When all is done and you exhale your last breath, what will your imprint on the world be?
In your daily work, do you provide a service to others, or are you just looking for a paycheck?
I came across this Quaker saying - What is your life saying to the world? - while reviewing the teaching material for a career class I was privileged to present last night to a group of friends, colleagues, and new acquaintances.
The quote came through author and life coach, Dan Miller, who was raised Mennonite on a small farm and has moved forward to affect the careers, happiness, and livlihood of millions.
As you wake up each morning to go to work, where are you on the scale of excitement and dread? Last night as we talked of each person's unique path, I could sense a variety of emotion about where everyone was.
Some held advanced degrees, yet had not seen the payoff. Others felt they had much more to offer in their current situation, but were being held back by the complexity of a large organization which resists change.
I could sense for some that the dissatisfaction with work was affecting other areas of their life ... continue reading