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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

In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  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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