If you are like many of my readers, you need help getting
through the steps in Work with Passion and Work with
Passion in Midlife and Beyond. You are too close to the problem to be objective. More likely, resistance to change
causes you to put off doing the assignments, or to give up when you feel overwhelmed. When you do complete the exercises,
you can't make sense of what they mean. Working with me gives you insight as well as structure.
process starts with clearing your environment and calendar of distractions. The next step is to write an autobiography
that begins with your grandparents and parents and ends in the present day, following the outline in WwP and the
midlife book. As you write and discuss the story with me, you gain a more accurate picture of yourself and the people whose
ideas and beliefs influenced your thinking, for good and ill. The remaining chapters in both books outline the steps to finding
the job, business or creative project that matches your strengths, values and temperament.
me they appreciate my directness, intuition and sense of humor. Even after four plus decades of experience, there is nothing
more rewarding than when something I say or do helps my client overcome the normal fears that accompany change for the better.
Those Aha! moments make my day, my week and sometimes my year.
A word of caution: there is no quick and easy way to discovering the
work that's right for you, if it were everybody would love their work and make the money they need. You have to be willing
to make passion your priority, and to persevere through the setbacks that test you along the way. Rest assured, when you are
willing to do the work change requires you will create the life you were born to live. And you will earn a good living.