Posts Tagged ‘resilience’

CM 075: Andy Molinsky on Overcoming Your Fears

Do successful people possess talents that we lack? Or do they just do things that scare the rest of us? Andy Molinsky wants to help us embrace difficult challenges that can lead to growth. He is the author of the book, Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to…

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CM 062: John Maeda on Great Design

Everyone benefits from understanding great design. Whether you make products, program apps, or provide services, design plays a critical role in how effectively you accomplish your goals. And if you work in the field of design, there has never been a better time to showcase your skills. In this thought-provoking interview, John Maeda talks about…

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Who’s Thriving?

I attended an event last night to celebrate a loved one’s 80th birthday. Most of his friends are either close to 80 or older. You learn a lot about life by spending time with a large group of 80 year olds. The lessons are striking. As I spoke with person after person, I asked myself,…

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Personal Insights on Grit and Resilience

I used to loathe pushups. Wherever I inserted them into my workout, I dreaded them. I tried starting with them, ending with them, and placing them somewhere in between other exercises, but it didn’t matter. I didn’t like doing them, and I didn’t think that would ever change or that I’d get better at them.…

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If You Could Teach Only One Skill

Recently, I was asked to name the most important skill I’d want students to learn. I took a moment . . . bounced my leg a bit . . . looked upward . . . tapped the table, and then, knowing all along what I’d say, responded, “problem solving.” Why? Because most of life involves…

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