There is an interesting workshop at Harvard Business School called Age of Options according to Bob Buford in his book Halftime. The purpose of this workshop is to ensure participants
that their next career phase is fulfilling and imbued with purpose.
It helps participants reassess their career development paths and define future choices in terms of personal needs and inclinations.”
75 years ago
My parents and their peers grew up during the time of the Great Depression in the 1930’s and started working toward the end of WW2. People ... continue reading
While I was busy eating an apple this afternoon, I thought about the saying that it is not the number of seeds in an apple that is important, but
the number of apples in a seed.
The number of seeds in an apple is finite, but there are an infinite number of apples that can grow from one seed. In other words what is the potential hidden in that one seed? More favourable conditions will produce apples of better quality.
I believe the same is true for us humans. No ... continue reading
A traveller on a farm road asked a passer-by the directions to get to a certain farm. After thinking for a while the passer-by started to give directions and then stopped. He then told the driver that perhaps he should take another route and started to give new directions. Then he stopped again to reconsider and then gave directions for yet another route. When he stopped the third time the passer-by concluded with; ”Sir, I think you cannot drive to that farm from here.”
But life does not ... continue reading
I trust that you have a dream of something you would like to do or reach in life, but if that dream is not transformed into a vision it will most probably remain only a dream. So, what is the difference then, you may ask, and why do we need to have a vision?
Let’s say you have a lifelong dream to someday go overseas. It is a desire that you’ve had for as long as you can remember. Yet over the years you have not really come any closer ... continue reading
Say I have a business meeting in Bloemfontein next week Thursday; I should be fairly occupied with actions and preparations to get me there on time as well as prepared. Whether I go by plane or drive there does not matter, but my deeds will be directed towards going to Bloemfontein. That speaks of deeds with direction.
Can we say the same about what we do on a daily basis if we evaluate our lives and careers? A video about vision that I watched many years ago stated that
To ... continue reading