Do You Really Want to Spend 12 Years in a Soul-Sucking Career?

This video puts into perspective what the activities of our lives represent in terms of the time they take: I want to focus in on the time that is employment-related: “We’ll be at work… for the equivalent of 3,202 of those days.” Depending on what you do for a living, this may be a conservative […]

Five Factors for Making a Career Decision

Whenever I see something that talks about hot careers for the future, various choices in healthcare populate the list. It does make sense for a healthcare career to be a smart choice for all the reasons that are talked about — people always need healthcare, baby boomers are getting to retirement age and will require […]

Remembering Steve Jobs

As we pause to remember Steve Jobs and the impact his innovations have had on our lives, I share with you some of his wisdom that can guide us on our paths for successful careers: “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means […]

Happiness as a By-Product

“Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own […]

You Say Po-tay-to, I Say Po-tah-to — The Passion Debate

Passion for your work is becoming somewhat of a hotly debated topic of late. Some people talk about needing passion for on-the-job fulfillment; other say that’s bunk. In my last post, I talked about the varying levels of passion that people need for professional satisfaction. Another issue that muddies the water when it comes to […]

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