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No, Not Everyone Needs a Life Calling

I’ve noticed a need for more acceptance – both in myself and in others – about the way we talk about work. One area people get hung up on is whether we’re all supposed to discover our ‘life calling’. It’s

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Your Purpose Isn’t Out There – It’s In Here

There’s something misleading about the way we talk about ‘purpose’. People often speak of finding purpose — like they’re shopping for new shoes, or sourcing a rare collectible. This is more than just a quirk of semantics; our language shapes

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The World Needs Your Unique Brand Of Genius

I recently put together an article for the blog PositivePsychology.com on exactly what it takes to have a satisfying, fulfilling job. After hours poring over the literature, hunting for all the criteria, I whittled it down to 6 core ingredients.

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5 Signs I Needed To Break Up With My Career

We are all in relationship with everything that exists in our lives… Our partners. Our kids. Our houses. Our bank balances. Our nations. Our sense of worth. Our identity. Our jobs. All of these relationships can change for the better

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Here’s Step 1 For Finding Your Calling

Here’s a question for you: When you were a kid, what did you want to be? If very little comes up, don’t be surprised – this question often puts people under pressure. And when something does emerge, it usually takes

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Who Will You Become – Angel, Vampire or Zombie?

As a doctor, I was fortunate enough to learn from some incredible mentors. These were the people who lived and breathed medicine. They were willing to make regular sacrifices to go above and beyond. And they knew exactly what they

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The Neverending Quest for Greener Grass

I love a catchy saying. Several years ago, someone once told me: “Oli, the grass is greener where you water it” ‘Woah…’, I thought. ‘What an inspiring way to live’. From then on, the idea of nurturing opportunities already in

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To Figure Out Your Path, Start With A Single Value

I’m a diehard Marvel fan. Recently, I was re-watching the film Avengers: Endgame. In one scene Thor meets his mother, Frigga, who gives him a much-needed pep talk: “Everyone fails at being who they’re supposed to be. The measure of