The only way to do great work
is to love what you do. If you
haven't found it yet, keep
looking. Don't settle. As with
all matters of the heart, you
will know it when you find it.
Business Magnate & Innovator
P3 Test Team Members!
I hope you are as excited as I am
about our first phone meeting!
I believe true success is achieved when people find
their passion. Because then
they will work harder, fight
longer, and reach higher
for their success.
Georgia Teacher of The Year
Your exercise and questions for week #1 were already emailed to you. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email or call me (Donna@JustGetSerious.com | 770-498-0400).
#1 - Below is Dr. Ken Robinson's interview about
discovering your passion on NPR's OnPoint. The discussion about finding your passion begins at the time slot of 10:40. From that point forward, Dr. Robinson is talking to the show's host for 35 minutes about discovering what you love to do. Please see the questions below video.
#2 - Here is a 3 1/2 minute video with more insights about passion from Dr. Ken Robinson.
After listening to and watching the above, please think about and answer the following questions:
1. What ideas were more interesting to you?
2. What ideas are most inspiring or motivating for you?
Bio from www.SirKenRobinson.com -
Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers on these topics, with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been viewed more than 25 million times and seen by an estimated 250 million people in over 150 countries. His 2006 talk is the most viewed in TED’s history.
In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.
His 2009 book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into twenty-one languages. A 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative was published in 2011. His latest book, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life was published by Viking in May 2013.
#3 - Below is a 4-minute video about Randy Parsons. Watch it after you have listened to Dr. Ken Robinson's interview.
#4 - Watch the 3 1/2 minute video below about how Shirley Tilghman found and pursued her passion. Note the difference between her experience and Randy Parsons.
#5 - The video below is about how Lisa Price discovered her passion. You only have to watch up to the time slot of 12:45*. Then consider the two questions underneath the video.
(*You can stop at "The Oprah Effect" which starts at the 12:45 time slot.)
How is Price discovering and pursuing her passion different or similar to Tighman and Parsons?
Out of the three stories which one is most amazing or motivating to you?
IMPORTANT: Although Price's video is 40 minutes long, by looking at the first 13 minutes you will see how she found her passion. Of course, you can watch the entire video, if you are interested in Price's thoughts on starting and growing a business.