Your Course

A course is a course, of course, of course.

Not all courses are the same, of course.

You should get to choose how your course is a course.

Please tell me. I am writing your course.

I am finishing up my course on using Critical Creative Thinking in employment.  I can not send this to the press without having your ideas on what you would like to see.  Please let me know.

Do It

Today we have to talk about the ‘do it’ factor. We have discussed time being more important than money in the past because you can make more money and you know you can’t make more time. And we have talked about planning.

Once we know what is important enough to us that we are willing to trade the time, we cannot get back to see ‘it’ done. No matter what ‘it’ may be, we have to do ‘it.’ 

You can do either the task or something else. The question asked  is, “Do you want to do something else?” At the moment, the mind will probably tell you, “Yeah, just relax.” Yet, you know the task needs to get done.

Critical thinking allows you mentally to walk around to the other side of your decision and see what comes out. You were supposed to clean up the kitchen and run the dishwasher. It is scheduled.

Start by thinking of the task you need to do and how long it will take. It’s not a big kitchen. You can probably finish in half an hour. When you start to relax, you never want to stop. Now, imagine what the kitchen looks like after you clean it up. It’s nice and clean, and it makes you feel good.

What would you do knowing this?

Welcome to Critical Thinking

We can talk about types of critical thinking, how we can use critical thinking to build better computers and find answers to global warming, forest reduction, and other problems that plague us all. One of our biggest challenges today is trying to help everyone find employment. I think this is where I’ll start.

Critical thinking is finding the correct answers to essential questions. To do this, you may find yourself talking or even arguing with yourself from time to time. That’s OK, and after a while, I don’t even notice the people staring at me. The important thing is that you keep notes of what you want to know and how you will find out.

Take notes because notes are easier to figure out. It beats having to watch 2-hours of video you taped of yourself.  Some of the first things you will want to know are what you want to do; and who is hiring people to do that.

Other questions might be how much I need to earn, and do I like this type of job? Also, does the job advancement take me where I want to go?

This blog is all about asking questions. You cannot get correct and needed answers if you don’t know what to ask. Starting tomorrow, we will look at finding the critical solutions and next steps.

Think Critical

I am now in the build of my next course. What would you like to see in my next course about finding employment?

The course is on using critical thinking in your employment search.

Do you like working with critical thinking? And would you like to strengthen those brain cells?

I want to use my blog to train on the fundamentals of critical thinking. These blogs are free.

I will take one idea day and give it to you to consider. The next day I will discuss some of the possibilities of that idea in the blog.

If you like the idea of playing with some critical thinking exercises, tell me if this is for you.

For today I have one question for you to ponder. Why is critical thinking talked about and desired amongst employers who are hiring?

Thinking Critically

I am presently working on my next course. And, I hope to have it completed within the month.

The course is on using critical thinking in finding employment.

Do you like working with critical thinking? And would you like to work with it to strengthen those brain cells?

I am asking because I am considering using my blog to train on the fundamentals of critical thinking. These blogs are free; I do not want to bore you, though.

I will take one idea day and give it to you to consider. The next day I will discuss some of the possibilities of that idea in that blog.

If you like the idea of playing with some critical thinking exercises, please let me know. If you hate this idea, you want to let me know soon.

For today I have one question for you to ponder. Why is critical thinking talked about and desired amongst people who are hiring?

Why Hire Humans?

Today, almost everything is becoming automated. Today, doctors are teaching robots now to become doctors. Many planes fly on autopilot, with the pilot sitting there just in case something goes wrong. And, our goals in business are not to manage people. We manage systems and processes.

The one thing that automation has over people is that it will do the same job,  the same way every time. No deviation and no thought are needed. Suppose you have a process that’s absolutely perfect whether it is building a car, building computer boards, doing an operation, or flying a plane or drone. In that case, automation has or is going to be taking a large chunk of the workload.

Yet don’t count humans out.  Humans have one thing that machines don’t. Humans can think. And critical thinking is one of the most important things that employers need. Not every situation is exactly like every other situation. Deviations caused by outside forces call for an understanding and rethinking of solutions required in certain conditions.

Employers know this, so when you go for an interview, ‘what if’ or ‘how do you’ questions will be more prevalent. You need to be ready for them and explain the steps you’re taking in the answer. Your interviewers are looking for somebody who will take a look at what the solution does when used.

How are you at critical thinking?  

The Tone in Our Tune

America’s always had a propensity towards violence. I believe it is a byproduct of how we came into being as a nation. We fought for our independence, and then we fought our way across the continent, from east to west, in the move to carve out this great nation. With little regret or remorse, we did what we had to do to make it happen.

In our youth, passions run high. We work towards the change we seek with the belief that nothing can stand in our way. As we age, we hopefully become wiser. With age comes critical thinking and the ability to look past the moment and understand the longer-term outcome of actions. And probably, we pass this ability on to our young.

When our rhetoric as a nation grows in passion without giving understanding to critical thinking and long-term effects, we find ourselves having problems as a community. We need to stop for a moment and consider what we are doing, and the outcome our actions could cause. Are we considering what we say? And, does what we say lead others to a favorable long-term result?

We do not have to live in a pressure cooker of violence. We can turn down the steam. All we need do is turn ourselves away from the heated rhetoric. It does not take everybody doing it at once, at the same time; it only takes one or two people to start. The first time you change the rhetoric from hot to cool you may not get a positive reaction. Yet the harder the response, the better the indication you’re on the right track. Maintain your Calmness and others will pick up the change in direction. As more people turn from heated rhetoric to calming clear thinking, the pressure cooker will lose steam, and worst destruction can be averted.

Think of this the next time you’re about to produce a wisecrack or a belittlement. There is always somebody watching and somebody listening no matter how private a moment you think you have. You hold the ratchet in your hand. Are you going to ratchet up or ratchet down the rhetoric?

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.