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The lessons I wish I had learned at school to prepare me for my real work inspired work lesson

As a child, I loved school. I had a mind suited for traditional types of learning. Even though I breezed through subjects like math and science, I most certainly was not trained for any kind of fulfilling or meaningful work. For that, I had to go on my own educational journey.

In my early adult years, I followed a somewhat conventional path. I went to university and earned my degree in chemical...

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Why clarifying your vision is so important – and so hard audio inspired work vision

When I first began offering this work over a decade ago, I tested out my fledgling program on a group of brave friends. In its original form, the Vision Program was only six sessions long. At the end, I asked my friends for their feedback. I had to wait a few days before I actually had the courage to read their notes. I had created something so close to my heart, I wasn’t sure how I would...

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5 questions to ask yourself before you quit your job inspired work reflection

If you have discovered my work, it’s quite likely you are experiencing some kind of displeasure with your current work. Oftentimes people come to me when they are at their breaking point. They can no longer tolerate the situation they are in and are ready to jump ship, however, their real point of frustration is they don’t know what’s next or how to figure that out. This is...

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The most inspired thing I’ve ever created creativity ebook inspiration inspired work

…and why I almost didn’t create it.

Let me say right off the top that I acknowledge the creation to which I am referring here is no Kadupul flower. What it is, however, is more important. It is a unique and authentic expression of me. Even more significant is that it was an exhilarating occasion of life-creating energy streaming through my being.

For as long as I can remember, the...

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Fully cooked: How the pressure of the pandemic transformed me into a more realized being inspiration story

I was invited by Katie Buemann, an alumnus of the Vision Program, to be a part of a podcast conversation about our experiences of the transformative effect of the pandemic. At first I was hesitant to share my story as it has been such a deeply personal journey, however, I recognize it is important to tell our stories for those who may not have the benefit of support in getting through this...

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The “Great Declaration” for our Work essay inspired work

This era of work is being dubbed as the “Great Resignation”. Millions of people around the world are leaving their jobs saying they will no longer tolerate doing work that is not meaningful to them. They will no longer exchange their life for a pittance of income. They will no longer serve something that is not aligned with who they truly are. And there are millions more right on...

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Don’t act until you are inspired to act creativity essay inspiration

When we feel uninspired to do something, we tend to believe the solution is to apply more effort through action. We attempt to boost our energy by forcing ourselves to move, but this is operating from a state of lack – lack of desire, lack of energy, lack of ideas, lack of interest, and lack of clarity. To overcome this apathy, we goad ourselves by using motivating factors such as money...

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Shifting paradigms: A new worldview essay inspired work

The upheaval and chaos of our times are simply the breaking down and clearing of that which is no longer necessary. It is the releasing of the old ways of being that no longer serve us. The old ways of thinking that no longer support our greatest good. The old systems that no longer suit our needs. The old beliefs that limit our evolution. This release of what’s old is creating space for...

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Inspired work is self-centred as it (and you) should be essay inspired work

Many people work for the wrong reasons. Some of the more common motivators are validation and service to others. That last one may have made you pause. What’s wrong with service to others you might ask? Typically, this is idealized as a virtue. But many who want to “help others” are not as altruistic as they might seem. The reason why many want to serve others is so that they...

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