Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Passion

Merit

I was listening to Ed Cooke, British author and memory expert, on the Tim Ferriss podcast and he said something really interesting.  He was talking about merit.   Society tells us that if someone works very hard and is paid good money for their efforts they are worthy of that success.  They are worthy as a human being.   Continue reading

Skills lead to passion

I have been reading a lot lately and have come across the concept that skills lead to passion, not necessarily the other way around.  Meaning you work on your skills and if you get really good at one of them, you will become passionate about it.

In order to do that, you have to try a number of skills on for size.  You have to dip your toe in countless lakes.  You have to take a chance on learning something that you haven’t tried before. Continue reading

A reason for being

The other day I heard about a Japanese concept called Ikigai.  It means a reason for being.

Ikigai (pronounced ee-kee-gah-ee) means there are four things you should be looking for in life.  What you love, what you are good at, what you can be paid for and what the world needs. Continue reading

Bill Gates

When people think of Bill Gates, they often focus on the fact that he started Microsoft and is one of the wealthiest people in the world.  And those things are true.

But he was also a kid with a passion for technology before the dawn of computers as we know them today.  When he was a student at Harvard, he heard about the launch of the first personal computer called the MITS Altair.  From his university room, he called the president of that company and said he had written the programming language for that computer and asked if the president would like to see it.  The president said yes and booked a meeting. Continue reading

Just do it

Author Tim Ferriss once said, “Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct the course along the way.” Continue reading

When you were young

Do you remember when you were young and you just loved doing something? You would lose yourself in it and time would fly by.  It might have been putting on plays or building things or writing or making art.  You did it because you loved it and you were able to focus on it because you had no other responsibilities. Continue reading

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