Finding Passion

The lead-in question on the information requested when I coach someone personally is this:  “Briefly describe your current work situation.”  Here is a recent response:  “Antithetical to my personal and professional expectations.  Unfulfilling on multiple levels:  Lack of meaning and purpose; a myopic pursuit of the almighty dollar; a parasitic and never ending voyage into the shallow waters Read more »
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I resist using the Department of Labor’s “Dictionary of Occupational Titles” for anyone looking for new careers.  Any narrow categorization of a person’s skills may overlook unique personal characteristics or interests.  If you sell used binoculars on eBay and make $100,000 a year there may not be an occupational title description that fits that well.  But then again, I’m frequently amazed Read more »
“Dan, the merry-go-round of my professional life has left me no farther than a few steps from where I got on and now with a weak stomach.”  Thus began the description of life from a very "successful" attorney. Many times a career path starts because of circumstances, rather than priorities.  Family expectations, chance occurrences, a friendly teacher, or seeking money can lead us down an unfulfilling Read more »
Recently Joanne and I had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.  This restaurant opened last April – in the same location as a previously failed venture.  They need an ongoing staff of about 35 people.  In the 10 months since they have been open they have hired in excess of 850 people.  That means some worked two weeks, some 30 days, and some left at their lunch break on the first day of Read more »
Podcast listener Adam asks:  “A long term goal of mine is to have lunch with a billionaire. How I will get in front of them is not a concern, because I can figure that out, and I am not afraid of asking, except in this case, because I am afraid of wasting such an opportunity. I have met you personally at one of your holiday meetups (I gave you some Taco Bell gift cards) and listened to your podcast Read more »