For the second year in a row, I’ll be delivering a career exploration workshop at Easton Mountain called “Finding Your Calling: Making Connections Between Your Spirit and Your Work” and this year I’m offering it on March 18-20, 2011. If should be a great opportunity for those people who are interested in finding out more.
For those of you interested in participating, here are the homework exercises that I ask everyone to complete before coming to the weekend:
- List, Ten People You Think Have Cool Jobs: Think about ten people who you know of (but may or may not know personally) who you think have really cool jobs, and list some of the reasons why you think their jobs are cool.
- List, Ten Organizations You Think Would Be Cool To Work At: Think about ten places you know of (but may or may not really have a great understanding of) where you think it would be really cool to work there, and list some of the reasons why you think it is cool.
- Essay, Perfect Day in Your Perfect Job: Write an essay (anywhere from one paragraph to three pages) of your perfect day in your perfect job. Include as many details as possible. Examples: When do you get to work? Who do you work with? What is the result of your actions? Answer as many “who, what, when, where, why, and how” questions as possible. You do not need to state the title of your job, they company, your particular duties, etc.
- List 10 Successes of Your Life: List 10 situations in your life that you consider a success. It does not matter if anyone else thought it was a success, but you felt proud of it. For each situation, notate:
1. The Situation that you encountered,
2. The Action you took to change that situation, and
3. The Result of that action.
- Pluses & Minuses of Current and Past Jobs: Look at the last three jobs that you’ve had, and make a list of at least five things you’ve liked, and five things you haven’t liked, about each position.
If you’re not sure if you want to come, you might want to start thinking about these exercises that might get your mind going. We’ll be going over them and much more in the workshop. Let me know if you have questions. A complete description of the workshop is available at the Easton Mountain programming page for the workshop.
So, what are you doing to get what you want in life?