The Best Retirement Plan Is Having A Job You Love
(Published Feb. 22, 2015 in the Huffington Post. For the entire post, click on the link below) Recently a Baby Boomer boldly declared: “At this stage in my life, I would love to work on the issues I truly care about!” After a brief pause she added: “If only the Golden Handcuffs didn’t hold me […]
A Baby Boomer’s Own Wake-up Call to His “True Calling”
(published today on the BoomerCafe website. For the entire post, click on the link below) Years ago, during a time of inner struggle, I received a “wake-up call” to re-evaluate my life. On a business trip in Asia, jet-lagged I woke up in the middle of the night. I turned on the TV only to […]
Does Your Work Meet the World Needs You Truly Care About?
What needs in the world do you truly care about? Answering this question will help you define your purpose and allow you to align your career accordingly. At a deeper level, the question of what you care about in the world is a question about your values. Therefore it is also important to ask: Why […]
Do You Focus Enough On Your Strengths In Your Career?
One cannot build performance on weakness, let alone on something one cannot do at all.” ~ Peter F. Drucker, Managing Oneself The importance of knowing and using your strengths in your career is illustrated in one of my favorite fables, the story of the animal school (Leo Buscaglia, Living, Loving & Learning, 1982): “A rabbit, […]
How Do You Know Your True Vocation?
Do you remember a moment in your life when you were “in the flow,” when you worked on something and you were forgetting time and space, when you felt happy, creative, and fulfilled, and when you knew you were making an important contribution? If you have experienced moments like this in your life, then you […]
Misalignment between your actual work and the work you would love to do.
During conversations I have had in my travel and my work throughout the world, a question I would often ask was, “What do you do professionally?” When asked, people would openly share about their work and life. In those conversations I would not only listen to their words but also pick up on their energy. […]