I'm all in.

I'm all in.

As of this past Monday, I am all in on Penney Leadership! I wrote recently about piecing together multiple careers, which has been a way of life for me for over 10 years now. At times, I've managed upwards of four email addresses and business cards at once, answering to multiple supervisors and bosses.

Last week, I asked myself, What would it look like if I devoted by full resources to my personal mission?

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Building Your Inventory of Belonging

Building Your Inventory of Belonging

I'm thinking this week about David Whyte's Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, which I read years ago but continues to stay with me as one of my favorite books about career paths. Whyte is a poet who applies poetry to corporate life; he's even sometimes known as the Corporate Poet (you guys, there's truly a job out there for each of us). 

In his book, he examines the meaning of Rainer Maria Rilke's poem, The Swan, translated by Robert Bly, as it applies to our work identities. Swans lumber awkwardly on land, but as soon as they lower themselves into the water, they become an image of grace and belonging.

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