|Posted by vivhudson on June 5, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (1)|
As my oldest daughter is about to embark on her first opportunity at work experience (and possibly employment), I thought it prudent to share some sage advice with her.
Thinking back to my days at school, I recall going to do work experience at a veterinarian office for two weeks at the tender age of 15. At the end of each day, I came home smelling like a delight of fur, antisepti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on May 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Every week people leave conferences, training sessions, read books and attend webinars with some substance of ideation that what they have learned could help them in some way. Become more productive, a better leader, adapt a new skill set or learn about a new product.
This past week, thousands of people left the Association of Talent Development (ATD) conference with these thoughts, myself included. Sometimes the thoughts include content that was learned that could be applied or develo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
When is silence good and when is silence bad? Silence holds the key to many things. It can help us connect with our self, calm our ego, make someone feel heard and therefore build a relationship. It can also result in rules being broken, a loss of accountability and dangerous situations.
With these thought in mind we can quickly see that the art of the appropriate use of sil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on January 3, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (1)|
The greatest gift that we can give I used to think was time. Time is an expendable resource - once spent - you can't get it back. It is easy to take time for granted - as tomorrow is another day, I can do it later... Not right now .... Then before you know it your assignment is due in, that report is due tomorrow, your fitness is nonexistent and your kids have left home.
You may ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on September 23, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Stress, sadly has become a daily part of our lives. Stress largely revolves around our belief that we need to perform - in our work, at home or with our friends. Our constant of being switched 'on' is compounding this as we don't take the time to restore or rejuvenate ourselves.
Stress is a real feeling and is also becoming part of our 'norm'. Perhaps you no longer know what it feels...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on September 9, 2015 at 5:55 PM||comments (1)|
Often in life, we wish people luck. What does it really mean? How much is luck about superstition and what really is to chance?
My daughter seems to know what she wants, very clearly, and strangely things seem to happen for her. Is this just luck? We can look at things as having a lucky break but luck really is a lot about knowing what you want and what to go for.
If I look b...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on August 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Time pressure is now our biggest challenge, leading many of us to feel a sense of overwhelm. Time is our most precious resource yet we often use it poorly.
With the digital age, we can cram even more into our time than ever before and .... not switch off. We can also lose a huge amount of time to time robbers in the form of distractions.
External distractions can ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM||comments (1)|
With distractibility at an all time high, thanks to the availability of the internet and mobile devices, our ability to engage in what we are doing is becoming increasingly challenging.
US businesses alone are potentially losing 2 hours or more per day, on average, per worker, in lost productivity due to distraction. Added up across all the workers in the country and that is som...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (2)|
In today's technological world it is hard to switch off from distraction. Our phones and tablets keep us connected constantly in our waking hours. When we consider how available we are now, it is difficult to know when to truly switch off.
Our inability to switch off is leaving us constantly distracted, being less able to pay attention, or find it harder to focus on the task at hand. So...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on June 15, 2015 at 8:05 AM||comments (1)|
Anytime we sense fear in our lives we could easily read this as a signal for change. Particularly if it is recurring. Some of you may know FEAR as standing for False Expectations Appearing Real. The dictionary definition is an 'unpleasant emotion that is caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat'.
In today's world, fear can be experienced on a daily basis, perhap...Read Full Post »