You Don’t Have to Be Lucky to Do Work You Love

In 2005 I was miserable in my job. So I quit. The storm had been brewing for a year or so and then I decided I’d had enough.

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The quitting part was great. It was definitely scary but

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How Throwing Up May Be Good For Your Career

Recently I had an exchange with someone that went like this.

“How was your fifty mile run?’

“It went really well.  After I finished the run I threw up for three hours.  It was great!”


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It was great?  I thought about that statement for a couple of days afterward.  Here was a seemingly lucid man I’ve known my entire life.  He’s never been crazy before.  Poor guy, I wonder what happened?

However, as I thought about it more I realized how throwing up for three hours could be considered a great experience.

This is an excerpt of a guest post I wrote for  To read the post in its entirety go to:

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