Episode 082: What to Do When Tested

Testing.  It's annoying, even painful.  And necessary.  For emergencies, and in our life.  On today’s episode I’ll share how my commitment has been tested lately.  And give you 5 actions you can take when your commitment is put to the test.

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This Too Shall Pass

Strange weather has taught me a valuable lesson.  One I seem to need to learn over and over – a lot.  The week of New Year’s it was cold.  VERY cold.  Maybe even record cold for that time of year.  We had the snowstorm (aka bomb cyclone) on January 4th, all while experiencing a deep freeze.  Southern New England got anywhere from 6-16 inches of snow, and it drifted all over the place.  It seemed like it would be cold forever.

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(c) Kathleen Thompson

Then suddenly it was warm.

Old Friends and Serendipity

I’ve heard it said that you never have time for the things you don’t want to do.  Someone mentioned to me that when they retired, they had a list of things they were going to do (or do more of) when they retired.

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And suddenly when they had the time, they still didn’t find time to do them.

Whiteout

Day three of retirement, and we’re having Snowmaggedon, a Bomb Cyclone, or whatever catchy name they want to call a huge Nor’easter in New England.  Heavy snowfall, high winds that swirl like a hurricane.

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A complete whiteout.

A Near Miss

Yesterday was Retirement Day Two.  I’m still kind of in shock.  My schedule has been completely upended.  I’m not sure what day it is.  I’m not quite sure what to do with myself yet.  And it still feels like I’m on vacation.

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Except I know I’m not.

A Jumble of Emotions

Yesterday was my first day not going to the office.  Well, sort of, anyway.  I actually did go to the office…to turn in my laptop, phone, ID badge, and credit card.  Except this time I couldn’t go in.  I’ve already been erased from the system.  My name already says “presence unknown” in the corporate chat tool.

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How do I feel?  A jumble of emotions.  Just like life.

Episode 081: Don’t Follow Your Passion. Instead, Follow This…

The standard advice to follow our passion isn’t always good advice.  Actually, you bring your passion with you in everything you do, as it’s part of you.  So if you’re not supposed to follow your passion, what should you follow?  On this episode we explore 3 road-signs to follow instead of your passion.

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