Category Archives: Passion

The Power of Words

Have you run your resume through a word cloud generator to see what you are saying most often to prospective employers? What about your personal or corporate blog?  What we say – especially in today’s hyper-connected world – can say … Continue reading

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Does Mediocrity Reign Supreme?

So Rick and I were talking about passion for your work. Do you love what you do? How badly would you want to change to actively go out and find a better alternative to the job the current have (and … Continue reading

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Sticking to your guns

The engaging conversation occurring around “Knowing when to quit” already had me feeling better about the latest Kumquat decisions. And then I read this from Joel on Software: Every day you make a tiny bit of progress. You make one … Continue reading

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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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Moonlighting Revisited, sans Cybil and Bruce

As educated professionals, we can’t all answer the four-killer questions of professional passion relative to our day job. We’ve all dreamed of some passion-driven, grass-is-greener scenario that let’s us realize opportunities above and beyond those in our current role. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Job Search or Career Management? There's a difference

Just stumbled upon a great post over on the JibberJobber blog, entitled “Paradigm Shifting: Job Search vs. Career Management.” It hits upon the same points about which we’ve been carping recently. You shouldn’t be looking for a job or working … Continue reading

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Free to an unhappy home

The Chief Happiness Officer has offered to give away free PDFs of his book, Happy Hour is 9 to 5, to the first 50 100 people to comment on the post entitled, “Is your workplace unhappy? Get my book for … Continue reading

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