One Piece of Advice

8fd8e4964c27b8768e1ae0f00b65c5b7This morning, I was given a “Remember This Day” reminder from Google Photos… from 4 years ago.

4 years ago, I was in Liviv, Ukraine working with a team of developers working on MediaShout. It was lots of fun. I loved working with (and in!) a foreign culture for the few weeks while I was there. Continue reading “One Piece of Advice”

Four Key Ingredients

I believe that if you use four key ingredients in your search, you’ll find out who you are and what you should do.
Passion, Skills, Interests, Environment
Four Key Ingredients

My goal is for this website to help you leverage these ingredients as you discover your vocation.

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Why this Job – Six Questions to Ask

When you’re looking for a new job, or evaluating a your current job, understanding the why will help you gain perspective. It will help you make the best decisions for yourself and your life.

One of the best ways to understand motivation is through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Answering the why question
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Answering the Why

In 1943 Abraham Maslow penned a paper that defined a series of needs. These needs summarize our motivation: from the basic (food, clothing, shelter) to abstract (love, belonging, self-esteem) all the way up to self-actualization.

Today, I’m going to examine the needs in terms of your job or job opportunity. We’ll look at the needs and see how a job meets that need and, finally I’m going to share six questions that will help you think about your job in terms of helping you achieve self-actualization.

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Interests (Keeping Life Fun)

The Importance of Interests

What are you passionate about when you’re not working? What are your hobbies? Most jobs and careers are not industry-specific. How can you mix your experience (what you know) with your interests or hobbies (what you enjoy)?

Defining your interests will help you determine industries you should explore when thinking about your next job or career.  Continue reading “Interests (Keeping Life Fun)”

Discover your Passion

Discover Your PassionHow you Discover your Passion

What processes can you use to determine those things that drive you each and every day? The best tool I’ve found to help discover your passion is to ask (and answer!) questions. Before we get to the questions, let’s define what your passion is (and isn’t!) Continue reading “Discover your Passion”