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Archive for March, 2010

Also feeling some big Canadian pride today so…

Posted by Karen on March 1, 2010

…I’m linking to the Career Joy site where he’s written out in full the slamming Canadian poem (as delivered by slamming Canadian slam poet Shane Koyczan) which can be read as something quite possibly career-related and definitely a good way to approach life. That’s us Canadians. Approaching life with humour and humbleness. Except where hockey is concerned. 

Makes me grin to think of everyone slightly (or very!) tired and quite possibly hung over today but feeling like it was all worth it…as we give little smiles to each other on the street or in the elevator, knowing we were all part of one big shiny moment yesterday…

“let this country be your first-aid kit
for all the times you get sick of the same old same old
let us be the story told to your friends
and when that story ends
leave chapters for the next time you’ll come back
next time pack for all the things
you didn’t pack for the first time
but don’t let your luggage define your travels
each life unravels differently
and experiences are what make up
the colours of our tapestry
we are the true north
strong and free
and what’s more
is that we didn’t just say it
we made it be”.

Shane Koyczan

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Great Post on Finding Your Passion

Posted by Karen on March 1, 2010

Those of you who know me know that finding passion in your work, career and life has been my passion for a long time (and what “The Job of Your Life” (the book) is all about.

That’s why I think this post by Carly Goldsmith has some wonderful ideas and specific actions to take around finding passion.


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