I’ve just published a guest post at The Change Blog, “Getting Productive By ‘Getting Real,’” which is about how letting go of our need to create an image for the people we work with — whether we’re trying to look tough, likable, or something else — can actually help us get more done and find [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Career Satisfaction’
To help us find a compelling direction in life, self-development writers often tell us to ask ourselves “what we’d do if we couldn’t fail.” For example, we might ask, what kind of book would we write if we knew that whatever we produced was destined to be a #1 bestseller?
I’ve taken to asking myself basically [...]
I admit it — I have moments when I doubt the value of everything I do in my life. I doubt whether I’m really interested in my work. I question whether the relationships in my life are worthwhile. I seriously consider whether I’d prefer a life of solitary, cave-dwelling meditation.
I think doubt is wonderful. If [...]
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be holding a full-day workshop, which I’m calling the Inner Productivity Intensive, in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
This will be an intimate, small-group affair, limited to ten people, where we’ll be deeply exploring the challenges each participant is facing in their work, and how mindfulness [...]
After my last post, I thought of a few more things it’s helpful to consider when deciding whether to pursue a career that strongly interests us. Like I said before, I’m not specifically coming out for or against seeking the work you love — that’s a decision each person must make for themselves based on [...]
(I’m still tweaking the Work Consciously site a bit, so I thought I’d tide you all over with my latest musing.)
Earlier this month, as you probably heard, only 51% of the Americans surveyed in a Conference Board study reported that they find their jobs interesting — the lowest number in 22 years. On the surface, [...]
I have a friend who’s an avid gardener, and she has fun doing things many people would find unpleasant or even disgusting. One example that stands out for me is that she enjoys removing snails from her flowers and vegetables by hand. True, she’s wearing gloves when she does it, but still I think a [...]
(This is the second part of a series I began a few months back with “Don’t Wait To Do Your ‘Real Work’,” an article about overcoming the fears that often hold us back from pursuing work that genuinely excites us.)
Much has been written about the importance of finding work that not only supports you financially [...]
I wanted to share with you another excerpt from my Career Satisfaction From Within Audio Course. This exercise helps us transcend our tendency to replay painful memories and imagine negative future scenarios while we’re working, and thus helps us find more productivity and peace in what we do. This exercise is an example of how [...]
(This is Part Two of a two-part series on transitioning out of the legal profession. For nonlawyers: as I said in Part One, although this post is about transitioning out of the law, I suspect you’ll see many themes and ideas in it that bring clarity to your own situation.)
In Part One of this article, [...]