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Audio: Engagement and Mindfulness from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

June 16th, 2015

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Listen to Engagement and Mindfulness from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

Engagement is sitting at the Starbucks and hearing someone talk about something you’re interested in and leaning over and saying, “Oh really. You’re interested in that, too?” It is talking with your friends and your family about what they think you might do with this time in your life. What they would like to see you accomplish. it’s about looking outside your current realm and engaging in industries and jobs and technologies that perhaps you haven’t looked at before. And, at the very core, it’s about simply being in the moment — in the present — and aware of your surroundings. There is another term you’ll often hear called mindfulness. And mindfulness — you can got to the woo-woo spectrum on mindfulness or you can got to the concrete side. For me, mindfulness is just about knowing where you are in the world. Knowing what is going on around you and not simply letting the world — you’ve all seen the movies where the person, the actor, is standing still and the world is just flying by them and totally unbeknownst to them or whoever they are passing. That’s nto being engaged — not being mindful. It’s simply letting the world swirl by in a cloud instead of picking out those things that can actually benefit and be useful to you.   

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