Do you feel as though you are in full command of your life? Can you feel the weight of your decisions propelling you forward towards success or are you waiting for success to come to you? The power of agency is a big theme in our discussions this week and it's one we'd like you to embrace. By taking control of the path ahead, especially in a world that feels overwhelming at times, you are taking stock of your life and molding it with your own two hands.
Shouts out to…
Rafael from Estonia who after getting married to an Estonian in 2006 began to ponder what it would be like to live and work in an adopted country if the chance ever presented itself. His jump began eight years ago when he started taking classes focused on non-profit leadership. A line of work that was inspired by countless years of working in community outreach as a volunteer at his local church. After completing his coursework, the idea of starting a consulting company in Estonia began to take shape and in 2017 his foundation was born. We're proud to announce that Rafael's first project, Do For One, is launching in Estonia this year. Congratulations Rafael!
On the podcast…
This week Mike sits down with authors Dr. Paul Napper and Dr. Anthony Rao. This expert psychology duo co-wrote The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions & Create a Life on Your Own Terms, which coincidentally enough, came out the day of this impassioned conversation. Anthony is a nationally known expert in psychology and currently consults with parents and educators globally on helping young people address the unique challenges they face today. Paul has had great success helping people to unlock their capabilities in order to reach their full potential. Tune in now to hear how Paul & Tony’s passion and abundant knowledge of psychology has led them to better the lives of many.
In the news…
In the world of management, there are things that work and things that don't. There's good management and bad management. Forbes shares 12 qualities that make a great manager–do you agree? (Forbes) Suzy Welch, best-selling author and management contributor, shares why "winging it" when posed with the question Will you tell us a little bit about yourself? isn't the way to go. Welch shares a few ways to craft your answer that's guaranteed to show professionalism while also showing your potential new boss who you really are (CNBC).
The When to Jump Team