Sunday, November 11, 2012

chade-meng tan - search inside yourself

The recommend via Deb..
book is "Search Inside Yourself" by Chade-Meng Tan
"A study by Stefanie Spera, Eric Buhrfeind, and James Pennebaker had a group of laid-off professionals write to themselves about their feelings for five consecutive days for twenty minutes each day.  These people found new jobs at a much higher rate than the people in the non-writing control group.  After eight months, 68.4 percent of them found jobs, versus 27.3 percent from the control group.  Those numbers just blew my mind!   Usually, if an intervention can make a difference of a few percentage points, you can publish a paper.  But here, we are not talking about 3 percentage points.  We are talking about more than 40 percentage points!  And all it took was one hundred minutes of intervention."
"Researchers asked 49 college students to take two minutes on two consecutive days and write about something they found to be emotionally significant.  The participants registered immediate improvements in mood and performed better on standardized measures of physiological well-being.  An extended inward look isn't necessary, the study concludes; merely "broaching the topic on one day and briefly exploring it the next" is enough to put things in perspective."

So part of the authors recommendation is to journal 2 minutes then do a reflection for 2 minutes then journal again for 2 minutes.  These are the things he suggests you journal about:

Things that give me pleasure are ...
My strengths are......
Things that annoy me are......
My weaknesses are......

thanks Deb - perfect...

Chade-Meng Tan (Meng) is Google's Jolly Good Fellow
(which nobody can deny). Meng was one of Google's
earliest engineers. Among many other things, he
helped build Google's first mobile search service,
and headed the team that kept a vigilant eye on
Google's search quality. His current job description
is, "Enlighten minds, open hearts, create world peace".
Outside of Google, Meng is the Founder and (Jolly Good)
President of the Tan Teo Charitable Foundation, a small
foundation dedicated to promoting Peace, Liberty and
Enlightenment in the world. He is a Founding Patron of
Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism
Research and Education (CCARE). He is also a Founding
Patron of the World Peace Festival, and adviser to a
number of technology start-ups.
Meng earned his MS in Computer Science from the University
of California at Santa Barbara. He went to Santa Barbara
mainly for… Read more
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