Posts by Kathy Hayes

Everything I Learned about Work Came from Potato Harvest

Kathy Hayes on May 15, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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"It's really tempting to spend time trying to get paid for what you love. It's probably easier and certainly more direct to talk to yourself about loving what you do", Seth Godin.

A friend’s son graduated from high school nearly 2 years ago.

In that time, the boy has worked a total of 7 ½ weeks. When asked, the son carefully explains to his annoyed/annoying parents that he wants to find a job he ‘loves.’ Something that is less boring and more fulfilling than working in a retail store or flipping burgers.

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You Don’t Have to Be an Expert—Especially if You Don’t Have 10,000 Hours

Kathy Hayes on Mar 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

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Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process. -Euripides

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Humility in an Ego-Driven Society

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”  Ann Landers

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3 Ways to Beat Negative Triggers

Kathy Hayes on Nov 7, 2014 9:49:00 AM

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“Your emotions are not who you are.” - Laura Morrison

We all have them, the nasty little emotional triggers that set us off—into a towering rage, a fit of self-pity, or feeling like curling into the fetal position while thumb-sucking. 

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I Have Good News and …

Kathy Hayes on Oct 13, 2014 8:11:00 AM

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Wife: I have good news and bad news.

Husband: I m very busy. Just give me the good news.

Wife: The airbags in our new Porsche work perfectly.

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The Adventure of Life - Lifelong Learning

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. – Prince 

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4 of My Favorite Blogs

Kathy Hayes on Sep 3, 2014 8:15:00 AM

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“Blogging is pure vanity.” – Unknown

I often spend leisure time trolling the internet for new, different blogs.  (FYI, young people surf the net. Old people troll it.)  In part, it is to find ideas for new classes and my own meager, monthly contributions to this blog—anything to get the creative juices flowing.  Mostly though, it is to encounter new ideas and new people and hear their very differing perspectives.  I like to believe it is part of my own lifelong learning. 

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Mistakes were Made—by Everyone Else

Kathy Hayes on May 14, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

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It’s All About Them—The Best Way to Shine in an Interview

Kathy Hayes on Apr 4, 2014 5:18:00 PM

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Mayor (Harry Morgan), “It ain’t just a matter of you wanting the job, you’ve never said what your qualifications are.” Sheriff Applicant (James Garner), “Oh, don’t worry about that. If you hire me, you’ll be glad you’ve got me.” – From the Movie, Support Your Local Sheriff

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3 Counter-Intuitive Ways to Restart Your Creativity

Kathy Hayes on Mar 14, 2014 10:01:00 AM

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“There’s always another way.” – Thomas Edison

We’ve all had it at one time or another – that awful feeling when the inspiration for whatever fabulous idea you were working on is suddenly, inexplicably gone. 

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