The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

When The Heart Knows, The Talent Grows

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Monday, November 19, 2018
Featured Image

Dateline: Octovalo, Ecuador

In the tiny restaurant beside the railroad tracks, our band of adventurers had our first dinner. Popcorn is served with every soup course. Potatoes and beans prevail. Chicken is the offered meat… notwithstanding the hens and peeps walking across the rails. Three young men come to showcase their instruments and indigenous music. Fascinating. Intricate.

But it is only the next day, when we go to the tiny house/studio of the musicians’ leader, I learn of his foray into making instruments and then teaching at the school. Juan’s eyes gleam with pride as he handles a guitar made from the shell of an armadillo. Bamboo stalks, carefully chosen and seasoned, transform into notes that surely the Greek god Pan might have breathed. We discover he taught himself how to make and mold the instruments. He is probably the first music teacher in the village.

That he loves what he does is clear. He has created his life around his talent. How many times might I downplay a talent to fall into the routine of my life? Something to ponder.

Lesson #2: When the heart knows, talent grows.

 



Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!


< Back to All Posts

Comments



Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen


Subscribe to My Blog!


Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts


Categories



Archive


Tags

Bullying employees Ecotourism Spelling Bee Sustainability Technology Hurricane Harvey Walk For Hunger Disruption gratitude Emotional Intelligence Suddenly Single Energizing Others Disrupt work life balance earthquakes Energy Personal Responsibility Positive Brain Repatterning Mark Scharenbroich Career Advice Corporate Culture civil discourse Fun Work Environment Idea John Havlik Happiness resilient leaders cancer Stress The Last Jedi Arlington Cemetary Writing Your Resiliency GPS Memorial Day Sheryl Sandberg Aging Humanity Leaders Open Doors Book Learned Optimism Employee Attitude Depression Relationships Christmas LGBTQ Office Celebrations Labor Day Deloitte Adaptability Gifts From The Mountain teams Loss Seder Eve goals Vegan Sales Children Feedback USAA Social Media Charity Mother's Day Environtment Travel Radical Resiliency Intentions Bill Treasurer employee retention St. Patrick's Day Dogs Book Reviews stuck Divorce holidays Climate Change Thanksgiving Guns Content Generation Sexual Harassment Road Trip Talk Ain't Cheap Book Tornadoes in Texas conscience Alzheimer's Twas The Night Before Christmas Change resilience Family Back To School Option B Soft Skills creativity Patriots Reshaping the Brain Optimism Women Humor Communication resiliency Education Multi-tasking Boston Marathon U.S.A.A. Honoring Veterans e-mail Listening Politics Motivating Others Jewish love Survive servant leadership coaching Trust Nursing Henry VIII Hurricane Irma Strangers Kindness Diversity women in leadership Vacation angels Siblings Adam Grant preresilience ecology Persuasion More Fun at Work resilient organizations Empathy Branding Speaking Superbowl waiting Building Resilience Yoga Burnout Voting Leadership Skills WASP John Blumberg Energizing Engaged Workers New Year resolutions Postive Work Environment Networking Adventure customer service Girls Meetings