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We will be meeting Monday, 2/14, from 7:30-9:30pm
Out topic will be work.
What you do with your time, energy and will is your work. For most of us our work is also what we do to get a paycheck, it’s our career, our day-job.  Our sense of identity is frequently tightly wound up in what we do for work. If we are lucky we find fulfillment and joy in our work. We find meaning, pride and ownership.  We may also struggle with work, feeling stuck, limited, or uninspired. Work may feel like a burden, something we “have to” do, rather than expression of love. We may struggle with what we do and who we feel we are, or the potential we are unable to release. Work may simply be a means to an end.  As men work is perhaps the most single important role definition we struggle with. It is culturally assigned and poorly modeled.
  • What does it mean to work? Are there positive or negative connotations for you?
  • How much of your identity is wrapped up in what you do for work? What other identities do you claim?
  • Is there work you do that isn’t how you make money? How is this different from your “day-job?”
  • What is holding your work back from being rewarding, meaningful and important?
  • If you have work you love, what is it that makes it this way?
  • Where did you learn to work? What values did you adopt around work?
I look forward to meeting with you

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We will be meeting Monday, August 30th, from 7:30-9:30pm.
Our theme tonight will be satisfaction.
What is it that brings a sense of contentment, achievement, fulfillment, or gratification into our lives? Satisfaction rarely lasts long, but for the time we are blessed with it, it is a sweet reward for hard work, overcoming great strife or hardship. It’s difficult to manufacture, and impossible to fake. This honesty delivers a deep sense of peace or resolution. Satisfaction shares many qualities of love, sweetness, peace, power, and completeness, but it is different in that it is more subtle, and can be generated by oneself alone.
What does satisfaction feel like for you? In your own life what part has satisfaction played? Do you know how to reliably achieve it? When do you feel most satisfied? When do you feel the least?  If you are dissatisfied, what do you do about it? Do you strive for satisfaction, or is there some other feeling that motivates you more?  Are there different kinds of satisfaction you experience; material, spiritual, emotional, professional? Are they similar? Is there one kind that motivates you more than others?  What would you like to do to achieve more satisfaction? What holds you back?
I look forward to meeting with you

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