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“Just Quit” Success Story – David Griffiths – Recruiter & World Traveler

Millennials and Work

The Millennial Generation is Re-Thinking Work & What It All Means.  Below is a story from a young professional who had the courage to “Just Quit”.   He has started his own blog at http://workforworkssake.com. With his background as a recruiter and a world traveler;  he is definitely one to watch.  Below is David’s story of how he “Just Quit”: My name is David Griffiths, I am a 27-year-old professional recruiter… At least, I will be until July 2014. I have “just quit” my job. It was one of the most empowering experiences of my life and I wish to share what…

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The Power of Breathing

Breathe

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh Neuroscience Research about the power of breathing rhythmically while focusing on your heart.  It’s a long video, but it’s worth it. It’s information that “you don’t know, that you don’t know”. He talks about the difference between emotions, feelings and thoughts .  He explains that emotions are energy in motion and where that energy is coming from… the organs of your body…primarily your heart.  He basically answers some of the “why” questions regarding behavior and performance.  

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Rise of The Creative Class

Make Something

Call it what you want; the gig economy, the freelance nation, the creative class; IT is here.  You don’t have to call yourself an artist…that might seem extreme to some…just call yourself a “maker”.  A “maker” of something. It doesn’t have to be perfect…maybe it’s just to enlarge your soul…or maybe it’s the start of YOUR gig in the gig economy.     Action: This week “Make” Something.

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Make Everyday Your Masterpiece.

Picasso

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s…

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Sailing…You Gotta Leave The Port

Is This How Your Sailboat Looks?

Below is a career planning model  that looks at our life’s work as a journey traveled in a sailboat. Even though there are many factors to consider when making decisions about our life’s work, the main point is to KEEP MOVING…get in the water…sail…  Career Sailboat Model and what it means: 1. Personal Factors are your individual interest, skills and values –  it is the body of the sailboat 2. Social Factors such as the family you grew up in, your gender,or  your race – it is one of the Sails 3. Systematic Factors are economic, legal and educational systems –…