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Sorry, I haven’t posted here lately.  I’m coming off a nasty sinus infection that kept me out of circulation for a week or so.

I had a second interview with Harry Faddis on the Quest of Life Radio Show on January 7th, 2011, entitled “I Could Do Anything I Wanted If I Only Knew What It Was“, and it was a continuation of my first podcast of “Connecting Your Spirit and Your Work“. Please listen to them and let me know what you think.

Also, the Finding Your Calling Workshop at Easton Mountain has been rescheduled to March 18-20, 2011.  If you couldn’t make it for the January date, hopefully you can make it in March!  I’ll be putting together more information shortly.

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We had such a good teleworkshop on Thuresday (and there was a little mix up on the dates) so I wanted to offer it again to give people the opportunity to find out more about the career exploration workshop that I’m leading at Easton Mountain on Friday, January 14-17.

Please RSVP on the Facebook invite page for this teleworkshop.  Hope to have you participate!

Happy 2011!  Depending on how you look at it, we’re starting a new decade this week, and I for one am looking forward to a happier, healthier, more prosperous decade than I had the last one. I’ve been through my difficult transitions and think that now’s the time for me to move forward on all the good plans now that the hard work of moving obstacles out of my way is completed.

I just came back from my annual New Year’s Celebration at Easton Mountain, and am reflection on my experiences there. Like many of us have had, this was an opportunity to gain some insight and great ideas, and what I don’t want to do is leave them in a notebook and forgotten. In this time of resolutions made and broken, I want to really work on the processes of moving forward in my life to get what I want out of life (I should be walking the talk here!)

I took a great workshop on developing happiness in my life, lead by Craig Cullinane, and it reinforced many thoughts I’ve had. The main point that Craig made (gotten from the writings is Tal Ben-Shahar in the book Happier) is that happiness is a practice that we can cultivate in our lives. If we surround ourselves with more positive emotions, thoughts and people, like a seed that grows in good soil, we are more likely to be happy and grateful if we make it a point to surround ourselves with happy and grateful thoughts. Radical, isn’t it?

What this has reinforced for me is that I need to ritualize this habit so I do it all the time.  As you know if you’ve been reading this blog, I meditate every morning and share my meditations on Facebook and Twitter. It’s been a great way to force myself to keep me on track (I can’t disappoint my fans who wait for my posts!). One activity is to write down 10 things each day that you’re grateful for. I’m publicly stating that that will be a part of the new nighttime ritual. I also need to include in there done other things that are good for me like flossing and getting to bed at a decent time.

So, how are you making sure you surround yourself with happiness?


Note: I’m having an free teleworkshop on Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to talk about career exploration and give information about my Finding Your Calling workshop on March 18-20, 2011 (rescheduled from January 2011).  Please join me!

On Friday, December 17, 2010, I was interviewed by Harry Faddis on the Quest of Life Radio show out of WRPI-FM in Troy, New York.  We had a great discussion on “Connecting Your Spirit and Your Work”.  Click on the link below and hear a little bit more about how I approach the subject.

http://web.me.com/harryfaddis/qol/TheQuestOfLife/Entries/2010/12/17_Ken_Mattsson__Connecting_Your_Spirit_%26_Your_Work.html

Note: I’ll be speaking again this Friday, January 7th at 12:15 p.m. with Harry, and the subject will be “I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was”.  Go to http://www.wrpi.org at 12:15 p.m. and listen in!

Note: I’ve been busy with a lot of end-of-the-year and 2011 planning work, so I haven’t posted as much recently, but get ready for a lot of posts in the next few days!

Interested in finding out more about what’s important to you in your work life? Are you unsure of where your career is headed (if anywhere)?

Come register for this 45 minute session to speak with Ken Mattsson, Career & Professional Development Consultant with Resonare Consulting to discuss the career exploration concepts and exercises that will be covered in the Finding Your Calling Workshop being held at Easton Mountain, January 14-17, 2011.

Easton Mountain Workshop

This call is free, and you can find out how you can take part in the program, including discounts. Information on the program can be found at http://www.eastonmountain.com/programs/110114_findingyourcalling.html

Dial-in Number: 1-270-696-1555 (East Coast)
Participant Access Code: 2542202

Please dial in!

Ken Mattsson

Ken Mattsson

Ken Mattsson

I am a career consultant who specializes in the connection between what your spirit wants to do in the world, and how to marry that to the work that you do in order to support yourself. While I work with people in all fields, I specialize in working with "creative entrepreneurs" and the LGBT community.

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