Have you ever been on an obstacle course and felt sidelined by one of the obstacles and had to jump off the path? Last week in our blog, I shared living a blue life, and today here are the five areas of a Blue Zone Life to Thrive. Does your life feel like an obstacle course? You just want things to be a bit smoother? Isn’t it time to take your life easy without any obstacles?
What’s on the path that overwhelms you? The height of a wall? Being solo on the journey? There’s water and you’re not a swimmer? Or you’re so done with pushing yourself!
How do you respond when you’re called out at work?
Two bricklayers are working alongside one another at a building site. A man walks by and asks one of them what they’re doing.
The first bricklayer replies, “I don’t know and I don’t care. All I do is slap this crummy mortar on these crummy bricks and pile them up in a crummy line.”
The other bricklayer smiles, proudly proclaiming, “I’m helping to build the new cathedral.” We’ve all met people who focus on the “what” they’re doing instead of the “why” they’re doing it. It’s difficult to feel passionate about something when we’re missing the meaning behind what we’re doing and why we’re here.
So why are we here? What’s your purpose?
How a person defines purpose has as much to do with his or her mindset as it does with personal, philosophical, cultural, religious and scientific beliefs.
The Purpose of Knowing Your Purpose Defining purpose in work, life and business is not about the daily tasks, it’s about the reason for the tasks in the first place – the why, not the what. Discovering purpose allows a person to create the vision behind the tasks, and knowing that vision can dramatically change results.
For example, a chef’s purpose is not to cook food – that’s a task. The reason for this task is…
Were you enjoying a Memorial Day cookout with friends? I had the pleasure of visiting with friends I previously worked with. A few of the friends have moved on to the next stage of their lives. The lucky ones said yeah, we’re in retirement. Some by their own choice and others because their position was eliminated and they haven’t found another job yet. The common conversation that came up, how are you feeling about this new chapter? Have you heard from former colleagues?
Life in Paradise
One friend I’ve known over 30 years, it doesn’t seem possible! l asked a few questions about a number of things that have changed in her life. I thought Anna was happy in retirement. She lived in paradise, or a wonderful community in Florida. She’s been a snowbird for the past ten years. This visit was different than previously. She recently stopped her northern snowbird travels.
Spring is FINALLY here! It comes with the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading with their melodies of song…
It’s time for Spring cleaning!
Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
So if you want to make your career red-hot, these 10 approaches can clear the space and create the spark.
Have you set a goal and given yourself enough time to achieve it and then, snoozed through without success?
How often does it happen?
Today’s your wake up call!
Time to shake up your life and notice so you stop continuing the pattern.
Yes, there could be circumstances beyond your control. Other priorities that put your goal on the back burner, and you decide.
Is there a barrier that’s holding you back from achieving your goals? The personal ones impact your career and many times your career is affected because you aren’t happy with where you are in your life.