the most recent piece of work that I've done, I've done in collaboration with some people at Red Thread Research. And we've just finished a podcast season on the topic of Purpose. And purpose, it turns out, is attention. It's about human attention. And the people that we meet, and the people that I've met on my entire sort of journey through podcasting and research, the people who are successful and the people who are doing interesting things are the people who are purpose-driven.
Today's session is about optimising LinkedIn for your job search. There's a lot to talk about for LinkedIn, but six things that I think you should focus on to make your profile ready for review and viewing by those who will be interested in hiring you.
“Everything is about connection. There's no more powerful way of connecting than understanding someone's psychology. We always say human intelligence, every resume should have a human intelligence, a personality test on the back that leads to engagement, performance and happiness. And so one day, and one day, the metaverse will understand humanity. I think there is no platform that understands humanity today. But when you go towards the metaverse, and tools like psychometrics that become ubiquitous, where everyone has one by the time they're in sixth grade, it really is the beginning of understanding humanity
Today, I'm going to talk about productivity in roughly four to five minutes. I know you've read and implemented systems around productivity your entire life, yet frustratingly, you are still struggling to maintain your game consistently. What am I doing wrong, you ask? As when you look around your social feed, you see many people starting side gigs, growing their incomes. While you barely have time to breathe.
Growth requires breakage. This episode is a brilliant discussion with leadership coach Melissa Rider Carson. We talk about leading from the messy.
Today's tip is about journaling. Journaling is one of the most underestimated success secrets. And often people don't know exactly how to incorporate it into their lives and how to make a habit of doing the thing that actually can release so much of stress, and keep you focused on the mission at hand.
“The three things that I think have been most important to my success. And I think these things tend to change across the point of time that you are in your career, at least it has for me, but currently, perseverance has been quite important. Network has been incredibly important. And I don't just mean that in a professional sense. I also mean it in a personal sense, as well. And then the third thing for me has been authenticity. And that's something that probably has become a stronger part of what I've needed as I've gotten more senior.”
“No, no, no, no, no, no. Sometimes I feel this life is never enough. So much love around me but, I'm stuck in a rut. "No fame, no fortune, just a house in my name, guess I never liked that bitter taste of champagne. Does it get easier?”
“Honestly, one of the easiest ways to massively reduce your carbon and your waste footprint is to stop throwing away food. Now to most people, it's really hard to get your head around how environmentally damaging food waste is, because food seems natural, organic, and it comes from the ground and returns to the ground, sort of how bad can that be. But the reality is, it is absolutely devastating. So if it were to be a country, food waste would be the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after the USA and China. And that's because a landmass larger than China is used every single year to grow food that has never been eaten.”
Don't ask what gives you purpose, ask what gives you energy. Listen to this clip from this fantastic recording I had with Shane Ward, agroecologist and founder of Action Ecology. My wife introduced me to this idea. She's an organisational psychologist by training, and has been working in basic development and all these other things, so she came home one day was talking about an exercise that she was involved with where people were asked to try and find one word that described what energised them and for some reason, this captured my thinking in a way that nothing quite like it ever had.