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The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove [Video]

September 29th, 2017 Comments off

So much to say “YES” to in this talk and something that I have been trying to do in my own life over the last several years. — Douglas

The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove

The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove [Video]

Warning: Strong Language

The bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together, Sarah Knight, outlines her “NotSorry Method” to stop spending time you don’t have doing things you don’t want to do in her humorous talk.

After fifteen years working in New York City’s top publishing houses,Sarah Knight struck out on her own. Since then, her essay “I Quit My JobToday (And So Can You!)”- went viral, and her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do“, became a bestseller. The escape from corporate life and transformation into an “accidental anti-guru” continued when she and her husband moved to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Sarah’s new book explains how to “Get Your Shit Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do.” Sarah graduated cum laude with a degree in English and American Literature from Harvard University.

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On YouTube: The Feynman Technique for learning anything via Sprouts

April 26th, 2017 Comments off

I first discovered Richard Feynman years ago when I read his book “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” for a college class. I then went on to read his other book, “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” and almost anything I could find by or about him. His physics quickly left my basic science abilities in the dust, but he was an amazing and quirky person who’s interests ranged from lock picking to drumming to the nature of the universe.

On YouTube: The Feynman Technique for learning anything via Sprouts

Richard Feynman was a physicist who received a nobel prize for his work in quantum electrodynamics. He was notorious for asking his mathematicians to explain concepts in simple language to test their understanding. 

Here his unique technique to learn new materials:

Step 1. Choose a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Once you know what it is about, take a piece of paper and write the topic at the top of the page.

Step 2. Pretend you’re teaching the idea to someone else. Write out an explanation on the paper while you describe them out loud. Like this you get an idea of what you understand and where you still have gaps. Whenever you get stuck, go back and study. Repeat that process until you can explain it.

Step 3. Finally do it again, but now simplify your language or use an analogy to make the point. If your explanation ends up wordy and confusing, that’s an indication that you do not understand the idea well enough. If that happens go back until you have mastered it.

It is the process of thinking about an idea while teaching it that make the method so effective. Once you can explain an idea with simple language and create graphic analogies, you have deeply understood it and will remember it for a long time.

Learn more about Richard Feynman with these books from Amazon

More books by and about Richard Feynman

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*** The LA Public Library has 14 copies of “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” for loan 


Video: Smartphones, Technology and Your Career with Douglas E. Welch (70 min)

March 14th, 2015 Comments off

Douglas E. Welch presents “Smartphones, Technology and Your Career” to GLAPros in Canoga Park, CA on March 12, 2015.

Smartphones 2015

Apps mentioned in this presentation:

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Conversation is the heart of any career…

March 8th, 2015 Comments off

Conversation is the heart…

Conversation is the heart of any career. If you aren’t talking with people, — really deeply talking — you aren’t growing.

Douglas E. Welch, Career Opportunities Podcast

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Love is an essential ingredient in any career…

February 27th, 2015 Comments off

Love is an essential ingredient in any great career. Love allows you to grow, gives you the drive to work hard and face deep challenges.

— Douglas E. Welch, Career Opportunities Podcast

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There is something better out there…

February 23rd, 2015 Comments off

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There is something better out there…

…but often we must wallow through the fields of failure to get there!

 

 

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Life Skill #13: Accept Gratitude

February 6th, 2015 Comments off

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Career Tip: If a company’s hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive…

January 15th, 2015 Comments off

Career Tip: If a company's hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive...

 

If a company’s hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive, the same can probably be said for the company as a whole. See this as a red flag!

from Break out of the traditional job search treadmill
Career Opportunities Podcast 

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Don’t fear change…

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

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Don’t fear change

One important thought to remember about change is that is causes fear, both large and small. Change challenges the status quo and can sometimes seem to turn your life upside down. Yes, change can be dramatic, stressful and frightening, but it can also be illuminating, challenging and energizing — if you see it in the proper light. Feel fear, but then turn this fear into something powerful.

from “Flexibility to Change: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist”
Career Opportunities Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/career-op-change

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To be flexible to change, we must first learn to recognize it…

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

Flexibility to Change

To be flexible to change, we must first learn to recognize it. Too often I meet people who are doing the mental equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears or their head in the sand. They think that if they ignore a change, it will simply go away. Nothing could be further from the truth. Change will happen whether we wish it to or not. We can either ride the wave of change or let it knock us to the sandy beach like an unheeded ocean wave.

from “Flexibility to Change: The 7 Skills of a Successful Careerist”
Career Opportunities Podcast
http://tinyurl.com/career-op-change

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