Gallup Q12

01 I know what is expected of me at work. 02 I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right. 03 At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day. 04 In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work.…

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How to work hard and not get paid well (3 causes + 5 solutions)

If you’re a freelancer / consultant / solo-preneur and you provide services, you may have found yourself wondering at times, “Why is it I feel so free, and yet so encumbered? I have lost the chains of the office and a boss… but the income and freedom I imagined hasn’t quite manifested”? Having served as…

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We are the leaders

When things are going poorly, we blame the situation on incompetent leaders, thereby avoiding any personal responsibility. When things become desperate, we can easily find ourselves waiting for a great leader to rescue us. Through all of this, we totally miss the bigger question: “What are we, collectively, able to create?” Peter Senge, in Synchronicity…

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Creating while relaxing

The Master does nothing, yet nothing is left undone. Lao Tzu The other night, two friends of mine introduced me to their innovative process of movement, which involves improvisation in the body. It reminds me that the body has a vocabulary, and that the body is more than the form. The form is what we…

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Truths I am aware of, regarding the potential for change

The following notices were put down after attending a powerful weekend full of wise people, and realizing on the way home that not everyone lives within these truths. Although spoken quite quickly here, they constitute my great faith for the world, and the almost unseen third dimension that gives volume and depth to the ins…

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What i want to learn

The best way to get started on the path to sharing your work is to think about what you want to learn, and make a commitment to learning it in front of others. Share Your Work, Austin Kleon Here is what I want to learn: How do we heal this world? How do we avert…

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A journey of 10k mi.

Starts w/: 1 stp. “The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act,” writes Clary Shirky in his book Cognitive Surplus. “On the spectrum of creative work, the difference between the mediocre and the good is vast. Mediocrity is, however, still on the spectrum; you can move from mediocre to good in increments. The…

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