LifeSHIFT: Work Change & the Spiritual Journey

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Combines career management with eclectic ideas on faith and spirituality.

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1. TRANSITIONSReflections on Career, Vocation & Faith 2. OBJECTIVES Enhance awareness of and engagement with full range of work/career transition ideas and resources. Begin to discover connections among transition, vocational call and spirituality. _________________________________ *Dessin de Jean Olivier Heron 3. CHANGE is avalanching upon ourheads and most people are grotesquely prepared to cope with it. Alvin Toffler, 1980 4. Change.. Everything is changing.everything is connected..Pay attention. Jane Hirshfield 5. The future is not for everyone 6. Managing Transitions William Bridges Integration, reinventing yourself, new meaning, Success Setting new goals BEGINNINGS Anxiety, confusion, uncertainty, apathy, immobility Transitional period NEUTRAL ZONE EMOTIONS & OUTCOMES Anger, blame, fear, shock, denial, self-deception TASKS Dealing with loss STAGE ENDINGS 7. TransitionsWilliam Bridges Changesituational and external Transition---internal process of adapting to change May begin before change takes place Happens more slowly than the change 8. People in Transition Need or Benefit From Support, inspiration, structure and a plan Introspection/assessment and research skills Help in forming goals which incorporate passion, talents and employment realities Creative ideas for bridging pastsuccesses to new possibilities Preparation/practice inmarketing/networking Job market knowledge and web savvy 9. Bridges Gap Analysis OLD WORKPLACE Pay for longevity/performance Infrequent job changes Permanent jobs Temporary jobs Implicit agreements NEW WORKPLACE Pay for contributions and results Frequent job changes Employment at will Contingent workforce Explicit agreements the art of the deal 10. Job FunctionsSkills, Interests, Values Education & Credentials Work Environment/Organizational Culture Industry Location/Geography Salary/Financial Needs 1 Job SearchArt and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Goals Define Career/Job Goals 11. Angel Investors Boards of Directors Consultants Contract workers Outsourced workers Portfolio Career Jugglers Teaching Temping Coaches..see CarleensBoom or Bust The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Druckerand his other not so inspirational one 12. We think too much.. Descartes said we think therefore we exist When you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as witness of the thought. Be a silent observer of these thoughts. Sometimes, be amused by them.Are they helpful?....truthful?...soul-ful?... A new dimension of consciousness has come in. Eckart Tolle 13. WORRIED Are you worried? Do you have many what if thoughts? This has to do with your mindnot your souland you are projecting yourself into an imaginary future situation and creating fear. There is no way you can cope with such a situation, because it doesnt exist. Its a mental phantom. Eckart Tolle 14. Goals lead to DIRECTION.. Its sensational what direction can do. The beauty of the human condition is the magic people are capable of when theres direction.Dan Burr, CEO People Express 15. BECOMING. We learn who we have been and who we might become --in practice, not in theoryby testing fantasy and reality, through exploration and examination, not just by looking inside.Knowing oneself is critical, but it is usually the outcome ofand not a first input tothe reinvention process.Intense introspection poses the danger that a potential career planner will get stuck in the realm of daydreams. ................................................................................................... Herminia IbarraWORKING IDENTITY 16. Research..micro-research e.g. Kohls example "...the culture of any organization is a deep phenomenon; culture is complex and difficult to understand, but the effort to understand it is worthwhile because much of the mystery and the irrational in organizations suddenly becomes clear when we understand it..."Edgar Schein web.mit.edu/scheine/www/home.html ________________________________________________________________ http:// interview.monster.com/articles/corp / http://interview.monster.com/articles/compculture http://www.wmbridges.com/ Case Study:The corporate culture of a Fortune 50pharmaceutical company 1 Job SearchArt and Science 2 3 4 5 6 7 Awareness 17. The Journey.. For this is the journey that men and women make to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesntmatter much what else they find. James A. Michner 18. Have some faith. If youre in transition and you happen to have an old faith hanging in the closet of your heart, its probably a good time to bring it out and dust it off. -Dick Bolles 19. Spirituality To be spiritual means to know and to live according to the knowledge that there is more to life than meets the eye 20. Telliard de Chardin We are first spiritual beings--- who happen to be on this earth for a finite timenot just human beings with spiritual encounters . 21. Go Deep. Superficiality is the curse of the age. The doctrine of instant satisfactionis a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. The classical disciplines of the spiritual life call us to move beyond surface living into depths.They invite us to explore the inner caverns of the spiritual realm. They urge us to be the answer to a hollow world. ____________________________________________ Richard Foster 22. Asking Questions Who am I and Whose am I?-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer Is what I have donemy life? Parker Palmer Where am I going?I dont see the road ahead of me Thomas Merton How can my deepest hunger intersect with a world need?-- Frederick Buechner 23. Merton on vocational call I am obscurely convinced that there is a need in the world for something I can provide and there is a need for me to provide it...someone else can do it, but something beyond or in me is asking me to. Thomas MertonJanuary 23, 1958 .HEM.I BELIEVE 24. VOCATIONAL CALL----MYTHS & BARRIERS Vocation as historical conceptbiblical, religiousProphets Distrust of selfhood Outside call--not inner voice 25. Vocation CALL FROM INSIDE Now I become myself ---the person I wasmeant to be.Parker Palmer -- Hasidic tale- --Rabbi Zusa -- Clues from our childhood?- --not what should I do.but what is my nature?........ --Micah---process not outcomes --Markstand up and cheer, youve been called 26. Using Talents/Gifts Giftedness is the only means I know of for the ordinary person to make sense out of life. Each one is given a purpose and the drive and competitiveness to achieve that purpose. Meaning is thereby built into the adventure of living for everyone. -Arthur Miller 27. Live Fully.. If we are to live our lives fully and well, we must learn to embrace opposites, to live in a creative tension between our limits and our potentials. We musthonor our limitationsin ways that do not distort our nature, and we must trust and use our gifts in ways that fulfill our potentials God gave us. We must take the no of the way that closes and find the guidance it has to offerand take the yes of the way that opens and respond with the yes of our lives.Parker Palmer 28. Parkers 5 Shadows 1. Identity.deny others 2. Functional atheists.. 3. Battleground..winners/losers 4. Chaos.manage our way out 5. Deny death. 29. The Soul ..... OUR SOUL.Cant describe.but can name functions. Rooted in the ground of our being Connected to community Tell us the truth about ourselves Give...and pass along lifeMary Oliver 30. Solitude for Decision-Making The capacity to be alone is a valuable resource when changes of mental attitude are required. After major alterations in circumstances, fundamental reappraisals of the significance and meaning of existence may be needed. In a culture in which interpersonal relationships are generally considered to provide the answer to every form of distress, it is sometimes difficult to persuade well meaning helpers that solitude can be as therapeutic as emotional support. -Anthony Storr 31. Slogging he surrendered himself instead to the slow heart work of seeking God (peace, love, presence, joy.. one day at a time and one night at a time in the place where his eyes opened and shuthe got up and fell down, he got up and fell down, he got up over and over again. Patrick Hart, Jonathon Montaldo The Intimate Merton 32. Practiced Powers I must allow myself to be ok and even welcoming to purposeless wandering (Taoists call wu-wei) allowing space within and around me so conflict and confusion can settle and a deeper wisdom emerge.Resist the desire to act immediately. -Palmer and Rilke 33. Spiritual Disciplines Centering Meditation Collaquey---written orspoken Meditating/Praying Scripture/Holy writingLectio DivinaMeditating/Praying with your body e.g. walking a Laberynth.. Solitude Being in a sacred place. Journaling Music What doyou do to getinsights beyond the rational; informational and conventional resources?.................... 34. QUALITIES OF CALL..NEXT STEP?

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