““Because we grew up surrounded by big dramatic story arcs in books and movies, we think our lives are supposed to be filled with huge ups and downs! So people pretend there is drama where there is none.”
ABRAHAM MANSLOW/BRANDEIS: Humanistic PsychologyHuman beings are motivated by unsatisfied needs, and lower needs need to be satisfied before higher needs can be addressed. While a person is motivated to fulfill these basal desires, they continue to move toward growth, and eventually self-actualization.
Should we be thinking in new ways? Profit vs. non profit business? (how about social businesses?)The $10 and $2 experiment about sharing money?Autonomy – Mastery – Purpose
career with ultra-stability and certainty has crashed. Now replaced with the “YoYo – Your’reOn Your Own” model.become a free agent, PICC (professional independent consultant/contractor) or entrepreneur, or if employed become the intrapreneur, but stay self-directed in your career.You may be working an extra 20 years since you will be healthier and live longer.
DIY DO IT YOURSELF
This Is The D.I.Y. (*) Talk
“DO YOU WANT TO SELL SUGAR
WATER FOR THE REST OF YOUR
LIFE, OR DO YOU WANT TO COME
WITH ME AND CHANGE THE
WHAT STEVE JOBS SAID TO PEPSI EXECUTIVE JOHN SCULLEY TO LURE HIM TO APPLE.
Before we get started, let’s get one thing
straight – YOU ARE BORN WITH IT.
Passion, thirst, risk-taking, innovation,
intelligence, and so many other variables
that make up a successful entrepreneur,
cannot be taught.
They are either in your genes or not..
I want to talk about…
• The World & You
• You & What Makes You Who You Are
• What You Want
• What You Need to Go Get It
Test Your Awareness: Do The Test
The label refers those born after 1980 –the first generation to
come of age in the new millennium.
• Open to Change.
Study by Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” that provides information on
the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Back to the Basics: Our Needs
Growth/Need to Grow
•Opposite of Control
•4 T’s :
• Meaning thru
– New Way
Daniel Pink: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
• Yo-Yo model vs. “40 year Womb to Tomb”
• Know your options. (What work feeds your soul).
• Establish “Brand You, Inc.”
• Find work you really enjoy. (You’ll be bored otherwise)
• Beware of perfectionism! Don’t fear failure, fear not trying.
• Think outside the box! “Recognize that the Innovation Age is quickly
building on and replacing the Information Age.” Daniel Pink
• Connect with a community of others you value and relate to. If you don’t
have that group now, find it or cultivate it – beginning now!