My Quietly Contented (Work) Life

Work gratification all about developing and maintaining significant relationships with others using one’s gifts and talents along the way.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

quietlife“You cannot self-generate the necessary ‘heat’ of affirmation, encouragement, and support that are gained from true friendship.”
David H. McKinley in “The Search for Satisfaction”

If you keep tabs on the daily Internet news leads, it’s clear the writers of these career primers believe that experiencing success, satisfaction, even workplace satiation boils down to gaining three end objectives: money, power, prestige.

Almost every career advancement tip is carefully coiffed, meticulously scripted, and laced with predatory implications: it’s me against you and “me” (if given the choice) isn’t going to allow “you” a foothold.

Truth is; these writers aren’t even close to correctly assessing what men and women from either end of the socio-economic spectrum cite as the most satisfying aspect of their career.

Can you guess? Hands down, it’s how successful individuals measure their interaction with others and how great an impact they believe they are making day in and…

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