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How You Talk About Deciding Affects Who Thinks You’re an Idiot

E. Forrest Christian Careers, Decision-making, Warren Kinston 2 Comments

How you talk about work affects who will hire you or work with you. I was reminded of this recently. I have been talking with some senior executives at work about how to build the structure for writing complex text responses for some of our forms. They reached out because I’m an expert in the responses’ topic and I’ve worked …

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It was more fun when I didn’t make money

E. Forrest Christian Overachievers 3 Comments

Some time ago, I spoke with a man who played the piano. Extremely well. So well that he had got paid to play it. Which he did, for all his money. He loved playing. It was a great joy to him. “Having to do what you love for a living is a great way to drain the joy out of …