Work That Energizes?

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.” – Dale Carnegie This quote was a bit revelatory for me. It shouldn’t have been, but it was. It makes sense though, when I work hard, at something worthwhile and authentic I am often energized (not fatigued… ). How often do …

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Never Work A Day in Your Life

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius What’s true has been true for a long, long time – there’s really little I can add here.

What Kind of Work Do You Do?

“Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin Today is Labor Day here in the United States (of America). I am thinking this week would be a good one for some thoughts and questions on work and purpose. Today, before heading …

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Choose Strength Over Weakness

“Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James Pessimism is like asking yourself “How can I fail? How can I connect with, and strengthen, my not-being-able-to-do-it thoughts?” Optimism is asking yourself, “How can I succeed? How can I call the best of me, of others and what’s around to create the best result …

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What’s Holding Us Back

I watched this story on ESPN (watch the video, go ahead… it’s amazing) and was moved. “Moved” really doesn’t cover it though. Matt’s story penetrated to my core and helped me ask myself what am I allowing to get in my way. When I was real with myself about the things that I let stop me, …

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