Thanks to an introduction from Matt Langdon's The Hero Workshop, in early August I met with Brett Farmiloe and Zach Hubbell from Pursue the Passion. Both recent college grads, Brett and Zach have been on the road for 100+ days interviewing people who are passionate about their careers. In embarking on their very own hero's journey, they were intrigued by the following two data points: Half the American workforce is not satisfied with their job, and only one-fifth apply passion toward their career. When they interviewed me, they did what any good interviewer does -- they asked good questions, and seemed genuinely interested in my story. If you'd like to read the blurb, and take a peek at the video clip, here it is.
Hello, hello! We’ve been on vacation for the better part of two weeks -- plenty of time to think, little time to write. Next time I go on hiatus, I will let you know beforehand. The first order of belated business is to direct you to the blogs of Barbara Torris and Brett Farmiloe. Brett, the founder of Pursue the Passion, who put finger to keyboard to tell his story, while Barbara, a 65 year-old retired educator and grandmother, who helps me see my possibilities, has identified her heros. The second order of business is to flag a report (with a nod to Entrepreneur Daily and USA Today) published by the Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends Project titled "Fewer Mothers Prefer Full-Time Work". I wasn't all that surprised to learn that 6 in 10 full-time working moms would prefer to work part-time; however, I was intrigued to learn that the divide between working and at-home moms has widened.