Dream Big | Labor Bigger

Happy Labor Day!!

In a Forbes article, Deena Varshavskaya shares 4 Practical Ways To Find Your Life’s Passion And A Career You Love and I thought today would be the perfect day to share two indicators of what your dreams may be telling you about having happy labor days!!

Follow Your Curiosity

“It’s important to follow your curiosity and uncover your less obvious interests. The reason it’s important is that those interests tap into your unique motivations that separate you from others. Pursuing them sets you on the path of unlocking who you are and your creativity.  A good way to tune into these interests is to ask yourself what you would do if you had a billion dollars. Realize what you are excited about and take the plunge, that will became an important stepping stone in your path.”

Don’t Set An Artificial Ceiling For Yourself

“Your professional ceiling is set by you.  I’ve seen many examples of how people define their own ceilings and avoid responsibility and growth. If you do so by choice… On the other hand, if you want more growth, then don’t hide behind the belief that someone else needs to empower you to do what you want to do.”

Dream big… labor bigger!

If you have a couple of minutes today, you are really going to want to sit down and read Deena’s full Forbes Women Files article.  (I especially like how she describes hiring someone and not giving them a title.  It wasn’t long after they were employees, Deena noticed that the employee had a self-given title as a “Junior Designer”… that tells you much about her ambitions and self-perception of capabilities.)

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Quotes by Deena Varshavskaya.  She is the founder and CEO of Wanelo, a “digital mall” used by millions of people to discover and lives in San Francisco.  She can be followed on Wanelo, Twitter and Instagram at @siberianfruit.

Image courtesy of Jedidja. Thanks, Jedidja!

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