Posts in Careers
Can you make a living doing what you love?

Yes. Maybe you were looking for a more involved answer? Let me make this clear -  you can make a living doing what you love. We know this because there are people out there making a living doing what they love.

There are many reasons you may find yourself at a crossroads, where your dreams of doing something else stop being an idle fantasy and start to become an escape plan. We all have days where we entertain the thought of doing something else like moving to a remote island and living off the land, But, for some of us, we get to the point where the longing and musing stops and we get out the calculator. This is the first “make or break” moment on the journey.

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Work-Life Balance is a Lie

I sold my house. I bought a campervan. I took my daughter and our dogs on a 6-month adventure around Europe. I cut down on my work. I made afternoons family-time. And I still didn’t have work-life balance!

And I was angry with myself. I’m meant to be the work-life balance lady. Yet I didn’t feel balanced at all! Then it hit me. There is no such thing as work-life balance…

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Changing your situation won’t change your state

The biggest misconception about happiness is that is it the result of our situation. If you have money, a nice house, a relationship, healthy kids and a job that befits your talents you will be happy. If you lose that job or your child gets sick or your relationship breaks down you won’t be happy.

We know this isn’t true. The evidence is everywhere. We operate from an “If only…” perspective and focus our attentions on changing the hygiene factors in our lives - the jobs we do, the place we live, the holidays we go on, the throw cushions we just have to have that will make us feel so much better every time we walk in to the living room….

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The Future of Work - Time for a Universal Living Wage?

You might say that the scales falling from my eyes about my unhealthy work habits and my strong desire for a different way of blending my work with the rest of my life was a mid-life crisis, pure and simple.

But I also think there’s a change brewing in the world of work which has conveniently coincided with my personal existential angst. But if we can’t rely on work to be there for us throughout our lives, how do we get those needs met? If working hard doesn’t make our businesses more productive then why are we busting a gut? 

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