The Difference Between a Calling, a Career, and "Just a Job" By Business Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior expert Connie Podesta After speaking to and interviewing thousands of people throughout my career, it became very apparent to me that individuals basically approach their life’s work in one of three ways. Take a peek at each three descriptions and see which one DESCRIBES YOU the best. A Calling. Do you have an absolute innate gift for what you do? You know – where you have that feeling that you were born to do whatever it is you do. Selling. Teaching. Planning.
It's Not About Equal Time by Keynote Speaker and Human Relationship Expert Connie Podesta As a motivational keynote speaker in today's sometimes chaotic world, I'm often asked by clients to deliver a message on BALANCE and I'm happy to share. The truth is balance will never, EVER be about equal time. It's just not. For anyone who works, enjoys a career, has outside interests, volunteers, is a parent, is a spouse or partner, has aging parents -- you name it - you can't equal out the time. “Balancing Home and Career” gives the illusion that there’s a magical way to equalize these two
And See Yourself in a Whole New Light by Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta So it’s a no brainer that we need to leverage our strengths. If…we even know what they are. Unfortunately most people are so focused on what they can’t do or wish they could do, that they don’t even take time to realize what they can bring to the table. So step one. Figure out exactly what it is you do really well. And be proud of it. Let people know about it. Find ways to bring those talents into your job. Your relationships. Your quest for success. Even your health. Here’s a tip: Don‘t
A Lesson in Generations By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta I was interviewed while keynoting a leadership conference a while back and asked the question, “What can leaders do to help the generational diversity out there?” It was a good question and one that I think is really important for today’s leaders. You know, it’s easy to play the blame game-right? The older generation is quick to judge the younger generations and the younger generation, frankly is quick to do the same. Here’s the deal. The Baby Boomers are known for being hard workers, nose-to-the-grindstone
Remember the Three C's By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Expert in Human Behavior Connie Podesta On social media this past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking a lot lately about taking CONTROL of your life in terms of health, happiness, and ridding yourself of toxic thoughts, habits, and sometimes even PEOPLE. That created a slew of variations of one big question: “Do I leave someone just because THEY are negative?” Good question! First step? We’re talking about the people you can CHOOSE to walk away from. Unhealthy relationships lack respect. Joy. Mutual trust. Toxic
As an organizational therapist and ardent observer of human behavior, Twitter is a fascinating social phenomenon. Actually, I find all of the social media networking is a great lesson in communication styles, and enjoy speaking about it. It appears to be far easier to spit out 140 characters than to take the time and work on clear and concise communication no matter the style. No one appears to judge you on such small sound bites. However no matter what the delivery system, it sometimes seems that folks just don't understand the importance of what they say. People can forget how