Joyful Jubilant Learning: Your 8s deserve Makawalu... →
This past Thursday, a certain famous person made history. Within his eloquent speech, one given to 84,000 people, he said “8 is enough.” I had to smile broadly when he said that, tickled pink at the moment to know that our experience of 8 has been totally different from the one he was referring to. We have been Learning from 8. Those who contributed dug deep to share what they did with you, and...
Talking Story: Too tired to have an opinion, too... →
Found myself in a coaching heartbreaker yesterday afternoon and wrote about it on Talking Story. Unfortunately it is probably a very common story right now. If it sounds like a situation you are in, and you feel you need help, let me know… perhaps we can bounce some ideas off each other.
CK's Blog: Left, right or center: Can we all agree... →
I agree. I don’t know about you, but I have never been as intrigued by a presidential election as I am now with this one. Get informed (taking this link to CK’s Blog is a good way to start). And please, vote.
Joyful Jubilant Learning: Rapid Fire Learning for... →
RFL continues on JJL this weekend: Add your learning? This just in from Trevor Gay: Hi Rosa Annie and I recently got back from our week on a residential summer drama school. We were 2 of a group 24 completely unconnected people thrown together with two directors and two assistant directors. The task was, starting from scratch, to rehearse and perform in a public setting - within a week - the...
Loving the Tumblr upgrades
The search box alone is golden, for have never cared for the archive format. Will have to click on the new “Explore” tab and do just that when more time.
Talking Story: Coaching on Self-Leadership: Is... →
Within this posting is a quick recap of our study on Alaka‘i, the Hawaiian value of leadership. The objective is your objective. Our overall goal at MWAC during August was to create a personal growth plan for our own statement of self-leadership (and thus our learning within that plan going forward). If that is something you feel you need it is never too late to begin. Get into rhythm with...
Conversation at Managing with Aloha Coaching
Tim: I love this revision [of the Twelve Rules of Self-leadership]. I am going to print it out (with lots of white space as you've suggested) and get busy making it my own. The whole idea of adding value to other people depends on the idea that you have something to add. You can't give what you don't possess. I want to keep learning and leading myself so that I never come to the table emptyhanded!
Rosa: Exactly Tim, so well said! "The whole idea of adding value to other people depends on the idea that you have something to add. You can't give what you don't possess." I greatly appreciate your sharing this with the student leaders that you are coaching. Please let me know if I can continue to help you in any way.
Ulla: "Set goals for your life, not just your work" - that's it! Work is only a part of our life. There is also our health, our social relations, our creativity, even our home, our cultural activities. Staying in contact with the people we like could be general goals; calling a dear friend or relative once a week on a Sunday could be a sub-goal.
Rosa: Ulla, you make a great distinction between goals and sub-goals too: Though they seem smaller in magnitude they end up being bigger, for often the sub-goals are the ones which are ACTIONABLE. Sub-goals are the ones leading to the actions that serve as incremental progress daily, adding up in a significant way in as little as a week's time.
A good way to look back at your Weekly Review when you answer the question of "where did the week go?" What we think of as baby steps can translate into quantum leaps that we look back on saying, "hey, that wasn't that difficult after all." Then we have the optimism with which to look at the next project and break it down in similar fashion, bypassing procrastination.
You: Oh, not yet?
Joyful Jubilant Learning: Rapid Fire Learning for... →
This month the RFL post includes a quick refresher on how the monthly exercise works: Learn about it and join us! I have my RFLs in the comments there. Since Managing with Aloha Coaching was all about self-leadership this month I mostly concentrated on sharing some different learnings.
Managing with Aloha Coaching: The Self-improvement... →
My final Tuesday essay for August on self-leadership and Alaka‘i, the Hawaiian value of leadership. I have brought back my Twelve Rules for Self-Leadership in a newly ordered line-up, one which corresponds to the short version definition we have been using for self-leadership in the Alaka‘i-valued way: To self-lead, author your own growth plan.
Adults are able to communicate well, and they honor their word or make a new...– Managing with Aloha Coaching: The Self-Leadership of Alaka‘i: Your Connection to Worthwhile Work Just got a phone call from an executive saying, “I love your Givens for Adults! If only it were totally true.” These were the givens he was referring to. They CAN be true; workplaces with...
The Productivity Pro(R) Blog - Time Management and... →
A reprint of one of my articles by Laura Stack. Mahalo nui Laura!
Talking Story: On this particular day, it started... →
Want to know a little secret? It has to do with this seemingly off-the-wall quirk in my list of favorite places to be. I, Rosa Say, have a thing for military bases…
Obama doesn’t talk much about Hawai‘i and that’s understandable. In terms of his...– Honolulu Advertiser political columnist Jerry Burris, who, along with Honolulu journalist Stu Glauberman, has written a book, The Dream Begins: How Hawai‘i Shaped Barack Obama, to be published this month
Hawaii economy sturdy, experts say |... →
I have been wondering what these numbers were adding up to… the article says “More than 5,200 people [have been] laid off from jobs in the state this year” pushing unemployment to a 5-year high of 3.9% but the sobering reality is that this is just a reflection of what has been released via press releases to the newspaper:
Overview: Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and... →
Are you an Integrator, a net-Newser, or a Traditionalist? Article Intro: “For more than a decade, the audiences for most traditional news sources have steadily declined, as the number of people getting news online has surged. However, today it is not a choice between traditional sources and the internet for the core elements of today’s news audiences. A sizable minority of Americans...
Talking Story: How Do Adults Grow? →
I have long felt that the answer is connected to learning; stop learning and you stop growing. Our bodies may slow down their growth rate as far as outside appearances go, but that doesn’t mean we slow down on the inside, particularly in regard to how our brains work. Learning is connected to thinking; and unlike our physical aging, that is a kind of growth that we cannot readily see, unless what...
Managing with Aloha Coaching: The Self-Leadership... →
4th coaching essay this month on Alaka‘i, the Hawaiian value of Leadership. What is this “growing process of arriving at one’s own choice” [which we defined as self-leadership last time] and why is it so important to you?
Let’s be honest, OK? Nobody cares about your products and services except...– Web Ink Now: Nobody cares about your products and services (except you) “What your buyers do care about are themselves. And they care a great deal about solving their problems (and are always on the lookout for a company that can help them do so).” ~ David Meerman Scott
This goes in the category of, "Are you kidding...
Headline in this morning’s newpaper, via the Associated Press: Iolani Palace closed indefinitely. Hawaii Palace Takeover Leader Couldn’t Find the Throne. “The leader of al Hawaiian pro-sovereignty group that broke into a historic palace once home to royalty said he planned to chain himself to the throne but couldn’t find it because he had never been in the palace...
Joyful Jubilant Learning: Learning the 8... →
Preface: As I write this we are 17 days into the month of August, and our Learning from 8 theme has been a very pleasant surprise. We felt our theme this month would stretch and challenge us; how would we possibly do an entire month of gr8ness, especially after our trigger, the 08-08-08 date of this year became part of the history books, and August moved on? I admit to you that our initial...
Talking Story: Weekend Coaching →
It may surprise you where you might get some. Observe everything.
Joyful Jubilant Learning: The L8, Gr8 Number 8 →
A JJL Milestone in the conversation spun off this posting by Robert Hruzek today: Comment number 3,000! Not linking directly there…read the whole thing. I promise you will smile a lot as you do, after all, it IS true Robert.
PS if you want to make money from business books move to America, establish a...– BrandTarot » Blog Archive » 10 steps to publishing a business book
Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones an icon for... →
Race really doesn’t enter into this at all for me, I just love feels-good stories. The world would be a much better place if we could read about Olympic games victories all year long. His inner-tube story (while much more scary) also eerily reminiscent of one we have in our family.
Twitter / Daniel Pink: George Orwell blogs. Who... →
What do you know about George Orwell? Like me, it could be name recognition but not too much detail… here is a blog done “In association with the Orwell Trust, Political Quarterly and Media Standards Trust” via excerpts from the Orwell diaries. It is generating quite a wealth of comments. It is a site I am bookmarking to read more of (RSS): This is yet another example of how the...
Managing with Aloha Coaching: Self-Leadership in 1... →
I can write at length; I know that. I have been told, “You do talking story in writing.” This week, I am responding to a challenge put forth by a manager I am presently coaching. He had read last Tuesday’s essay just prior to our weekly coaching call, and his challenge to me was: “Rosa, I know you can write a whole book about it if you set your mind to it, but can you give me a definition for...
I like to find (a) simple solutions (b) to overlooked problems (c) that actually...– Six Principles for Making New Things by essayist Paul Graham
While Twitter distributes every message consistently, Facebook decides...– Why Twitter Hasn’t Failed: The Power Of Audience by Gregor Hochmuth at TechCrunch. Quote capsulizes his comparison of Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed. I am on Twitter, but continue to resist the second two: So many social media options, and being a late adopter has its advantages. The site I...
Twitter Bio Research... an ongoing sampler I am...
Laura Fitton @Pistachio (starting with her since she is the one who started me thinking about this) Bio: Presentations that suck less, and much excitement and geekiness about microsharing. REPLIES: http://twurl.nl/atgd63 TOP LINKS: http://twurl.nl/4b6exb Michael Arrington @TechCrunch Bio: Making The World A More Ajaxy Place. All he has since he seems to think he has arrived? Greg Hochmuth, @grex...
You’ve heard all the blogging nonsense… post every day, post five times a week,...– The Steven Wright Guide to Content Marketing | Copyblogger Brian Clark did an excellent job with composing this article around the comedic wisdom of Steven Wright, resulting in 5+ direct hits to his own writing purpose: Savvy content marketing. Brian’s points are great, e.g. one example...
Middle Zone Musings » All Entries: What I Learned... →
Robert Hruzek continues as Mea Ho‘okipa (gracious, giving host). This month he’s pulled together 19 writing entries to his forum, guaranteed to be your one-stop launch-pad for new reading all week long.
Better late than missing the boat altogether! My contribution, not my own words...– From a comment added to Joyful Jubilant Learning’s archives by Rick Hamrick: Joyful Jubilant Learning: Eleven Things
Talking Story: A Day for 8. Life is Like a Game... →
“Play the hand you’ve been dealt” is one of those metaphors I now take to mean; Be you; the strong, innately talented, and thus inherently confident YOU. Live contentedly, nay—- excitedly with the gift of your strengths. Capitalize on them. Thrill to them. Create your legacy with them. Build them as you build your character, your values, your joy in everyday living. Do so,...
JJL’s Community Joy in Learning: Our 08-08-08... →
Thanks to all of you, Joyful Jubilant Learning marks this once-in-a-lifetime day on our calendars with these milestones… 53 Authors 643 Posts and Pages 101,743 Page Views 2945 Comments 575 Trackbacks to subsequent Writing and Conversation …since we began on October 1, 2006. That is a fabulous testament to learning collaboratively! It is Makawalu in the making. What we all...
Talking Story: How about, “What I want... →
Okay, this pointer goes under a few categories here: being a coach, better conversations, business strategy, coaching essays, communication, words and language, web/tech, and Let’s talk story. And that’s without adding in any of the Hawaiian values it covers. Chris Brogan has a great posting up at his place today that I really like. It’s an open letter of sorts: He calls it What...
Since quite a number of people who swing by my blog are either in marketing or...– What I Want PR and Marketing Professionals To Know | chrisbrogan.com
Managing with Aloha Coaching: Tuesday Essay #1 on... →
And, what are the value-drivers within self-leadership? Here is an email response I received from a gentleman who had read my Day One Essay on Alaka‘i, within which I’d said, “This month, you will find that my Tuesday Essays will primarily talk about SELF-LEADERSHIP.” Could it be that others are feeling the same way? “I feel a bit cantankerous Rosa —if everyone leads who follows? I’m a great...
Talking Story: “Frankly Rosa, I’m not that... →
Oh dear. We were talking story on a phone call this morning. I loved the forthright honesty of the statement, I really did, for it gave us the chance to extend the conversation —to talk story a bit more. My immediate reaction was that I could not help but blurt out, “Gosh, I really wish you were; how can I help you be a bit more interested in it?” I didn’t intend to convert them professionally,...
Say Leadership Coaching: Aloha and Welcome →
I have made some fresh updates to www.SayLeadershipCoaching.com this morning if you’d like to take a look (all fresh-eyes proofreading is always very gratefully appreciated!)