Browsing All posts tagged under »vocation«

How to become good at anything – Try, Do, Experiment

February 27, 2010


“Mom, this is the best dinner, ever.”  Surprising words from one of my picky eaters, especially when applied to my cooking.  Cooking is not a particular passion, but I have been doing a LOT of it recently for all the usual reasons (control over nutrition, variety, family values, budget, etc.).  Although I’m not an expert […]

Look again – discover a whole new world

January 27, 2010


So, I had a job interview the other day, which did not go as well as I hoped.  But!  I did get to go downtown, and I was leaving just before sunset, which is a wonderful time for taking pictures.  Thus, my trip was a 2-fer in the goal achieving space, took a step in […]

Don’t be perfect – be a leader

January 26, 2010


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=arnold+palmer+swing&iid=6698315″ src=”5/1/c/3/Senior_PGA_Championship_c992.jpg?adImageId=9516147&imageId=6698315″ width=”427″ height=”594″ /] Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing. Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have […]

Doing a personal year-end review

December 15, 2009


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=analysis&iid=7312134″ src=”b/2/f/c/The_Cabalistic_analysis_2861.jpg?adImageId=8338383&imageId=7312134″ width=”234″ height=”380″ /] How did you do this year in terms of your calling?  Well, it depends on what’s important to you.  Your results may look better or worse, depending on what you decide to measure.  (a trick understood by every successful corporate employee)  What you decide to measure should […]

Why look for our calling?

December 12, 2009


It has been a while since my last post, and I’m wondering why motivation and creativity keep avoiding me, dodging and running when I start thinking about posting.  I do feel some post-Nano blues.  Writing that sucker was almost like having a baby, now, having no reason to skip TV (and no excuse to avoid washing […]

What are the possibilities with $5 and 2 hours? What are YOUR possibilities?

December 4, 2009


Marelisa at Abundance Blog has a fantastic post about a Stanford professor, who challenged her business school students to raise as much money as possible with $5 in ‘seed money’ and 2 hours of time.  All groups were to prepare a one page Power Point slide and a 3 minute talk to share their findings […]

What I learned from writing a book in 30 days

December 3, 2009


[picapp align=”none” wrap=”false” link=”term=manuscript&iid=239331″ src=”0235/d2b327bb-0146-491e-98e1-2ad940fc5f75.jpg?adImageId=8010271&imageId=239331″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /] I did it!!!!!  Did you hear me roar all the way from central Virginia?? As some of you know, I participated in NaNoWriMo in November – tackling the feat of writing 50,000 words (more than I had ever written) of a book during the month of November. […]

How silence can help you find your calling

November 22, 2009


Me: Hello God?  Are you up there?  I need to talk. God: I’m listening. Me: So I really want to find my calling, and I have all these ideas, and I keep writing things down, but I don’t know what to do with all the information . . . God: Well, you can . . […]