Work With The Willing: A rule of thumb for human capital management (and life)

The great resignation of 2021 has been a huge headline this year. After millions of people lost their jobs in 2020, this year we saw millions of employees voluntarily leave their jobs. Here’s my hot take—employers can’t fight this. If somebody isn’t willing, you can’t coerce them to be willing. Even if you do, that willingness won’t be sustainable. … More Work With The Willing: A rule of thumb for human capital management (and life)

Clarity

Hello! As I said in a previous post, I have had some health issues in recent months, things that were kind of (thank God, not much) affecting my daily life without me realizing it much. Before the diagnosis, I was having some trouble and I did not understand why and how. I kept asking if … More Clarity

Energy Saver

Hello! Wishing everyone a good Sunday and a good week! The dominant topic this past week has been how to save energy for me. Namely, how do I save my energy so I can be a better version of myself? I have been thinking about this longer but this week was the action time. What … More Energy Saver

Lopsided Love: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Some of the most popular romance stories feature one-sided love. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby hopelessly awaits Daisy to return to him. The Roman mythological epoch of Echo and Narcissus told one of the first stories of unrequited love. In The Notebook, Noah chases Allie for years, even through an engagement, until she comes back … More Lopsided Love: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Can you slow down?

Hello PO family! How are you all doing? Long time, no see! I had to take an unexpected and long break from writing but I plan to be more regular from now on. Hopefully, we will continue meeting on most Sundays. There was a lot going on in my life, hence the break. But I … More Can you slow down?

What’s passed on from one generation to the next? Privilege and pilgrimage.

“the same blood that runs through my veins, ran for centuries before me, and will continue to live on after me, each generation passing down their stories, like a medicine to inspire growth. (that did, indeed, inspire growth.)“ –e.l. jayne This is an excerpt from my poem “Generations” on finding gratitude in our heritage. Did … More What’s passed on from one generation to the next? Privilege and pilgrimage.

Are you patient?

Hello everyone! How are you all? This week’s topic is patience. Why? Because I am not patient at all and I need to learn and I am, so I want to share my thoughts. I am naturally kind of impulsive and impatient. I want things to be done right away, even though they might need … More Are you patient?

Surrender

Hello everyone, I have not posted the last few weeks, sorry about that! It was the end of semester and I wanted to take a break and then a surprise happened. I had no hopes of being able to visit my home country this summer due to visa issues but boom, suddenly I am in … More Surrender

Acceptance

Hello everyone, We are here to do some Sunday reading again. Welcome you all! I want to discuss something I often struggle with today: acceptance. I come from a family of government workers. In Turkey, a government worker can be a teacher at a public school, a doctor at a public hospital etc. When you … More Acceptance

Self-Appreciation

Hello! How is everyone this week? I hope it was a week worth remembering, or at least a week not to hate. Today, I want to talk about something I started doing recently. I was surprised that I was actually not doing it. It is ‘telling myself good things about myself/appreciating myself explicitly’. In other … More Self-Appreciation

Emotions

Hi everyone! Let’s talk about emotions today. I want to talk about them in a pure observational way. No trying to understand, no whys. The main questions I am curious about is whether there is a dominant feeling in your life and whether there are specific emotions associated with specific times of the day. Starting … More Emotions

Help from Life

Hello there! How are you today? Welcome to another PO Sunday postJ Today’s topic is how things fall into place at times in life. That happened to me a lot recently. I was struggling with a few points regarding my behavioral patterns. I had noticed a few things I wanted to improve about them but … More Help from Life

Perspective Change

Hello on another Sunday! I am working on my Life Coach Certification and I am about to be done. My certification is based on a model called NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and the specific techniques in the method made me think of the importance of perspective in our lives. NLP is a model that uses our … More Perspective Change