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I’m a Nashville-based writer, talent strategist, and certified executive coach. On this website, I share insights and actionable practices concerning mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling: lifelong strengths that will help you love your career and enhance your quality of life.

Most of us are facing similar pain points: nonstop change, accelerating economic and technological disruption, and the collective “noise” that grows louder each day. The impact, for so many of us, has been confusion, distraction, and stress. Mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling can make the difference between being overwhelmed by all of these dynamics…or leveraging them for success and well-being.

Start with these three “big picture” posts:

  1. Mindfulness, Learning Agility, Storytelling: Interrelationships. Short definitions of mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling, and how these strengths reinforce one another.
  2. What is “Disruption?” A brief explanation of “disruption” and what it means for your career happiness and lifestyle.
  3. How 5 “Big Disruptors” Interrelate. How algorithms, artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, climate change, and industrial complexes reinforce one another in helpful and harmful ways for your career and lifestyle.

Wanna Geek Out?

Then, if you want to totally geek out on mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling, along with the five disruptors mentioned above, check out these eight longer posts. You might read every word or you might just scan. Either way, keep them handy for reference. I frequently link to some of them in my stories:

  1. Mindfulness: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of mindfulness, how it helps, and some practices you can implement right away.
  2. Learning Agility: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of learning agility, how it helps, and some practices you can implement right away.
  3. Storytelling: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of storytelling, how it helps, and some practices you can implement right away.
  4. Algorithms: What They Are, Why They Matter, What You Can Do: A thorough explanation of algorithms, with specific examples of how they show up in everyday life and the potential they hold (and challenges they pose) for career happiness and lifestyles. I also include tips for applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling toward this disruptor.
  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI): What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of AI, with specific examples of how it shows up in everyday life and the potential it holds (and challenges it poses) for career happiness and lifestyles. I also include tips for applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling toward this disruptor.
  6. Biotechnology: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of biotechnology, with specific examples of how it shows up in everyday life and the potential it holds (and challenges it poses) for career happiness and lifestyles. I also include tips for applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling toward this disruptor.
  7. Climate Change: What it is, Why it Matters, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of climate change, with specific examples of its causes and effects and how it threatens career happiness and lifestyles. I also include tips for applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling toward helping slow down climate change.
  8. Industrial Complexes: What They Are, Why They Matter, What You Can Do. A thorough explanation of the most powerful systems that threaten career happiness and lifestyles (Big Health Insurance, Big Energy, Big Education, etc.) with specific examples of their causes and effects. I also include tips for applying mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling toward helping to reduce their power and influence. 

You’ll find many additional posts here centered in mindfulness, learning agility, and storytelling, as well as three books I’ve written--fiction and non-fiction–that touch upon these same themes.

Have fun learning and implementing your takeaways, and join our learning community to receive free exclusive content via email each month.

John M. DeMarco is a writer, strategist, and executive coach based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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