I’m fascinated by haymaking. Gathering the hay symbolizes many different things to me. “Making hay” is also a metaphor for many other things in life, including economic vitality and even success.
Years ago, someone that worked with me, who also happened to be a farmer on the side, was telling me about hay and weather—mainly that you needed three successive days of sunshine and dry weather to cure, or preserve the hay for storage. Cutting your hay and then, having it rained on for several days robs it of much of its nutrient value and limits its capacity to provide nutrients to a farmer’s animals. Continue reading
It’s important to know what you’re good at. Being crystal clear about your strengths and abilities will help you better position and market those qualities when you need to sell them to a potential employer, or get in the door with a project you’re pitching. Continue reading
I wrote a post the other day about knowing what you’re good at. I’m planning to follow that up with another post about doing things that you are passionate about.
I know a bit about following my passion. I’ve done that with my writing. Continue reading
The nature of how we find work and apply for jobs has changed dramatically in the last five years. Often, the process seems akin to magic and in many cases, particularly with large employers, increasingly impersonal. Continue reading
Sign at Lisbon United Methodist Church, in Lisbon Falls.
I’m not sure exactly what this message is supposed to mean. Well, I have a sense in the context of it being on the church sign of the local Methodist Church in Lisbon Falls that it means something like this; focus on living a life infused with good works and making the world a better place, rather than merely focusing on making a good living—i.e. pursuing wealth accumulation as an endgame. Continue reading