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What is passion?

In this article, you find a fantastic summary about what exactly is passion.

The author, Caroline Beaton, work with millenials, but I am sure her article is also relevant for non-millenials, like us. ;-)

Firstly, passion does not equal to (life) purpose. Purpose is extrinsically driven (seeking connections or with larger purpose in life), whereas passion is intrinsically driven (what I value, love or get energy from).

Secondly, passion is shorter term oriented. It…


Added by Ryan Lim on September 4, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

3 tips to go beyond your comfort zone

As DISCOVER Professionals, we all know that our DISCOVER Behaviour scores give us an indication whether we are working within:

  1. Our comfort zone,
  2. Our stretch zone, or
  3. Our stress zone.

How flexible and determined are we to move effortlessly from one zone to another depends on our passion and our talents.

In this blog, you will read about 3 quick tips that can prepare you when you get out of your comfort zone, to learn something new and…


Added by Ryan Lim on April 13, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Burnout caused by mismatch between unconscious needs and job demands

New research shows burnout is caused by mismatch between unconscious needs or implicit motives and the opportunities and demands/expectations at the workplace. The costs due to burnout and related stress to the EU companies are estimated to be EUR 272 billion!

Researchers from Universities of Zurich and Leipzig show that the unconscious needs play an important role in the development of burnout. These unconscious needs can be uncovered with the use of DISCOVER Motivators, among…


Added by Ryan Lim on August 15, 2016 at 12:54 — 1 Comment

Top 10 mistakes in behaviour change

From Stanford University, they have put together top 10 mistakes in changing behaviour (ours and of others in a learning environment). 

Check it out here and let us know which mistakes do you recognise when attempting to change our own behaviour and of others. …


Added by Ryan Lim on November 4, 2013 at 17:28 — No Comments

Focus on connecting with others - Daniel Goleman

Read here for a short but good article about how technology today is demanding lots (too much) of our attention. Instead of helping us to connect with others, technology can distract or block us from making real connection.

Nice quote from Daniel Goleman. "The social brain is in its natural habitat when we're talking with someone face-to-face in real time. It's picking…


Added by Ryan Lim on November 15, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

How your brain works in 2 minutes

Want to know more about how the brain works?

The human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

Click here to watch this educational video.

Great video from The Guardian.

Added by Ryan Lim on March 24, 2014 at 15:11 — No Comments


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