Motivation Monday: Understanding People

There are two kinds of people in this world…. wait maybe four….but if you use this model then there are sixteen… okay let’s try this again.  There are over 200 models for human behaviour in the world, and each one will tell you different things, like how many types of people there are, or how to work with people who you just can’t get along with.  I’ve encountered a few of these models in my life, though I feel like the Myers-Briggs types based on Carl Jung’s psychology is the most well-known, and the one that most people colloquially identify...

Motivation Monday: How to Level Up and Learn New Skills

As Gaming has clawed its way into our culture, the term ‘level up’ has taken on a whole new meaning.  Suddenly a level up is not just a desired progression point in a video game, its a term we use to describe exciting milestones in our own lives, most notably with learning skills. A big part of skill building and progression is the transition through the following levels: 1. You don’t know what you don’t know (unconscious incompetence) – You have no idea what the skill involves, and you have no idea how much you don’t know about it.  You continue...

Motivation Monday: Momentum

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” – J.R.R. Tolkien “The Hobbit”   You can start with a step, then another.  The steps build and become a slow walk, then a fast one, and then a trot.  The next thing you know, you’re jogging, faster and faster, then it’s a run.  The energy builds as...