their dream. Sadly, these people also miss out on reaching their potential.

3. People who know what they would like to do and do it.

These people are fulfilled. They possess a strong sense of passion, they achieve their purpose, they grow, they learn, they develop. As they strive for more we Chuckle thinking they are perfect but they know better as they seek continuous development.

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This was previously shared but it’s now time for a revisit. Look back on the list, which type resonates with you? Consider. Reflect. Share. Puzzled and need help? Let’s connect.

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