The first signs of autumn - cooler evenings and back-to-school flyers - trigger childhood memories of starting a 'new year.' Even as adults we associate fall with a fresh start after a few months of greater outdoor living and relaxation. Many of us dream at the tail end of summer about how we might change jobs - or even start a whole new career - as we imagine ways to escape 9-to-5 routines to do more of what inspires us. Living an Inspired Life Requires Vision and Clarity of Purpose.
Midlife is less defined by an actual date on the calendar, or even physical changes, and more by a stage in which we begin to shift the way we view and interact in the world. It’s not surprising that it can feel disorienting, even debilitating, at times as we re-find ourselves. If we knew that this transitional state was an invitation to a greater path and a fuller expression of our life, would we see this as a midlife crisis or more of a midlife awakening?
Since the beginning of time, man has likely contemplated the meaning of life. The ancient religions and philosophies have tried to provide answers. In our multi-tasking, social-media saturated, information-overloaded world, we rarely take time to contemplate our Purpose. And yet the Japanese believe that the journey of uncovering one’s Ikigai (Purpose) is an important endeavor that brings great satisfaction and meaning to life. Current research is supporting this belief. The stats are appalling: 50% of people across industries experience burnout. This is not a sustainable way to work, but there is another way.
Is your work making you sick? A majority of people who come to see me are on burnout leave from their work. They are stressed out, literally sick from work and don't know where to turn. The stats are appalling: 50% of people across industries experience burnout. This is not a sustainable way to work, but there is another way.
Bronnie Ware spent years along-side people who were dying in palliative care. She spoke with them about what they wished they had done differently. She revealed several themes in her ground-breaking book, Regrets of the Dying. The number one regret was the wish to have had the courage to live the life they knew they were meant to live.
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A clear Vision goes far beyond a simple vision board. It’s a view of the future and your place in it. Your Vision concentrates your efforts to attract the right people so you can use your time, money and other resources most efficiently and effectively.
What do top execs, mid-level managers and baristas all have in common? They all know that no matter how hard they work or how many hours they put in, these days, no job is secure. With big lay-offs more frequent than not (think Sears, Rogers, and Bombardier), every industry in every city across Canada is a target.
The first signs of autumn – cooler evenings and back-to-school flyers – trigger childhood memories of starting a ‘new year.’ Even as adults we associate fall with a fresh start after a few months of greater outdoor living and relaxation. Many of us dream at the tail end of summer about how we might change jobs – or even start a whole new career – as we imagine ways to escape 9-to-5 routines to do more of what inspires us.
The Spring offers an opportunity for us to feel that same energy within us and to look at our work/careers and see where we might want to realign.