Category: wisdom // play

  • what are your career plans for 2014?

    A career is a long and arduous thing when you’re not inspired. Retirement can’t come fast enough. In contrast: When you are inspired through what you contribute in your work, there isn’t anywhere else you’d rather be or anything else you’d rather be doing. Really. (And I know that you secretly know this already.) Since […]

  • what is bliss? defined as poetry.

    Bliss is you. Inspired. Creating the life of your dreams. On purpose. The recipe? Clearly set intention. Brutal kindness. Mad, mad, mad … LOVE. … and truth. Being genuine. This is “the” magic. Connected. Deeply. To what truly matters. You matter to you. Sharing generously with the world. Distractions are filtered out. Out, out, I […]

  • the one thing you can stop telling yourself to unblock career bliss

    We tell ourselves stories to make sense of the world so that we know what to do. As a collection, they helped us to create the path to now. They’re supposed to make things feel easier. Except when they don’t. And when they don’t, they need to be re-visited. Take for example, this painfully popular […]

  • play with and in your career (plus a personal update)

    I write about career bliss. You know that. Especially if we’ve kept in touch for a little while via my posts. But I think that you also know that I don’t write about career as being separate from life. Career and life go together and are together for best results at feeling alive. I believe […]

  • clues in quotes for career bliss

    I know and you know that not everyone thinks that career bliss is real nor possible. And in your own pursuits, you’ll feel knocked by the expectations and limitations that others place on themselves. The deal in this dynamic is this: If I can’t do it/see it/have it [it = career bliss] – then really, […]

  • how to ask for someone’s time … in an interesting way

    It takes courage to ask someone for their time. Setting up that phone call, lunch or coffee date with someone that you may or may not know, to talk about something important to you in a productive and focused way, is no small thing. (Especially when it comes to your dream job.) And in case […]

  • why a personality assessment can’t create self-awareness

    You are oriented to life differently than some and the same as others. No, it’s not an overly insightful statement, but in moments you do forget. You need to make yourself right so that someone else can be wrong (or vice versa … yes, that happens). You can’t figure someone out that you want to […]

  • curse career bliss – okay, why not?

    All of time suddenly started to move in slow motion. Her eyes bulged. Here message obviously serious. Her voice raised. Ready. Aim. Fire. “Your company concept doesn’t sound serious at all. In fact it sounds flakey. And to associate yourself with the word ‘bliss’ – are you serious?!” It’s funny because I had been saying […]

  • A to Z for finding your dream job

    It’s a time of year when you’re reflecting on what it would mean to have, to do, and be in your dream job. But what does it mean to stop dreaming and start creating it? That is … to find it. What does your dream job actually look like? How can you make it happen? […]

  • 5 recommendations from a career counselor to you + why

    I read a lot. Anything that I can get my hands on as a career counselor that can, will and does help you create a career in harmony with the life force flowing through you. Personally vetted. I’m actually not unlike my dog, Sonnet, when she finds a deer bone or stinky fish remains on […]