In 2004 I was really struggling with my job and wanted to leave but wasn’t sure what else I wanted to do.
So I went to see a career coach.
She took me through a number of exercises, personality assessments, and we mainly just talked a lot.
I really liked her and had high hopes she would help me figure this career thing out.
I remember at one point she said to me, “I think you need to have writing be a part of your career.”
While I liked this idea I just could never get my head around the fact that you don’t see many jobs advertised with the title “writer.”
I also didn’t have confidence I could write a book that would actually be published and sell.
So guess what I did with her recommendation?Read More
To do work we enjoy there must be three components in place.
Your work needs to be in alignment with:
1. Your personality
2. Your best skills and abilities
3. Your passions and dreams
We must have all thee components to fully enjoy our work but we must also have a fourth componentRead More
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about what to do if you’re unable to dream about the kind of work you’d love. Yet, what if you’ve discovered work you think you’ll enjoy but can’t bring yourself to go after?
This is very common because we often talk ourselves out of doing work that aligns with our passions before we’ve even begun.
We’ve already started down a particular career path and it would take a lot to change our course and undo this trajectory.
In addition, life has a way of loading us with responsibilities we believe hold us back from pursuing work we’re passionate about.
Debt, supporting a family, specialized experience and skills, the list could go on and on.Read More
Landing your dream job can sometimes seem like it is never going to happen.
When you find yourself feeling like you are never going to make the transition to the work that you want to do, you must be careful. I am saying this from experience.
For years I had dreams of starting a nonprofit. I eventually started my own business. Then I made a bad decision. Then another. Here is some advice from what I learned.Read More
Jon Acuff used to be pretty average. He had a cubical job, a wife, two kids and a mortgage. He probably had a dog too, but I can’t confirm that.
The way I wrote that sounds like he did this all one lazy afternoon. It actually took him 12 years to be where he is today.
However, Quitter is one of my all time favorite books and Jon Acuff is one of my favorite authors.
So I’m excited to tell you about Jon’s new book Start.Read More