Listening is critically important in life and paramount to good business. Tom Yorton explains how to listen and the value of working toward excellent listening skills, which is one of the key lessons he’s learned from working as an executive at Second City.
Apply these tips in your daily life to save money the way wealthy people do.
Traditional approaches to transformation either focus on our inner selves – our spirituality or beliefs, or on the outer world – on activism or innovation. How do we gracefully combine the spiritual and the practical, the inner and the outer, the individual and the collective to bring about a better story for ourselves and the planet?
You may have heard the statement before “do what you love and the money will follow.” This statement can sound cliche at times because it also seems to mean we can just start something and it will automatically work out. It all depends on how you interpret the saying.
The way Utah is addressing the homeless issue caught the attention of “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. It’s helping shed light on an important issue while also making people laugh. It all started with the many housing units set up to help get homeless off the street. It’s a program called Housing First, and it’s working so well, the state says it has decreased homelessness by 72 percent since 2005. Now, even more people are hearing about its success, thanks to the popular show.
Shouldn’t it be a trade violation to threaten to move someone’s job to another country? Shouldn’t we negotiate trade agreements that increase people’s wages on both sides of a trade border? These are the kinds of agreements we would make if We the People were negotiating trade agreements with representatives of the working people in other countries. Unfortunately that is not the kind of trade agreements that our current trade negotiation process produces.
Few people have changed this world to the magnitude that Walt Disney has. He proves that circumstance and education do not dictate what you can become. His life lessons serve as excellent reminders for entrepreneurs.
If you count yourself amongst those who are unhappy in their job—or at least have that occasional niggling feeling that your work and self are out of alignment—how are you supposed to go about finding a meaningful career? What does it take to overcome the fear of change and negotiate the labyrinth of choices, especially in tough economic times?
We’ve all heard of restaurants getting great “word of mouth,” but Signs is getting great “word of hand.” All the waiters employed by Signs are deaf and happily teaching enthusiastic customers how to learn their language. The menu is in both english and sign language, with well-designed diagrams that show it’s patrons how to order their food with sign language.
Workers seem more and more stressed every day.
Technology has created expectation of an immediate response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Short-term thinking and planning based on the focus of quarterly stock reports has increased the sense of importance for every project. We feel everything is an urgent priority needing instant attention.
The “doing more with less” mentality has increased the amount of our responsibilities and what is expected of us. This has created a culture of inefficient multi-tasking.
You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than other people’s priorities. Upon waking up, these significantly successful professionals don’t immediately check their email – they make it a point to claim the early hours of the day as their “me” time. After all, these extraordinary people believe that if their priority needs to be done, then it has to be done first. What do highly successful entrepreneurs and executives do upon waking up in the morning? Here are ten of them:
If I ask you, “What do you want out of life?” and you say something like, “I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,” it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. A more interesting question, a question that perhaps you’ve never considered before, is what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.