Can Humanity & Robots Build the Future Together?

The Robots Need Our Help

“The future world would be one where the focus will be on collaboration and one where AI will become the “chief of staff” allowing societies an equal access of technology and therefore flexible models of working. “
-Stuart Templeton, The Future is Exciting

I have some GREAT news to share! The robots and A.I. aren’t planning to take our jobs. Recent studies and reports are stating that our technological advancements will actually create more jobs, and the robots need our help to complete their task. Stuart Templeton, the head of Slack UK, said, “the future would be one where the future is focused on collaboration and one where AI will become the ‘chief of staff.”

So, what does this mean for you?

We consistently remind our students and business partners to keep a laser focus on the changes that are occurring. We work with businesses to help their workers upskill in preparation for the future, and with educational institutions to create plans to ensure their students are prepared to meet the job expectations of tomorrow.

But, are YOU personally seeking out information on the changes in your industry? Pearson provides a tool on their Future of Skills webpage, that allows you to input information and gives you feedback on the areas YOU need to focus on to be successful in 2030.

Businesses and educational institutions should start to shape their training and professional development programs to mirror what Stanford University did with their ‘STANFORD 2025′ Program. The purpose of the program was to encourage an exploratory mindset and the students created a time machine that landed in the year 2025. The website also offers visitors a free toolkit to design their future at Stanford. Tools like this can be reimagined to change the way you train your students and employees.

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Have You Unlocked Your Creative Genius?

Set the Genius FREE!

“Mozart acknowledged that his great work was simply a by-product of diligent and consistent hard-work on his craft for many years.”
-Mayo OShin, Ladders Magazine
In last weeks newsletter, I focused on encouraging you to switch your focus from “finding your passion” and challenged you to switch to the Carole Dweck approved phrase of “developing your passion.” This week I would like to discuss the hard-work and effort that actually goes into taking your skills to the next level.

Mayo Oshin in his article, Mozart on How to Unlock Your Inner Creative Genius, writes, “there is a destructive myth that the ‘creative genius’ is born with an innate, godlike ability to create extraordinary work at the snap of their finger…this couldn’t be further from the truth.” Oshin’s article states that the inner genius is developed through consistent practice.

Oshin supports his theory with research that was conducted at Music Academy in West Berlin that found that the best violinists had accumulated over 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Are you willing to put in the hours needed to tap into your inner genius and develop your passion the same way that Mozart did?

Oshin said, “anybody that commits to deliberate and consistent practice on a skill or craft for decades is capable of creating extraordinary work at some point in their career-of course, with the right training, guidance and support system.” Unfortunately, he forgot to mention that iMar Learning is here to give you the training, guidance, and support you need to develop into the BEST YOU CAN BE!

Read More: Mozart on How to Unlock Your Inner Creative Genius

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Stop Trying to Find Your Passion

Develop Your Passion

We need to carefully consider what we communicate to people about interests and passionsParents, teachers, and employers might get the most out of people if they suggest that interests are developed, not simply found.”
-Paul O’Keefe, Yale Psychologist
Before reading Ephrat Levni’s article, “Find Your Passion” is bad advice“, I would always tell my students to “get out there and find your passion, and your destiny awaits you!” I would speak these words with such conviction because this is what I was always told.

Levni’s article was truly an eye-opener. The article suggests that we have to STOP telling our co-workers, students, and even family members to stop seeking their passion and we need to start telling them to DEVELOP their passion.

This is really good advice because as Levni described in the article, your passion isn’t sitting there waiting for you and all the questions to life will be answered once you find it. No, Levni says that you pick your passion and develop it to the best of your ability and keep working at it.

I challenge all of you to STOP trying to find your passion and telling others to do so. Today is the day we tell others (and ourselves) to DEVELOP your passion because this will put you in the driver’s seat and in control of where your future is headed. Click here to enroll in our online training course or here to schedule a LIVE Training for your team so we can work together to DEVELOP your passion.

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