Category Archives: work and business

Why some of us don’t have one true calling

A friend recommended this TED talk from Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don’t have one true calling.

What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?

I definitely am. This blog came about because I have always had many diverse interests and the blogs I already have on homeopathy, wild food and business didn’t fit with loads of other stuff I wanted to write about.  I’ve also done many jobs over the years.. waitress, research scientist, cheese packer, health food shop assistant, doctors receptionist, administrator, aeroplane cleaner, market stall trader, student, networker, wild food forager and homeopath to name a few.

Find out more about Emilie and the many things she does on her website http://puttylike.com/

Silly dancing and how to start a movement

I love this TED talk from Derek Sivers – How to start a movement. It is probably one of the shortest ever and definitely one of my all time favourites.

According to Dereks website his ‘Bragging Bio’ is…

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998.It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians.

In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.

He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.

Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

More info about him at http://sivers.org/

Watch and enjoy.. and look out for some silly dancers..

U.Lab – Transforming Business, Society and Self

I am a huge fan of edx.org who offer free online courses on a range of subjects from many of the world’s top universities.

This course is one of them – U.Lab Transforming Business, Society and Self from Otto Scharmer, Adam Yukelson and the U.Lab team at MIT is by far the most powerful, inspiring and life changing thing I have ever done.

Some blurb from edx.org website about the course.. and a short video below with more info.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

We live in a time of disruptive change, one that requires a new collective leadership capacity. In this groundbreaking course, we invite you on a journey to see the world in new ways and practice a method that allows leaders, entire organizations, and larger social systems to connect with and actualize their highest future possibility.

In January 2015, 30,000 people from 190 countries enrolled in U.Lab. In an exit survey, 52% said it was “eye-opening”, while another 36% called it “life-changing”. U.Lab has inspired the first-known use of a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) by a government as a platform for citizens to shape the issues that matter to them, it has been used in management teams of the world’s leading Non Governmental Organisations, and it is now being used in 42 Impact Hubs worldwide – by locally-rooted, globally connected communities of change makers to catalyze systemic change.

In the U.Lab you will learn Theory U, an approach to leading profound change that has been developed by action researchers at MIT, and practiced by leaders around the world, for over 20 years.

This started in September 2015 and runs for 8 weeks but the course material is archived when the course ends so you can jview it at any time.

U.Lab is based on the work of Otto Scharmer and many others. Find out more about Otto, Theory U and his work at http://www.ottoscharmer.com/

 

Alan Watts – What if money didn’t matter?

Some words of wisdom on life, work and money. I have read various things about about working 9-5 lately and I’m very grateful I have never done a job like that. So a reminder of an excellent little video featuring Alan Watts.

I always recommend this to teenagers wondering what to do with their lives.. much to the shock and horror of some of their parents!

What If Money Didn’t Matter (Alan Watts) from Anthttp://stuffjolikes.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=91&action=edithony J. Grande on Vimeo.
And for a different take on this.. I recently came across a fabulous cartoon version by Gavin Aung Than on zenpencils.com.