Don’t have a clue? Find your purpose with these 25 questions

Don’t have a clue? Find your purpose with these 25 questions

In the newspaper business there is no such thing as writer’s block. If you’ve been out covering a story and you find yourself staring at a blank screen not sure what to write, then you haven’t done enough reporting.

That means you haven’t asked enough questions, talked to enough people or researched the topic enough.

The same can be said for finding your purpose in life. If you don’t know what your purpose is yet, it’s not that you don’t have one, it’s that you haven’t done enough digging. If you’re stumped, then you have to get to know yourself.

Start a kick-butt blog without going totally broke or crazy

Start a kick-butt blog without going totally broke or crazy

You have an idea for a business.

Check.

A cool niche you want to build a community around. Check.

And you have life-changing, mind-blowing info you can't wait to share.

Oh yeah, and you want to make a crap ton of money because right now you have no money.

Then it’s time to consider launching your blog.

It will cost you ...

Having a blog is going to cost you some money out of pocket, about $1 a day if you go with Squarespace (the platform this blog is on) and less than that if you go with a self-hosted WordPress site.

It’s 2017. Do I still need a resume?

 It’s 2017. Do I still need a resume?

Ah your resume. It sums up your value, your skills and that 40 years of prime living time called your career. The answer is yes. Not only do you need one, you need a great one.

Writing one can seem daunting, even a little insulting. A resume distills your daily grind into a few bullet points. Think about it. Other than your obituary, where your lifetime is condensed to roughly 500 words, the resume is the most insulting document that represents who you are and your contributions to the world. Am I right?

40 Questions Worksheet Series: Resume Design

40 Questions Worksheet Series: Resume Design

If you haven’t had the chance, sign up and download my free worksheet that has all 40 questions. The questions will help you rewrite your resume like a pro – even if you hate writing. 

Before we launch into eye-tracking patterns and aesthetics, I want remind you to think like a marketer.

You want to present yourself as the solution to their problem. All of the information you give them should be absolutely true, but the truth can be framed in such a way that it looks even better that it would on its own.

When should I quit my job?

When should I quit my job?

Sometimes it's an easy choice to quit your job. Your boss has been draining the life out you for years. You've fantasized about storming into her office and calling her a few choice names and shoving her yogurt parfait  ... no, no even better ... you quietly pack up your desk and leave at lunch.  Most of the time, however, it's way more complicated and less satisfying to actually quit your job.

There's details like keys, badges to turn in and that pesky exit interview to smile through. And like it or not, you still need these people for possible references. It's a small world out there. 

Still, there are definite signs that you and your job are on the way to Splitsville.