Designing Your Life: Build a Compass

Jann Freed Leading, Learning, Living Comments

Do you know the way?  Are you designing your life so the rest of life is the best of life?  Several of my recent posts have been about designing your life based on a book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans titled Designing Your Life:  How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life.  They say start where you are and that requires …

Becoming a Sage Episode 9

KyleSavage podcast, Uncategorized Comments

Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 9 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Chris Monroe.   Chris enjoyed a wonderful career collaborating with newspaper publishers on ways to reach audiences in new and different ways, sharing the dynamics of an ever-changing industry with the uninitiated and protecting the public’s right to know from government intrusion. The …

Designing Your Life–Look for Role Models

Jann Freed podcast, Sage-ing Comments

Last year, I started a monthly podcast series called Becoming a Sage.  On the second Friday of each month, I release one of my podcasts as a blog post.  This has been an educational and rewarding experience for me as I have interviewed some of the top thought leaders and authors in the field of positive aging and life beyond retirement. …

Life Design Assessment: How is your life right now?

Jann Freed Leading, Living Comments

How well are you living your life with intention?  This post is a follow up to a previous post about designing your life–regardless of age or life stage.  This post explains a quick assessment (dashboard) to give you an idea of where you are right now so that you can decide where you want to go and how to get …

Designing Your Life–Life By Design: Part 1

Jann Freed Leading, Sage-ing Comments

If you are interested in having the rest of life be the best of life (regardless of your age), then this post is for you.  The next few posts are focused on using a design mindset in living our life with meaning and on purpose.  The goal is to be intentional about how you are spending your most valuable assets–your …

Work Deeply and Then Be Done

Jann Freed Leading, Living Comments

This post is written for those of you who are Type A, driven, goal oriented, and who have trouble slowing down and appreciating downtime.  If you know how to work deeply, now you need to learn how to “be done” with work.   As the saying goes, “work hard and play hard.”  A few of my recent posts have been …

Becoming a Sage Episode 8

KyleSavage podcast, Uncategorized Comments

Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. Episode 8 features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Marianne Oehser.   Marianne Oehser is a certified Retirement and Relationship Coach who focuses on assisting people build happy, fulfilling lives in the “post-career” phase of their lives. She also assists singles and couples build and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships – after …

Leaders: “The Soft Stuff is the Hard Stuff.”

Jann Freed Leading Comments

This post is written for anyone who wants to be more effective in influencing others–regardless of position, company, or industry. As I watch the devastating damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, I am reminded of the importance of the “soft skills” in getting things done, inspiring others, and offering hope.  In writing Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts, one of the …

Four Practices for Engaging in Deep Work

Jann Freed Leading Comments

If you want to be more productive and/or you need your employees to be more productive, this post is for you. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about why it is important to do deep work.  Based on the book Deep Work:  Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport, I described why it is important …