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Resources

Many people have come to me for further assistance with tackling this question in their life. Unfortunately, I don't do consultations 

So I include here some speeches, books, courses, and websites that might help. These have been suggested by readers. (Feel free to suggest more, or anything that's helped you). 

Speech by CS Lewis referring to the “inner ring or circle.”

Speech by GrannyD (Doris Haddock) at Franklin Pierce College, NH, 9/5/02

BOOKS

What Color is Your Parachute? (2006 edition) - Richard Bowles has spent years rewriting his seminal work, so please look for the 2006 edition (or later)

The Unplanned Career: How to Turn Curiosity Into Opportunity, by Kathleen Mitchell

"Back In Control," by Diane Wilson

"The Alchemist" Paulo Coelho

“FLOW” Mihali Csikszentmihalyi

"Living a Life That Matters" Harold Kushner

"Identity:  Youth and Crisis” Erik Erikson,

"Follow this Path: How the World's Greatest Organizations Drive Growth by Unleashing Human Potential", Curt Coffman and Gabriel Gonzalez-Molina

“Repacking Your Bags,” Richard Lieder & David Shapiro

“Kitchen Table Wisdom, My Grandfather's Blessings”  Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

“Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Uncle Tungsten,” Oliver Sacks

“The Good Life,” Helen and Scott Nearing

"Managing Oneself" Peter Drucker

“On Finding a Path with a Heart,” Herb Shepard

“Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neal Hurston

“The Invitation” (poem) by Oriah Mountain Dreamer www.oriahmountaindreamer.com

“The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil,” Erich Fromm

“The Happy Hedgehog” by Marcus Pfister (children’s parable)

“Authentic Happiness,” Martin Seligman

"Do What You Are," Tieger & Barron-Tieger

"The Luck Factor" Dr. Richard Wiseman

"The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America" and "Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity" David Whyte

"Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership" Joe Jaworski

“The New Agreements, Releasing The Human Spirit In The Workplace”David Dibble

www.thenewagreements.com  

Beyond the Broken Gate, Charles Graybar

Marty Nemko is one of the very top people in this field. I've met him personally and been on his excellent radio program.

Get out of your career slump at www.GetUnSlumped.com

www.careervision.org (division of the Ball Foundation)

www.successcircle.org (started by HP employees)

www.tipuake.org.nz (based on Maori model in small NZ school)

www.motivationalmoments.com

www.barbarasher.com (Barbara Sher)

Shoshana Zuboff's Odyssey course.

A course: The Landmark Forum

Juice Talent

Laura Berman Fortgang

Lee Down's Human Capital Development

How to find a Coach to help you meet your goals. Here's another coach site as well.