It was my first time on a film set. The scene was simple, a black backdrop, a stool, bright lights. There was the air of excitement. The girls being interviewed for the documentary were nervous.
They each took turns in front of the camera talking about their lives, what it was like living at home. There was some violence but they were loved by their parents. Then they talked about being taken away from their families by the Children’s Aid Society and being moved from foster home to foster home. They missed their family, friends and communities. They didn’t feel loved. Eventually they turned to drugs and alcohol, usually at age 12 or 13.
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We’ve all had jobs that drained us, whether it’s for a day, a week, a month or longer. You might get home so tired you don’t even want to do the things you love or spend quality time with your friends, your kids, your partner. It sucks!
But the good news there are three small things you can do to get your energy back without quitting your job!
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Jenny sat at the back of the bus, her nose buried in her Nancy Drew book. She was a bit of an ackward kid and didn’t fit in with the other girls. She liked to play while rough while they pretended to bake and played with dolls.
She loved this book and was reading furiously. A young woman in the book was taken hostage and suddenly Jenny thought, “What if that happened to me?” She looked over her shoulder and stared at the car behind the bus craning her neck to get a look at the driver. It was a woman in frumpy dress and pearl. “Not someone who would take a hostage,” Jenny thought..
She looked around at the other kids on the bus and thought, “These guys wouldn’t have a clue about how to take a hostage.” But then the bus driver, Sam, caught her eye. He was wearing jeans and a plaid shirt. He had a moustache. This was the kind of guy that could take a hostage…
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As you’ve probably seen, I launched a career coaching program called Pathway to Your Purpose that was set to run this July. I made a program webpage, a registration form, set the prices and dates, wrote blog posts, made social media flyers, did a Facebook Live and Linked everything In.
I pushed and pushed and pushed.
I got some comments, some interest, some people considering the program. Some encouragement but no registrations. I passed all of the deadlines and nothing. Nobody. A zero dollar launch.
Continue reading “So I guess I failed…”
“I can’t believe I’m getting paid for this!” is one of the best feelings.
I get it when I’m talking with a career coaching client on the phone and walking through the forest. And I used to get it all the time when I had a job leading canoe trips, being silly and working in the woods with teenage girls.
But there are other times in my life when I’ve been doing work that’s important to me and that I’m good at, but I end up feeling exhausted afterwards. So what’s the difference? And how can I (and you!) feel energized by our work more often?
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A lot of us get told we can’t do what we really care about for money. We get told that artists can’t make it, that acting’s not a real job or that helping people is a hobby.
When we’re kids we learn that we have to be a doctor, a teacher, a lawyer or a fire fighter. And for some people those jobs are a perfect fit, but for a lot of us they make no sense.
When I was a kid I loved climbing trees, running through the forest and playing games with my friends. As a teenager I felt like an unpopular loser and the forest continued to be my refuge. The teachers in high school told me I was smart and that I should go to university. I didn’t really like school but they told me university would be better and I believed them.
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