finding your passion

The Buddha Walks into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 12, 2014

When I was seven years old, my first-grade teacher asked everyone to draw what they wanted to be when they grew up. I remember walking around my classroom during parent-teacher night with the room plastered with drawings, learning all about my classmates’long-term aspirations. Who knew? It was a room full of aspiring astronauts and baseball players. I have to admit, I was the odd man out. My picture…

Pursuing Passion: 4 Things I’ve Learned From Passionate People

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / August 28, 2014

  “…the saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all….” – Nicholas Sparks, Author of The Notebook These days, you’re urged to “follow your passions” – “follow your heart” – and “lean in”–but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean? The modern definition of the term…

The Definitive Guide to Your Core Values

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / December 20, 2013

Remember when you were a kid and ate that last brownie even though your mom told you not to? At first, it was delicious and let’s be honest, there’s nothing like that happy feeling of having chocolate smeared across your face. But somehow you knew it was wrong and started to feel strangely guilty about it. What happened? In the last article, we discussed “we are what we…

Are You Suffocating From Ambition?

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / August 15, 2013

I had an epiphany the other day, perhaps the most significant one I’ve had in a long time. Prior to this epiphany, there was an underlying problem: I didn’t understand why I felt a quiet, but constant, dissatisfaction with life. I have (enough) money, good health, a variety of friends, a strong desire for self-improvement, and an entrepreneur’s grit. Yet, in spite of my good fortune, I felt lost…