There is a tendency to define ourselves through our professions, which can be very dangerous, especially considering the fact that most people do not make conscious career choices……… Finding your fit is an internal evolution of discovering and honoring your uniqueness. It is the process of expressing who you are through what you do. It is a lifelong adventure fueled by genuine curiosity and commitment to yourself and to living the life you desire and deserve.
The line between home and work is a BIG, FAT one, not a fine one……It’s best to remember not to bite the hand that feeds you. You might not care for the feeder, but it IS your meal ticket as long as you are gainfully employed.
Having lived with job loss from all sides, it has become a mission field for me now – helping and providing encouragement for the unemployed and those in job transition. An organized job search shared in community with others of similar circumstances moves you much more quickly and successfully through job loss and transition than trying to go it alone.
Having returned from sunny Philadelphia, flying back into constant Southern rain, I decided it’s time to see if Dog Days have arrived!
Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, in South Carolina, Lord, you’ve put them all.
…uncertainty, risk….emotional exposure. Ewww! Naked, scary stuff!…Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose…
With leaner, more focused workforces, employers no longer have the time or energy to nurse drama, employee push back and other problematic situations AND get the product out the door cheaper, better, faster, more customer-focused and ahead of the competition….So what skills, abilities and traits are employers seeking in employees?
If you’re not growing, you’re dying, and sometimes, events transpire so quickly that either can happen in the blink of an eye….When the world is literally exploding in bloom and birth all around you, explosions of shock and grief are all the more permeable…What nurture are you gifting to what is already planted?
Strong, effective, open communication is the foundation to empowerment and a trusting, healthy relationship.
In honor of March Madness, ESPN’s “30 for 30,” my alma mater, NC State University, and the late Coach Jimmy Valvano, I repost: Never Give Up! There is a fine line between never giving up and letting go….So how exactly do you let go of control?