Category Archives: Meaning

I Love My Job: Rasmussen/Su, Husband & Wife Architects

In the second of a semi-regular interview series on people who love their jobs, I spoke with Kevin Rasmussen and Vivian Su, a husband and wife team running their own small architecture firm. They have worked to create a lifestyle … Continue reading

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I Love My Job: New Interview Series

We talk often on this blog about the quest to find work that is personally meaningful, much more that just a paycheck, and ultimately a job that is THE job — the one you’d prefer to have over any other. … Continue reading

Posted in Career, Employment, Fulfillment, Meaning, More than a living, Purpose | 8 Comments

Make every project a portfolio piece

(This is part of the “Enhance perspective, assume control” series) One of the things that always killed me about working on the corporate side of the desk was my perspective. I always felt like I owed something to “the Business.” … Continue reading

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Potty Training, College, and Other Tasks You Should Tackle Yourself

Ugh. If you have (had) a little person in your home, you know what potty training is all about. This is a crazy mix of hope, anxiety, and sense of pending loss as your little person flirts with the idea … Continue reading

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The only constant is you

When Toby and I started scribbling the ideas that became More than a living, we were trying to find a way to describe the business ennui in which we both found ourselves seemingly irrevocably ensconced. Part of that cathartic process … Continue reading

Posted in Autonomy, Career, Goals, Growth, Happiness, Meaning, Passion, Performance, Purpose, Responsibility | 4 Comments

Work-Life Balance is a myth

Work-life balance. Oy. Everybody loves to wax on and on and on about the infamous “work-life balance.” As if it were some mystical answer to all the problems of the business world. How everyone would be happy little clams in … Continue reading

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More Useless Meetings, Please

Nothing is more disrespectful than showing up late to a meeting. It is almost better to completely blow it off, at least then people can assume you had a scheduling conflict. I know you know that it is disrespectful. I … Continue reading

Posted in Failure, Meaning, Wrong | 2 Comments