Saturday, August 24, 2013

Something interesting: Some light reading

For those of you taking the summer off I thought I'd offer a little light entertainment that will also encourage you to think a little differently.

Your talent will only get you so far, you still have to do the work. Charm and a great resume will most assuredly open doors for those that possess them. But those doors won't open if you don't know how or aren't willing to knock on them.

The ten thousand hour rule complexity (new yorker article)

While directed towards entrepreneurs I think everyone can learn something from this article. Taking risks in your career is inevitable. As we've discussed in the group even NOT taking risks is risky. (The environment you're in is constantly changing so your choices are adapt, move, or die.) Learn the value of an identity separate from work and learning to accept your own vulnerability.

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship (inc magazine article)

And speaking of vulnerability. This is the video that sparked my creation of the Pride, Shame, Hope, Fear human analog to the well known SWOT analysis. Check it out and expand your ability to see yourself as you really are. Understand your shame. That is what makes you uncomfortable, what puts you on the defensive. And through understanding your humanity you'll understand your worthiness.

Brené Brown on Vulnerability (TED Talk)

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