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A Compass for Calling

October 21st, 2009

Follow your flow. Years ago, my analyst posed the question: “What would your life be like if you were to simply follow your energy?” In his question, I found a compass for my calling.

Whether called energy, enthusiasm, passion, or love makes little difference: it’s all the same to me. When I follow it, I am in the flow. The right situations, people, and resources come forward. I am following what Joseph Campbell called “my bliss.”

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Randy’s New York Pilgrimage

August 18th, 2009

Conscious Travel Brings Creativity to Career. A lot has been written about the importance of creativity in business. In fact, if you haven’t read Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind, run—don’t walk—to your nearest bookstore.

Travel is one of the best tools I know to stimulate the creativity gene. There’s something about being in a new environment that gets the creative juices flowing. This Wednesday, I leave for New York for two weeks. My friend Andrew has loaned me his apartment.

I have set several goals for the trip, but the most important is to get a bigger picture of the possibilities for my career and life. (I am concerned that I may becoming too complacent.) My hope is to leave New York with a renewed sense of direction.

My friend Joseph Dispenza has written a wonderful book, The Way of the Traveler, that offers some great suggestions on how to make any trip into a spiritual pilgrimage. One suggestion is to physically pack the attributes that would you like to take along with you on your journey.

I have taken Joseph’s advice to heart and packed three index cards. On each, I have written an attribute. They are:

1. Openness
2. Courage
3. Connection

Follow this blog over the next two weeks, and I’ll let you know how it’s going.

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