TED Talks – Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire

Simon Sinek explains how great leaders inspire by explaining the Golden Circle: How – in the center, surrounded by “Why”, surrounded by a larger circle, “What”

According to Simon, the reason why Martin Luther King and Apple were able to stand above the rest and lead was because both can answer one simple question: ‘Why?’

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After the Lightning Strike

A few days ago I was working through a fog, trying to find something, anything that I could do as a career. I have a job but its still something different if I have a career.

Strangely enough it was looking through Google’s ‘about’ page that got me invigorated, going through their pages I saw that there were a lot of resources Google provides for free. This might be something everyone knew, and to be honest, it was something I knew at the back of my head but never really considered the impact until I went searching and found them.

As an example: Last September 25 Google launched ‘Google for Entrepreneurs‘ a site that according to Washington Post ‘ gathers all its initiatives and services for start-ups into one place.’

I love the idea that Google would help people passionate about starting a business and help them give the tools they need as well as the resources. I also love that this initiative partnered with organizations that help women. It was this part that made me sit-up and realize that’s also something I want to do.

Help other women get started with technology. I’m not sure how I’m going to do this yet since I’m not as informed as I should be but that’s the focus I want to go to.

I want to educate other people about programs and applications they can use for free. Open Source. I want to do something about it but honestly I don’t know which direction I should go.

Times they are a-changin’ (Again)

I’ve had the ‘change’ title before, its hard to imagine that the tune is still the same but there were some big changes that happened in my life. Some bad, some good.

For one, this blog will be a personal blog, or maybe, more accurately I’m restarting this blog with a different purpose than before.

I’ve been going around in a fog, always wanting something more and a lot jealous of people who get to do what they love. The search has been constant and today, I think, for the first time I think I’m narrowing it down.

So, this blog is coming back to life with a purpose, to help me navigate what I want to do. I’m not clear about the what of it but I do know its boiled down to four words: ‘Google’, ‘internet’, ‘learning by doing’, and ‘women in tech’.

So, I’m here to learn and to see what happens.

One thing that has changed so much, reading my Superman post, Tom Welling is my Clark Kent and Erica Durance is my Lois Lane. I was so vehemently against Smallville, that who knew six years later I’ll be eating my own words and end up loving the show so much? Especially in light of the new reboot.