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John Scherer: Quit Your Job and Find Your Work at TEDxKrakow (Transcript)

Full transcript of John Scherer’s TEDx Talk: Quit Your Job and Find Your Work at TEDxKrakow Conference.

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John Scherer – Founder, Scherer Leadership Center

This is great.

[Polish language]

Can you turn the master volume down up there a little bit? Someone in the sound booth? Good.

This has been a great experience for me, living in Poland for the last 3 years, I’ve lived in Krakow, I love your city, I love the people, I love Poland. Thank you, it’s a great place.

I go back to Seattle, where I have my office in Seattle. People say, “John, what are you doing in Poland?”

And I say, “You’ve never been there; have you?”

Now, there’s certain things that are different about Poland than America as you might go. We were at the end of one of our 3.5-day leadership development seminars, and a participant came up at the end, and I said, “How was this for you?”

And he said, “Nieźle, nieźle.”

And I turned to my colleague, Darek. It’s my first week in Poland. And I turned to my colleague Darek, and I said, “Darek, what does that mean?”

And he said, “Not bad.”

And I said, “Not bad?”

Geez, 3.5 days!

And Darek said, “The guy just told you that you changed his life.”

And I said, “Well, why didn’t he tell me?”

He said, “He did, he told you it was ‘not bad’.”

He said, “John, this is Poland!”

So, anyway, it’s been a wonderful time here.

I want to talk with you about something dear to my heart, and it goes like this: How to turn your workplace, your job, into an experience of personal development? You know what a midlife crisis is, right? A midlife crisis is when you get to the top rung of your ladder and realize you leaned it against the wrong wall.

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