Julian Lennon on John
In the previous post I featured a video on love. I came across this video of Julian Lennon talking about John Lennon and really thought it was a good one for anyone who has kids, or for that matter, anyone. Bottom Line: You can be the most successful and amazing person in the world (in many regards) but if you don’t take time to give love to your children then are you such a great person after all? Many famous “great” people have shared this same dynamic with respect to their domestic life, unfortunately. Watch this video and see what you think. Feel free to leave a comment.
Julian Lennon on John
Yes there are some interesting findings which pick up on the theme of the purpose of life and in particular retirement or the idea of not having to work again. This time it’s not just an opinion but the findings are backed by solid, scientific, research. Check out this great podcast from CBC Radio’s program “The Current” Click here for instant access of the podcast.
The Purpose of Life
Now you might not be old enough to remember Richard Nixon and either way you might not like him.
However he revealed something very profound in an interview with David Frost.
I think you should really give this a serious listen and move beyond the person. The message is universal. Check it out!
One of my bosses when I worked in the banking industry was completely miserable towards and critical of me most of the time. She even withheld a job posting from me – which definitely would have been a promotion.
She could appear to be the nicest woman outside of work but not so when in the role of my boss. And yes I’ve had had many bosses I’ve liked, men and woman. This installment is not just about me simply venting, although that’s probably a part of it.
The truth of the matter is that one of the themes of this blog is becoming empowered. And, the more I think about it, this post definitely involves just that – especially, at this time, when looking ahead to 2009.
This example will illustrate how in my opinion you have to be in any job you do.
Let me explain.
Needless to say I did not enjoy working for this woman. Her negativity was a great motivation for me to go out looking for new work. I found a much better paying job with better pay, benefits and training.
Anyways I faired quite well in the end because I moved on a got a better job elsewhere.
What’s the point?
The crappy job caused me to look at other options. (A friend of my parents who worked well into his 70s and made a great living maintained that people should typically never settle in a certain job at any time – the antenna should always be out — I always agreed with this statement)
But there’s more…
Now it might have been that I was really passionate about the banking industry and would have put up with the torture from this woman and the extreme criticisms might have caused me to improve my skills and knowledge… However I was honest with myself and asked the question: Is this the industry one I really want to be in?
It was not.
So I moved on.
However, the point I’m making is don’t be afraid to trust your own inner guidance when it comes to your passion. I hated the work on so many levels and because I was honest with myself and took the appropriate action to correct for this I found a better job.
My advice is simple: you need to be honest with yourself and evaluate where you are currently and where they’d like to go. Never settle. Move on. Do not be afraid to leave a position.