One Piece of Advice

8fd8e4964c27b8768e1ae0f00b65c5b7This morning, I was given a “Remember This Day” reminder from Google Photos… from 4 years ago.

4 years ago, I was in Liviv, Ukraine working with a team of developers working on MediaShout. It was lots of fun. I loved working with (and in!) a foreign culture for the few weeks while I was there. Continue reading “One Piece of Advice”

Idleness is Difficult — Moving People to Action

“It is not necessary for a man to be actively bad in order to make a failure in life; simple inaction will accomplish it. Nature has everywhere written her protest against idleness; everything which ceases to struggle, which remains inactive, rapidly deteriorates. It is the struggle toward an ideal, the constant effort to get higher […]

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Four Key Ingredients

I believe that if you use four key ingredients in your search, you’ll find out who you are and what you should do.
Passion, Skills, Interests, Environment
Four Key Ingredients

My goal is for this website to help you leverage these ingredients as you discover your vocation.

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Why this Job – Six Questions to Ask

When you’re looking for a new job, or evaluating a your current job, understanding the why will help you gain perspective. It will help you make the best decisions for yourself and your life.

One of the best ways to understand motivation is through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Answering the why question
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Answering the Why

In 1943 Abraham Maslow penned a paper that defined a series of needs. These needs summarize our motivation: from the basic (food, clothing, shelter) to abstract (love, belonging, self-esteem) all the way up to self-actualization.

Today, I’m going to examine the needs in terms of your job or job opportunity. We’ll look at the needs and see how a job meets that need and, finally I’m going to share six questions that will help you think about your job in terms of helping you achieve self-actualization.

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Why Companies Hire

There are lots of articles on the internet about HOW to get a job. Those are (generally) great articles and enable you to have the skills needed to land a job. However, there’s an underlying motivating factor that drives companies to hire. It’s why companies hire. Once you understand the why, and embrace it, the how to get hired becomes self-evident.

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