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Life Advice for Those Looking for the “Right”…whatever it may be

mikeroweIf you have ever found yourself saying “I can’t find the right…(whatever it is that you are looking for, career, man, woman, etc.) then this article is for you. Read the response that, Dirty Jobs star, Mike Rowe, gave to a fan that asked him for advice on finding the “right career”:

Hey Mike!

I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and a go-getter. I could never be an office worker. I need change, excitement, and adventure in my life, but where the pay is steady. I grew up in construction and my first job was a restoration project. I love everything outdoors. I play music for extra money. I like trying pretty much everything, but get bored very easily. I want a career that will always keep me happy, but can allow me to have a family and get some time to travel. I figure if anyone knows jobs its you so I was wondering your thoughts on this if you ever get the time! Thank you!

– Parker

Read Mike’s response on {Life}Buzz.com by following this link: http://www.lifebuzz.com/mike-rowe/

 

 

 

What would you do if you were given a gift of time?

clock1This last spring, the bosses at Barrie D’Rozario Murphy, a Minneapolis based ad agency, gathered their 18 employees and gave them paid time off. While most of us spent the summer working, with maybe a week or two of vacation, the ad agency gave their employees 500 hours of their life back and told them “to figure out what they are passionate about and go and do it.”

So let’s do the math…500 hours of paid time off equals 12 and a half weeks (based on a 40 hour work week) or a little over three months off. Again this was paid time with benefits!


Watch the story from NBC Nightly News by clicking the picture or going to:http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52831482/?ocid=twitter#52831482

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You can also view stories from some of the staff about how the 500 hours changed their lives on the Barrie D’Rozario web page.


What would you do if you suddenly had 500 hours of paid time off?

As a civilian that just finished taking 6 furlough days over 6 weeks, I too had some free time given to me. Despite the reduced paycheck creating a hardship, it was nice having the time to get things done around the house that I don’t normally have during a busy work week.

The ad agency bosses hoped that the staff would realize that the things they wanted to do, they could always be doing and find a place for them in their life.

I remember as a kid I would say to my mother often, “I don’t have time for…(whatever she was asking me to do)” and her response would always be to me “Make time for it.”

So whether we are lucky enough to have an employer that gives us time off or we make the time ourselves, don’t let the each day pass by. Take time for those things that can enrich your life or those dreams that you always find yourself saying you will do some day if you have the time.

P.S. I did check and Barrie D’Rozario Murphy is currently hiring an account director.