99 Career Quotes To Inspire Passionate Work

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The alarm clocks blares. You roll over, switch it off, and try to wake up.

What day is it?

Oh yeah — another work day. It's time to get up, get dressed, and start moving.

When it hits you that it's time to get up for work, what's your immediate reaction? Do you feel dread about your work? Anxiety? Boredom with your career? Or do you wake up with anticipation, excitement, and enthusiasm?

Is your career just a job, or is it a passion?

Work is necessary for our survival, but passionate work is necessary for our soul. We fill our days, and therefore much of our lives, with our daily work.

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575+ Bucket List Ideas To Live A No Regrets Life (Plus Printable Downloads)

Bucket List

Have you created your bucket list?

Have you checked off many items?

If not, right now isn't too soon to get started checking off bucket list items.

Let's say you live to age ninety. How many days do you have left to live?

Take your age now and subtract it from ninety, then multiply that number by 365. That's pretty finite, isn't it?

As busy as your life is right now, you need to make time for the stuff you dream about — the adventures, the relationships, the memories, and goals that are important to you.

Most people get to the end of their lives never really living. They never do those important things they always planned on doing.

Somehow time slips away, and it seems too costly or impossible to achieve. Other things keep getting in the way and jumping to the top of your priority list.

Then one day you look back with regret at all of the things you wanted to accomplish but never did.  “If only I'd taken the time to . . .”

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36 Ways To Be Irresistibly Attractive


“The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action.” ~Deepak Chopra

Here's the bottom line: we want people to like us. Even when we say we don't care what people think, we really do.

We desire to be loved, respected, and viewed in a positive light. Our human interactions are vital to our sense of well-being, self-esteem, and happiness. When we discover that someone doesn't like us or rejects us in some way, our emotions can run the gamut from defensive indignation to deep pain and profound sadness.

For any of us who have attempted to be likable and attractive to everyone, you eventually realize the futility of this exhausting endeavor.

It is impossible to “make” everyone like you, and even if you could, you will ultimately lose your self in the process. When you morph into a people pleaser or an actor playing roles to accommodate those you want to impress, you often alienate the very people you hope to charm.

Only when we see ourselves as lovable and embrace our own authentic qualities, needs, ideas, values, and personality traits, do we release the pheromones of being attractive to others. Although not everyone will be intrigued by your authenticity, those who are attracted to you will generally be emotionally intelligent, mature individuals who value genuine and unaffected relationships.

Self-love, self-confidence, and authenticity are the foundational elements of attractiveness. To strengthen this foundation and foster the transition from “trying to impress” to naturally attracting wonderful people into your life, there are some specific changes and shifts you can adopt.

Learn how to be attractive by taking these 36 actions:

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10 Signs You Are Emotionally Drained And Exhausted

Emotionally Drained at Work

I am a firm believer that your work should fill you up rather than deplete you.

You shouldn't feel emotionally drained and stressed more often than not.

Instead, work should be a passionate endeavor that, for the most part, adds joy and fulfillment to your life.

It should energize you and give you a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

I know, I know — maybe that sounds improbable and unrealistic. Work is work.

It's the thing you have to do to pay for what you need and get a few (or a lot) of the things you want.

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Need To Talk To Someone? 10 Qualities Of A Caring Confidant

Someone to talk to

I have never been someone who can keep my problems to myself or deal with them quietly and stoically.

If something is going on in my life that's difficult or painful, I have to talk about it with someone. Talking about it helps me to process the situation, and it relieves the tension and anxiety that comes with ruminating.

I'm not always looking for a solution from the other person. Sometimes I just need a listening ear so I can unpack all of the emotions and gain more clarity about the problem.

Unfortunately, it took me a while to discover that not everyone is a good confidant. There are some people in my life with whom I can share the most private and painful feelings without concern. But there are others who are not empathic, trustworthy listeners.

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Jobs That Make A Difference With Purpose And Meaning

Often a great way to find your passion is to begin by first seeking work that makes a difference and provides a sense of purpose and meaning.

When you’re confused about what your life passion may be, and you don’t know what excites you or fills you with enthusiasm, you can find your way to the work you love by doing something that deeply moves or inspires you.

Ultimately, doing something that makes a difference AND that you feel passionate about is the optimal outcome. It is the recipe for a fulfilling and satisfying life.

How does meaningful work lead you to your life passion? Because the feelings these kind of jobs afford are more substantial and powerful than the fleeting pleasure of more ego-driven passion pursuits.

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110 Of The Best Self-Improvement Books You’ll Ever Read

Best Self-Improvement Books

If you're a self-improvement junkie like I am, you're always looking for something inspiring and motivational to read.

Over the years, I've read hundreds of the best self-help books and have written a dozen or so myself.

Some of the most profound “aha” insights in my life have come as a result of what I've learned from these amazing self-growth books.

I firmly believe you should never stop learning and growing as a person. In fact, I like to challenge my own beliefs and assumptions and read the ideas and perspectives of others in order to stretch myself.

One thing I've learned as a personal coach is how every element of our lives impacts the rest of our lives. You can't change one area without it impacting everything else.

That's why it's important to grow and learn in all areas of your life — from your relationships to emotional well-being.

With that in mind, I've shared some of the best self-improvement books in a variety of self-development categories that are important to our overall happiness, peace of mind, and balance.

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I have a hard time finding an exercise routine  I actually enjoy.

I love physical activity — walking, biking, hiking, dancing, etc. But a regular “exercise program” feels like work to me.

Last summer I agreed to join my 21-year-old daughter in a workout program called “Insanity.” The name itself should tell you everything. I really did give it my best shot, especially since it was something the two of us could do together.

But if there's anything that makes you aware of your age and physical limitations, it's trying to keep pace with a 20-something and a hard-body instructor screaming at you like a drill sergeant. Fortunately, my knees began to swell up, so I had a legitimate excuse for ending the insanity.

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