This week’s browseworthy links:
1. I’m a fan of any message that encourages people to pursue their passion. Steve Job’s commencement speech to Stanford University graduates this year delivers an inspiring message. Click here for the full text. My favorite quote:
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
2. Mind over matter…Love this post on how mental chaos keeps us from having the success we dream of. The article Can Chaos Lead to Success suggest that we create chaos when we allow contradictory thoughts to have a tug of war, example: I will get my dream job vs. I should just be happy where I am. Great notes on the importance of shooting down negative thoughts before they take root and spread like weeds in our minds.
3. I stumbled across a great blog this week for anyone considering transitioning from employee to entrepreneur: Under 30 CEO. Top reads: 10 Do’s and Don’ts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and How to Become a Fearless and Successful Entrepreneur.
4. If you are a new manager or need to sharpen your management skills, check out Management Craft. I stumbled onto this site following a link to a post on How to Handle Complaints (for managers). Great places to start – try these two categories: Podcasts and Webcasts and Breakthroughs. I found myself wishing for more of the Ask Lisa category. Be sure to scan this blog’s blogroll for other great sites to add to your browsing list.
5. One of my pet peeves is unnecessary unproductive meetings. Before you complain about the next meeting, take a look at these tips from Seth Godin in his post Getting Serious About Your Meeting Problem. My favorite tip #8:
As “The Career Makeover Coach”, Tai Goodwin is on a mission to help ambitious individuals reinvent their professional lives by centering on their passion and purpose. Holding as a core belief that we are all called to divine purpose and gifted with a unique passion, Tai uses a results driven, spiritually grounded approach to help clients create career paths to support the lifestyle they desire. Whether it’s helping people go from embittered to empowered professionals or making the transition from employee to entrepreneur, Tai is committed to helping clients tap into their own potential for brilliance. Tai has been empowering others through teaching and coaching for over 14 years. A gifted and insightful communicator, Tai holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Education from Capella University. She has completed ASTD’s (American Society for Training and Development) Coaching Certificate program and is pursuing professional coaching certification through the International Coach Academy. Originally from Philadelphia, Tai currently lives in Delaware with her daughter. She is currently working on her first book: Reclaiming Your Brilliance: Seven Ways to Take Your Life from Bright to Brilliant.
Web site: http://www.careermakeovercoach.com