Posts Tagged as: awareness

the need to be real at work is real

I felt like pulling my hair out and thought I was going blind. Total self-invalidation happening here. I had two orders for signage from the same company that were supposed to look identical in styling because I submitted the same file just a day apart. But the two orders came out looking totally different. Daniel…

claim your career bliss: interview with adam king

“If [overcoming my limitations or myself] were achieved through a pill or some magic ‘big break’ … I would have been piling on another layer of false identity and false pursuits … we must revel in the process [of life]… because if you’re not, [you] miss getting rid of everything that is burdening you as…

a simple recipe to change for the better – seemingly effortlessly

Changing for the better feels hard, and there’s a very good reason why it does. It’s because we cannot be better than we believe ourselves to be. It’s not possible. And what you believe to be true about yourself determines all of your behaviour, which then reinforces your beliefs. Now that you know this, allow…

claim your career bliss: interview with the purpose fairy

“[If you] peel off the layers that other people put on you…you shine. You go back to your origins … [To live this way] imagine yourself on your deathbed now – I certainly did. Now ask yourself this: ‘Is this how you want to live your life [until then]?’” – The Purpose Fairy, Writer and…

10 prompts to help you figure out your career

Once upon a time as a child, someone asked you: “What are you going to be when you grow up?” And maybe you had an idea. But it was just that – an idea. Nothing fully formed nor informed for that matter. And when you were asked, you were busy. Busy being in the now….

50 ways to enjoy your current job (more than you currently do)

1. See everyone as someone with a purpose (including you). 2. Have dreams. 3. Acknowledge what you know and do each day. 4. Care for your work space. 5. Breathe before answering. 6. Go to the bathroom when you need to. 7. Share something (that you think is) strange about yourself with others. 8. Express…

5 gifts of bliss. love, poetry

I had this love-hate relationship with poetry for decades. And I know I’m not the only one. Here’s how it went: I loved it if I understood it. Hated it if I didn’t. And most of the time I hated it. Because I felt inadequate in my lack of understanding (blaming myself for not ‘getting…

claim your career bliss: interview with tanya geisler

“If it’s not hard, then it’s not important. Bliss is fluff, bliss is fun, bliss is joy. That’s for after you’re done working. That’s for Friday nights. That’s for a very small window. Bliss is for vacation. This is life baby. If you’re not sweating and working your fingers to the bone, then it’s not…

how to be mr. or ms. right (for the job)

“The employer just doesn’t care.” This sentiment comes up often in resume books and online job (re)sources. Oh. How helpful. Right? Is that supposed to make you feel better or worse? To me (and really who am I?) it lacks some real insight that would inspire anything other than despair if I went around really,…

i didn’t win

A few months ago, I entered a writing contest. That was a new (and scary) thing for me to do. Because I don’t usually write about anything other than what you see here. I wrote in a new genre for me. It’s kind of like listening to your favourite rock n’ roll singer try their…

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