Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Work of Our Life; The Life of Our Work

If you think of work as only the means to earning money, you’re missing work at its best — like work with meaning, work with joy, work that stretches your talents, engages your body and spirit as well as your mind, and sends you home inspired by deeper connections with other humans and the earth.  And if you think of work as something that ends when the official workday ends or when you retire, you’re not considering how rich the work of our lives is. Continue reading

Let’s Preserve the Senior Citizen Generation Gap: Lifework Guest Post by Tom Ratcliff

I am always being reminded by my 16 year old how out of touch I am; or how I don’t take enough time to just have fun; or all I think about is getting my projects done; or I worry too much about how much things cost, or, or, or.

I am sure my son’s generation will do just fine (as long as their mothers follow them all through life picking up after them). It’s just how we go about getting there that’s a lot different. I was taught to plan, prepare and perform (in other words – Git-er done!) My son thinks it should be done either by mom, dad someone else, or later on after his buddies go home. Continue reading

What Ethical Entrepreneurs and Jobseekers Can Learn from Successful Bankrobbers

How do you get money fast when jobs or clients are scarce? Mention that challenge in any brainstorming group, and inevitably someone will joke, “rob a bank.”  Laughter will inevitably ensue, then the group will go on to same-old ideas that already haven’t worked.

But what if you could turn the outrageousness of the bankrobbing suggestion into a catalyst for absolutely ethical client-building or job-finding strategies? Here’s one set of tips you could discover with quick brainstorming questions. Continue reading