Last week I closed the blog by talking about how searching for truth can help with clarity and self-confidence as one discerns how best to navigate these chaotic times. To continue the vein of last week, the spiraling chaos we are experiencing here in the US is our teacher.
Here in the United States, our current reality seems bent on spiraling into more and more chaos. Whether it’s attacks on our voting system, the media bullying the president to the exclusion of almost everything else, or leaders actively working to undermine the rule of law upon which our nation is based, ever increasing chaos seems to be our path at the moment.
I am a fan of Disney animation films, of challenging puzzles, and I‘ve been a long-time fan of Thomas Kinkade paintings. During the pandemic, I have had the great fortune of being able to pass the time working on a collection of puzzles based on paintings by Kinkade of beautiful scenes from Disney films.
I’m not watching the news. I’m not reading the news. I’m not even watching YouTube clips of comedians making fun of the news. The situation has become so bad that it just disgusts me. I mean it—it literally makes my stomach feel upset. Not the ulcer kind of upset, more like motion-sickness nausea. Yuck.
Many of us focused our gratitude on “fun highlights” as we closed out 2019. But if we articulate and are grateful for our professional accomplishments—including career obstacles that we faced and overcame—we can boost our confidence as we move into 2020.
Since writing my book I’ve wondered about what scientific evidence exists of the connection between our health and being outdoors. It turns out there is LOTS of research that conclusively shows the health benefits of being in nature.
I had originally intended the blog to be a mix of personal experiences on my journey as an author, interesting scientific developments related to the Field, and tips and tricks for using the Field to one’s advantage in the workplace. However, I fell into a kind of obligatory rut, feeling like I had to write about something that demonstrated clear value or ROI for each reader. In short, the blog felt more like writing professionally polished articles than writing a blog.
QUINCY, IL, September 11, 2019 – John Jay McKey will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Crestwood-Sunset Hills in St. Louis, MO on September 25, 2019. McKey’s talk will highlight key takeaways from his first book, Leverage the Field for Success.
QUINCY, IL, September 4, 2019 – John Jay McKey will be speaking at the Rotary Club of Clayton-Ladue in St. Louis, MO on September 18, 2019. McKey’s talk will highlight key takeaways from his first book, and cover fundamental dynamics of the Field in the book, including how we can use those dynamics to our advantage in the workplace.
Quincy, IL, August 26, 2019 – THE MCKEY GROUP is excited to announce the publishing of an article on ChiefExecutive.com titled “Leveraging the Field: Why Green Companies Win.” In the article John Jay McKey explores how the performance model of green companies align with key dynamics of the Field.