Posts Tagged ‘Professional Life’

Is Your Heart in Your Work? Here’s how to tell

Never thought I could do this…….. I walked into my boss’s office with my heart thumping out of my chest.  Today was the day.  I was going to resign from my job, from a career I worked hard to build over the last 25 years.  Oh, there were parts of it I still loved, most…

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REI #OptOutside – Slick Marketing or Something More Meaningful?

Your Kidding Right? By now, I am sure most of you have seen the news. REI is closing all their stores and even disabling online orders for Black Friday on Nov 27th. Instead, REI is encouraging their employees and customers to #OptOutside. REI believes being outside makes our lives better. I do too, so their…

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Foam Lines, Shallow Riffles and Limiting Beliefs

I have this friend I go fishing with often. We probably have gone on dozens of trips over the years. He drives me crazy. He was always catching fish in what I would consider the most unlikely places.  Still does. You know those foam lines that can form in back eddies or along the banks of…

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Being Comfortable is Overrated

Meet Steve. He looks pretty happy in this picture, but this was the most uncomfortable week of his life. I am not making this up. This is a true story. Steve was my canoe partner on a week-long trip to Quetico National Park in Canada several years ago. See, I did not know Steve before…

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Too Little, Too Late! Don’t Let this Happen to You!

A Writer’s Journey It was 1974, Thanksgiving week, and my dad was loading the final boxes into the U-Haul trailer we would pull from Dover, Delaware to Tucson, Arizona.  (The Maverick pulling the trailer, 3 kids and two cats didn’t do the job.  One day later the goods were dropped at a moving company to…

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Create Space for Remembering

I hope you enjoyed the video last week from the late British philosopher, Alan Watts,“What if Money was no Object”.  You can access the video here if you missed out.  It is a great 3 minute video, forcing you to think about your dreams and passions, outside the implications of the almighty dollar. Experience My experience with…

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What if Money was no Object? Really?

I watched this short video just a few days ago called, “What if Money was no Object”by the late Alan Watts, a British philosopher.  You can access the video here.  It is a great view (3 minutes) and will likely remind you of that dream of yours. For some reason, this question or a similar question gets raised on…

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Freedom Always Requires A Battle

Over the weekend, if you live in the United States, you likely celebrated the 4th of July. Independence Day Last summer I took my family to Washington D. C. and we visited the National Archives, where the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights can be seen.  These three documents are called…

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