Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. A little list of achievements (from Wikipedia) follows:
She has won nine Grammy Awards (nominated for 47), received two Academy Award nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards, seven Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.
As a fellow native Tennessean, I’ve always admired her style and laid back attitude. There are a multitude of lessons Dolly Parton has taught through her life. I’ve focused on three.
1) Your current environment/situation does not dictate your future
I recently attended an online webinar by Michael Hyatt where he outlined the sins of productivity. This topic piqued my interest not only because I am all about getting stuff done (work smarter, not harder!) but I am also part of a worldwide workforce where employees are expected to be available 24/7, ready to drop everything to focus on whatever was just put on their plate.
Living in reactive-mode leaves us unable to focus on the real work that needs to be done. Work that grows the business. […]
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We all have our go-tos – the items that we throw into the shopping cart without blinking an eye.How often do we really think about where that product came from or who made it? I’ve been working to become more intentional with my favorites products lately by finding things that are made by local businesses or by companies that care about the environment and their associates. While it can be a bit challenging, I’ve found that I can almost always find a great product without having to compromise on the quality.
What are the only “fruits” of labor that never spoil – ever ? Honey has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs still edible. Wow – if we knew our work would live on like that how much harder would we work?
Honey production begins with creative collaboration. This collaboration doesn’t start with traditional brainstorming – which by the way rarely results in unique ideas or creativity […]