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Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:25 pm
by inspiresuccess
canyonsky, I like your name! What's a serial specialist?

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:50 pm
by canyonsky
Hi Inspire,

According to Refuse to Choose, a Serial Specialist likes to have fun at what they're doing and keep changing directions once they got the hang of it. I was lucky enough to have a boss who knew how to use me at my 20's, so I did all kinds of things, i.e. marketing, copy writing, objective management, foreign investment evaluation, human resources, accounting auditing, translating a book, giving training, etc. under the hat of Business Analyst. Later on I became a computer programmer and am good at data analysis as well as data entry (visual) systems design. Now I'm writing a book. :)

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am
by inspiresuccess
canyonsky wrote:Hi Inspire,

According to Refuse to Choose, a Serial Specialist likes to have fun at what they're doing and keep changing directions once they got the hang of it. I was lucky enough to have a boss who knew how to use me at my 20's, so I did all kinds of things, i.e. marketing, copy writing, objective management, foreign investment evaluation, human resources, accounting auditing, translating a book, giving training, etc. under the hat of Business Analyst. Later on I became a computer programmer and am good at data analysis as well as data entry (visual) systems design. Now I'm writing a book. :)


Cool! What's your book about?

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:46 pm
by JennKenn
Hello Everyone!! My name is Jennifer, and I'm new here to Barbara's boards.

I picked up the book Refuse to Choose and could not put it down! I was so excited to learn about Scanners..I kinda new that I was scanner, but never had the terminology. Although, I knew I loved a lot of different things, I always tried to force myself to find that one thing I'm here to do. I was so relieved to know that I didn't have to. So much pressure lifted from my shoulders!

I've already started my idea book and have shared it with my partner. Now, I'm looking figure out what project I want to take on as my Best Work!! :)

Looking forward to diving into the boards.

Thank you!

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:13 am
by BKJackson1
Hello All,

I can't remember exactly what info search first clued me in to "Refuse To Choose" but I just finished reading it and I knew it was going to be a good book for me when I was using my Kindle highlighter in the Table of Contents to highlight "Chapter 6: I Won't Do Anything If I Can't Do Everything". LOL!!!!!! I've already been recommending it to friends.

I'm 51 and have always been interested in lots of things--lots of time consuming things. I've never had a job that knocked my socks off--have worked variously in HR as compensation & benefits representative, compensation analyst (good for the data geek in me but quickly grew boring) and most of my many working years as an Admin Assistant of various stripes. But none of them satisfy and there has got to be more. So yes, I want to use my scanner abilities for hobbies, but I want it to work for career too, since that is what unfortunately takes up most of the waking hours of my life.

I found bits of myself in all the scanner types but seemed to most closely resonate with Sybil. The only scanner trait I don't feel suits is the idea that I learn fast. I'm not slow by any means but don't view myself as a fast learner--I wish that was the case--I could have accomplished more in less time were that so!

My 2 passions are keeping myself & others mobile to the end of life and 19th century American history, especially Arizona history. If I could craft my dream job, it would be working as a hybrid: half-time physical therapist and half-time Robert Utley (Mr. Utley has had a long wonderful career researching & writing books on the American West as well as working as an archivist and Park Ranger. Dream life!). It's within my means to pick a historical project and work on it, but the enormous costs of going to school for physical therapy are insurmountable. I am looking into training for Certified Personal Trainer but there are limitations with that choice. At some point, I want to do an idea party to brainstorm this dilemma.

Aside from love of exercise and history, I have several fiction and non-fiction books I want to write, I want to read nearly all the U.S. presidential biographies, do blacksmithing, leather work, wood working, learn to play the banjo, master painting (acrylic, oil, & watercolor) and drawing of human figures, landscapes, and animals. Plus a list of smaller "I wannas" besides.

Now if I could just figure out how to get more than 24 hours in a day... 8-)

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:01 am
by Elaine Glimme
HI, JennKenn and BKJackson, welcome.

Enjoy the Boards.

Jenn, your post has so much energy. I can't wait to hear about your projects. ps - no pressure - just have fun with whatever you decide to dive into. (yes, I like to put prepositions at the end of sentences.)

BKJackson, what you wrote about - writing, exercising, physical therapy, keeping active - there are several of us very interested in these things.

Happy scanning!

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:05 pm
by inspiresuccess
Hi New Guys. Let us know what specific types of support and help we can give you. Elaine and I (and sometimes others here) love brainstorming for ideas.

Inspire Success

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:38 pm
by diydoug
Hi everyone!

I've been in about five (lost count) informal success teams (or Wishcraft groups, as I called them) over the years. Life moves on (I'm 58) and new situations and interests arise.

I'll post in another area on these boards about my current situation.

Thank you for having this board for us!

Doug

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:44 pm
by inspiresuccess
Welcome, Doug. Let us know how we can support you. Inspire Success

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:07 am
by paul0derek
Hey, I am Paul from Toronto, looking forward to learn from this community.

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:06 pm
by BarbG
I'm new but don't see any new posts :-(

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:11 pm
by ceej
I'm new here, too. I'm in the middle of reading I Could Do Anything and Wishcraft. I like the attitude in these books and really enjoyed Barbara's TEDx Talk. I was especially intrigued by her description of these "encounter groups" that the success groups came out of. I guess those groups were related to rehab somehow? I like the idea of people getting together and being emotionally honest, dropping all the society phoniness that prevents us from really dealing with our problems. I found her description of the "openly neurotic" New Yorkers intriguing as well. I'm in California where people tend more to "play it cool." I'm just wondering if encounter groups like this still exist. I can't seem to find much info on them as they seem more to be a relic of the past. How do they differ from success groups? Are encounter groups more for people who have significant emotional problems? If so, I think at this point that would be a better fit for me.

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:55 am
by SquarePeg
Welcome ceej, BarbG, paul0derek.

True there's not very much activity right now.

I'm not familiar with encounter groups, either. And the phrase "openly neurotic New Yorkers" is so 80s -- quite politically incorrect for today. So I suspect encounter groups might be an 80s thing, too.

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:57 pm
by inspiresuccess
BarbG wrote:I'm new but don't see any new posts :-(


Hi,

Go to Board index at the top and click on " View new posts" or "View active topics". This will show you recent activity. If you post on any thread that interests you, it will bring that thread up to the new posts category.

Welcome to the boards! Things are slow here these days so new posters are always welcome. Start your own thread, post on someone else's, get familiar and continue to ask questions.

I have not been here for quite awhile. People come and go. I hope you find some interesting topics and bring them to the top again.

Cheers! Inspire Success

Re: New Users post here first

PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:07 pm
by inspiresuccess
SquarePeg wrote: I'm not familiar with encounter groups, either. So I suspect encounter groups might be an 80s thing, too.


Ha, ha, ha, ho, ho, ho, heh, heh, heh. You youngsters! Encounter groups were IN THE SIXTIES! Yes, some of us were really alive back then! Not me, of course. I'm still a spring chicken. Of course, saying "spring chicken" ages me as well. Okay, I admit. I'm old. But I'm still kickin' and not takin' a lickin'. Oh, my. So many old words and sayings are coming into my head! I won't impose them on you youngsters, though.

Welcome, all Newbies. Yes, things are slow here. I just stopped by to see what's cookin'.

I know -- kickin', takin', lickin', cookin'. I'm on a roll. I'll stop now. Off I go. Happy April!

Inspire