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July 31, 2000

Welcome to the Fulfillment@Work Newsletter
Published by Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching
ISSN: 1533-3906


1. Real Life Story - Money At The Expense of Your Soul?
2. Quotes of the Week
3. Tip of the Week
4. We Recommend

Feature Article
Real Life Story - Moving Toward a Dream Job - Part 2
Money At The Expense of Your Soul?

To continue with the story I began in last week's DreamsWork, a reader sent me a wonderful e-mail sharing her story as she moves along the path to her dream job. I want to share more of it with you along with my thoughts about what she said.

"Believe me, I tried to love that job, especially because the money was so good. I realized that I was earning big bucks at the expense of my soul. Next year I will be taking a huge cut in pay when I become a high school teacher. And you know what? Since I made that decision, I have never felt richer and more surrounded by abundance."

We all have mortgages, bills, children and a standard of living. That standard of living does keep increasing almost daily. We have to work to live. Earning an adequate amount of money is important and we all like having extra money that enables us to do or buy something special.

Consider this: If you spent as much time thinking about increasing your own internal sense of fulfillment as you do about taking care of and increasing your monetary wealth, how much could your life change? What does your soul want? What does your soul need?

Take some time to look at what brings you fulfillment. Look at what steps you can take to bring that into your life more. Money and fulfillment don't have to be mutually exclusive, but they can co-exist quite nicely if you only make space for them.

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Quotes of the Week

"Those who wish to sing always find a song."
~ Swedish Proverb.

"One can choose to go back toward safety or forward to growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again."
~ Abraham Maslow

"At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

Tip of the Week

Thank your boss. Instead of focusing on the negatives relating to your superiors, change your focus. Review your relationship to your boss and the positive qualities your boss contributes to your job and the work environment in general. Take the time to let her or him know exactly what you appreciate. Your boss will appreciate the feedback and compliment and you'll feel a change in your attitude as you change your perception to focus on positives rather than negatives.

We Recommend

Want to leave corporate America and fly "solo"? Find out how in "Soloing: Realizing Your Life's Ambition" by Harriet Rubin. Rubin says that "soloists" are different from freelancers. Freelancers are doing on the "outside what they did within a corporation whereas soloists are following their passions and their own paths. She explores the fears, opportunities and stories

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