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Do You Hate Your Job?

A year ago I heard Jon Kabat-Zinn present and he echoed this thought. He said. “Get a Job with a capital J and stop doing someone else’s work.” When you leave at the end of the day, it is nice to look forward to coming back the next day. For a couple of years, I lost the passion to be in the classroom with the children. I let others take that away from me. When I took back during my last year, I felt good and whole again. I enjoyed being in the classroom learning alongside and with the students.

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Stuart Young has written a new book titled Do You Hate Your Job? The link will take you directly to his blog with information about his new book and how you can get it at a price that is to good to be true… Free!

I just received my copy and am looking forward to reading it.  I read Stu’s first book “How To Change Your Life One Day At a Time” which I feel is a must read.  Each day you are prompted to really think about how your life is, and what you want to do with the time you have here.

Have a great Thursday everyone!


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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

6 responses »

  1. I envy that. I am hoping to find paid work doing this, writing. For now, I just beat the sidewalks in search of work that pays.

  2. No, I always had great joy going to work, because I was always helping others to solve problems in their lives. I love meeting new people, I always found doing that was a great pleasure. And most of the time the pay was not good but the smiles and their gratefulness was always priceless! I am no longer work that way but I hope that I still touch others through what I share!

  3. Enjoying what one does is key to a wonderful life. Sharing it with someone you love is the ultimate! I have always enjoyed every job I have held, each happening at a point in my life that was not planned but just unfolded as my life moved forward. I am now entering what I call the last job of my working career. Retirement! I trust it will be as interesting and rewarding as all the previous.

    • Well said Bill. Your point about sharing work as the ultimate is accurate. Retirement is interesting and fulfilling. It is a time to re-tire or re-throw in life.The French word for throw is tirer and it is part of the etymology of retire.


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