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From Arts Marketing: Chad Bauman writes about his four-and-a-half years at Arena Stage. When one decides to pursue a career in a field they love, like many theater artists I know, these two adjectives are not mutually exclusive; in fact, many would argue that you can’t have one without the other. When joining Arena Stage, I knew there were very few precedents for what we needed to accomplish, and with the opening of the Mead Center and a 2.5 year transition ahead of us, a clear path wasn’t always available. It was an opportunity that intimidated me, but I knew that I would get an education of a lifetime.
In looking back, I’ve learned quite a bit along the way
From Dave Logan at Bnet: In the US economy, failure seems to be stalking office hallways like the Black Death. Like the medieval disease, this economic failure can destroy whole towns. And there is nothing you can do to prevent it from coming. But, here’s the silver lining: You can learn from failure. In fact, it can be your greatest teacher. Failure, and your ability to learn the harshest lessons from it, is the only way to bring maximize your potential.
Whispers are always messages, and if you don’t hear the message, the message turns into a problem. And if you don’t handle the problem, the problem turns into a crisis. And if you don’t handle the crisis, disaster. Your life is speaking to you. What is it saying? Paul’s response: How loud does the whisper have to be? · Read more →