In his book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum offers essential tidbits of wisdom most of us learned as children, including “Share everything. Dont take things that aren’t yours. Put things back where you found them.” In the last decade or so, adults have been revisiting these essential lessons […]
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. —Sandra Carey I’d like to continue the conversation about the attributes of a visionary by focusing on one that is probably the most obvious yet the most elusive to define: wisdom. We usually know it when […]
Most of us want to make a difference in the world, to follow our passion and live lives of significance and purpose. But many feel like they can’t do this and still make the money they need to make, especially after the recession. Either we do what we love or we meet our financial needs. […]
A colleague of mine, another coach and consultant, recently talked about why people so often do not take that next step and act on their vision. He said they are fearful, and those fearful thoughts bring them nothing but things to fear. There is some truth to this. Perhaps you’ve heard it phrased another way, […]
In 2017 surveys showed a large majority of Boomers planning to continue working past retirement age, some by necessity and some by design. But now we can see signs of economic recovery with over 50 percent of Boomers born in 1946 saying they are now fully retired. Does this mean that Boomers are headed for […]
I’ve talked before about presence, what it is and why it’s important to develop, (see “Unwrapping Your Presence”). The first steps in developing this presence are asking the right questions, then opening yourself up to listening to the answers from the visionary voice inside you. These answers (or more and better questions) might come from within, […]
In Monday’s post, I answered one of the most common questions people ask of me: What is a futurist? I also touched on what the phrase Everyday Futurist means. I mentioned that I combine futuring and coaching in all my work, one-on-one, with groups, and in my writing. Which brings me to the second most common question I (and most coaches) get asked: What kind of coach?
One of the most common questions I get asked is, what is a futurist? (And the corollary, of course—what is an Everyday Futurist specifically?) Some people hear the word and think of psychics and crystal balls, but a professional futurist is not a psychic. Futuring involves a set of strategic, scientific, and intuitive skills that anyone can learn to forecast the future, spotting trends and critical shifts in your own life as well as in the world.
In Seth Godin’s blog post, he makes an excellent point about why we sometimes don’t get very far in our endeavors, even when we are taking action every day. Often out of fear, our actions are either too small, too easy, to get us anywhere, or, out of our impatience, they are too big and […]
Soon,, many of us will reconnect with loved ones, allowing time to stop for a day while we enjoy each other’s company (and cooking!) and reflect on what really matters to us. As I have discussed in the past many women have applied the spirit of this day, both the gratitude and the giving, to […]