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The Secret Is Letting Go

let-go

  Letting go is a secret to a happy life. Letting go means you’re okay with what happens. It is being okay with the results…whatever they are. It is allowing things to work themselves out and being okay with HOW they work out. Letting go is the opposite of holding on. But in order to learn the art of letting go you have to go through knowing what it feels like to hold on to what you want, what you desire, how you think things should go…then…let go of all of that. It is not easy.  It is actually hard…

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Finding Our Way

Finding our way

In order to find your way in your career or in life you need to stop “trying” and “struggling” to figure it all out. I know this is easier said than done when you are miserable.  What you will find is the more you struggle the more of a struggle it will be. Just know that things will work out…in time…and…on time.  That is the rub, you have to wait. Rushing things doesn’t help.   Fighting against what IS definitely doesn’t help. It’s a real mystery but when you embrace the suck of life then and only then do things…

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Do Your Art. Get Unstuck.

Art Dec 2015

Art doesn’t mean one thing.  It can be many things. Being an artist is not just for some of us,  it is for all of us.  We were created to create.  We were not created to consume.  Create something. Create anything. Especially if you are miserable at work.  It will help you cope. My son brought me an artist set for Christmas and even though I “do art”; “make art”;”sale art” I never really thought of myself as an artist, but I guess he did.   I kept thinking that artist draw things, and I never understood how to draw,…

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It’s Not About What You Do, But How You Think About What You Do

Three questions

After reading the “Just Quit” your job survey results it has occurred to me that people in most every profession is and/or could be miserable doing what they are doing. It’s not about the profession. It’s about the mindset while working in that profession. This makes me think of Tolstoy’s three questions: Here people are in lives where they have to work for a living.  They are the wage earners. Most people are miserable going to work everyday. It doesn’t seem to matter how much they are paid.  Doesn’t seem to matter the title. Still, they are miserable.   So,…

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Be Grateful When Things Don’t Work Out

Bigger-Better-Bolder

Why?  Because what you had planned was TOO SMALL.  If you are stressing right now about your job..STOP STRESSING. If you are desperate to get out of your job situation…STOP BEING DESPERATE. If you don’t think you can go another day working where you are working…STOP TRIPPING. STOP. Things could be horrible where you work, but going to another job does not mean it’s going to be ANY better. JUST QUIT is NOT about a JOB.  JUST QUIT is NOT about a CAREER…or a PROFESSION…IT IS ABOUT YOUR LIFE. It’s about planning your life. So if you have been looking for a…

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Take Off Your Mask

Zero

Leaving the library to get Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Miracle of Mindfulness book I looked to my left and saw an art gallery that was new.  It was pouring down raining, but I circled back around and decided to check it out. What a find it was.  Beautiful gallery, shop, artwork and owner. The below is a piece that I brought.  He called it ZERO, because that is how the artist was feeling in his job. He was smiling on the outside but miserable inside. If you look closely you will see the Zero on his chest, and…

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Why Not Basic Income?

Basic Income Day

“It’s something new…That will never happen…We’ve never done anything like that before…People need to work…People will be lazy…You shouldn’t get anything for free.”  On and on it goes…. If I did not get survey entries DAILY from people SUFFERING in jobs for one reason or another I would not know the extent of the problem. People want to be creative and productive. They want to be happy.  They want to just  live.  They want to see their families. They want to use their greatest talents and skills. Mostly people just want to do something they love doing AND be –…