We Shall Overcome… by Finding Meaning
I will never forget the image of my father’s body lying peacefully in his casket. His face is pale and the remaining hair on his head is snow white. I could still feel the presence of his spirit, a spirit that carried him through life and made him what he was: a man who never […]
When You Love Your Work the Sky’s the Limit
“Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work.” ~ David Sarnoff, pioneer of American radio and television I agree with David Sarnoff, because if you love your work, the sky is the limit. But how do we recognize or even become aware of the […]
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 […]
Asking the Right Questions Can Lead You to a New Career Direction
It was the summer after 9/11 when we walked the Camino de Santiago across the North of Spain, also known as “The Way.” One day we were resting at a street café in Leon when a man, who was also walking the Camino, joined us at the table. The man told us that he had […]
Reducing Risk When Making a Career Change
Although it may seem daunting, a career change can be looked at as an adventure. You are leaving behind what you know and you may not be sure what to expect or even know what your new career should be. You are going into the unknown and this often means taking some risks. If 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. […]