Archive for Passion

Career Workshop this Tuesday Night:  Finding the Right Career for You

I’m offering my highly requested “Finding the Right Career for You” seminar as a special, one night winter workshop through Whatcom Community College, this coming Tuesday night, Jan. 22 from 6:00-9:00p. I’m offering this class only one time this winter through Whatcom Community College for only $49 (normally $500+) !! And there’s still room! If that’s of interest, read the description below and sign up online today.
I hope to see many of you there.
Finding the Right Career for You:
When it comes to your career, do you feel like a left-handed person in a right-handed job? Are you trying to decide on an educational program that matches your strengths? Are you restless to find meaningful work that resonates with your heart? Join us to discover your “core wiring” and explore finding a great “fit” to experience your life calling. You will be guided by one of the top career coaches in the Northwest—Mark Warren, The Calling Coach.
6:00 – 9:00 PM Tuesday night January 22.
Location: WCC – Foundation 201C   $49 
PSSST: Mention to me on the night of the class that you registered through my website, and I’ll send you my “Best Careers for your Type” pdf, FOR FREE!

The Danger of Following (only) Your Passion

I have shared a maxim in my workshops and coaching for years: The marketplace doesn’t pay for passion, it pays for talent.

Whether I am coaching a college student trying to find a major that “fits”, or a Baby Boomer on finding their “dream job”, it never ceases to capture my attention how deeply THE myth has captured the minds of so many. The myth: follow your passion, and the money will follow. Actually, passion can help you think about “where” to focus your time, money and energy, but it doesn’t answer the “what” you will do when you get around your passion. The “what” is your core talents and strengths. Identify your innate talents and develop those talents with discipline and focus. Then, if you are able, use those developed talents in an area of passion.

Watch as Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, gives his take on the danger of following your passion.