Career, Jobs, and Vocation

As I continue this series on "Doing What Matters the Most," let's explore how to create meaningful and achievable goals within the various roles that we play in each season of life. Think of a high-level goal for a specific role as a "mission or vision...

Amid the onslaught of choices and information we face each day, the act of actually doing what matters the most to us is sometimes lost in the noise. This new blog series tackles specific action steps you can take to not just dream but accomplish...

I'm not sure if "simplicity" is so important to me because I've never really had the ability to buy a lot of stuff, or if it's just the way I'm wired. Either way, it's clear to me that practicing simplicity is another mindful pathway to...

I've been captivated by the classic Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Simple Man" for much of the past year. The singer reflects on his mother sitting him down when he was a boy, and offering pearls of wisdom intended to guide him across his life. Among her words...

Are you bought into the ubiquity of the suffering artist, whose creativity is best birthed in anguish? In her latest book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, Elizabeth Gilbert writes: "If you want to be an artist of any sort, it seemed to me, then handling your...

This is my first online journal entry since Oct. 4 of last year. That's a long silence for me, and it's been a busy one. I wrote then, "Less, but quality. Simple, yet meaningful. Accessible, but transcendent. Present, yet emergent." Since then, I've sold a house that...

To my 12-year-old self Get a couple of mentors to help you build self-confidence and develop social skills Get contact lenses ASAP (you did this at age 13, but 12 would have spared you the turmoils of 7th grade to a large degree...

[caption id="attachment_2317" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Mastering Career Potential[/caption] Feeling stuck in your current job or simply wanting to broaden your possibilities and strengthen your professional resume? I've created a 12-lesson course called Mastering Career Potential that helps professionals at any age obtain additional tools, insights, and strategies for...

Richard Rohr writes, I find that many, if not most, people and institutions remain stymied in the preoccupations of the first half of life. By that I mean that most people's concerns remain those of establishing their personal (or superior) identity, creating various boundary markers...

A big chunk of my adult life has been characterized by developing intentional "frameworks" or "life strategies" on how to effectively integrate key spheres such as health, learning, vocation, emotions, spirituality, and so forth. There have been many iterations of these frameworks, and one usually...