Good Days and Bad Days
The notion that everyday can be joyful is frankly bullshit. The idea that every day can be a good day or that if we just write down 10 things a day we are grateful for, we will experience total joy, is frankly not HUMAN. Don’t get me wrong, I love the practice of gratitude, however what I don’t l... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing
Full Permission To Be Lost
It is inevitable for people going through a career-life transition to feel lost. In a culture that prefers “knowing” or having the “answer” or the next “goal,” if you find yourself “lost,” it can feel like you are in a pressure cooker to find your way fast and to do so quickly. ... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing
Don’t Give Up on Birthing Your Purpose
When you are in career transition toward purpose work, it is inevitable that you will experience obstacles and doubt. Your inner critic will get loud and tell you to give up. It won’t actually say, “give up,” but it will come up with what appears to be “good reasons” to stop pursuing your purpose work. This is totally normal. Our inner... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
Rest is the Special Ingredient in Career Life Fulfillment
The seventh habit in Stephen Covey’s classic bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is called “Sharpen Your Saw.” Covey writes: “Allow yourself to grow by maintaining a balanced program in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Take time out from production to build production... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing
Trust the Mystery in Career Transition
So much of career transition means sitting with the unknown about where you are going to land. I want my clients to enjoy the journey, not just hold their breath until they start their purpose work. In our culture, we have lost sight of our BEING because we focus too much on DOING. And the truth is, our bodies need rest; our bodies need to relax... [Read More]Filed Under: Flourishing
What is an Informational Interview?
What Is an Informational Interview? An informational interview is an opportunity to meet someone doing work that peaks your curiosity. This is an excellent tool to use while in career transition, because an informational interview gives you the opportunity to learn more, connect with people and expand your network. How Do I Find Someone to Interv... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
New clients often ask me if they should quit their current job?
The response I give my clients is this: Unless you are able to financially support yourself for one year, or even better, two years, I caution you not to quit your current work. Trying to envision your purpose work while stressed about finances is almost impossible. Psychologist Abraham Maslow discussed this in his paper “A Theory of Human Moti... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose
What is Purpose?
The term “purpose” is thrown around alot these days. This makes it worth asking ourselves, “How do we view ‘purpose’ in the first place?” I believe every human is born with purpose—that we are born to make a difference in this world, our life, and the lives of others. I believe we all have natural gifts and ... [Read More]Filed Under: Purpose