A Call With Me: 10 Truths to Unlocking Your Career Purpose

A Call With Me: 10 Truths to Unlocking Your Career Purpose

If you were to look at the path my career took to get to this point as if it were a trail on a roadmap, it would be filled with bumps, spikes, dips, stark left turns and reroutes.

There is no possible way when starting out, I could have predicted the course I would ultimately take. Of course in the beginning what I wanted out of my career looked very much like a straight path but the Universe had other plans for me.

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“Busy” Work Won't Get You Closer to Your Dreams

“Busy” Work Won't Get You Closer to Your Dreams

We are busy people. Ask anyone you know how they’re doing and you will most likely to get the response: “busy”. There is not one moment throughout the day where we are not busy doing something. Busy going from one meeting to the next, busy checking emails, posting on social media, filling in spreadsheets, writing down ideas, checking websites, reading articles, checking LinkedIn, seeing what super star so-and-so is up to, and so on and so on. Maybe somewhere in there we might squeeze in an actual real meaningful work that makes a difference but 90% of our time is spent doing “busy” work.

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The greatest thing photography taught me about my life & career (and how you can learn it too!)

The greatest thing photography taught me about my life & career (and how you can learn it too!)

I believe in the power of perspective. It is the filter through which we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us. Our perspectives say a lot about us; how we respond to change, how we solve problems, and the role we play in our careers and in our lives as a whole.

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The thing you must do to refuel your career

The thing you must do to refuel your career

I now declare Monday’s as my artist date days. A day where I can take a break from the routine and refuel through visits to the museum, walks on the beach, waltzing through an art store, or spending time in a bookstore. Yesterday, I had a canceled appointment so there was unexpected block of time in my day that opened up. I could do one of two things at the point: whip out the to-do list and get to work or spend the time doing one of my most cherished things, musing through a bookstore. I decided the to-do list would have to wait.

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3 Unforgettable Lessons on Confidence - What I learned being in front of the camera

3 Unforgettable Lessons on Confidence - What I learned being in front of the camera

Last week, I took a step outside my comfort zone and got in front of the camera! We had a small video crew complete with a videographercreative director, and my good friend (for moral support!) in a cozy apartment in Chelsea, New York City. Now, I’ve been in front of the camera before but mostly for small things and personal projects that no one would really see. But this time the video would live front and center on my website where on it, I would be welcoming new visitors to my corner of the world. We pulled out all the stops. This meant that on the day of the shoot I’d be dolled up a little more than usual with hair, makeup, and wardrobe. And taking part in a well thought out video concept with weeks of preparation.

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Choose the job, don't let it choose you. (Journal needed!)

Choose the job, don't let it choose you. (Journal needed!)

Choose the job, don’t let it choose you.

Oftentimes when we’re looking for a job, either we’re unemployed and feverishly searching for our next job or we’re employed in an undesirable job that we cannot wait to leave. Either way, we’re more likely to jump into the next job without stopping to think whether or not it’s what we truly want. It’s like that bad relationship you just got out of and the next guy to come along suddenly looks appealing. The next guy keeps us from feeling lonely and his companionship is comforting even if it is just on the surface.

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Part I – An open dialogue about Purpose & Passion

Part I – An open dialogue about Purpose & Passion

Disclaimer: Today’s post is a long one. The purpose-passion conversation can be a loaded one so I’ve divided this post into two parts. Ready? Let’s go.

There’s nothing I love more than an enriching conversation on the fascinations of exploring our purpose on this earth and the passions we discover along the way. What I am noticing is that when it comes to the word ‘purpose’ some of us either shy away from using the term, some of us avoid it all together, and some of us haven’t really stopped to explore what living it really means to us. So what I’d like to do with you here today is take a step back and open up a dialogue about the word ‘purpose’ and our perception of it. We’ll also talk about our passions. Some of us know what our passions are and excitedly live it every day. Some of us may find it intimidating or even mysterious as we question it and look ferociously to find it. And some of us are actively immersed in exploring our passions and allowing it to be revealed day by day. No matter where you’re at on the purpose-passion continuum, we’re going to do a bit of exploring some food for thought today.

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