Tag archive for Work that Matters

One Good Idea

“Properly exploited, one good idea that occurs to you when walking down the beach is worth several lifetimes of hard work.” ~ Gary Halbert
What do you love about this quote?

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What Makes You Angry?

Pay attention to what makes you angry.
When it comes to doing work that matters, that which makes you angry can be a key indicator of which direction you should go in.
On whose behalf do you get angry? Perhaps you should start doing something for these …

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What Is Your Superpower?

What is that thing that you do extremely well?
When others think about you, they think about how awesome you are at this.
Despite life circumstances… Despite busy times in life… Despite overwhelm… You find yourself using this Superpower.
Pay attention to it. Use it. Find ways to …

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Only Nonprofits Help People

Wrong!
Some people think, “If I want to make a difference in the world, I must start a nonprofit.” (or work for one)
This just is not the case.
There are loads of for-profit businesses who do work that matters. They make a difference in the lives of …

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Love Your Job

Recently I flew on Air France. It was a 7:15 am flight, so I had to be at the airport at 5:00 am.
 

Both the gentleman who checked me in and the lady who was my flight attendant did a fabulous job. It seemed as if …

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What Are Your Strengths?

What are you good at? What are your strengths?
If you haven’t heard of the StrengthsFinder book and assessment, check it out. It is one of my favorites and very helpful as an Idea Addict as well as someone who wants to create work that matters.
You …

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Work Happens: Where Do You Go From Here?

As I write these words, a friend of mine has just lost their job. The emotions and stress are overwhelming. The future seems blurry.
Perhaps you have lost your job. Or maybe you own your own business, but, due to circumstances out of your control, you …

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Step 1 For Your Next Career Decision

Whether you are looking to start a business or look for a new job, there is something you need to do first.
No, do not go online looking for jobs in your area or career field.
No, do not start the random business a friend has been …

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Mixing Spirituality, Lifestyle and Income

Earlier this year I attended the One World Everybody Eats Conference in Denver Colorado. I went with two others from Crescent City Cafe, along with 50 plus other people interested (or already doing) the pay-what-you-can cafe model.
If you have not heard of this, it is exactly …

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Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Start With Why by Simon Sinek is a fascinating book for business owners, startups and anyone wanting to create work that matters. His encouragement is to start with why you are doing what you are doing, rather than how you are going to do it or …

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