Posts tagged Passion
Distinguishing content from process

Do you ever feel like you can't do something? Or that you don't have the skills? Most people do.

It's easy to fall for the idea that you don't know how to do something, even if it seems entirely different from everything else you've ever done.

The content could be different, but the process is often the same. In other words, the 'what' may be different, but the 'how' is often similar. That's where transferable skills come into play. 

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Self-Driven Education

I spoke to a group of 5th a 6th year students in Glasnevin recently about finding work that they love. It was a 40 minute interactive talk so I won’t go into all of the details here. However, one of the things that I wanted to pass on to them was with regard to the relevance of their current subjects. I gave them the example of Conor McGregor because I thought that prove to be an interesting example of someone with an eclectic set of skills. Prompting the students with questions, I asked:

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Discover Your Passion - Do Work That You Love

Do you not know what to do with your life or what career path to choose? Do you have lots of options but still cannot decide? Do you have friends and family giving you conflicting advice? Do you know what your strengths are but still don't know how to use them well? Would you like to finally start on your career path and not waste another year?

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7 Principles of Happy Relationships

It seems like this one specifically relates to men. It turns out that we’re not perfect - who knew?! Time to pull up the socks. Check out these 3 quotes that make a pretty clear point. 

“Studies have shown that marriages where the husband resists sharing power are four times more likely to end or drone on unhappily than marriages where the husband does not resist."

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What if problems were really opportunities?

I thought this was an interesting concept to ponder. When we think about it, so much of our time at work can involve trying to solve problems and so much of our personal lives can involve dealing with problems. So what if we considered them helpful rather than unhelpful? What would that mean? Would it really make sense or would it just be classed as mere positive psychology? If you’re open to the idea that problems are not just problematic - that there may be some other possibilities, take a look at this post.

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Experience versus Qualifications - Solutions to the Catch 22

What happens when you come out of college or a training course and you can’t find a job? You hear things like “Sorry, we’re looking for someone with more experience” or “Sorry, you don’t have the qualifications that we’re looking for”. I think that most young people have heard this at some stage before. I’ve been in that position myself and it’s definitely not something that you want to hear after you’ve spent 4 years or more completing a third level qualification.

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