Mindful Careers Exercise: Interview You!

Time to get creative! Here’s an easy exercise – no equipment necessary, really! – to get you thinking! Awards season is in full swing. On second thought, awards season is always in full swing. Just when you think the glitzy red carpet parade on the West Coast is over, along comes another ceremony. Examination of the acceptance speeches alone could fill a semester’s worth of college-level coursework. That got me thinking…

Kicking Off 2017 With Creativity!

Welcome 2017! Is this the year you create a more mindful career for yourself? YES, it is! One option for practicing mindfulness is to explore your own untapped creative energy. This practice will help you to be more open to new career paths and develop mastery for things you love. I’ve dabbled in many creative pursuits over the years. I started dance and gymnastic classes at 3, cooking at 5 (scrambled eggs),…

Intention for Authenticity

  “Why all this focus on intentions?” “I feel silly saying these things out loud.” “When will I feel like something’s changing after I’ve said the intention?” Sound familiar? These are questions I get surrounding the benefit, the usefulness, of setting and reciting intentions. The great thing is, if you’re asking the questions, you’re closer to the answers. You’re asking rather than dismissing. Intentions are the foundation of change, the…

Mindful Careers: An Exercise For Authenticity

  Authenticity isn’t easy, especially in an age of pretty, polished social media. We feel pressure to chase perfectionism or model our wardrobe/home/career/everything after someone who seems to have it all together…in a 1:1 square Instagram photo. That’s not to say that all people who live their lives or run their businesses across multiple channels aren’t being authentic. It does mean, however, that our own authenticity can get muted in…

Mindful Careers: Oops!

  Hey, we all make mistakes! We made one at the blog when we skipped over our visualization for abundance in favor of our first podcast episode! Teachable moment? Yep. Even with our fancy content calendar, we got caught up in the shiny new thing and neglected the piece that is authentically Bright Livelihoods (see how we tied our current principle in?!). Here’s our short visualization for abundance – and…

Mindful Careers: Authenticity

  Authenticity is the core principle of a Mindful Career. The practice of authenticity requires you to know and develop your passions. A passion is something for which you have boundless enthusiasm. Do you know what your passions are? People who love what they do know their passions. They don’t turn into someone else when they go to work. They have integrity and a strong sense of what their talents…