“You Complete Me”: On Being Fulfilled (or not) by Your Work

When it comes to careers and today’s job market, Jerry Maguire’s speech to his nearly lost love Dorothy seems to apply, “We live in a cynical world…a cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors.” But, like Jerry, we don’t want to end the speech there. We want to continue our conversation with our career by saying Jerry’s famous heart-rending-now-cliche line from the bottom of our hearts, “I love you. You complete me.”

I want to spend my life doing something truly fulfilling. I’m guessing you do too. Read more of this post

Steve Jobs and My Own Death

“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” When I hear those words from Jerry Seinfeld, I almost always laugh. But then I wonder why I laugh, and realize that the reason Jerry’s joke gets a chuckle is because it is completely ridiculous. He sheds light on the faulty methods of studies that yield results so entirely opposite of most of our experiences.

Almost all of us are afraid of dying.

Shockingly and tragically, Steve Jobs has passed away. Read more of this post