Posts Tagged ‘dream job’

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…)

Life Is Short, Do What You Love!

December 24, 2009
Diane LaMere

Diane LaMere

In the late ’90s, I was writing catalog copy for Fingerhut, a part-time freelance job which I greatly enjoyed. The woman working next to me, Diane LaMere, was doing the same work but felt very differently about it. She found the work tedious and longed to spend her days painting instead.

One day, after she mentioned again how she didn’t want to be there, I asked if she needed to work at Fingerhut to put food on the table. No, she said, her husband could support them both if need be. “So why are you still here?” I asked. “What’s stopping you from doing what you love?”

The question startled her. She just looked at me and I could see the light bulb go on. In a matter of weeks, she had turned in her resignation and was gone.

Fast-forward ten years to this week when I received an e-mail out of the blue:

I don’t know if you remember but I used to sit next to you downstairs at Fingerhut. I really didn’t like the job much and I remember complaining about it to you and you said why don’t you quit and do something you like. And so I did. I am now (more…)

The Courage to Walk Away from “Success”

August 11, 2008
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Phillip Moffitt


In 1987, Phillip Moffitt walked away from his highly successful position of CEO and editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine to walk a more spiritual path. His friends and colleagues thought he was crazy to sell the magazine at the height of its success and leave all that “security” behind.

Granted, it can become especially difficult to follow your heart when you are well established in another career, nestled snugly in your comfort zone, enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. So why take the chance? Here is Moffitt’s (more…)