- 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?
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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.
I look forward to meeting with you