This week we're back with Jim McKinley of Money With Jim, who has some awesome advice for those of you who have had a few career setbacks. Take note of what he's got to say. It could change your career path.
There are four areas that make up the Ikigai; that which you love, that which you’re good at, that which you can be paid for, and that which the world needs. It’s a concept revolving around your life’s purpose. Originally, I was going to write about the Japanese concept of Ikigai, as in a whole definition of what it is and why it’s important. I felt that this article would be better served in talking about how to find your Ikigai (or more accurately talking about how I found mine).
So, I know that some of you out there are Game of Thrones fans. With the completion of the season finale, I feel like now is a good time to draw upon some of the leadership lessons that can be learned from it. Now, there are a ton of leaders in the show, many of whom are no longer breathing. With them come several leadership styles that can be learned from. Today, we're going to take from one of those leaders that may easily be... *ehem* ...overlooked.
I've loved baseball since I was a kid. Of all the sports I can get excited about, baseball is the one I always come back to. I don't really follow players or team stats, I just love to watch and play the game. I've got my favorite teams, and I've got the ones I don't like so much, but as long as the game is well played I'm interested. And in life, I've always looked to the great players to learn lessons. Since today is a big day in baseball, we're going to look there for our leadership lesson.
Ah, April Fool's day. A time where many offices get filled with balloons, covered in shrink wrap, and become a void where computer mice cease to work. There are usually tons of shenanigans shared on social media reflecting the (often incredible) pranks played in the office space. In that regard, I've got to start today's article by saying (though you won't believe me) there are no pranks coming from Visceral Concepts today.
Sometimes, the secret to success is truly as simple as working hard. It's the common thing that successful people will tell you was their secret to success. Rarely, however, is that the whole story. Often, there is much more to it than that, including some dumb luck and a helping hand. However, for Jimmy Kimmel, the "little more" is simply a feeling of gratitude. Today, we're taking a lesson from "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business".
Construction, warehousing, retail, food handling, automotive, mechanical, repair, shipping, sales, and transport are all industries I have worked in outside of the marketing and technology field I am in now. So, for this Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share a few pictures from some of those jobs.
I came across this article from RangerUp.com's Rhino Den on November 4th and felt it was something my readers would want to take a peek at. It's written by veteran Marty Skovlund, Jr of Blackside Concepts, and if you're like me, it will bring a tear to your eye. Enjoy!