Persistence: Soul Salt Award 2013

My entire collection of “greatest accomplishments” has been accumulated through the undying power of persistence.

Look around and see if the same holds true for you.

Daniel Goleman distinguished the importance of being able to motivate oneself and persist in the face of obstacles and frustrations as one of the four key characteristics of emotional intelligence.

Ibarra outlines persistence as the ability to survive the rocky period between working identities. This key component is required for successful  career reinvention.

Making the most of change and managing your way through transition, according to William Bridges, requires a continued emphasis on managing your mind. Every major shift will demand that  we carry on, and make it through our transitions by NOT aborting the process.

Perhaps you can see how come we make such a big darn deal about people who persist in the face of difficulty.

Today we are proud to announce the name of our 2013 SoulSalt Persistence Award recipient – Ashley Mwongela.  She is a deserving of this award as it gets. We wish her well and want her to know we BELIEVE in her dream too!

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Want to see more SoulSalt award recipients, click here!

 

 

The Truth about List Making

I’m not really against list making.

I simply see too many of us feverishly making lists in an effort to get things done. And once the list is finished, we push back with a false sense that we just accomplished something when all we did was relieve our mind of a swarm of tasks.

 List making can be deceptive.

Put down your pen and give yourself two minutes to re-think the whole list making process.

You may actually save yourself time and effort:

 

A Twist on Goal Setting

I recently sat at coffee with a sharp young man named Nico Pesci. I find him driven and bright. And what he shared with me that morning was a new twist on how he set his New Years goals. I found his experience worth sharing and I have permission to let you in on our nine-minute conversation.

Have a listen, and let me know what you think about Nico’s new method for goal setting. Maybe you have one you’d like to share. Let me know.

A Twist On Goal Setting by soulsaltinc

 

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