What you hate is what inspires change

I'm going through some confusing, yet change-prone times. It seems to come around every few years, a restlessness and need to re-define my life. Normally it includes hating what I've worked hard to earn, and a feeling that unless I do some big change around here, I'm not - ever! - going to be really ...

4 steps to regaining balance

I don't know about you, but this early spring has been extremely hectic for me. I've moved to a new house two months ago, and much of my thinking and dreaming revolved around French style furniture and budget lists that were overspent. On top of that, I've recently traversed the best and most consuming period ...

Careers – and passions – are dangerous

"If you work diligently eight hours per day, you might get yourself promoted and become a manager, to work twelve hours per day." (Robert Frost, quoted in "The Four Hour Work Week") This post is inspired by the idea of looking for the perfect career, and also by most everything that Ash writes at the middlefingerproject.org ...

Goal Setting – Magic Fairy exercise

This is a response to an exercise launched by Dragos Roua on his blog, yesterday. Don't worry, it's more than a "tag", so keep reading. Dragos pointed out that in the bedouin and magic fairy story, unless you really know what you want, you'll end up transformed in a toilet. Quite similar to Johnny Bravo saying ...

Idea of the week – The Last Lecture

I'm putting a whole book as Idea of the Week here, because the book is absolutely overwhelming. I heard about Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture" a few months ago. His story is simple: Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnegie Mellon who delivered a sum of his life's learnings in an hour's speech and a book called "The ...