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So What’s The Big Idea, About Ideas?

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A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Ideas are wonderful things.

Among other things, ideas:

  • Get us out of a jam when we’re in one
  • They take us to exciting, previously uncharted destinations
  • Inspire us to take action
  • Encourage community and idea sharing
  • Generate other ideas

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen. – John Steinbeck

I see myself as a curator of ideas. I got the ‘bug’ for this early-on in my career teaching business administration. I have been fortunate to work with men and women with exceptional forethought and a ceaseless desire to upgrade their work and life skills.

In many ways, as part teacher, part informal coach, these men and women allowed me to ‘partner’ with them in achieving their goals. Through these relationships I gained insights I otherwise would not have, for which I am extremely grateful.

Because of my students’ extracurricular questions on such topics as motivation, credibility, and finding one’s mission in life, I began collecting and sharing tips on the various topics I knew were of interest to my students.

Naturally, this sharing of ideas led to more ideas, and more sharing.

It goes something like this:

  1. Ambition creates curiosity.
  2. Curiosity generates questions.
  3. Questions lead to ideas.
  4. Ideas inspire plans.
  5. Plans allow a framework for action.
  6. Action creates new outcomes.

As Albert Einstein put it, “I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.”

So What’s The Big Idea About Ideas? Ideas Make The Difference!

The purpose of this site is to provide the same sharing of ideas I’ve had with my students, but to a wider audience. In the process, it is my desire to provide aid and comfort to all those whose working life could use a ‘tune-up’ or ‘jump-start’ and to do so through a mutually supportive, non-judgmental community of equally curious souls sharing thoughts, questions, and advice on how to create, enrich, and sustain the best working life possible.

This is where ideas make the difference, and make all things possible for each and every one of us.

Please share your thoughts on what working life topics and ideas you’ve been exploring in the Comments section below.

In the meantime,

Bestest to all, Cynthia Dalton signature