Sharon C. Cooper

Just thinking…

48 Days

Yesterday I started reading this book 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller.  It’s not one of those books that you just read from cover to cover, no, it’s a laid out plan meant to guide you to your purpose in life, giving you the tools you need to discover part of the plan that God has for you.  It looks like I’ll be spending some time on my internal being in order to help me find my true purpose.  Though I feel like I know what my purpose in life is (as it relates to the work I enjoy), I’m curious to see if this plan will help me get to where I want to be in fulfilling this purpose on a higher level.  I’m looking forward to trying this 48 day plan.  Besides…I’m curious to see if it really works.  I figure I have nothing to lose. 

Okay, so after each chapter in the book, the author has a section entitled: Countdown to Work I Love, where he poses several questions.  I’m only on chapter 1 (remember I just started yesterday), but one of the questions is: What would be the key characteristics of an ideal job or career?

I’ll share a little from my response.  At this point in my life, I believe that the key characteristics of my ideal job or career would be: 1) Doing something that I’d be willing to do for free.  2) Flexibility to do my work when I want, as long as I get the job done in a timely manner and in a way that is pleasing to me and my client. 3) Satisfies my financial needs and wants.  These are just a few that I’ve come up with.

What would you say if someone asked you to name the key characteristics of your ideal job or career?

November 12, 2010 - Posted by | Just Thinking, Reading, Uncategorized


  1. Hmmm…I would say the top 3 characteristics of my ideal job would be 1. A job that would allow me to use my natural (God-given) gifts, 2. A flexible work schedule (that I control), and 3. A job that would allow me to be a blessing to others (spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and financially).

    And I’m believing that God will grant this desire of my heart!

    Comment by Alicia | November 13, 2010

    • I hear ya, Alicia!!!! He will!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 14, 2010

  2. There must be something in the air. I’ve been in a state of contemplation about my work. I realized that I love working with children, being responsible is really exhausting, I don’t like having to work toward outcome measures and I really, really need to be creative. Three of my ideal work characteristics would be: 1. one that I am completely independent; 2. a job where I can be as creative as I want; 3. a job that makes me happy as well as impacting others.

    I keep thinking about our joint coffee shop, Sharon. I don’t know how things will work out or when but I see us joining forces at some point again in our lives. Wouldn’t it be great to own and manage a place where people can come to relax, talk with friends, reflect, eat healthy food and drink really good coffee? Think about visitng St. Augustine, soon. The creativity will flow!

    Comment by Jaime | November 15, 2010

    • Jaime,
      I LOVE the way you think! You’ll be hearing from me this weekend! Oh, and yes, I do think something’s in the air!

      Comment by sharonccooper | November 16, 2010

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