The work of the world is common as mud.
Botched, it smears the hands, crumbles to dust.
But the thing worth doing well done
has a shape that satisfies, clean and evident.
Greek amphoras for wine or oil,
Hopi vases that held corn, are put in museums
but you know they were made to be used.
The pitcher cried for water to carry
and a person for work that is real.
from “To be of use” by Marge Piercy
[Learn more about Marge Piercy]
Your career is one of the Primary Foods™ – ideally, it should feed your soul in the way good food and drink nourish your body, in the way good books feed your mind.
Is your career fulfilling? Do you wake up thinking, “I can’t wait to get to work!” or do you hide under the covers praying that it’s not Monday already?
If you answer “hide under the covers,” maybe it’s time to examine what you are doing with this one precious life you’ve been given.
- What would your ideal career look like, and what would it allow you to do?
- What would your life look like if you could craft the perfect career for yourself?
- What steps do you need to take to create that perfect career, to get that amphora off the museum shelf and put to use performing its higher calling?
- And finally, what’s holding you back from achieving this vision?
Whether you are just starting your career or thinking of making a shift, I’d love to support you in achieving your goals. Sign up for a free initial consultation here, and I’ll be in touch shortly!