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    "I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
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Beethoven could not multiply. Picasso couldn’t pass a fourth grade math test. And Jobs left high school with a 2.65 GPA. What does this say about our metrics for measuring success and achievement today?

~ Craig Wright
 

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"Research on burnout across professions says the answer isn’t less work but rather more meaning and an increased sense of efficacy."

~ Kate Sample
 
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"The least-stressed people I know are those who unapologetically take breaks from their work."

~ Kate Sample
 

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Defensiveness Is Killing Your Relationships How To Recognize It and What To Do About It | Leading with Trust

If you have to regularly deal with someone who reacts defensively, you’ve probably noticed that the slightest bit of negative feedback sets them off. Try replacing the negative feedback with a question or an offer to help. For example, instead of saying “Sally, you made a mistake on this report,” rephrase it by saying “Sally, I’m not sure I understand this section on the report. Could you help me figure it out?” Remember, a person acts defensively because he/she perceives a threat. Try to make the situation non-threatening.
 

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“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

― [WIKI]Studs Terkel[/WIKI]
 

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“In a lovely book called On Hope, Josef Pieper explores Thomas Aquinas' theology of hope along these lines: the hopeful person is by definition a wayfarer (viator), because the virtue of hope lies midway between the two vices of despair (desperatio) and presumption (praesumptio). What despairing persons and presumptuous persons have in common is that they aren't going anywhere, they are fixed in place: the despairing because they don't think there's anywhere to go, the presumptuous because they think they have reached the pinnacle of achievement.”

― Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
 

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"Bad” clients—clients who are annoying, clients who are hounding you, clients who are needy—are just a manifestation of your mismanaged expectations and poor communication. Sure, maybe some people are just crappy clients, but generally speaking, really great clients, the people who are easy to work with, become crappy clients because you don't manage them well.
 

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[Examples of dealing with ambiguity:]
  • Can effectively cope with change
  • Can shift gears comfortably
  • Can decide and act without having the total picture
  • Isn't upset when things are up in the air
  • Doesn't have to finish things before moving on
  • Can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty
 
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