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The Pursuit of Global Impact With Dressember’s Blythe Hill

- - Interview, Podcast, Purpose, Work

Blythe Hill is the founder of an international movement that raises awareness of sex trafficking and supports the work of anti-trafficking and aftercare organizations.

So often we learn about global problems and feel powerless to do anything about them. I love how Blythe’s work offers a way for anyone to help— for anyone to give their time, energy — to take what you have, by way of interests and opportunities, and put it to work for something big in the world.

She’s taking a problem that can feel far away, and offering an invitation to become part of the solution.

I left this conversation feeling inspired and encouraged. I’m so grateful for the work she does, and that she’s the one leading her organization

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Self Compassion in Your Career with Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta is a blogger, author, and teacher.  He is the creator of the popular blog zen habits.com.  Leo’s work and expertise centers on personal change.

I had the opportunity to speak with Leo about his journey into blogging, and what makes it worth while.  And it was such a gift to speak with him.  He carries himself with a gentleness and kindness that puts you at ease in his presence.  I had so just much fun talking with him.

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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.

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Is Your Dream Job a Fantasy? Take the Litmus Test

- - Tools, Work

Do you have a dream job? A job that you would take if you were offered it, no matter what?

Many people do. I have a friend who would do anything to work at Pixar. I know others who would love to work at a great tech company like Google, Apple, or Facebook. Or give their time to cool non profit like Charity:Water, or a well branded product-based company like Everlane, Warby Parker, or others.

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Why Most Dream Jobs Disappoint (and What to Do About It)

I have a friend who took her dream job a couple of years ago. She was thrilled. It was a job doing work that she dreamed of doing. The organization was doing the work that she felt called to. She would get to travel for a few weeks a few times a year to some really great locations. The role was a great fit for her.

It all felt too good to be true.

But it wasn’t. It was really that good!  For a while…

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