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Fulfillment@Work: DO YOU LIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE?
September 1, 1999

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

Contents

1. Question of the Day
2. Do You Live in Black and White?
3. Quotes of the Week
4. Did you Know?

Question of the Day

How do you change from a black and white world to a world of color? Don't allow your Grey outlook to envelope the color waiting to explode on your external canvas. Your true colors are waiting to shine, burning deep and burning wide in a blaze of color. Let the colors shine through - a powerful energy explodes for all to see.

Feature Article
Do You Live in Black and White?

Remember the movie Pleasantville in which the residents of that town lived in black and white? We all, in some way, live in a black and white world - a world without color. Color means many things, not just the hues of the rainbow, but also, a person's aura, how they express their true nature.

Often, people don't reveal the fullness of their gifts and who they are. This can occur because people identify themselves by the roles they play in life, for example their job title, rather than expressing every dimension of themselves. Without being aware of it, you may be living in a black and white world and you are missing out.

Imagine if everywhere you looked, you couldn't see the colors surrounding you - from the beautiful red rose, the beauty of your partner, the art you create as an artist or see at an exhibit, the rainbow that gently rises after rain and, most importantly, the gifts you have to give to others.

However, you may be missing a lot of beauty in your own life. The wonderful essence of color shines when you are able to express your true gifts. All of this is gone when you live in a black and white world - one that lacks passion and meaning. This Grey world is a reality today for most of us!

Here is a quiz to see if you live in this black and white world. If you answer YES to more than five, it's time to bring more color into your life:

  • I say yes to others before saying yes to myself.
  • I avoid doing things that are scary for me.
  • I live a life based on what others want for me.
  • I do what my family and society want for me.
  • I focus more on what I know how to do, rather than what works best for me.
  • I am influenced by what others are doing around me.
  • I avoid taking risks.
  • I value my efficiency more than my creativity.
  • I don't use my heart, soul and mind when making decisions.
  • I play it safe with anything that is out of my comfort zone.

How do you change from a black and white world to a world of color? A world in which you know what makes up your true rainbow of expression? You have color in your life when:

  • You are clear on what you are passionately interested in.
  • You are fully expressing your gifts.
  • You have embraced who you are.
  • You know what you want to do, and you are actualizing this purpose.
  • You look forward to your daily activities.
  • You live a life where possibilities are constantly coming your way.
  • You live life to the fullest.

Don't allow your grey outlook to envelope the color waiting to explode on your external canvas. Your true colors are waiting to shine, burning deep and burning wide in a blaze of color. Let the colors shine through - a powerful energy explodes for all to see. We all have colors and our lives are meant to create masterpieces of art that display who we are loudly and boldly.

Let yourself shine, let your colors know their true day. Today is the day that you allow your rainbow to shine.

5 Steps For a Successful Resume!

Dear DreamsWork subscribers:

Recently, I've received many requests on how to do a resume for a job interview. I hope many of you find these key steps to creating a successful resume helpful. If you aren*t looking for a job, please forward this to others who would find this helpful.

Work Top Ten: 5 Steps For a Successful Resume!

  1. Customize your resume to each potential employer. You can send out a thousand resumes without a response because you haven*t tailored them to your potential employer. Remember, the job you are after is one of a kind. You need to do your homework and make your approach fit your potential employer.
  2. Express accomplishments, not titles. Your accomplishments, which express your worth to the company who is interested in hiring you, are the truth that will bring you the job you want. Go through all your accomplishments and remove the fluff, until all you have left are solid, applicable facts. For each position you have held, outline your accomplishments such as, what you achieved, how much you earned, how much money you saved your company and how long did it take.
  3. Error-free communication on your resume. A disqualifying characteristic of failed job candidates is grammatical and spelling mistakes. After using spell check on your computer, make sure you have two English experts review your final version.
  4. Less is More. The less you mention the more your important results will be highlighted. A one page resume is mostly recommended, unless your resume is being sent online or scanned into a database in which more information is preferred. Spend only 1% of your job search working on your resume.
  5. Don*t let resumes hold you up, but move to the next part of the job hunt networking. Trying for the perfect resume will prevent you from moving forward.

If you want to learn how to Find Your Dream Job, click here:
http://www.dreamjobcoaching.com/coaching-overview.html

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http://www.GarfinkleExecutiveCoaching.com

~ Joel Garfinkle
Dream Job Coaching:
Live Your Dream Life!

Quotes of the Week

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.
~ Anne Frank

We can do anything for one day. So, just for today, let us be unafraid of life, unafraid of death which is the shadow of life; unafraid to be happy, to enjoy the beautiful, to believe the best. Just for today let us live one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.
~ Joseph Fort Newton

Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
~ Arthur Brisbane

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; They try to have more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
~ Margaret Young

Did You Know?

An American businessman was at a pier in a Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large tuna. The American complimented the man on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The man replied, "Only a little while."

"Why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish?" asked the American.

The Mexican shrugged, "I have enough for my family's needs."

"But what do you do with the rest of your time?" asked the American.

"Well," replied the Mexican, " I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife Maria, and stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life, Senor."

The American scoffed. "I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and, with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing, and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA, and eventually New York where you will run your expanding enterprise."

The astonished Mexican fisherman asked, "Senor, how long will this all take?"

"15-20 years," answered the American.

"But what then, Senor?" asked the Mexican.

The American laughed. "That's the best part! When the time is right, you will announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions."

"Millions, Senor? Then what?" asked the incredulous Mexican.

"Then," beamed the American, "You would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take siesta with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos."

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