Without a doubt, one of my favorite things to do is to listen to people speak about the things they are passionate about. This is the reason I'm clinically obsessed with TED talks. Perhaps you know how I feel. When the person believes in what they are saying with all of their being, you can see it in their eyes, in their expression, in the way they walk. That sort of euphoric love of something is contagious. I don't even have to like whatever the topic is - it could be biology - and I'll sit on the edge of my seat grinning from ear to ear as I listen to this person go on and on about microbes and slime.Read More
Who knew that asking someone to change required so much work? Or an elephant? ... anyone? Yeah, me neither.
Yet, I have been reading this book called Switch by Chip & Dan Heath that is enlightening me to the complexity of change. I would consider myself to be a fairly rational being. I don't often (key word, often) let emotions control my decisions and can generally make a decision based on the logical course of action.
Misguided by the internal wiring of my brain, I've generally operated under the assumption that other people made decisions in a similar fashion. I haven't been so far from the truth in ages (that's a lie).Read More