Ooh, dare I write this? There’s more to life than passion. There’s more than some big flaming sense of LIFE PURPOSE.
Admittedly, this is a counter-culture way to look at career. In New Age spirituality. In many Christian circles. Elsewhere, too.
People talk incessantly, it seems, about following your dream.
Well, what if you don’t find a big, shiny dream? Does that make you deficient? Will you never be able to find happiness or success?
Ha, as if!
At our online community, energetic literacy skills bring us perspective. And yet that’s not dogma. Reading life deeper with skills for aura reading etc. just broadens perspective, helping us to overcome popular illusions that can sound so sweet yet taste so bitter.
Well, hooray for self-authority, rather than falling for popular illusions! And hooray for the diverse comments at our recent blog post on How to make wiser choices with energetic literacy.
Recently ISABELLE shared her story in a guest post. Well, today’s treat is a very contrasting guest post from ZELDA. As usual, I have added headings, links, minor edits. And the voice, singing loud and proud, belongs to… ZELDA.
Success can come one practical step at a time
Very interesting discussion. It gave me the opportunity to reflect on my own career path, and it seems that I’ve done something similar to what you describe, KYLIE, in your Comments 3-4, 7-10, and 19.
I started out teaching English as a Second Language, then got a Master’s in it and taught in universities and abroad.
Then I wanted to explore my artistic talents, so I got a job at an art college, working with international students who studied art and design. It just happened, how I began teaching ESL and helping them in their art classes.
Just doing my best at my job led to something special
Opportunities arose that I seized. What transpired over a few years? I specialized in teaching pronunciation and improving students’ accents in English. In particular, I helped advanced students who wanted to keep improving.
I became known for that. In turn, that led to teaching gigs at other universities, and then some companies.
I’ve been in the process of developing my own company doing this work. And I’ve basically created my own unique system and approach for the work.
Doing Thrill Your Soul Aura Reading Research with Rose along the way has helped enormously.
[Note from that Rose: See this, Blog-Buddies? There was not one big plan. There was just one step at a time.]
Opportunities for career advancement abound
At the thread under discussion, the topic came up about the public vs. private sector, and opportunities for innovation, and being appreciated for it…
Wherever I’ve worked in the U.S., I’ve been able to be innovative and have the quality of my work be recognized in public universities.
My strategy for years has been to just always keep my eyes open for opportunities, no matter where I’m working.
Once upon a time, I worked at a private, for-profit university. This one was the worst environment I’ve ever experienced in terms of recognizing employee talent and rewarding it.
So I’d not worry too much about the sector in these types of things. Just look for opportunities.