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Dont Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort

Dont Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort
I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”. What a bunch of BS. Why ? Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. If you really want to know where you destiny lies, look at where you apply your time. Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. Let me make this as clear as possible 1. 2. 3. 4. Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. Related:  Family Coaching

Motivation, Bonuses and Open Source | Psygrammer Let’s start with a few quick observations on money and motivation. Bonuses can be an easy and expensive way to demotivate staff just as to motivate them.Experiments consistently show that financial motivation can actually reduce performance particularly on tasks that require thinking … like programming.If money were the sole motivator then open source would not have transformed the world and society would lose the massive contributions made by other volunteers.But equally … unfair rewards and low salaries can switch off the mind of your team. So why do many organizations persist with financial bonuses as their core incentive? What’s the right balance of rewards? The surprising truth about motivation Dan Pink has done some entertaining, enlightening videos around the topic of motivation. He makes the point that research by psychologists and economists demonstrates consistently that financial incentives can be effective in improving performance for physical, mechanical and procedural tasks.

Jovens dos EUA deixam estudos para criar apps - 18/03/2014 - Tec Ryan Orbuch, então com 16 anos, empurrou sua mala até a porta de casa e enfrentou a família. "Estou indo ao aeroporto", disse à mãe. "Você não pode me impedir." Ryan estava a caminho da SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive), uma conferência de tecnologia em Austin, Texas. Stacey Stern, a mãe dele, adorava essa paixão do filho, mas lhe disse que só poderia ir a Austin se terminasse os deveres escolares que havia negligenciado durante o desenvolvimento do aplicativo, que serve justamente para combater a procrastinação. Ryan, agora com 17 anos, está no último ano do ensino médio em Boulder. Essa onda de inovação e empreendedorismo juvenis parece "sem precedentes", segundo Gary Becker, economista da Universidade de Chicago e ganhador do Nobel. Becker anda repetindo ao seu neto: "Faça faculdade, faça faculdade". "A faculdade não é pré-requisito", disse Jess Teutonico, que dirige a TEDxTeen, versão adolescente das palestras TED, que promove o intercâmbio de ideias.

Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei by Maria Popova “Our modern conception of human excellence is too often impoverished, cold, and bloodless. Success does not always come from thinking more rigorously or striving harder.” “The best way to get approval is not to need it,” Hugh MacLeod memorably counseled. We now know that perfectionism kills creativity and excessive goal-setting limits our success rather than begetting it — all different manifestations of the same deeper paradox of the human condition, at once disconcerting and comforting, which Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia and a renowned scholar of Chinese thought, explores in Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity (public library | IndieBound). Our lives, Slingerland argues, are often like “a massive game of Mindball,” when we find ourselves continually caught in this loop of trying so hard that we stymie our own efforts. Art by Austin Kleon from 'Show Your Work.' Share on Tumblr

Reevo 75 of the BEST, Most Inspirational Kickass Quotes on Life, Love, Happiness, Change & Growth. New? Here's where you can subscribe for weekly goodies delivered to youRSS feed. Yay I share inspiring quotes at the Your Life YOUR Way facebook page (click the link to join) and have collected 75 of the best kickass inspirational quotes on life, love, happiness, change & growth that I’ve found. ps: I’ve spent hours creating this post, looking for the right images/sources but if you see one that isn’t credited properly or want removed, pls email me at tia at coachtia dot com & I’ll fix it, thanks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Breathe. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Yes, you. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75.

Quatro a Cada Dez Crianças Não Têm Vínculos Fortes Com Seus Pais | Paizinho, Vírgula! (traduzido e adaptado por Thiago Queiroz, da versão inglesa, link original) Em um estudo com 14.000 crianças dos Estados Unidos, 40% não têm fortes vínculos emocionais – o que os psicólogos chamam de apego seguro – com os pais, que são cruciais para o sucesso mais tarde na vida, de acordo com um novo relatório. Os pesquisadores descobriram que essas crianças são mais propensas a enfrentar problemas educacionais e comportamentais. Em um relatório publicado pelo Sutton Trust, um instituto com sede em Londres, que já publicou mais de 140 trabalhos de pesquisa sobre educação e mobilidade social, pesquisadores da Princeton University, Columbia University, the London School of Economics and Political Science e University of Bristol descobriram que crianças com menos de três anos de idade que não formam vínculos fortes com suas mães ou pais são mais propensas a serem agressivas, desafiadores e hiperativas como adultos.

11 Productivity Hacks From Successful Entrepreneurs This is part of the "Moving Forward" series offering advice to small business owners on technology, mentorship, productivity, and growth. "Moving Forward" is sponsored by Ink from Chase®. More posts in the series » Getty/Araya Diaz Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook and cofounder/CEO of Asana, has "No Meeting Wednesdays." Startup CEOs not only have to manage a team of employees, they have to build a company from the ground up. To deal with all of these responsibilities, the best entrepreneurs figure out tricks that help them manage their time and maximize their efficiency. In a recent Quora thread, startup execs responded to the question: "As a startup CEO, what is your favorite productivity hack?" 1. Dustin Moskovitz, cofounder of Facebook and cofounder and CEO of Asana, clears his schedule every Wednesday. 2. British pop psychologist Tony Buzan coined the term "mind map" in the '70s for a specific kind of organizational technique that is like a web of to-do lists. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

America's young workers: Destined for failure? By Thomas A. Kochan Young and underemployed in America FORTUNE -- We've all heard the message from our parents: If you work hard, get a good education, and play by the rules, you will do well in life. But while we were able to graduate from high school, vocational school programs, or college into an economy that was growing and providing us with great opportunities, we cannot make the same promise to our children and grandchildren today. Is this gloomy outlook inevitable? MORE: Why this is the jobs recovery of the 1% In future columns, I'll lay out the pieces of that comprehensive strategy, which calls for major overhauls of business, labor, government, and educational institutions as well as the relationships among them. The essence of the problem is that young people face a severe shortage of good jobs. To get back to the same employment levels as before the recession, between 13.5 and 15 million new jobs would need to be created by the end of this decade. Thomas A.

Stop Making Plans: How Goal-Setting Limits Rather Than Begets Our Happiness and Success by Maria Popova “Uncertainty is where things happen. It is where the opportunities — for success, for happiness, for really living — are waiting.” “The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,” Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of the creative spirit, it remains an art enormously challenging and uneasy-making for the human psyche. There is hardly a better time than a month into a new year to behold the disconnect between our plans and our reality as even our most vigorously intended New Year’s resolutions crumble, despite all that we know about the psychology of self-control and the science of forming new habits. The solution, however, might not be to further tighten the grip with which we cling to our plans — rather, it’s to let go of plans altogether. Donating = Loving

Conheça Davi Braga, o garoto de 13 anos que criou uma startup de venda de material escolar - Start Um garoto de 13 anos roubou a cena na última edição do evento de empreendedorismo Demo Brasil Nordeste, nos dias 29 e 30 de abril, em Maceió. Com microfone portátil, andando de um lado para outro do palco com desenvoltura, Davi Braga começou o seu pitch (nome que se dá para uma apresentação curta feita por startups para investidores) perguntando para a plateia com seu sotaque alagoano: “Quem aqui já teve que comprar material escolar?” :::Siga o Start no Twitter: @StartEstadao::: O garoto participou do evento para apresentar sua startup List-It, um sistema para facilitar a pesquisa e compra de material escolar. Com o aumento da demanda pelo serviço, atender às clientes ficou mais difícil. O projeto foi desenvolvido com a ajuda de um designer e um programador amigos da família. Nos Estados Unidos já é comum ver startups criadas por prodígios. Outro caso envolve um brasileiro que mora nos Estados Unidos. Veja o vídeo com o pitch feito por Davi Braga no Demo Brasil Nordeste: