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A recipe for work made with love inspired work vision program

“Here, I made something for you, and I made it with love.” My client was explaining to me this is what it’s like for her to bake bread and share it with her friends and family. I said, “This is how I feel about work. Everything I offer is made and given with love.” She said, “Wow, it would really change how the world would work if we all perceived it in this...

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Have you chosen work from your wound or your desire? inspired work purpose quiz

He stared at me with anguish when he realized what he had done. Given that he is someone who had professed repeatedly that he has great difficulty in emoting his feelings, I realized this was not actually true. His grief was written all over his face.

We had just completed an exercise that was designed to help him determine his life purpose. I refer to this exercise as “the pivot”....

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Uncover your old patterns to reveal the new learn new paradigm

Because I have lived in a northern temperate rainforest my entire adult life, I am used to the air being heavy with damp and cold, especially in the winter months. These days, however, I am noticing something different clouding the atmosphere – a sense of despair. Throughout much of the public discourse there seeps a subtle, yet pervasive, anxiety about our future. There are even whispers...

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Burnout is a blessing in disguise learn work

I suppose it’s somewhat apropos that as I attempt to write an article about burnout, I find myself propping my head up with my hands, barely able to stifle a yawn. My energy is spent. I am still recovering from being exposed to a diabolical strain of the flu. It was the first time I’ve been sick in almost four years so it seemed to ravage my immune system with extra oomph.

Of...

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Give your true gifts this holiday season

I love beautiful things, especially those that are artfully crafted and imbued with the essence their creators, be they physical objects or less tangible creations such as an offering or an experience. Traditionally, “things” are what we choose to give as gifts during the holiday season, but this year, I am encouraging you to consider giving another kind of gift – the gift of...

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6 stories keeping you stuck in your old job inspired work learn

This is an era of evolution like no other. We are being invited to step into a completely new paradigm both as individuals and as a humanity. If you are feeling the inner call towards something more expansive than what was before, then you know what I’m talking about. In relation to your work, you may also be feeling the desire for something more. You might be wanting to discover the work...

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Whose work do you celebrate? inspired work

There are tremendous new potentials being called through us at this time and I perceive us to be the generations who are responsible for creating the work of the future.

“Seek and celebrate the innovation and the evolution. It needs to be seen by us to grow.”
~ Lee Harris

These words struck a chord with me. If you don’t know who Lee Harris is, he refers to himself as an...

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Aligning your work with your core values

When I used to teach business and self-employment skills in the classroom, as an exercise, I required the students to identify their core values. Core values are a set of principles that reflect what matters most to you. If you are in a field of work where many people are offering similar types of products or services, embodying your core values is one of the easiest ways to distinguish...

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You are at the centre of your vision assignment vision

At a time when the world feels at odds, there is an understandable urge to want to effect change. However, as individuals, we have no power to change others. We do have the ability to change how we show up in the world. Your impact emanates from who you are being. And who you are being is determined by your vision.

Your vision is a core guiding principle for your life. It is...

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The key stages to discovering your inspired work inspired work video

So many of us seek inspiration outside of ourselves, when in fact, it can only come from within. Your work is not “out there” – it comes from within you. Your only real “job” is to get into alignment with who you really are. When you do, you open to a source of energy that sets you on fire.

In this video, I share my story about rediscovering my own inspiration and...

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How to discover your work when you feel lost inspired work learn

Hiking is an activity that suits my personality well. I love having steady forward momentum. Along with my adventure buddy, I have hiked several thousand kilometres summiting dozens of different peaks throughout multiple mountain ranges. We are both skilled at finding our way in the wild, but there are definitely occasions when we get turned around, even lost. Though, as I like to say,...

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Nobody wants to work anymore. Or do they? inspired work story

If the work is disconnected from anything meaningful, then of course nobody wants to do it. Why would we? As a humanity, we have awakened to the notion that our lives matter and that our time on this planet is brief. We’ve been shaken out of the status quo and rushed pell-mell into a brand new reality. In this new world, many of us are feeling the call to make a genuine contribution...

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