The waiting place

“The Waiting Place…for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a … Continue reading The waiting place

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Fulfilling Other People’s Dreams

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Kurt Borne No matter your opinion on the current NFL Players vs. National Anthem debate, I think the far bigger question is, “Why do we spend so many hours helping to fulfill the dreams of others?” Those others being the overpaid players and coaches living their dreams on the field, as well as the owners, the network moguls, and the commercial sponsors of the teams and events. We spend hours and dollars every weekend helping to fulfill their dreams when we spend money at the gate or provide ratings from our couch. And if … Continue reading Fulfilling Other People’s Dreams

Greg Hartle’s “Ten Dollars and a Laptop” Project

This gentleman’s career-life project speaks for itself, so I will not attempt to add to his amazing story. Greg calls it “An Epic Quest to Discover What It Takes to Succeed Starting From Scratch”…and it truly is. Learn all about Greg and his project here: “Ten Dollars and a Laptop“ Continue reading Greg Hartle’s “Ten Dollars and a Laptop” Project

Steve Jobs: How To Live Before You Die

If you haven’t seen it yet, “Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement address at Stanford University” is definitely worth a look. Below are some of his memorable quotes on the subjects of connecting the dots of your life, loving your work, and living your own life. “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something. Your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow … Continue reading Steve Jobs: How To Live Before You Die

Today’s Wants vs. Needs ~ Maslow’s Hierarchy Today

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” ~ Abraham Maslow Many, many years ago in my early college days, I learned in at least one business and one psychology class about Abraham Maslow’s “A Theory of Human Motivation” and his “Hierarchy of Needs.” I was intrigued by the overall concept and I generally agreed with it then, and I still very much agree with it today. In fact Maslow’s Hierarchy has continually popped up in my brain over these many years as I observe human nature. In fact, I think our modern society … Continue reading Today’s Wants vs. Needs ~ Maslow’s Hierarchy Today

The Surprising Science of Motivation

I just viewed this interesting video on Career Analyst Dan Pink discussing the Science of Motivation. He discusses what he calls a “mismatch between what science knows and what business does” in terms of human motivation. Those 20th Century motivators, says Pink, those rewards that we think are a natural part of business, work less and less in the 21st Century. The “if-then” rewards in current business environments often destroy creativity. He says that the secret to high performance are not attained through rewards and punishments, but rather that “unseen intrinsic drive, the drive to do things for their own sake, the drive to … Continue reading The Surprising Science of Motivation