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 […]
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 […]