Monday, June 21, 2021 (Day 172)
NEW Relaxing Music for the week: Reflection: Liquid Mind (8:19) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TWMY8fT908
Question: What assumptions do you make about other people most often?
Answer: I think I have a tendency to trust people until they prove me wrong. This is one of those assumptions that has taken a while to develop; growing up in the Northeast (New Jersey), it’s easy to distrust people. But the good thing about being in the Northeast is that “what you see is what you get.” If people don’t like you, they let you know that right away; if they do, you could be best friends forever. In the south (I’m in North Carolina), it seems that people are nice to you to your face, but some will “stab you in the back” when you leave. So it seems like I’m more on my guard down here than I was up north. I know, that’s just a Bill thing, but it’s a thing nevertheless. But at least I’ve been much better about seeing the good in people, then providing them the time to prove that they aren’t good. At UNCG, there used to be so many good people that I could hang out with; now, not so much. It’s a shame that I have to spend most of my time in my office because there aren’t many good people to visit. Yes, there are a few, but not like before. Everyone works in these silos and bubbles – it just doesn’t feel like “home” any more. When work just feels like work, I guess it’s time to move on.
If you or anyone you know has an interest in becoming an entrepreneur, here’s an article that might be valuable. The authors found that “purpose” and “meaning” were the keys for motivations and inspiration to exploring entrepreneurship. It’s something that I’ve been preaching for several years now; the authors surveyed 1,200 people to get this information. Purpose and meaning isn’t only for student success; it’s also the foundation for entrepreneurial success as well. Check out the article here:
- Want to Be An Entrepreneur? Focus on What Gives Your Life Meaning – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/349474
Don’t know what gives your life purpose and meaning? Check out the article…or check out some of the resource on The Dream Dean Resource Page (https://thedreamdean.com/the-year-of-you-resource-page/).