I am so excited to be cited in Molly Cain's piece for Forbes.com as an executive woman with an interesting side passion:
Fellow Forbes Contributor, CNBC Career Expert and founder of Six Figure Start, Caroline Ceniza-Levine spends her weekends immersed in comedy. You can even catch her some nights performing in shows with a group called Comic Diversity. She finds that having a three-dimensional background is a great networking tool and conversation starter. And really, who doesn’t wish more business-savvy comediennes made it to networking events (that would make them so much better!)?
Read many other examples (I love the beekeeper one!) in Molly Cain's piece for Forbes.com: Executive women who make the most of work-life balance
I recently spoke on a panel on “How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career” generously hosted by Google for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How do you distinguish yourself from the competition? Show your PASSION! How do you change careers? Win naysayers over with your PASSION! How do you get a promotion? Be more PASSIONATE!
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle. – Thomas Adams
Passion is expensive. It takes your mental focus, your emotional energy, your physical stamina. Are you frittering yours away?
Are you expending precious energy worrying about small details of things that really don't matter?
Or are you doing the opposite: numbing yourself down, doing everything halfway, going through life defeated and apathetic?
Take back your passion. And if you have it already, don't waste it on trivial things.[Read more…]
I had the pleasure of speaking with Brett Farmiloe, co-founder of the non-profit Pursue The Passion (http://www.pursuethepassion.com/interviews/).
PTP was started by two 2006 grads, Brett Farmiloe and Zach Hubbell, who wanted to discover their passion and help others do the same. What resulted is an organization that creates short videos featuring people in different careers. Watch these videos, and you can get a flavor into different jobs, some you might not have heard of or considered. PTP is trying to put these videos into the reach of as many students as it can.
Nice mission and luckily these videos are available online to anyone with an Internet connection. It's a great idea -- inspire by informing. PTP doesm't promote any specific career; rather they enable people to expand their knowledge of what's out there and decide for themselves.
I told Brett I'd write about PTP b/c I believe in the mission and hope that you check out the site and tell others about it. We could all use the extra help to pursue our passions. Thanks, Brett![Read more…]