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Rahul Bhargava shares an article and advice on how to stay motivated by following the strategies of high output achievers.  Few years back, I was part of a ‘merger/acquisition management’ project. These projects are unusually stressful. As a professional, you are not sure of your next role for weeks or months. It’s like the phase after an exam and before the results. One just waits, and waits. The numerous failed attempts of mine always keeps me curious about the secrets…
Start your week with the right mindset. Amanda Setili shares a perfect post for a Monday morning.  “Some beliefs become so ingrained that we don’t even question them. We just count them as truths. These unexamined beliefs can imprison us.” Key points include: We all do this We should learn to dismiss the negative thoughts that hold us back Trust that the integrity of our actions has the impact to carry us onwards and upwards   Access the link to…
Jane Licurse shares a post and a poem designed to remind us to take time lying in the grass and contemplate the wild and precious in our lives. Harvard Business School asks graduating MBA students each year what it is they plan to do with their one wild and precious life. I remember thinking there was a “right answer”, one Harvard wanted to hear: to create a company, do something BIG, to show up in Forbes magazine’s top 30 under…
Darryl Stickel shares a few best practices for parents who want to improve the bond of trust with their children.  When it comes to trust, kids are a special case.  They tend to trust us more than they should when they are young and less than they should as they mature.  Unfortunately, our kids tend to trust us least when they could use our guidance the most.  As they mature they are making life changing decisions and at risk for…
Glenton Jelbert examines passages in the Bible to extrapolate fallacies, fallibilities, and the philosophical merits within.  Was Paul a deluded apocalypticist? In other words, did he believe the apocalypse (i.e. some kind of dramatic end of world event) would happen in his lifetime? The answer to this is almost certainly yes. My friend, Mark Smith, recently wrote a nice summary of the failed second coming (available on Amazon) responding to the various theologies that try to get around it. Of…
  In this article, Amy Giddon reveals what her team discovered when they asked the public about courage. What we learned when we asked 250 people about their fears. ‘Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.’ — Brené Brown We’re having trouble seeing each other these days. It’s always been hard to show up in our full complexity and contradictions, and now we have social media further tempting us to filter and edit our stories. We fear…
In a world that has an abundance of aphorisms and rules for every occasion, Robbie Kellman Baxter suggests that the community of professionals think twice before following advice.   Other than maybe the golden rule, I am hard pressed to think of any saying that is always true. And that shouldn’t be surprising, as the answer to so many questions is “it depends.” “Should I let my daughter go to the late night party?” It depends…on your child’s age, maturity,…