Angela Duckworth | #1
Develop your interests. You can't get great at something without being obsessed with it.
What's something you find yourself obsessed/passionate about?
Who or what organization in our community do you see embodying this main point?
Practice deliberately. Break the work down into smaller pieces so that you can focus with intent.
Do you find it easy to focus and block out distractions?
If you're passionate or feel successful at this main point, share some of your success in this area. What advice or encouragement would you give others?
What comments would you make about seeking feedback? What does this look like in your life?
8/22/2022 11:03:36 am
I have had trouble in the past maintaining focus on certain tasks while frequently being interrupted. With that being said, I believe that in my new position as the Northark recruiter, I will have more distractions than ever before. This position can be used as an opportunity for me to learn new ways to better block out diversions as they come.
8/24/2022 08:45:25 am
I love the process of setting goals week to week. We've started implementing a version of this in our internal Chamber meetings. Analyzing the week and setting our goals to "move the needle" towards our quarterly and annual program of work in the community.
8/22/2022 12:29:43 pm
I find myself obsessed with helping people. I do it in every avenue in my life, which can often be draining, but it is still my compassion. The organization that I currently work for is also "obsessed" with helping our community members. They embody this main point by looking at every angle and statistical outcome possible, and addressing it. Their goal is to wrap around the individual to empower the community as a whole.
8/24/2022 08:46:34 am
I would agree with your organizations focus and that seemed pretty clear in the level of preparation you brought to project discussion with BCLI yesterday. Thank you for that!
8/22/2022 02:43:38 pm
Like Ferrin, I also find my obsession in helping people. I want to make sure they're taken care of at all times. I think what helps with that too is i'm also surrounded by like minded people at my company. From the leadership down, it is instilled to take care of our clients first, and to always make decisions for the good of the people we help.
8/24/2022 08:48:56 am
The phone comments are resonating with me. Being tied to your phone for business can easily slide into non-productive work and it takes a significant amount of discipline to focus up! It's a constant battle and I don't think we're alone at all.
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