I come from a family of slightly above average military participation. Both of my grandfathers (and other members of my extended family) served during World War II. Military service has always been in my blood.
This style of work posture may be a luxury for many, but for me, I needed to create a lifestyle around it and mandate it as a solution of balance to my day of sitting in a car seat, an office chair, a coffee shop stool and my wheelchair.
I believe I am supposed to learn to juggle the jobs I need to have with love for my passion and become adept at balancing both for a good quality of life. I just haven't mastered the balancing yet. I hope I do soon.
Despite the fact that the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, we still face an uphill battle. In the U.S., gender-based challenges - including stereotypes and access to finance - present significant obstacles to women who want to launch and run businesses.
So much of what we understand about purpose at work comes from Hollywood. Stories are a powerful way to learn, but most of the stories we see on a screen give us a romanticized view of the role of purpose in our work.