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Career Insights Dear Son

Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness

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Purpose versus money – one might leave us empty

 

Dear Son, in the long run, here’s how we catch happiness:

We don’t catch happiness by doing work that chases profits.

We catch happiness by doing work that chases purpose.

And when our purpose is unclear, money becomes even more alluring.

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Career Insights Dear Son

Dear Son, At The End Of The Day, Find A Million Ways To Be Happy In Your Job

Dear Son, no job is perfect. Many, not even close. The goal is to balance what you get to do with what you have to do. The “Get to do” should be at least 51%, versus 49% “Have to do”.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, consider creating it from the blueprints of your dreams.

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Career Insights Dear Son

Who Cares More, Works Harder, Thinks Deeper, Or Reaches Higher?

Dear son, remember that friend I told you about that has something no one else on the team possesses (and everyone thinks they are unique, by the way)?

All teams consist of people with different, definable work experience attributes:

  • Longevity
  • Diversity
  • Expertise
  • Goals

What most teams lack to some degree is a person who would do the job even if they weren’t paid. Someone who cares more, works harder, thinks deeper or reaches higher.

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Career Insights Dear Son

Nearly Every LinkedIn Profile Says The Same Unremarkable Thing: I’m So Smart. I’m So Smart. I’m So Smart.

Dear Son, the only way to stand out in a sea of unremarkable sameness, is to study what makes it unremarkable and then experiment with the opposite. Pretty basic.

Your Dad spent an entire afternoon reading LinkedIn profiles, discovering a blinding flash of the obvious: All the profiles, with rare exceptions, say the same boring thing, “I’m so smart. I’m so smart. I’m so smart”.

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The Blog Whisperer Whispers

Life whispers to us everyday, if we are careful to listen…

Dear Son, The Blog Whisperer whispers to the world each morning, “Live, before you die”. You have seen me work tirelessly. You have helped me make blogging decisions, offered blogging advice, and have been incredibly supportive.

As tempting as it is, neither one of us forgets why that 100-day writing challenge started, and why it hasn’t stopped.

And without spelling it out – because I spoon feed no one – readers only become loyal here because they know, hidden under the surface, are the answers they seek to Life’s Big Choices.

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