Reading List Update

04.30.2016

Just finished reading:

  • The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni
    • Another great management fable from Patrick Lencioni.  Here he dives into three challenges a manager can help his/her team overcome to maximize satisfaction with their job and overall life:  Anonymity, Irrelevance, and Immeasurability. The first two are easy to understand, but it’s the last one that is most commonly overlooked and has the biggest potential impact.  As workers we crave more than the typical subjective “good job” or “you’re improving” or “you could be doing better.”  Instead, every worker can identify key metrics to both track performance and aim for attainable goals.

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Reading List

04.13.2016

Because I have a short attention span, I always juggle two books at once.

Just finished reading:

  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    • Filled with great lessons on how and where to focus time and energy to get the most out of one’s time to feel satisfaction in everything they do.
  • Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
    • Mitch Albom’s writing style often seems to be of the “interview someone and document the process” as was the case in Tuesdays with Morrie.  Again, he questions end-of-life questions about legacy, not being forgotten, and reflecting on a lifetime of lessons to be shared with those that follow us.

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Why do you want to go on Remote Year?

04.11.2016

What is next?
This is the question I ask myself with increasing frequency.

At the age of 37, I am quite satisfied with all that I have accomplished and grateful for being healthy, successful, and surrounded by love. Many in my position would feel content and enjoy the comfort of stability, yet I am restless.

I am a traveler who craves a nomadic lifestyle.
Every trip ends too soon due to limited vacation days, and I often return home considering the feasibility of living abroad. I often feel the permanence of living in one place is restrictive to exploring new opportunities. I crave the challenges of being on the road, building relationships with new people, and learning to navigate new places.

My calendar is filled with travel plans in an attempt to satisfy these cravings, yet I return home wanting more.

The great cities of New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles have all been called home at some point in my life. What is next? I think Remote Year will help me find clues for the answer to that question.