Notes For Creators

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On quitting the work you once loved

Recently Dave Beck shared with me a sheet of paper with accumulated thoughts about a life well lived. He — and others — had been asked by a family member to jot down some life thoughts for her turning-21-year-old son.

First off, what a wonderful idea, family member! Gather the accumulated wisdom from close friends and family to help inspire a young adult as he embarks on his own separate journey. 

I’m a proponent of mining the minds of those around you — frequently there is gold there. Cobwebs too, but those are easily cleared.

This one thought from Dave, on work, leapt out (oh, and also this cryptic line: “Women — I’ll get back to you on this.”).

He notes this for his nephew: 

Finding what work makes you happy isn’t the only thing. It’s also realizing when the love affair is over and that it’s time to move on.

More? Sure, here you go

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