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Broc Edward’s Incredible Perspective – Vanilla Passion

Broc Edward book “What Thinks You” has been sitting on my nightstand for some time. I have enjoyed it for the past few weeks. 

I keep gravitating back to one particular post, and I finally wanted to share with my audience.

We love ice cream at our house, so it is easy to compare life to ice cream flavours.

What flavours do you like? Better yet what flavours best describe your life, personally and professionally?

Enjoy the post! I would love to hear what you think.

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends!

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Taking Chances And A Fool’s Eye View!

I am a firm believer that you have to be good to be lucky, and lucky to be good. Whatever the case me be, I am very fortunate that Broc Edwards has come in to my life.

I love reading his blog:

http://www.foolwithaplan.wordpress.com

A Fool’s Eye View of  Human Resources” is a breath of fresh air in a profession that can sometimes lack “jam”. He has a new book out called “What Thinks You?” which I am just loving! It is a collection of his best blog posts.

Check it out at:  http://amzn.to/17a3BRk

Before I got in to the meat of the book, I stopped in my tracks at the foreword. Check out this fantastic piece of writing by Joe Gerstandt titled “Taking Chances”.

jump in, just jump in, just jump.

moving forward,

leaning forward.

Forward Momentum.

always off balance.

carried forward,

never quite falling, but failing

well.

and failing often.

on the verge,

in flux,

something other than

comfortable.

open door.

serendipity.

opportunity

risk and reward

dance hand in hand.

Choose something.

Chase something.

Lean forward.

feel the thrill in your throat,

feel the electricity in your belly.

step away from what you know,

and dance.

be exposed, be known.

yes there are consequences,

always consequences

when you provoke the future

– Joe Gerstandt

http://www.joegerstandt.com

I wanted you start the week with a powerful message. Hope this did the trick. Please connect with Broc and Joe and check out Broc’s book. It will be well worth your time.

Have a fantastic week!

I really enjoyed this short blog post from Broc Edwards. He makes some very valid points comparing a job and a career. Enjoy!

 

fool (with a plan)

[Today’s flashback is a short piece I originally posted on September 5, 2011. Enjoy!]

I was watching Chris Rock’s “Kill the Messenger” the other night and was really struck by one of his comments. I’m paraphrasing, but he basically said that you know you have a career when there’s never enough time. You look at your watch and it’s already after 5pm so you plan on coming in early the next day. With a job, there’s too much time. You look at your watch and it’s just after 9am and the day stretches out ahead.

Absolutely brilliant! It doesn’t matter if you’re overpaid or underpaid, hourly or salaried, educated or uneducated, or what field you’re in or company you work for: if there’s never enough time to accomplish all that you’re excited about getting done, you have a career; if time is your enemy, you have a job. There’s a lot of…

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