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  • goals — Career Life Coaching
    So you didn t lose the weight get your dream job visit the Grand Canyon get a raise exercise more etc So what How important were those goals Are they still important to you What do I want to accomplish in 2015 Are there unfinished projects or goals from last year that you want to focus on going forward See 3 Are there new things you want to bring into your life or accomplish this year If you have a bucket list it may be time to take action What are you waiting for What is the benefit if I accomplish these goals What is the payoff to you personally How will your achieving these goals change your life other people the world Consider how achieving your goals will change your life Will you be happier Am I making my goal or resolution for myself or am I trying to please or impress someone else Answering this question requires us to be brutally honest with ourselves Often we make decisions based on how it will impact others in our lives It s good to consider this aspect but at the same time challenge your perception is it really your goal or is it someone else s goal for you Am I basing my goals resolutions on something I really want or something I truly need What is your primary motivation for seeking change Is it long term fulfillment or short term gratification What can I let go of that isn t supporting me We often put up with people possessions problems and situations that aren t serving us in a positive way What have you been tolerating that you can eliminate from your life Consider what needs to happen for you to live your life from a place of integrity

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  • gratitude — Career Life Coaching
    Often we make decisions based on how it will impact others in our lives It s good to consider this aspect but at the same time challenge your perception is it really your goal or is it someone else s goal for you Am I basing my goals resolutions on something I really want or something I truly need What is your primary motivation for seeking change Is it long term fulfillment or short term gratification What can I let go of that isn t supporting me We often put up with people possessions problems and situations that aren t serving us in a positive way What have you been tolerating that you can eliminate from your life Consider what needs to happen for you to live your life from a place of integrity and in alignment with your core values Then set your goals and take action toward achieving them May you do great things in this New Year Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With accomplish change goals gratitude resolutions values Foster an Attitude of Gratitude November 26 2011 by Dee Relyea The day after Thanksgiving is commonly referred to as Black Friday I propose we think of it as Light Friday instead and bask in the glow of Thanksgiving It is a perfect time to reflect on all we are grateful for in our lives We have a family tradition of holding hands around the table and going to each person who then shares their appreciations and blessings Often this includes sending out loving intention to absent relatives We are fortunate in our family to have two living grandmothers and one of the appreciations shared this year was just that Both my mother and mother in law are hale and still quite hearty in their mid 80 s As they both live in the Carolinas and no longer enjoy flying we don t see them often My daughter Nicole suggested we organize a grandmother s getaway so that she could spend some time with them Last month the four of us had five glorious days together and enjoyed the beauty of Myrtle Beach SC I took this picture from our hotel balcony on our last morning There is something purely magical about witnessing the sun rising seemingly from the ocean I love the dawn the light of a new day Each morning is a new start a fresh slate You can set the tone of your day simply by appreciating it Every time I see this photo I will remember the great time we four had together My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with the octogenarians playing bridge and hearing about yesteryear when the world was simpler They find smart phones GPS and digital cameras to be mind boggling to quote my mother in law Nicole and I listened to her grandmothers share their stories and their practical wisdom She and I both realized how fortunate we were to be there with them to still have them in our lives As we move through this holiday season I hope we can hold that sense of gratitude not just for our family and friends but for the larger community of mankind I encourage you to foster an attitude of gratitude and spread it around Here are some tips to develop it Keep a gratitude journal Every day or two write down things you appreciate As a regular exercise I ask my coaching clients to list 3 things they are grateful for each week It helps to remember that there are good things happening in our lives despite whatever challenges like job searching we may be going through Take a walk in natural surroundings Take time to breathe in the fragrances of flowers the earthiness of fallen leaves or the tang of winter air It is very soul satisfying to just be very present to the magnificence of the natural world around us Write a note or letter of appreciation Tell people who have helped you or touched your life how much you appreciate them Give them a recommendation write a testimonial or send them a card If you receive some of these save them and review them when you are having a black day or an off week Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation Brian Tracy Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday season Dee Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With appreciation attitude gratitude Finding Peace December 22 2010 by Dee Relyea Most of us are familiar with the phrase Peace on earth goodwill to men How many of us consciously practice it in our everyday lives and what does it mean exactly From my perspective peace and goodwill begin with me It is that internal sense of absolute quiet and calm glimpsed in those moments or gaps between the zillions of thoughts that zip through our minds on a daily basis Our brains are like huge computers running a multitude of programs simultaneously with frequent pop up boxes that distract us from clear thinking If we can focus on the gaps between the bits of streaming information we can realize moments of lucidity and calm When we are centered and connected to that inner quiet we exude a sense of peace and not incidentally goodwill Typically in the U S we get wrapped up in a flurry of seasonal preparations and holiday activities purchasing presents decorating our homes and workspace and engaging in social and religious activities The holidays can be very stressful particularly if you get caught up in trying to get everything accomplished in time We put stress on ourselves to get all these holiday tasks and obligations completed and still manage our already busy daily lives Here s a suggestion for alleviating the stress when you notice yourself getting caught up just take a

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  • holiday — Career Life Coaching
    your best to go with the flow rather than trying to make things turn out a certain way 3 Hold your boundaries allow yourself to just say NO If you are feeling overwhelmed don t take on more obligations What can you let go of to give yourself more time and energy Note to self I give myself permission to skip hand writing notes in holiday cards this year I am not staying up half the night this year to get cards in the mail in time 4 Let go of outmoded traditions Does your family have holiday traditions that may no longer be relevant but you continue them anyway I love the story about the gathered generations of women preparing a holiday ham One cuts both ends of the ham before placing it in the roasting pan The youngest says Mom why did you cut off both ends of the ham She answers because that is the way your grandmother always prepares it The little girl then went to her grandmother and asked the same question Her grandmother s response I had to because my pan was too small In my example it was a big deal to make loads of holiday treats participate in cookie exchanges and engage my kids in the process Now as a gluten free empty nester it doesn t make sense to do all that baking Create Peace and Joy 1 Do something for others Consider being a bell ringer for a couple of hours or volunteer to distribute food or toys for a non profit Put your personal holiday stress in perspective by helping those less fortunate 2 Take care of yourself If you have an exercise routine keep it up Nothing releases stress in the body better than exercise Watch what you eat and drink and try not to overindulge If you need a break from people take it One workshop participant who was hosting extended family in her home said she retreated to her closet a couple of times a day for a 15 minute meditation break 3 Have fun experiences Play board games go for walks drive around and see holiday lights do some interactive activities with others If there are children around engage with them Nothing brings joy like a little person s laughter 4 Don t take yourself or your opinions too seriously Allow other people to be right Avoid confrontations with others The old adage count to 10 before you respond is still good advice I find it beneficial to take 3 or 4 deep slow breaths when tensions arise It relaxes the body forces more oxygen to your brain and enables you to make a more conscious choice in responding in challenging conversations or situations Wishing you all the peace love joy and wonder of the season Dee Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With energy holiday joy peace stress management Yes Send me the e course Email Career Jumpstart Career Jump Start Save 100 Now

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  • Ideas — Career Life Coaching
    things analyzing trends cooking organizing events managing money remembering facts teaching envisioning new ways of being resolving disputes creating beauty etc 4 What are five things in your life past or present which you are most proud of or feel were your most successful accomplishments 5 Is there a cause a movement or an idea that you feel committed to and passionate about What would you put it all on the line for 6 Think of a time when you experienced a breakthrough realization Can you describe what you were doing and where you were when you had an ah ha moment 7 Looking back over your life up to now do you see any repeating incidents patterns or themes What can they tell you about what you like or don t like to do with your time 8 What do you daydream or fantasize about doing Have you ever said Some day I d like to do that What would that be 9 Can you think of a time when you were watching or reading about another person s accomplishment s and wished you could do that Is there a person living or dead that you greatly admire What do you most admire that person for 10 Do you have a sense that you have things yet to accomplish Try to identify those From the perspective of being at the end of your life and looking back what will it feel like if you never attempt to do these things What do you still want to do in your life 11 What kind of work would you do if you knew you could not fail and money was not an issue Think big here Would you work on saving the environment advocate for social justice issues create art or write direct a motion picture 12 What do you want to be remembered for How will you have contributed to the world Filed Under Finding Your Passion Self Development Tagged With gifts Ideas Passions talents Imagine July 31 2009 by Dee Relyea Last Sunday as I was enjoying my coffee John Lennon s Imagine came on the radio It must be one of the most wonderful songs of all time and it got me to thinking about his incredible talent and the legacy of music he left us John was raised by his aunt who resoundingly told him he couldn t make a living playing a guitar What if he had believed her Think of all the songs John wrote that we would never have heard Imagine the last 30 years without the influence of the Beatles Thank goodness John pursued his passion for making music The key to happiness is to do what you love to do and do it very well Use your talents skills and abilities in a way that brings you fulfillment What have you thought about that you d like to do someday It could be anything from cooking to captaining your own sail boat

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  • interviews — Career Life Coaching
    preparing for a mini course I ve been teaching Ignite Your Interview I came across some terrific inside information from professional recruiter Skip Freeman He suggests that the most challenging questions for candidates are What questions do you have And What is your salary expectation From my own experience in the staffing industry I am inclined to agree with him Let s look at the first one When the interview is about finished the typical interviewee is relieved and ready to make an exit Not surprising then that many candidates respond to the interviewers Do you have any questions you d like to ask by saying something like no I think I got a good overview of the position thanks Skip refers to this as the kiss of death for your candidacy What the interviewer wants to hear is why you should be hired You want to finish the interview expressing your value your intelligence and your ability to assert yourself Here s the answer Skip suggests Mr Ms Hiring Manager let s assume for a moment that I am your candidate of choice and that I become your next position for which you are applying It is one year from now You look back over the past year and say I made a good hire What is it that I would have had to have done over the year for you to be able to say that Talk about getting inside info Not only have you impressed the interviewer with your question you now have a better idea of what the job entails and the employer s performance expectations If you aren t comfortable with the above question here are a few others you may find beneficial to ask In six months what would the successful candidate have accomplished What is the most important and pressing problem for the new hire to tackle What would you like done differently by the next person who fills this job I noticed on the company website that your firm s mission is to How do you see the successful candidate contributing to that mission How does this department affect the company s profit How would you describe the organization s culture and personality How are risk taking and creativity rewarded How does the company recognize outstanding employees Now let s look at how to answer the second question What is your salary expectation If your inclination is to name a salary that your want stifle yourself Here is the answer Mr Freeman recommends to his clients I am very interested in this opportunity If I am your candidate of choice and in turn you are my company of choice then I know the salary will be more than fair In this instance you have let the interviewer know that salary isn t the deciding issue on whether or not you d accept the position It is also important to know what the average salary range is for the position Often the salary

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  • job — Career Life Coaching
    10 years ago I got some negative response from people You ll never be successful don t you know most small businesses fail in the first couple of years You have no business in being in business You don t understand the principles Go get a steady job and get a regular paycheck like everybody else If I had succumbed to those opinions I would have missed out on years of fulfilling heart engaging and energizing work Just reading these old voices of conformity brings my energy down Don t let the naysayers undermine your intentions to follow your heart Trust your inner wisdom and go blaze a new trail You don t have to do a certain job you can choose differently The voice of self diminishment This one is insidious and can derail your best intentions These are the messages we tell ourselves about not being enough You fill in the blank Don t put off following your passions because you think you have to get more training practice organized money or whatever you feel is missing This doesn t mean that you don t do any preparation to realize your life s work it does mean you stop trying to talk yourself out of it because you are feeling inadequate Do some research and find out the truth For instance do you really have to have a degree in business to start one No you don t The voice of idle complaint Another name for this voice could be the whine and procrastinate process We all know people who seem to enjoy complaining You know the ones that love to share how awful their work life relations situation whatever is Please don t do that to yourself Evidence of the voice of idle complaint appears when we procrastinate When we turn a deaf ear to the voice of our inner wisdom and come up with excuses to ignore it For example you might say to yourself or others I will make a career change when I have enough money my husband wife finishes school when my kids go off to college when I get fired or laid off when XYZ occurs We wait for some external circumstances to change in order for us to take action to create our own future Write down a few actions you can realistically take towards making your dreams for fulfilling work come true and then do them I am not suggesting anyone act irresponsibly and just assume if you leap off a cliff your wings will appear but I am encouraging you to really examine your reasons for staying in a job or work situation in which you are truly unhappy Your time is limited so don t waste living someone else s life Don t be trapped by the dogma which is living the results of other people s thinking Don t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice And most important have the courage to follow your heart and own intuition They somehow already know what you truly want to become Steve Jobs Steve got it right He certainly blazed a trail and changed the world You can to Filed Under Featured Finding Your Passion Tagged With Business career change creativity inner voice inner wisdom intuition job joy work Identify Your Skills and Talents and Find Your Ideal Career June 11 2013 by Dee Relyea Are you thinking it is time to get a different job or shift careers The first step is to identify your package of skills talents and natural abilities We all have abilities life experience knowledge talents passions creativity yearnings interests and skills within I imagine them as being different shapes sizes and colors kind of like this picture I took of Dale Chihuly glass I find clients often assume that they are stuck in the same type job because that is all they have done in the past If we look beyond the job description and instead look within ourselves we can discover a wellspring of transferable skills and hidden talents that can help qualify us for a variety of potentially satisfying jobs Let me give you an example Scott had been a master electrician for 15 years He climbed up ladders and crawled through ducts while wiring commercial buildings At 35 he was finding the physical demands becoming challenging and decided to explore a career change When I asked him what he liked best about being an electrician he responded it is really satisfying to wire an entire system and then bring a building to life with the flip of a switch We began exploring how this could relate to other kinds of careers You see if you start with what you really most enjoy about your work and look at where you can do something similar in a different environment some times the ideal career reveals itself After identifying his transferable skills and natural gifts Scott decided to become a chiropractor He compared the work of being a chiropractor to his career as an electrician In both cases he said you are working with the electrical system In the human body it is the nervous system but my role is the same Determine where the electricity is failing to connect and fix it He went on further to say instead of working in a building with ducts and blowers to move the air and maintain the temperature and electrical wiring to circulate the juice I work on the human body it too has respiratory circulatory and electrical systems Today Scott has a thriving practice in Landrum SC and says he just loves his work He s good at it too I often see him when I am visiting there You never know what new wonderful career may be just around the corner Identifying your own skills and talents is the first step in exploring other kinds of work Need a nudge to start looking at your own Here is a list of Transferable Skills for you to select from After you identify the skills you possess review the list and note those that you really enjoy doing Then mention those in correspondence with potential employers emphasize them on your resume describe them in interviews or launch a business built on them YOU have a unique package of skills talents and abilities Why not use them and live the work you love Filed Under Career Transition Featured Tagged With career change creativity job Passions skills talents work How to Have More Mindful Moments May 14 2013 by Dee Relyea Last week I facilitated two workshops on mindfulness for employees of John Deere Financial I was struck by how earnestly engaged the participants were in the process It was like they were hungry to explore mindfulness What a gift it is to give ourselves time out to allow our busy brains to re focus on the present moment as we did during those workshops For the most part we move through our days on autopilot Scientists tell us that the average human brain thinks 70 000 thoughts a day Now if those were all empowering positive thoughts imagine how different our lives might be Unfortunately we humans tend to ruminate on the past and imagine and plan for the future We also tend to get in loops of repeating memories or patterns of thinking Consider the times you have re played a situation in your head and thought about what you could have should have or would have done differently if given a chance to do it over The nice thing about using mindfulness techniques is that every time you awake to the present moment you have the opportunity to consciously choose how to move forward to the next one When you consider career paths choosing wisely can make all the difference in whether you experience a job that is boring or stressful vs having work that is interesting and enjoyable The more consciously aware we are the more control we have over the course of our lives Instead of being at the mercy of our mental default programs we can start to wake up to each moment each choice point So how do we become more mindful Here are some exercises you might try 1 Watch the mind move in time Take a piece of paper and draw a horizontal line At one end is the future at the other the past In the center of the line make a circle and write in the word NOW Start with your finger on the circle and simply observe your thoughts for 5 minutes Every time you realize you are thinking about the future move your finger on the scale Do the same thing when you realize you are thinking about the past Don t try to stop the thoughts just observe how your mind wanders in time 2 Focus your senses Pick up an object you find interesting and study it for 5 minutes Really look at it touch it observe every detail of color weight shape even whether or not it has an odor This is one method to bring you into the present moment It offers the additional benefit of increasing your power of sensory perception 3 Set wake up calls When I was in grad school I was also a student in The Fourth Way work which was based on the teachings of G I Gurdjieff One of the most interesting homework assignments we were given was called the doorway exercise Every time you pass through a doorway say to yourself I am here now When you realize you have sailed through a doorway without remembering your statement in essence being on autopilot or asleep at the switch go back through the doorway and say it While it may not be practical to actually go back through every doorway for instance exiting an airplane it is remarkable to see how often we are unaware All these moments of mindfulness add up You start to realize how much of life you ve missed because you have been riding around on your own thought train Increase your mindful moments and your life begins to change in some interesting ways Who knows That dream career that ideal life may be just around the corner Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With awareness career change enlightenment job joy mind Ages and Stages in Your Career Life December 11 2012 by Dee Relyea I had the good fortune to be interviewed recently by Teresa Bryan Peneguy an editor with the Wisconsin State Journal The subsequent article Ages stages are factors in education career was published in the newspaper on 12 10 12 It was at the back of the Sports section under the heading Education for Life and I thought it might be helpful to share it with you Here it is in full All the world s a stage and all the men and women are merely players they have their exits and their entrances And one man in his time plays many parts His acts being seven ages William Shakespeare The average American now works close to 50 years That s a heck of a long time to do something you detest Luckily you don t have to Even in today s economy and job market you don t have to feel trapped at a job that makes you want to run screaming for the exit Nor do you have to feel hopeless if your career is threatened by changes in technology and society Whatever stage of life you re in whether you re new to the workforce or a seasoned worker you have options in education and occupation You just have to find out what you really want to do know what your talents and gifts are and figure out who needs what you have to offer says Madison based career life coach Dee Relyea Your 20s Although some people are questioning whether or not college still offers a good ROI labor force data still reveals that the college educated do earn more than their peers without degrees and the higher the education attained the higher one s earnings over a lifetime The times of spending seven years in college for a degree in Medieval Literature may be gone but college is still a smart choice as long as one s chosen career path requires a college degree An awesome thing about being in your 20 s is that you may have great flexibility at this stage of life Relyea talks about Sally who attended college in Minnesota and earned a liberal arts degree After she returned to her home state of WI she went to work in an off which didn t suit her said Relyea Because she had a roommate which lowered her living expenses she had some wiggle room in terms of her salary needs So she worked part time in retail and part time providing marketing for a martial arts school She began trying on different workplaces says Relyea She discovered she really liked social media and since she had no need for a steady paycheck she decided to do that and be a freelance writer full time Since all of her work was done via computer she was able to live anywhere so she moved to Denver It was the perfect scenario for Sally Your 30s Another client of Relyea s Bob got a computer science degree went to work at Epic where he had no trouble getting his foot through the door He loved his job until his position changed and he was required to travel frequently This was a problem because he had dogs and he was miserable with the travel aspect of his job Bob realized that his favorite thing was teaching computer skills to other people so he stared a home business doing that He needed to earn a little more so he picked up a part time job at the Apple store Addendum to this story from Dee which evolved into a full time career and where incidentally he met the love of his life and is not only fully engaged in his work he is engaged to be married The universe works in wondrous ways Your 40s Betsy had a high end marketing job at a Fortune 500 company As technology advanced and Betsy was required to carry a smart phone she found she had no respite from the office whatsoever says Relyea Betsy was a single mom with two adolescents and she was working 70 hours a week Then she heard the company was going to be bought out She came to me to create an exit strategy says Relyea Betsy completed a career assessment the MBTI which revealed her natural personality preferences and transferable skills She discovered she wanted to teach She had a master s degree in marketing but she needed to go back to school for a teaching degree When she was laid off she got a severance package which gave her the time and the money to get the education she needed She was prepared and thrilled when she got that pink slip says Relyea Today Betsy is a high school teacher and loves what she does Your 50s and 60s In middle age many people find themselves discontented with unfulfilling jobs They want to do something they are passionate about says Relyea Sometimes they have been downsized and sometimes they want to respond to an inner calling You have a right to enjoy what you do for a living says Relyea It s really not a luxury she says We don t have much time on this earth You shouldn t have to do something you don t like Often people in this age range have golden handcuffs they re held hostage by a big house or a fancy car or expensive recreation But you can choose to downsize your standard of living she says People have successfully done that to find more fulfilling work A lot of people in their 50s freelance or consult and work part time in retail or whatever to make ends meet Multiple streams of income are the way to go Relyea has answers for any questions you may ask For example what if you want to start a home business but you need health insurance You do have options she says If you have a spouse you may get it through them Umbrella group policies are available the Chamber of Commerce may offer insurance as do almost all professional associations You might be able to get COBRA to tide you over until insurance is easier to purchase through the Affordable Care Act You can find a way to do what you have to do The bottom line is that you do have choices There are many paths available just decide which one you want to take I ve seen some people achieve some amazing things says Relyea I d love to hear stories of your career experiences Please comment below Dee Filed Under Career Transition Featured Tagged With career consulting freelance fulfillment job social media work Merging Work and Play September 25 2012 by Dee Relyea I love the sense of playfulness the artist captured in the movement and sheer delight of the two children in this picture I took this shot while waiting for my plane in the Greenville Spartenburg airport in SC It is a reminder to have fun to find time to play in our lives and to experience light hearted moments I am heading there again this week and remembered this photo I got to thinking that the average person spends an inordinate amount of time at work and not enough time in play The traditional American work ethic is to indulge in leisure pursuits or play only when our work is done There is a common belief that work requires

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  • joy — Career Life Coaching
    even whether or not it has an odor This is one method to bring you into the present moment It offers the additional benefit of increasing your power of sensory perception 3 Set wake up calls When I was in grad school I was also a student in The Fourth Way work which was based on the teachings of G I Gurdjieff One of the most interesting homework assignments we were given was called the doorway exercise Every time you pass through a doorway say to yourself I am here now When you realize you have sailed through a doorway without remembering your statement in essence being on autopilot or asleep at the switch go back through the doorway and say it While it may not be practical to actually go back through every doorway for instance exiting an airplane it is remarkable to see how often we are unaware All these moments of mindfulness add up You start to realize how much of life you ve missed because you have been riding around on your own thought train Increase your mindful moments and your life begins to change in some interesting ways Who knows That dream career that ideal life may be just around the corner Filed Under Featured Self Development Tagged With awareness career change enlightenment job joy mind Passion at Work April 7 2013 by Dee Relyea Pattiy Torno What would it be like to be excited to go to work on a regular basis to be brimming with creativity and inspiration to be energized by your own efforts I have often asked that question in an effort to find answers to share Do you know someone who says they absolutely love their work Have you ever heard someone say I enjoy this so much I can hardly believe I get paid to do it Who are these people and what do they do I found some shining examples during a recent visit to the Carolinas I spent an afternoon wandering the River Arts District in Asheville NC a couple of months ago This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 165 artists with working studios located in 18 turn of the century industrial buildings I loved that people are welcome to wander in and talk with the artists and if you re lucky observe them at their craft What really struck me was the unbridled enthusiasm of the artists I spoke with Their passion for their work was a tangible living thing exuding from each studio I visited No one tried to sell me anything either I loved that Take Jonas Gerard for example Born in Casablanca Morocco in 1941 he migrated to NYC and began showing his art on the streets at the age of 16 Although he spent years working in the engineering field his passion for his art eventually lead him to pursue it full time Largely self taught he is best known for his abstract art He describes the essence of it as To unfold the spirit of self exploration by painting or creating freely without restraint or self criticism To develop a deeper trust in one s intuition and instinct as they happen To realize that letting go of set goals opens up a whole world of infinite possibilities I think these are terrific goals for anyone seeking fulfillment in their work don t you agree William B Leonard of Bold Life said it would be hard maybe even impossible to find anyone who is more passionate and energetic about his work than Jonas Gerard He is an artist with the heart of a showman and he happily welcomes visitors into his studio to watch him work As he paints he dances in front of the canvas to music that blares raucously from his cd player and talks while painting saying that he has no idea where the music and paint will take him Another studio I visited was Pattiy Torno s When she was in high school she decided to head towards fashion design as a career She says on her webpage It was the only career I could think of that would allow me to earn a living doing what I love most sewing She apprenticed in the fashion industry in New York and then started her own business in the 1980 s as she wanted to get back to the simple joy of playing with fabric She began making quilts See her picture above with a thimble on her finger and quilt behind her As I sat in her studio drinking herbal tea that chilly afternoon I was struck by how much she truly loves what she does Pattiy shared her work and encouraged me to touch and try on her creations I walked out with one of her lovely fleece hats on my head Whenever I wear it I think of the joy of the artist who made it and it makes me feel good it s nice and warm too Do you have passion at work If you are shaking your head NO you might re consider if you feel or express any of the following Empowered energized excited unstoppable joy entertaining creative evocative motivated a sense of flow giving to others or sharing your talents And if none of those words apply you might rethink your career path Life is too short to spend more than half your waking hours in passionless work Filed Under Featured Finding Your Passion Tagged With art career creativity empowerment energy joy love talents work Infinite Possibilities for Creating Change January 16 2013 by Dee Relyea field of infinite possibilities Are you yearning to make some real changes this year I m not talking about making a list of resolutions I m talking about creating realistic action steps Does thinking about making changes in your life overwhelm you Is it something you tried to do in the past and failed at Maybe you are simply

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  • love — Career Life Coaching
    s wife Laura also attended the Rock your Resume class and was the first one to obtain work in the St Louis area She is very happy in her job in higher education and will soon be starting classes towards a masters degree If you are unhappy in the work you re in consider a change It is possible to have fulfilling satisfying purposeful work Whether you do it with a coach a book or a friend please explore your possibilities for a brighter more fulfilling work life Dee Filed Under Career Transition Featured Tagged With career dream job interviews job love purposeful resume work Passion at Work April 7 2013 by Dee Relyea Pattiy Torno What would it be like to be excited to go to work on a regular basis to be brimming with creativity and inspiration to be energized by your own efforts I have often asked that question in an effort to find answers to share Do you know someone who says they absolutely love their work Have you ever heard someone say I enjoy this so much I can hardly believe I get paid to do it Who are these people and what do they do I found some shining examples during a recent visit to the Carolinas I spent an afternoon wandering the River Arts District in Asheville NC a couple of months ago This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 165 artists with working studios located in 18 turn of the century industrial buildings I loved that people are welcome to wander in and talk with the artists and if you re lucky observe them at their craft What really struck me was the unbridled enthusiasm of the artists I spoke with Their passion for their work was a tangible living thing exuding from each studio I visited No one tried to sell me anything either I loved that Take Jonas Gerard for example Born in Casablanca Morocco in 1941 he migrated to NYC and began showing his art on the streets at the age of 16 Although he spent years working in the engineering field his passion for his art eventually lead him to pursue it full time Largely self taught he is best known for his abstract art He describes the essence of it as To unfold the spirit of self exploration by painting or creating freely without restraint or self criticism To develop a deeper trust in one s intuition and instinct as they happen To realize that letting go of set goals opens up a whole world of infinite possibilities I think these are terrific goals for anyone seeking fulfillment in their work don t you agree William B Leonard of Bold Life said it would be hard maybe even impossible to find anyone who is more passionate and energetic about his work than Jonas Gerard He is an artist with the heart of a showman and he happily welcomes visitors into his

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