|Fulfillment@Work: MOVING TOWARDS A DREAM JOB, PART 1
July 24, 2000
Welcome to the Fulfillment@Work Newsletter
Published by Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching
1. Real Life Story: Moving Toward a Dream Job - Part 1
2. Quotes of the Week
3. Tip of the Week
4. We Recommend
Real Life Story: Moving Toward a Dream Job - Part 1
After last week's newsletter, one of my subscribers wrote a wonderful e-mail telling me of her journey towards her dream job. She found DreamsWork and my writing inspirational and helpful. I'd like to share her story here with you in several parts. Each part illustrates important points that I think are vital to helping you progress towards your dream job.
"In part because of you, I am on my way to finding my dream job. The only reason I am on my way is because I had to realize that there was absolutely nothing I can do at my former job to make it better. I spent 21 years in the world of corporate defense law and was very good at it. But, for me, it was a completely dysfunctional world and I realized that I could no longer do what I had to do to be suited for that work in that environment."
Powerful statement, don't you agree? How many of you feel the same way? Many people stay longer than necessary at jobs that make them fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled. Why? Because they are good at it. I'm sure that this woman is very skilled at what she does and many of her colleagues are wondering why she's leaving.
As you get better and better at a job, you get more rewards and more recognition. This makes it much harder to leave. Instead of focusing on your skills - what you're good at - focus instead on what you enjoy and your gifts and talents. When you shift your focus from what you're good at to what will serve your soul, you'll be on the path to true fulfillment and your dream job.
Don't wait 21 years to hear this wake-up call. Notice if you're feeling dissatisfied today and make a change. Talk to your employer about how to increase your sense of fulfillment at your current job or change your job. Take the first step today!
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Quotes of the Week
"Dare to be what you are meant to be and to do what you are meant to do, and life will provide you the means to do it and be it."
~ James Dillet Freeman
"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."
~ Cadet maxim
"Find out what you like best and get someone to pay you for doing it."
~ Katherine Whitehorn
Tip of the Week
Focus on successes and opportunities versus problems. Problems can't be ignored, but it's vital to focus on the opportunities that you'll be attracting in your life as you move toward your dreams. View problems in the context of the larger vision you have for your life, and they become less important. Also, take note of the successes you've had as you move forward on this change journey so you will feel excited for what you've gained and accomplished along the way. By taking small steps with each success, you begin to make a major fundamental change.
"It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life" Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins. Need inspiration? Read about Lance Armstrong, a world Class athlete who overcame cancer to win the Tour de France. He set up a foundation for research, committed himself to a grueling training ritual and overcame his obstacles.
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