Do we really need so many studies to tell us why change is so difficult? If we just take a minute to think about our past, and observe human interactions, there are clear reasons, and also things we can do about it...
Let’s Start with This...
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of my undergraduate degree in geological engineering, as well as my whole-hearted dive into the mining world. I’ve watched many fantastic ideas, methodologies and technologies come forth, often to be squashed and put back on a shelf, and it's time that this stops!!
I’ve decided that it’s time to go big or go home, to start shouting about the possibilities, to start connecting the right collaborators and helping with finding the right solutions for big risk and sustainability-related opportunities.
Will you be a supporter?
My modus operandi has changed significantly since leaving my past corporate life, and I have relied heavily on the world wide web, on social networks, and on online coaching and training to learn so many new things.
The importance of having some mentorship and guidance to advance your career, to develop a business, or just to gain more insight into your line of business, cannot be underrated. So, if you had the chance to ask anyone for mentorship, who would you choose? Who is your shining star?
Seth Godin's new book "What to Do When it's Your Turn" provokes internal debate around how things are typically perceived, and how we might alternatively flip that around in order to actually move forward and do something with it. He writes,
"Usually when we say "it's your turn," we mean that it's your turn to be picked, to be the next one, the person who fits in more than any other. The next pop star on the cover of Seventeen, the next news anchor, the next plant manager. Or the next customer at the deli. This is the model in which you wait for change to happen to you.