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Archive for November 2019

What Life Learning Can You Share?

Share something you have learned in your life as a gift of curiosity and knowledge.

It will be a gift to yourself at the same time as to the other person.

When you share a lesson you learned, and this can be a practical,

how-to-do or something you realized not to do, they learn from your experience.

At the same time time, your learning gets deeper as you figure out how to explain and create understanding without the direct experience.

This not about ‘shoulds’, as you tell the story about how you learned. Bring the other person into your thought process, your curiosity, your hard lesson, if necessary. Let them visualize what it would have been like if they were there with you or instead of you.

Stories are memorable. Stories give the listener the chance to decide.

Your Needs and Wants

What is the difference between Needs and Wants?

We all mix them up. Imagine for a moment you’re looking to buy a new car. What do you need? Something reliable, decent gas mileage, seats one, or maybe 4, what else? Do you need it to have fast acceleration? Do you need it to be a color you like, maybe even bright red? Do you need a snazzy convertible that makes you feel on top of the world?

So wants and needs get mixed up in our head.

A need is something that must be fixed, a problem that requires solving, a pain that requires fixing.

Wants are desires, preferences, attractions.

And if you can satisfy both your wants and needs at the same time, do it, and be aware of the difference and the double win.

Leaders keep their eyes on their vision, strategy, and mission

Your vision, mission, and strategy

Vision is the big, long term goal for an individual or an organization.  Strategy is the “How.”  How will you achieve the vision or at least keep moving solidly towards it.  Mission describes the daily processes and behaviors that focus on the vision and apply the strategy.

TEDxNaperville November 9

I will be there coaching anyone interested in learning how to use mind mapping to take notes during the TED talks so that you remember what you want to remember.