Hi, I am your host Aida Yoguely and this blog is about leadership and engineering. We will be discussing topics from many different but important disciplines that will help you become an efficient engineer and an effective leader.
Specifically, a leader that solves problems for the common good. And does so in a manner that brings value, fulfillment, and inspiration to yourself and to others.
We are going to teach you a new way of thinking through problems that involves both hemispheres of your brain, the technical left side and the creative right side.
This is necessary because specialization is no longer enough to succeed in the 21st century.
As a matter of fact, the intense focus that comes from specializing can tunnel your vision. It blinds you from your principles and values, as well as from different perspectives and even better techniques.
Specialization makes you a dependent doer.
Specialization makes you a dependent doer. Someone who knows everything about one narrow topic, and knows nothing about everything else. Someone who can get things done, but doesn’t challenge whether they are worth doing. Someone who can obey orders and keep the routine going.
When a specialized person is faced with a problem outside of their required duties, they assume that “someone else” can fix it.
An inefficient engineer specializes in solving problems at work so that they can afford to watch “someone else” solve their problems in life.
What many fail to evaluate is that, much of what is outsourced could be unnecessary and unsustainable solutions.
In this profit maximization economy, it is unlikely that contractors you hire have your best interest in mind. Rarely, if ever, will you hear them suggest a solution that doesn’t require their business.
The consumption of a good or service might tackle one isolated factor for some time, but it won’t be long before more problems arise.
And if your first thought is
“let’s keep throwing money at it until it goes away”,
then you’ve become dependent on your job to sustain this cycle. Which means that you cannot afford to loose your job. At work, you’ll need to focus all your energy into your assigned tasks to keep the paychecks coming.
This can lead to dangerous consequences such as masses of specialized people working on projects that are against their moral code. All because it makes good money.
In the current information age there are numerous streams of publications filled with knowledge, accumulating unfiltered at an exponential rate.
A specialized person is unable to connect all the knowledge together, into a big picture view.
It is up to someone, or something, to interpret content and create context.
Someone above is asking the important questions, the questions that drives actions, that moves the world. The questions that brought you in to do that work in the first place.
The opposite of specialization is diversification.
Diversification makes you an independent thinker.
Diversification makes you an independent thinker. Someone who could know nothing about narrow topics, but knows where to find answers. Someone who can make connections and ask questions. Someone who can develop their own ideas, not recite someone else’s. Someone who can formulate a new direction and set goals worth pursuing.
An efficient engineer draws no line between work and life and makes no distinction between education and recreation.
An effective leader has a vision and pursues excellence in everything they do with no separation between their labor and leisure.
Human beings are adaptive learners and incredibly capable of handling a wide diversity of situations.
But now we have one of the biggest problems the world has ever faced — specialization.
This idea has spread like a highly contagious virus. And it is being designed, packaged, and sold to as many people as possible. All while being marketed as the solution to a better life.
Students are leaving school with an engineering career, but not an engineering mindset.
Because of it, we now have technically skilled professionals who are really good at one thing, and have no interest engaging in issues outside of their occupation.
Even when they gain interest, they lack the strength and wisdom to challenge the status quo. They are in need of financial freedom to follow through with their ambitions.
There is a need for a new kind of leadership in this world.
The specialized need to diversify their skill set and cultivate independence of mind.
And the diversified, the independent thinkers, need to become financially independent to truly be an independent doer.
Our approach will get you engineering solutions in an efficient and creative fashion, both inside the workplace and in everyday life.
Once your mind is free from the world of rules and boundaries, your imagination will come alive, unleashing your untapped potential.
You will feel confident and ambitious.
You will be thinking BIG, openly, and critically.
Finally, you will be living the life you once thought was unattainable.
So tell me, do you want to…?
- Be debt-free.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Form meaningful relationships.
- Do work you are passionate about.
- Become financially independent.
- Exercise a multidisciplinary mind.
- Practice the philosophy for a better life.
- Master the art of living a truly joyful life.
Your objective is to shape yourself into a role model you would look up to.
Anyone can accomplish this.
At Yoguely, I’ll not only be teaching critical lessons I’ve learned throughout my career, but I’ll also be experimenting with things I’ve never done before, and sharing the results along with step-by-step tutorials so that you can do it too.
It is time to take back control of your life, question decisions, and act with a whole new mind.
Become a subscriber of this blog and you will rapidly grow as a human being and a professional.
We look forward to seeing you in the next post!
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