Posts Tagged ‘career’

Lissa’s Choice

April 21, 2011

Lissa Rankin

My blog buddy, Lissa Rankin, faced a tough choice this week. Did she make the right decision? Absolutely! There was no doubt in my mind that she would.

Here is Lissa’s account from her blog, Owning Pink.


Saturday night, I returned home from New York City after a whirlwind week of 20 TV appearances, eight interviews with magazine editors at Glamour, Woman’s Day, Health magazine, Shape and other hot-shot publications, a Get Out Of Your Own Way workshop, and meetings with agents. Sunday, I was busy packing with my family to go to Lake Tahoe for my daughter’s spring break and to Big Sur to celebrate Easter (which happens to land on my birthday this year). Then the phone rang, and I found out that a major national television show you’ve all heard of (more…)

Your Talents and the World’s Needs

January 25, 2011

If you are dissatisfied with what you do for a living, know this: No workplace rut is so deep that you cannot climb out if it. You always have options. The right job is out there, waiting for you to make the effort to find it.

Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.
Doc Sane

Your odds of upgrading your work life rest on how you answer two questions: How (more…)

You May Be Sure It Isn’t Your Real Life

January 24, 2011

It becomes especially challenging to follow your heart when you are well established in another career, nestled snugly in your comfort zone, enjoying a comfortable lifestyle.

Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master?
Kahlil Gibran

You may tell yourself that you have done everything right, that you have followed all the rules and are entitled to (more…)

How You Do What You Do

January 14, 2011

What is the difference between your work life and your life’s work? Your right livelihood, which defines what you do and how you pay the bills, may accelerate the discovery of your life’s purpose, which defines who you are and how you serve the world.

We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.
Martha Grimes

Your work life and your life’s work may virtually overlap or they may be mutually exclusive. If your vision is clouded, (more…)

The Best Prize That Life Offers

January 13, 2011

Identifying and pursuing your right livelihood is a joy. Yet, even if you are overflowing with optimism, there may be days when you question your sanity for choosing such an arduous path.

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

At those times, remind yourself that you did not choose the path so (more…)

Let Your Work Speak for Itself

December 20, 2010

Mindfully engaging in your right livelihood with a spirit of humility and service is an integral element of your journey toward enlightenment.

True Dharma seekers who live in the world use their daily activity as a polishing tool. Outwardly they may appear to be very busy, like flint striking steel, making sparks everywhere. But inwardly they silently grow. For although they may be working very hard, they are working for the  (more…)

Make the Most of Yourself

December 13, 2010

You are fortunate if you have found the work you love to do. But a word of caution: The siren call of your right livelihood is so alluring that it is tempting to completely give yourself to it. Make a conscious effort to lead a balanced life.

Work, love, and play are the great balance wheels of man’s being.
Orison Swett Marden

Do not let your work (more…)

The Reward for Work Well Done

December 9, 2010

When you celebrate your right livelihood as a means of sharing your unique gifts with the world, your joy and passion will be infused into whatever you produce.

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin

Inevitably, your services will be in demand; people will always seek out quality and pay handsomely for it.

If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better (more…)

A Waking Angel Stirs

December 8, 2010

Passion is the gateway to success. Every new business originated in the imagination of someone who was passionate enough to bring their vision to fruition.

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
James Allen

Creating something out of nothing comes naturally to dreamers who look beyond what is and imagine what could be.

A pile of rocks ceases to (more…)

Do Your Work, Then Step Back

November 11, 2010

It is said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. That is true, although generating income might take longer than you expect and be less lucrative than you anticipate. Proceed cautiously; crawl before you walk, and walk before you run.

The elevator to success is closed down. You’re going to have to take the stairs one step at a time.
Wayne Dyer

Rush blindly ahead and you may crash headlong into playwright Dane Stauffer’s tongue-in-cheek dictum: “Do (more…)

A Love of the Drudgery

November 3, 2010

No matter where your right livelihood leads you, doing work that feeds your soul will suffuse your days with joy and soften your nights with the sweet dreams of contentment.

Success based on anything but internal fulfillment is bound to be empty.
Dr. Martha Friedman

When a hard day’s work leaves you exhilarated instead of exhausted, you are (more…)

The Whispering of the Hours Turns to Music

October 28, 2010

Find work that you love and you will be in harmony with life’s soft, sweet melody, adding your instrument to the celestial orchestra that serenades the farthest reaches of the universe.

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music.
Kahlil Gibran

If you do not love what you do, you (more…)

Where Your Talents and the World’s Needs Cross

October 24, 2010

Your odds of upgrading your work life rest on how you answer two questions: How bad do you want it? and What are you going to do about it?

If you don’t like where you are, then change it! You’re not a tree.
Jim Rohn

If you cannot afford to quit your current job, devote every spare moment to creating or landing your dream job.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.
Ecclesiastes 9:10

Odds are that a new job will represent (more…)

As Scarce as Oxygen

October 22, 2010

If you despise your job so much that you find yourself wallowing in despair, begin circulating your resume.

Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste,
it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Kahlil Gibran

The vast majority of people who complain (more…)

Life Is Eager to Prove Your Limits False

October 21, 2010

Do not settle for a job that requires you to check your spirit at the door; your right livelihood calls for you to bring your whole self to the workplace. What does that look like? You speak and act authentically, and value your values more than your paycheck.

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.
Betty Bender

If you are miserable in your current position, recognize that every job you ever had has (more…)

Success Is a Staircase

October 19, 2010

Steadfastly seek the right career, and one day the right career will find you. Your right livelihood may feel divinely delivered, but succeeding in it will likely demand significant amounts of study, training, and effort. Beware of any path that does not.

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Edison

Mastery cannot be hurried along. Establishing a reputation, building mutually beneficial relationships, and mastering (more…)