“Persist or Start Over?” A Jolt of Joan for the week of March 3, 2013
Inevitably in the pursuit of our dreams we will face challenges. Learning how to navigate obstacles will surely make the difference between success and failure. One of the most difficult decisions we will likely encounter is whether to persist in the pursuit OR stop and start over? There is no tried and true formula to guide us through this quandary. So, you might ask, how do we make the right decision in this tricky situation?
Joan King’s life path embodies the blending of the hard and noetic sciences. At the tender age of seventeen, she stepped into life at the Dominican convent in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. Eleven years later she left that religious training to become a chemist, and then received a Ph.D. in neuroscience and psychology. Her twenty-year tenure as a professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, lead her to a dynamic crossroads of personal self-discovery. She left academia. Her new found "inner knowing" ignited the writing of her first book. It became the foundation in understanding how our bodies model the teachings of our beliefs. Joan King’s blending of science and spirituality birthed her professional coaching business, Beyond-Success LLC, in 1998.