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Start 2017 with a Plan For Your Life

If you aim at nothing, that’s what you will hit. And if your life is full of clutter and piles it is difficult to take focused aim on what’s important.

To help you design a plan for your life for 2017, and get your life organized, I recommend two books that are free audiobook downloads until Jan. 31.

My go to book for life planning and refocusing your life is Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy. Here is the free audiobook download link, which is good until January 31: http://christianaudio.com/free/

 

The other free audiobook download is the national bestseller: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo. This is more about organizing and decluttering your personal space, but it is amazing, when you have a clean and clear work space, how much easier it is to do the creative and important work of life planning. Here is the free audiobook download link, which is good until January 31:  http://www.audible.com/promo/offer/2761/ref=a_at_redeem_pc_redeem_2761?p=TIDYUP1&bp_o=true&source_code=SAHFPEM121616002R&ipRedirectOverride=true

 

New Calling Core Workshop Starts this Sunday, Sept. 25

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Are you wanting to discover your Core Wiring and live your Calling? I start a new 7 Week Calling Core this Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6:30p, in the Family Room at NCCTK – North County Christ the King in Lynden, WA.

You can get info or register by clicking here: http://www.ncctk.com/involvement-guide/ then clicking on “Calling Core. If you have further questions you can email me at mark@markwarrenassociates.com.

The Danger of Following (only) Your Passion

I have shared a maxim in my workshops and coaching for years: The marketplace doesn’t pay for passion, it pays for talent.

Whether I am coaching a college student trying to find a major that “fits”, or a Baby Boomer on finding their “dream job”, it never ceases to capture my attention how deeply THE myth has captured the minds of so many. The myth: follow your passion, and the money will follow. Actually, passion can help you think about “where” to focus your time, money and energy, but it doesn’t answer the “what” you will do when you get around your passion. The “what” is your core talents and strengths. Identify your innate talents and develop those talents with discipline and focus. Then, if you are able, use those developed talents in an area of passion.

Watch as Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, gives his take on the danger of following your passion.

 

7 Week Calling Core Class Starting Sunday Feb. 21…and it’s FREE…if…

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Hey Whatcom County Calling Coach followers: Are you looking for a better “fit” career, or a college major that “aligns” with your wiring, or a Ministry Service role that “matches” your God-wired Core?

If that’s you, I’m starting a 7 week class on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:00p starting THIS Sunday, Feb. 21 at North County Christ the King in Lynden…and it’s FREE! Yep, FREE, and we even have childcare. Here’s the catch, you have to register at the site below by midnight Friday  noon Saturday to secure your spot.

https://ncctk.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=194

Did I mention that it’s FREE! I hope you’re able to join us on this 7 week journey so you can Discover your Core and Live Your Calling.

Mark Warren – the Calling Coach

Help Young Talent Develop a Professional Mindset

Here’s a great article by Emotional Intelligence expert, Daniel Goleman.

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There is a chasm between what business leaders expect from recent graduates, and what these new hires offer. In a Hay Group study of 450 business leaders and 450 recent graduates based in India, the US, and China… a massive 76% of business leaders reported that entry-level workers and recent grads are not ready for their jobs.

Read the rest of the article here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/help-young-talent-develop-professional-mindset-daniel-goleman