“It’s your responsibility to pursue what matters.” Chris Gardner
Here is some inspiration from Chris Gardner, the entrepreneur and philanthropist whose rise from homelessness was portrayed in the move: The Pursuit of Happyness. Gardner urges us to use this time of economic challenge as an “awakening”, to comprehend the difference between what we do and who we are, and to risk inventing our own opportunity.
“When the Tough Get Going.” by Chris Gardner
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” Theodore Roosevelt
Following up on yesterday’s article about Julia Child, here’s a clip of Meryl as Julia. A great example of what we call in the Now What? Program “following your nose” and discovering your purpose, one clue at a time. Enjoy!
What are you cooking up for your career? You might learn a few lessons from the life of adored chef, Julia Child, whose success grew much bigger than she ever anticipated. Yours could, too.
Talk About Food
I knew I would like Julie and Julia, the movie about blog author Julie Powell and adored chef Julia Child, because: a) it was about food, b) it was a glorious example of following your passion no matter how late you get started, c) it was about food…oh, I mentioned that already, and d) I got to see the movie with my friend since first grade, Luisa, who is herself an amazing cook, though she’d shy away from that title. As we watched Julia on screen, I made mental notes of the ingredients that when combined, resulted in Julia’s tremendous success and what you could call a delectable life.
Sometimes a glimpse is all you have to go on. In her 30’s and looking for what might be “her thing”, Julia Child experimented. Appreciating a finely prepared meal spurred her interest in learning to cook and immersing herself in French culture, which eventually fueled her desire to teach others. While she never could have imagined the role that awaited, Julia opened the door to her future simply by deciding to pursue an interest.
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“No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.” Napoleon Hill
Hmm…This quote raises the question: How do you define success?
Artist Sandra Magsamen turned her handmade pottery into a multimillion-dollar business. Here she shares tips that range from defining your dream to working the plan – all part of living your passion.
“Live Your Passion.” by: Sandra Magsamen
“Your purpose is not something you choose; it’s something you already are.” Laura Berman Fortgang
If you are in the midst of preparing for an upcoming job interview, here’s some comic relief to take the edge off.
On Tuesday we highlighted a story about a man who found a job by blogging. Today we have an example of someone who used social media to bolster his job search. Also check out the link in the first paragraph to a post about the “new rules” of finding a job. It’s an interesting perspective on “thinking like a publisher”.