I saw this article in the paper the other day. It was on the front page of a section about careers.
Don't worry if you can't read it. In fact, it's really good that you can't read it. Because it's really really bad advice. It's the kind of horrible advice that promotes victim thinking. It's the kind of advice that explains exactly why 80% of American's report disliking their jobs. And the funniest part is that this article was written by the same company that did that study - CareerBuilder!
Let's go through each of the 7 pieces of advice, and I'll tell you what they SHOULD have said (which is the opposite of what they did say).
We've all heard the phrase, "There's a time for work, and there's a time for play." That little piece of advice has implications inherent within it that just don't jive with all the observations I've ever made into the realm of human peak performance.
We had NO idea what we were getting ourselves into. But, nonetheless, we ran off across the street to the fisherman's outfitter, bought some gear, parked the car in a nearby lot, and minutes later we were sea-bound.
In this episode of Tough Talks our guest is Regional Vice President of Sales at Cloudera, and big ass dream ranch owner, Vince Temperino. Vince loves discipline, not necessarily in the militaristic sense, but certainly in the "Let's just go ahead and crush it at life" sense. Vince is so fun to listen to because he never lost his childlike enthusiasm and he brings that into everything he experiences in life.
So what’s an affirmation, anyway? A nice flowery little phrase? A sweet little jingle that’s gonna make everything alright? If I can just keep reciting it every day it’ll come true! Right. That’s a very popular lie...
If your heart is lighter than the feather, however, your soul is free to move on into eternity and to experience the infinite splendor of the universe. However, if your heart is heavier than the feather...
Amy was a super successful Sales Team Leader/Executive with a very solid and safe income until the perfect catastrophe occurred. Because of her Mental Toughness, she was able to instantly begin to leverage her "misfortune" into her dream life.