Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category
This is a very inspirational talk with Scott Dinsmore.
Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community .
Richard Branson was recently in Egypt, where he spent some time talking to eniGma Magazine about life as the head of Virgin.
One of the key points which Branson was keen to stress, was the importance of a brand name: “Your brand or your name is simply your reputation, you have to fight in life to protect that as it means everything. Nothing is more important.” Read more here
What is your excuse for not pursuing your dreams and following your passions?
Watch Gimp Monkey’s video: Craig Demartino, with one leg and “disabled” friends as they climb 1800ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
What business are you really in? What do your clients really want—whether they know it or not? What’s your legacy?
Take Starbucks — are they really in the coffee business? How about Apple, Toms and Facebook? Each of these great companies redefined the business they are in, and in each case, the results they have generated have been spectacular.
Source: Tony Robbins
I found this presentation extremely informative and enlightening. Anders Fredriksson has taught first time entrepreneurs about the 10 mistakes that many do as first timers. Like him, I did them myself too. I wish I had learned that when I went to school.
What should I do with my life? A structured, step-by-step process to find out. Plus, techniques for blowing away the “unwashed masses” with your overhauled resume, cover letter, interview techniques, and negotiation strategies. Lots of case studies and live teardowns in this one. Find video (Free live on Oct 19) here
Source: Seth Godin
The economy has changed, probably forever.
School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it’s not a goal we need to achieve any longer.
In his 30,000 word manifesto, he imagines a different set of goals and start (he hopes) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we’ve been doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’ve been getting.
Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo. Continue reading here