Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

SXSW: Let’s meet up! (and info on my panel)

March 11, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Angela Baxley gets called out at Happy Cog's Karaoke, SXSW 2009 (my pic) SXSW is one of my favorite annual events.  But while the panels are good, it’s really about the people.

I’m moderating a session on Friday, organizing runs every day at 8, and generally have time between a bunch of things.  I want to meet you!

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Grappling with a state of uncertainty

March 7, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

La Croix It’s difficult to define progress when surrounded by uncertainty.  Without a clear picture of progress, it’s challenging to focus and move ahead.

A lot of work-life, at least for me lately, is uncertainty.  I’ve begun to accept that it’s a matter of perspective.  I’ll explain how I get there, hopefully it can help you, too.

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Forget means to an end, and find the meaning of life

January 11, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

The wisdom found on my walk to Barcelona Activa every day this past summer (in Llacuna) I needed more guidance for 2010 than just ‘swim’.  So I began seeking out something more concrete.

In the process I found what had invisibly guided the past year, and may be the key to every decision I make going forward.  Perhaps I found the meaning of it all. Continue reading…

Theme for 2010: Swim

January 4, 2010 by Jared Goralnick

Diving in, by zen Last year I suggested we should choose just one word and label it a theme for the year ahead.  I reported back on that theme last week.

This year is a similar theme, but it comes from a very different basis—the word is swim.  I’ll explain after the jump…

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Looking back at 2009: successes, failures, lessons learned…and a bonus

December 28, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Dagny, thinking about 2009Oh, 2009, the places you’ve taken me, and the places you haven’t.  Once again it’s that time to look back.

In my next post, I’ll talk about what’s ahead.  For now, I hope you’ll find value in my following up on goals and sharing lessons learned.  As always, thank you for the company.

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True to your core? A quick re-evaluation to ensure you’re in the right place

November 10, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Apple coreFrom time to time we need to re-evaluate what fills our days and question if we’re being consistent with who we are…or who we want to be.

This is a brief overview of why and how to quickly identify and minimize dissonance.  Skip to the end for the quick exercise.

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The Entrepreneurial Myth: do you want to work alone, to watch your big idea die, and to sweep the floor? Try this instead.

October 14, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

image Most people could use more career independence.  Many have some big idea they want to offer the world.  A few thrive on building authority by taking on greater responsibility.

But these do not necessarily go hand-in-hand—they often make for a risky and stressful formula.  If you want freedom, impact, or authority, let’s talk about some paths to these beyond the “go launch a business” suggestion we hear all too often.

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Thoughtfulness never fails

September 15, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Aaron Dragushan Do you deliver or do you delight?  The difference–and this applies to personal relationships as well as it does to business—is all about thoughtfulness.

When I look at who I value most, the top of the top are thoughtfulness personified, and they’ve been that way all along.

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A little European affection goes a long way

August 24, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

sloppy kiss I’m flying back now from 7 weeks in Barcelona, and the one greeting I’m looking forward to is my dog’s.  That’s because we Americans suck at affection.

I’m taking a step back from productivity to pass on the most important lesson that Spain has offered me.

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Whether you have the time for them or not, you’ve made your decision

August 4, 2009 by Jared Goralnick

Whether you have 5 or 5,000 people to whom you ought to respond today, you still have just 24 hours and an infinite number of decisions.  I can’t offer you a solution.

But you can stay in people’s lives.  You can make enough time for a select few.  And, no matter what your decision, people will judge your actions.  This isn’t the internet, it’s the real world of real people.

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