Where Did You Get the Ideas for the “You Work It” Sections?
Most of the ideas were things that I had tried. From writing down my values and what I wanted to learn, to researching fun job titles (whether they had anything to do my skills or not), having ideas about what to try… gave me something to do and therefore, hope! The hardest place to be is stuck without an idea about what to even try.
What is the Goal for the Book?
I hope is that the book generates a discussion among younger people about what it takes to find meaningful work. My experience is that there isn’t enough support for that journey. The way to improve that is to create a tool kit and embrace the idea that we can each find meaningful work if we chose. It’s not easy, but it can be done.
Why Did You Write This Book?
In my work with my daughter Jenna (Marbles) and in my teaching & work w/ mentees, I talked with many younger people about their work journeys. Over and over, I heard frustration, disappointment & confusion. I wanted to share my experience and the experiences of some of my millennial and Gen Z friends, to offer relief, optimism, fortitude, clarity, and hopefully, even a little joy.