Old does not mean dead, new does not mean best

This piece has been inspired by three things, one being a recent post I shared on LinkedIn that you can view in the picture below, a lyric from a new song by Slipknot and a movie called the Intern starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway – an odd combo I’m aware.

My context and aim in releasing the LinkedIn post was initially to start a conversation on not discarding what we already have in favour of what’s on trend. It the days after I posted this, I began reflecting on what this philosophy could mean for many areas of life and in particular in the fields of learning an marketing which I operate in.

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The top 21 thoughts of 2018 that will make you a badass in 2019!

This quick post contains a treasure trove of the top free content that I’ve shared in 2018, all neatly packed into those lists that we all love at this time of the year.

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In no particular order:

Conquer your inner bitch

Therapy makes me a better human

I’ve been using CBD oil for 2 months and this is what I’ve learnt

How to build world class skills

Alexa, can I trust you?

5 lessons I’ve learnt in the world of L&D

Bring the Drake approach to your learning offer

Define your Intent with social media

The affect you have on others is the most valuable currency you have

How I changed careers – 8 lessons I learnt and tips to help you

We do not have an inexhaustible well

What a 2000 year old journal from a Roman emperor can teach you about life, business and mental health

OMG! my jeans are killing the planet

The only way out is through

Disconnection in a connected world

The 5 books I recommend for everyone to learn, develop and grow to be a better person

What not to do in developing culture and behaviour change

Is it normality that we really fear?

Why job titles are worthless: becoming future fit for the multi skilled generation

Change the way the game is played

The 3 questions Tony Robbins shared with me to find purpose in life

That’s it folks, I hope you have a happy and healthy 2019.

 

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Stop trying to hack everything

Life hack, mind hacks, body hacks – is there no end to the hacks?

Instead of trying to find some way to get the top results in the fastest possible way and ignoring the principle of learning how to really achieve the thing you want – actually do the work and take on the tough road ahead.

Our culture of “hacking” is coming at a price of missing out on key learning experiences that let you develop the knowledge and practices you need to achieve a goal. Hacks are fast track methods to quick short term wins, the long game and hard Road is where long term wins are made.