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Entries Tagged as 'Meaningful Work'

How to Go Pro without Quitting Your Day Job: Part 1

November 1st, 2010 · 12 Comments

Admit it. You’ve got a secret love. You sketch shoe designs during meetings. You build toy trains in your basement. You sing arias in the shower. You probably don’t tell too many people about your secret love. Why not? “I’m not good enough yet.” “No one would care.” “I can’t make money doing it, so […]

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Tags: Career Change · Entrepreneur · Meaningful Work · Mid-Life Career Change

Follow your spark, not that hollow feeling in your chest

February 4th, 2010 · 11 Comments

Photos: (c) Allan Bacon (left) and by fazen (right) For most of my career, I was busy with work and the little remaining time was dedicated to my family. While this arrangement made me feel like I was taking care of everything, over time it left me feeling hollow. Somehow I knew that the empty […]

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Tags: Career Advice · Creative Jobs · Meaningful Work · Personal Growth

The Lunch Break Dream Launch: How to pursue any passion in 25 minutes or less

October 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Photo by renedepaula Do you have too many interests and not enough time? Here's a quick way to try out your secret dreams, create some new ideas and sow the seeds of your next adventure - all without leaving your desk. Today I used it to feed my "travel jones" during lunch: I went to […]

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Tags: Career Change · Meaningful Work · Personal Growth

How to know when you have outgrown your job: Lessons from a Rock Star (plus a special invitation)

June 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Do you ever get a feeling that your job has lost its luster? A job that used to motivate you now requires you to get yourself pumped up before you do it? Check out what I learned at a No Doubt concert this weekend - how to know when you have outgrown your work. Watch […]

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Tags: Career Advice · Career Change · Meaningful Work · Mid-Life Career Change

Find Out What the 20% of People Who are Passionate About Work Know That You Don’t

June 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Photo courtesy Joshua Rappeneker Want to do something different, but can't figure out what it is? Or how to do more meaningful work without jeopardizing your lifestyle? Join me for a special tele-class this Wednesday night, June 10th at 5pm ET: Don't wait to test-drive your dreams (How to start now without quitting your job). […]

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Tags: Career Advice · Career Change · Meaningful Work · Mid-Life Career Change

The Suprising Secrets of Business Travel
(Hint: It Can Be Fun)

May 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Business trips suck - we all know that. But did you know that business trips and lunch breaks can be 2 of the best times to find fun? On my first trip to Hong Kong, I learned that they can be great times to try out new interests - the first step towards developing your […]

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Tags: Meaningful Work · Mid-Life Career Change · Personal Growth

The Myth of the Perfect Job

April 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I knew a guy (call him 'Tom') who had a detailed "Top 10" list of requirements for any prospective girlfriend. She had to be blonde, athletic, intelligent, Ivy League-educated, successful, from a good family, and more. Tom met a woman once who came close, but when every date was compared to that top 10 ideal, […]

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Tags: Career Advice · Career Change · Meaningful Work · Mid-Life Career Change

How curiosity can create opportunity

February 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

About four years ago, I was getting ready for my first-ever trip to Asia - to Hong Kong and China for business. Because I was traveling so far, I had to stay over the weekend. So as a way to keep in touch with my daughters, I came up with a game. They each gave […]

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Tags: Career Change · Meaningful Work