Clicky

Finding Your Work Archives - The Meaning Movement

Category "Finding Your Work"

[Short] The Obstacle is the Way

In story form, the main character or hero wants something and embarks on a quest to achieve it. That quest is riddled with challenges and obstacles, which is what makes the story fun and entertaining.

But in our lives and careers, we tend to think of obstacles differently. Host, Dan Cumberland invites you to reframe everything you thought you knew about failure, obstacles, and hope.
Continue Reading

From Burned-Out to Bakery Founder with Michelle Savage

Michelle Savage is a friend and former client.  A few years ago she left her job and moved to Europe for few months, and dream about what would come next for her.  I had the chance to work with her one-on-one through that discernment process.  Since then she has been on quite a journey.

Today’s episode is a conversation that we shared recently while she was visiting Seattle.

I’m excited to share her story with you because her story isn’t that of an expert, but of a woman who has made some courageous choices to create work and a life that she believes in.  She’s still in process, and it’s beautiful to witness.
Continue Reading

Pivoting Into Your Calling with Branden Harvey

Branden Harvey is a storyteller who uses photography, social media, and many other mediums to tell of the good in the world.  He’s the host of the Sounds Good Podcast and writes weekly about best things happening in the world in his Goodnewsletter.

 

I had the chance to talk with Branden about his ever changing work, the importance of pivoting and adapting, and why he does what the does.  It was a fantastic conversation.  Branden is charismatic and kind.  We had a lot of fun connecting.

Continue Reading

From Fulfilling Expectations to Creating Your Career with Eleazar Ruiz

Eleazar Ruiz is a graphic designer, writer, and entrepreneur. I was introduced to Eleazar’s work by a listener, and I’m so grateful for that connection. Eleazar and I got together in person on a sunny summer day at my studio in Seattle. I really appreciated my time with Eleazar, so much so that I commissioned him shortly after to create the first artwork for this podcast. So you’re likely already familier with his work.

As you’ll hear in the interview, Eleazar has a heart for people, and he’s done some work to build a career that fits him. I was inspired by his story, and I hope you will be too.

Continue Reading

The Best Way to Find Your Dream Job

One of the most common struggles in the search for meaning and purpose is what amounts to a career bait-and-switch. This isn’t intentional, by any means. And it’s often self imposed.

Here’s how it typically goes:

  • While in high school, a young man decides that he wants to be a teacher.
  • He pursues that job whole-heartedly.
  • He gets a degree in teaching and is excited to someday have his own classroom.
  • As a soon to be graduating college senior, he does a semester of student teaching.
  • During his student teaching, he struggles. Though he loves kids, he doesn’t like having to control them. Though he loves educating, he loathes all the lesson planning that teaching requires.
  • He gets his education degree, and lands a job a teaching— because he just needs a job. And again he’s confronted with how much it’s not a good fit for him.

Continue Reading